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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.

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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 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…
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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…
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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…
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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).
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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.
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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…
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Global Response to Fight AIDS Urgently Needed this World AIDS Day

29 November, 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland, 1 December, 2016.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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) …
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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.
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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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Standard inhaler colours may reduce asthma deaths, report finds

4 November, 2016

Standardising the colour coding of inhalers could improve treatment and prevent deaths in asthma patients, according to findings of a UK Inhaler…
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Open call for new ERS/EU RESPIRE3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships

25 October, 2016

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has launched the 1st call for the new co-funded ERS/EU RESPIRE3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship…
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Blood testing at time of lung cancer diagnosis facilitates more rapid treatment

25 October, 2016

Blood-based genomic and proteomic testing at the time of lung cancer diagnosis has been found to speed up treatment decisions regardless of…
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Call for Candidate: ERJ Chief Editor

18 October, 2016

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has begun the search for the next Chief Editor(s) of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ).
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ERS/EU RESPIRE2 Fellowship funds research into therapeutic target in IPF

18 October, 2016

ERS/EU Marie Curie RESPIRE2 Fellowship recipient, Dr Argyrios Tzouvelekis has had a research paper exploring the potential role of SHP2 (SH2…
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Global deal reached on eliminating HFC use to tackle climate change

17 October, 2016

On 15 October, 197 nations attended a UN conference in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to negotiate a significant amendment to the 1987 Montreal…
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ERS addresses the delivery of optimal care for ventilator-dependent patients through new course

11 October, 2016

Comprehensive management of ventilator-dependant patients is one of the most recent additions to the ERS course schedule.
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ERS co-signs ‘DPR’ statement on maintaining a competitive environment for research in Europe

11 October, 2016

ERS along with several other research organisations has urged Member States to implement the newly adopted EU Data Protection Regulation in a way…
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ERS and ENSP sign Memorandum of Understanding on tobacco control

11 October, 2016

On 7 September 2016, the Presidents of ERS and ENSP (European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention) formalised their successful…
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ERS supports new report, ‘Lifting Europe’s dark cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’

11 October, 2016

A new report released today calls for better regulatory measures to reduce pollution from coal burning plants and save thousands of lives across…
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Lack of integrated cardiopulmonary care

7 October, 2016

A well-recognized clinical problem, but do we have the heart to make a real change?…
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Over 90% of world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of ambient air pollution, WHO warns

4 October, 2016

A new World Health Organisation (WHO) air quality model has found that 92% of the world’s population are exposed to levels of ambient air…
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