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World Sleep Day 2019: healthy sleep, healthy aging

14 March, 2019

On 15 March, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe World Sleep Day. This year’s campaign puts the…
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Message from the ERS President regarding the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

13 March, 2019

It has come to our attention that the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, an organisation supported by the tobacco industry, is distributing…
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BioMed Alliance position: Moving forward from drug-centred to patient-centred research

12 March, 2019

An updated version of the White Paper on academic clinical research, which was initiated by EORTC and written in cooperation with the BioMed…
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Study of young athletes suggests sleep apnoea may be linked to sudden cardiac death

11 March, 2019

A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man.
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Announcement of latest ERS elections results

4 March, 2019

As part of the 2019 ERS elections, we are pleased to announce that the successful candidate has been elected for the following position:
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The case for lung cancer screening: saving lives, cutting costs

28 February, 2019

The recent studies into computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer showed that it reduces lung cancer mortality. Implementing screening…
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New ERS task force statement on exercise training and rehabilitation in patients with chronic PH

28 February, 2019

An international task force of pulmonary hypertension (PH) experts has published a new official ERS statement focusing on exercise training and…
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Rare Disease Day 2019: shining a light on rare lung diseases

27 February, 2019

On 28 February, ERS will join health and patient organisations from all over the world to observe Rare Disease Day, an annual awareness event led…
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A combined action on air quality by medical societies and patient organisations

21 February, 2019

As a follow up to the first World Health Organization (WHO) global conference on air pollution and health that took place in Geneva from 30…
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Healthcare workers in low and middle-income countries show high prevalence of latent TB infection

21 February, 2019

Healthcare workers and students who work in high tuberculosis incidence settings in low and middle-income countries remain at increased risk of…
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Latest 2019 ERS elections results announced

12 February, 2019

As part of the 2019 ERS elections, we are pleased to announce that the successful candidates have been elected for the following positions:…
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New heated tobacco device causes the same damage to lung cells as traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes

11 February, 2019

A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung…
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CME Online: Chronic OCS-dependent asthma and the new era of biologics

11 February, 2019

The latest CME Online module is presented by Professors Mina Gaga and Fan Chung, and covers the burden of severe asthma and use of oral…
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Vitamin D may help to treat drug-resistant TB

7 February, 2019

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according…
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ERS Satellites: Advances in precision medicine in COPD and ILD – register for FREE

7 February, 2019

We are offering all healthcare professionals with an interest in precision medicine in COPD and ILD an opportunity to join us in person in…
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World Cancer Day 2019

4 February, 2019

Each year on 4 February the global community observes World Cancer Day. The event aims to unify international efforts in the fight against cancer…
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Apply now for 2019 Short-Term Research Fellowships and Clinical Training Fellowships

1 February, 2019

We would like to invite investigators and clinicians in the early stages of their career to apply for Short-Term Research Fellowships (STRF) and…
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Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with increases in incidence of pulmonary embolism

31 January, 2019

There is growing pathophysiological and clinical evidence that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with an increase in incidence of and…
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Additional 2019 ERS elections results announced

28 January, 2019

As part of the 2019 ERS elections, we are pleased to announce that the successful candidates have been elected for the positions of Chair of…
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The importance of patient perspectives in pulmonary hypertension

24 January, 2019

A new multidisciplinary review of the inclusion of individual patient perspectives in pulmonary hypertension (PH) management argues that patient…
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Grants available to support your Healthy Lungs for Life events

23 January, 2019

A new scheme to support Healthy Lungs for Life events has been launched with 5x €1,000 grants now available.
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CME Online: Cardiovascular comorbidities in COPD

22 January, 2019

The latest instalment in our CME Online module series is now available.
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Bronchiectasis patients benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation similarly to COPD patients

17 January, 2019

Patients with bronchiectasis benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation to broadly the same extent as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary…
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Congratulations to the newly elected ERS Leaders

11 January, 2019

Following the 2019 elections, which enabled ERS members to vote for their preferred candidates for a number of official ERS positions such as…
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Provide psychosocial support throughout drug-resistant TB treatment to reduce loss to follow-up

10 January, 2019

Psychosocial support should be provided throughout drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment in order to reduce treatment loss to follow-up,…
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