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Professional development at Congress

18 June, 2018

There will be a range of professional development opportunities at this year's Congress; professional development workshops offer practical tips…
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ERS and ECDA partners urge Member States to advance action on NCDs at UN meeting

15 June, 2018

ERS alongside partners from the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) have published a set of recommendations aimed at advancing action on the…
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ERS announces new editors

14 June, 2018

ERS is very pleased to announce the appointment of new editors for several of its publications.
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ERS General Assembly 2018: Join us and have your say on your society

14 June, 2018

The ERS leadership has announced that the 2018 ERS General Assembly meeting will take place on Tuesday, 18 September during the ERS international…
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Respiratory medicine meets other disciplines at ERS 2018

12 June, 2018

Two new sessions have been announced for the 2018 Congress in Paris: ‘Respiratory medicine meets haematology’, and ‘Respiratory medicine…
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PPI use identified as risk factor for future exacerbations and accelerated FEV1 decline in CF

11 June, 2018

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) has been identified as a significant risk factor for both future exacerbations and an accelerated annual…
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The vital importance of the multidisciplinary team in managing lung cancer: a thoracic surgeon’s view

5 June, 2018

More than other pulmonary pathologies, lung cancer requires a multidisciplinary approach to set up treatment which, with the same incidence,…
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New style Educational Forum at ERS 2018

1 June, 2018

The Educational Forum will return to this year’s ERS Congress with an engaging new format.
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Ban e-cigarette flavourings and misleading adverts to protect youth, says international respiratory group

31 May, 2018

In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) have warned of the dangers…
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World No Tobacco Day 2018

30 May, 2018

Every year on 31 May, ERS and global partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use, to…
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Higher eosinophil count in COPD patients associated with pneumonia hospitalisation risk

24 May, 2018

GOLD stage 3 and 4 COPD patients who have high blood eosinophil counts have a higher risk of future hospitalisations due to pneumonia compared…
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Introducing the new ERS Congress Game Zone

24 May, 2018

We are excited to introduce a new and interactive Game Zone to our 2018 Congress in Paris!
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ERS members: cast your vote in the 2018 leadership elections

21 May, 2018

Voting is now open to elect the next ERS Vice President, Secretary General Elect, Treasurer Elect and Science Council Chair Elect.
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CME Online: Smoking cessation in respiratory patients

15 May, 2018

Assistant Professor Paraskevi Katsaounou and Professor Sofia Ravara lead the latest CME Online module, which looks at the management of smoking…
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PE patients have worse outcomes when care does not adhere to management guidelines

15 May, 2018

Pulmonary embolism (PE) management that does not adhere to guidelines for indications related to anticoagulation, thrombolytics and inferior vena…
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Omalizumab effectiveness is not affected by blood eosinophil count

10 May, 2018

Omalizumab may be just as effective at treating patients with severe allergic asthma (SAA) who have high blood eosinophil counts as those with…
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The homology of clinical-academic nursing

4 May, 2018

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a forerunner of nursing practice and an exponent of evidence-based nursing. She came from a privileged…
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New ERS/ECDC report offers updated guidance on best practice in TB care

4 May, 2018

A joint task force of international experts from ERS and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published an updated…
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World Pulmonary Hypertension Day 2018

4 May, 2018

On 5 May, ERS will join members of the global pulmonary hypertension (PH) community to observe World PH Day.
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Never too early, never too late: it’s always the right time to address airways disease

30 April, 2018

1 May marks the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each year to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. The European Respiratory Society…
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European Alpha-1 Awareness Day 2018

24 April, 2018

On 25 April, 2018, ERS will join a number of public health organisations to recognise the first European Alpha-1 Awareness Day, organised by…
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The opportunities of pulmonary rehabilitation

23 April, 2018

Devaluation of the term pulmonary rehabilitation…
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Brain dysfunction may impact ability to breathe spontaneously, study finds

23 April, 2018

Acute brain dysfunction may cause atypical sleep or absence of REM sleep in normocapnic patients, resulting in markedly longer mechanical…
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New ERS Satellite event marks the start of more accessible and affordable high-level education options for healthcare professionals

23 April, 2018

On 12 April, ERS launched a flagship ‘ERS Satellites’ event designed to make high-quality education more accessible and affordable for…
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Early-bird registration is open for the ERS International Congress 2018

10 April, 2018

We are excited to announce that registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open, and if you register before 10 July you…
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