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World Asthma Day: new roadmap provides blueprint to tackle asthma burden

5 May, 2017

A new roadmap has been published identifying key priority areas that need to be addressed to tackle the burden of asthma.

Apply now to join the Fellowship Programme on Guidelines Methodology

19 May, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017–2018 Fellowship Programme on Guidelines Methodology. The application deadline is 3 July, 2017…

ERS Task force develops technical standard on exhaled biomarkers in lung disease

25 April, 2017

An ERS Task Force has developed new recommendations for the application of breath biomarker measurement procedures, which aim to standardise…

Submit your late-breaking abstracts for Congress 2017, Milan

22 June, 2017

We will be accepting late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2017, Milan, between 1 – 31 May, 2017.

Exercise endurance of COPD patients not improved by dual therapy

20 April, 2017

Exercise endurance times in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are not significantly improved by the use of simultaneous…

Measure lung volumes of lung transplant recipients to identify the most at-risk

13 April, 2017

Measuring the lung volumes of lung transplant recipients is an effective way of identifying patients who are most at-risk of poor outcomes,…

Sleep and Breathing 2017: highlights

12 April, 2017

ERS welcomed over 830 delegates to this year’s Sleep and Breathing conference, which took place on 6–8 April in Marseille, France. This…

New CME Online module: IPF diagnostic challenges

10 April, 2017

The latest CME module ‘IPF diagnostic challenges’, led by Professor Venerino Poletti and accompanied by Professor Andrew Nicholson, is now…

New study sheds light on 'lung sparing effect'

6 April, 2017

A new study suggests that in cases of severe malnutrition, the body may prioritise lung development at the expense of other less vital growth.

Register now to attend the ERS International Congress 2017

5 April, 2017

Registration for this year’s ERS International Congress is now open.

Important information about member discounts when registering for Congress

30 March, 2017

On top of the 23% ERS member discount that we offer to all of our members, Italian law permits that Congress delegates who are valid ERS members…

ERS calls for stronger tobacco control strategies in Iberian and Latin-American countries

30 March, 2017

The ERS Latin-American Working Group reunited on 27 March in Madrid for the launch of two reports on tobacco control in Iberian and…

Highlights from the Lung Science Conference, 2017

30 March, 2017

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) was pleased to welcome over 180 delegates to this year’s Lung Science Conference (LSC), which took place…

Mild asthma is metabolically distinct from both moderate and severe asthma

30 March, 2017

A multi-national group of researchers has identified metabolic profiles of asthma that differentiate between mild, moderate and severe, and…

ERS attends EAPM Conference on lung cancer screening in Europe

29 March, 2017

ERS participated in the fifth annual European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Conference on Tuesday (28 March, 2017), which this year…

Study shows potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage

24 March, 2017

Estoril, Portugal: A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary…

World TB Day 2017: Unite to End TB

23 March, 2017

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is marked across the globe on 24 March to raise awareness of the continuing spread of TB; in Europe alone in 2016…

The power of patients engaging in research and clinical care

22 March, 2017

I was going to write this blog on the important meeting that the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted on the significance of rehabilitation in…

New guidelines for treatment and management of COPD exacerbations

16 March, 2017

A multi-disciplinary task force of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experts has published comprehensive new guidelines on the…

ERS supports campaign for action on health inequalities

15 March, 2017

ERS has joined 20 other organisations to support the EuroHealthNet campaign for action on health inequalities. Participating organisations are…

Tuberculosis, alcohol and tobacco: dangerous liaisons

13 March, 2017

Ahead of World TB Day, the ERS Ad hoc Working Group on TB Advocacy will jointly host an open seminar on tuberculosis (TB), alcohol and tobacco.

ERS supports call on G20 leaders to prioritise TB in upcoming AMR talks

9 March, 2017

The ERS Ad hoc Working Group on TB Advocacy has officially endorsed a global sign-on letter urging G20 leaders to prioritise tuberculosis (TB) in…

Variation in CF patient lung function can predict poor adherence to medication

9 March, 2017

Increased variation in the lung function of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is a significant predictor of poor adherence to prescribed medication,…

Sign the ‘call of the 100 000 against tobacco’

7 March, 2017

A call to sign and support the French campaign ‘call of the 100 000 against tobacco’ is currently open and has been officially endorsed by…

New CME Online module: Swift diagnosis and management of pleural effusion

6 March, 2017

The latest CME online module, ‘Swift diagnosis and management of pleural effusion’ is now available.
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