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Missed Congress? ERS Respiratory Updates offer cutting-edge clinical updates delivered by experts. Early-bird deadline 25 Sept

13 September, 2017

ERS has launched a new event for 2017; ERS Respiratory Updates is a one-day event for respiratory professionals who are unable to attend the ERS…
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Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infections

21 September, 2017

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial…
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Member benefits at the ERS International Congress 2017

23 August, 2017

In addition to the discounted registration fee, we are pleased to offer our members a number of exclusive benefits at this year’s Congress:
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Nurses’ regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Regular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to…
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Join us live at the ERS Congress: Watch online for free

8 September, 2017

Tune into our live TV channel to catch up with Congress at any time.
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Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patients

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Non-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to…
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HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Milan, Italy: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new…
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Register now to attend the ERS International Congress 2017

5 April, 2017

Registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open.
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E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humans

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: New research has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has…
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Most common e-cig refills contain respiratory irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs are more likely to experience respiratory symptoms

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using…
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New guidelines for the use of noninvasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure

31 August, 2017

A multi-disciplinary task force of respiratory experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in…
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Number of Europeans exposed to second-hand smoke at work rising to more than one in four

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: More than one in four of people who work indoors are being exposed to second-hand smoke at work, according to new research to be…
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Six successful RESPIRE3 fellowship recipients announced alongside a second call for applicants

4 September, 2017

The European Respiratory Society is pleased to announce that six researchers have been awarded the ERS/EU RESPIRE3 Marie SkƗodowska-Curie…
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ERS members: cast your vote in the 2017 leadership elections

30 May, 2017

Voting is now open to elect the next ERS Vice President and Advocacy Chair Elect. Voting is open to ERS members only and will close on 12…
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Adaptive servo ventilation use may increase cardiovascular risk in sleep apnoea patients

5 September, 2017

Researchers have found that sleep apnoea patients with heart failure who use adaptive servo ventilation (ASV) may be at a greater risk of…
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Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more…
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A pre-Congress note from ERS President Professor Guy Joos

5 September, 2017

“The 2017 ERS International Congress is just a few days away and I am looking forward to seeing many of you in the wonderful city of Milan for…
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City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a park

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Children with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces,…
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Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function in later life

13 September, 2017

Milan, Italy: Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life,…
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RESPIRE2 Fellowships awarded to 8 researchers ahead of open call for RESPIRE3

30 June, 2016

8 researchers have been awarded the European Respiratory Society (ERS)/EU RESPIRE2 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship following the 3rd and final…
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New phase II study finds fevipiprant significantly improves asthma patients’ forced expiratory volumes

24 August, 2017

A new phase II study of the oral DP₂ receptor antagonist, fevipiprant, has found a statistically significant improvement in pre-dose forced…
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Submit a proposal for Clinical Research Collaboration funding

31 July, 2017

A call for proposals to apply for Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) funding is now open. It will close on 15 October, 2017 at 23:59 (CET).
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New CME Online module: Efficient inhalation therapy for your asthma and COPD patients

25 August, 2017

The latest CME module ‘Efficient inhalation therapy for your asthma and COPD patients’, led by Professors Johann Christian Virchow and…
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Congress programme highlight: ERS Task Forces and Guidelines

7 August, 2017

ERS Task Forces are made up of experts in a specific field of respiratory medicine. Together they address issues related to that topic in detail…
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