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Sessions for early career members at this year's Congress

28 June, 2017

A significant number of ERS members are in the early stages of their career and we are committed to providing development opportunities in both…
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ERS General Assembly: have your say and hear about the work of ERS during the past year

28 June, 2017

The ERS leadership has announced that this year’s General Assembly meeting will take place during the ERS International Congress in Milan.
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US youth tobacco use falling, but more work needed to improve global tobacco cessation

27 June, 2017

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that the use of combustible tobacco products and electronic…
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Fellow of ERS awarded ‘Order of the Netherlands Lion’

15 June, 2017

Professor Peter Sterk, renowned scientist and prominent ERS figure, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw’ (Order…
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ERJ Impact Factor: 10.569 - another new record

15 June, 2017

The European Respiratory Journal’s (ERJ) 2016 Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate Analytics, 2017) is now 10.569 and is positioned third in the…
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ERS Vice President Tobias Welte on voting in the ERS leadership elections

14 June, 2017

"Over the last decade, ERS's role as a respiratory society has continued to progress. As well as hosting the ERS International Congress, which is…
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Latest Respipedia update improves usability and access to site

9 June, 2017

We have made some important changes to Respipedia, our respiratory medicine wiki.
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EUREST-PLUS partners lay out plans for next wave of EU tobacco control project

8 June, 2017

The EUREST-PLUS project consortium held its annual meeting in Athens on 23 May, 2017 to share results from the first wave of the project and…
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Breastfeeding may protect against bronchiolitis in first two years of life

7 June, 2017

Prolonged breastfeeding may protect against bronchiolitis development during the first two years of life in developed countries, according to a…
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June: Worldwide respiratory news

1 June, 2017

Introducing the Associação Respiratória de Língua Portuguesa
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State-of-the-art sessions at the ERS Congress

1 June, 2017

State-of-the-art sessions are high-quality presentations delivered by world-leading clinical experts. They offer delegates an opportunity to…
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News from ERS Assemblies: June 2017

28 June, 2017

Assembly 10: ERS/WHO collaborative projects are central in the fight against TB in Europe
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RESPIRE2 fellow finds CD103+ dendritic cells may help to limit allergic airway inflammation

31 May, 2017

Researchers have found that novel strategies that selectively target CD103+ DCs may alter the balance of allergen-induced immunity, potentially…
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ERS and ENSP World No Tobacco Day event calls for unity in tackling the tobacco epidemic

31 May, 2017

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) celebrated World No Tobacco Day on 31 May by…
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Urban greenness affects respiratory diseases differently by region

22 June, 2017

Urban residential greenness appears to affect respiratory diseases differently in different bio-geographical regions, reports new research…
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Larger pulmonary artery to aorta ratio is a determinant of mortality in COPD patients

22 June, 2017

Larger pulmonary artery to aorta ratio (PA:A) is associated with an increased risk of mortality in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary…
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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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FIRS partners call for action on global impact of respiratory diseases

25 May, 2017

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), an organisation comprised of the world’s leading international respiratory societies…
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Poverty is a strong predictor of chronic airflow obstruction

22 June, 2017

Airflow obstruction is consistently associated with poverty at individual and community levels, independent of age, sex and tuberculosis,…
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Exposure to firewood fumes associated with increased risk of chronic cough

22 May, 2017

Exposure to firewood fumes from indoor cooking is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic cough among females living with HIV,…
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Live endoscopy sessions announced for this year’s Congress

19 May, 2017

Following on from our award-winning Live endoscopy sessions featured at the ERS International Congress in 2015, we are extremely pleased to…
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ERS urges G20 health ministers to prioritise environmental factors

18 May, 2017

ERS has joined the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) along with 16 European organisations in calling on G20 health ministers to prioritise…
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Familial pulmonary fibrosis-linked genes may contribute to RA-ILD susceptibility

16 May, 2017

Researchers have identified for the first time shared genetic risk factors between the rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease…
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Emphysema is an independent risk factor for non-pulmonary and lung cancer

11 May, 2017

Emphysema is an independent risk factor for both non-pulmonary cancer and lung cancer, according to research published today (11 May) in the…
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World Pulmonary Hypertension Day 2017: access our resources

5 May, 2017

Each year on 5 May, ERS and the global respiratory community observe World Pulmonary Hypertension Day (WPHD), which aims to raise awareness of…
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