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ERJ top peer reviewer awardees announced

24 August, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is delighted to announce this year’s European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) top peer reviewer awardees.
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Fewer fungi types in the lungs is linked to worse disease in ARDS

24 August, 2020

Many COVID-19 patients develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening condition where the lungs cannot provide the…
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Electronic alert reduces excessive prescribing of short-acting asthma relievers

24 August, 2020

An automatic, electronic alert on general practitioners’ (GPs) computer screens can help to prevent excessive prescribing of short-acting…
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ERS Congress special feature: COVID-19 live programme

20 August, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce a day’s worth of free online sessions dedicated to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 that…
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Take on the Virtual Congress Challenge for Healthy Lungs for Life

19 August, 2020

Can you run, walk, cycle or swim your way to Congress during September?
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Study of nose and throat reveals why people with COVID-19 may lose their sense of smell

19 August, 2020

Researchers studying tissue removed from patients noses during surgery believe they may have discovered the reason why so many people with…
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CME Online: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and unexplained dyspnoea

13 August, 2020

A new CME module is now available which focuses on the interpretation of cardiopulmonary exercise test results.
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ERS award winners announced ahead of the ERS International Congress 2020

5 August, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the ERS award winners for 2020.
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ERS Congress 2020: Experience real-time procedures at the Live from the Clinic sessions

4 August, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share details of the Live from the Clinic sessions that will feature at the virtual ERS…
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Respiratory groups stress lung cancer risks and importance of early screening and treatment

31 July, 2020

In support of World Lung Cancer Day (1 August, 2020), ERS and partners from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), call for…
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Primary care activities at the ERS International Congress 2020

27 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to primary care activity highlights from the ERS Congress programme.
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Highlights for scientists and researchers at the ERS International Congress 2020

27 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share highlights for scientists and researchers from the ERS Congress programme.
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Highlights for allied respiratory professionals at the ERS International Congress 2020

27 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share highlights for allied respiratory professionals from the ERS Congress programme.
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Other language sessions at the ERS International Congress

27 July, 2020

In recognition of the global reach of the ERS International Congress, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that this…
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Submit a proposal for Clinical Research Collaboration funding

15 July, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the European Respiratory Society is now accepting applications for Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) funding…
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ERS welcomes bedaquiline price agreement to support TB treatment

10 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) welcomes the new agreement between the Stop TB Partnership and Johnson & Johnson, supported by the…
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New sessions announced for the virtual ERS International Congress 2020

9 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce five new sessions for this year’s ERS International Congress. The new sessions…
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Updated NTM guidelines recommend newer therapy for treatment-refractory MAC pulmonary infection

7 July, 2020

A newer therapy that acts like a Trojan horse to attack bacteria should be reserved for patients with certain treatment-refractory lung…
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We must continue to be vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19

6 July, 2020

COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally. Some countries are still dealing with large epidemics, whilst others are at various stages of reopening…
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Asthma and allergies may be more common in teens who stay up late

6 July, 2020

Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who…
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Submit a randomised controlled trial abstract for the ERS International Congress 2020

2 July, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is now accepting submissions of randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstracts for the ERS International…
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Many of the most popular ERS International Congress features to return for 2020

29 June, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the return of many popular sessions to this year’s International Congress, all of…
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ERS General Assembly 2020: Join us and have your say on your society

29 June, 2020

The ERS leadership is pleased to announced that the 2020 ERS General Assembly meeting will take place as an online meeting on Thursday 10…
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International regulators highlight the importance, safety and effectiveness of vaccines

26 June, 2020

The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) released two statements last week to reiterate the importance, safety and…
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ERS International Congress 2020: Thank you! Plus find out about session replays and CME credits

23 June, 2020

We have reached the end of our first ever virtual ERS International Congress, an event which also marked ERS's 30th year.
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