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Respiratory Matters is a monthly ERS blog offering insight into the experiences of respiratory-focused professionals worldwide. It is written by ERS officers and members across all specialties, offering clinical, scientific and allied healthcare professional perspectives.

ERS Vision

ERS Vision is ERS’s open access video documentary series which tackles the key topics in respiratory health with discussion from leaders in the field of respiratory medicine and healthcare.

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New CME Online module: A case of difficult asthma

9 February, 2017

The latest CME online module, ‘A case of difficult asthma’ is now available.

How can digital health improve TB care and prevention? Join the ERS/WHO technical consultation

2 February, 2017

Professionals working in TB are invited to join an upcoming technical consultation that will look at the evidence on the effectiveness of common…

Insomnia linked to higher risk of developing asthma

31 January, 2017

People experiencing insomnia symptoms have a higher risk of developing asthma, according to a new study published in the European Respiratory…

New GOLD global strategy for diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD

31 January, 2017

The Executive Summary for the latest edition of the GOLD global strategy on COPD has been published this week. It features significant changes in…

Children with asthma may be at higher risk of developing obesity

20 January, 2017

Researchers in the USA have found that children with asthma may face a heightened risk of becoming obese in childhood.

Paediatrics Assembly at the ERS Congress: key messages

17 January, 2017

Group Heads of ERS’s Paediatric Assembly have compiled a new paper, recently published in the ERJ Open Research, which discusses a range of the…

Submit a late-breaking abstract for the Lung Science Conference 2017

16 January, 2017

We are now accepting late-breaking abstract submissions for the ERS Lung Science Conference 2017: Mechanistic overlap between chronic lung injury…

New CME Online module: Choosing the right interventional pulmonary technique for your patient

11 January, 2017

This new and interactive case-based module illustrates a clinical case of a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

New ERS/ATS task force provides guidance to interpret adverse effects of air pollution

10 January, 2017

A joint ERS/American Thoracic Society (ATS) task force has published an updated report providing guidance on how to interpret the scientific…

Predicting the future: a discussion with Alvar Agustí and the ERJ

6 January, 2017

To mark the shift of the European Respiratory Journal to a new, more modern publishing model, the ERJ is promoting discussion around the future…

Precision respiratory medicine in clinical practice: at the balance between facts and trivia

5 January, 2017

Approximately half of the smoking population is considered susceptible to, and will develop, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)(1).

ERS / ATS Task Force standardises single-breath determination of nitric oxide

5 January, 2017

A new joint ERS / ATS task force, published in the European Respiratory Journal, sets out updated recommendations for the practical application…

New Year message from ERS President, Professor Guy Joos

4 January, 2017

As we start the New Year at the European Respiratory Society, it marks an opportunity to reflect on our moments of success in 2016 and look…

Introducing the Bronchiectasis Toolbox

21 December, 2016

As part of the TSANZ remit to improve health care for people with respiratory illness, I would like to introduce the Bronchiectasis Toolbox, in…

Deadline extension: Abstract submission for the ERS International Congress 2017

20 December, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission deadline for the ERS International Congress 2017 has been extended to Monday, 13 February…

ERS supports the European response to chronic diseases

13 December, 2016

Regional and national organisations met this week to discuss the next steps in the battle to tackle noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Apply or nominate now: prestigious €50,000 Gold Medal Awards

13 December, 2016

We are pleased to announce that you can apply or nominate colleagues for the 2017 Gold Medal Awards from now until 15 March 2017.

Menopausal women face sharper decline in lung function

7 December, 2016

Researchers have found that menopausal women may experience an accelerated rate of decline in lung function according to the findings of a new…

Global Response to Fight AIDS Urgently Needed this World AIDS Day

29 November, 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland, 1 December, 2016.…

ERS urges support of Written Declaration to tackle respiratory diseases

22 November, 2016

On 23 November, Members of the European Parliament launched a campaign to collect signatures to support a Written Declaration on chronic…

The joy of working in an international consortium

17 November, 2016

I’m writing this blog in the Brussels airport lounge on the 9th of November. It is 5am and I see a surrealistic scenario unfold where our…

Foundations laid for novel antibiotics to counter multi-drug resistant infections

14 November, 2016

Researchers have begun developing new compounds to attack previously untargeted bacterial enzymes, present in cases of drug-resistant infections…

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Global Effort on World Pneumonia Day

10 November, 2016

Cape Town, Glenview, Lausanne, Montevideo, New York, Paris, Tokyo (November, 12, 2016) …

New research quantifies genetic mutations caused by smoking

8 November, 2016

Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day could cause 150 extra genetic mutations in lung cells every year, according to new research.

ERS Vision: A new prognosis for lung cancer

8 November, 2016

Historically, lung cancer is a disease that is diagnosed late, with limited treatment options that often have strong side effects and a poor…
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