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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

CME Online: Cardiovascular comorbidities in COPD

22 January, 2019

The latest instalment in our CME Online module series is now available.

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…

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…

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,…

Registration is open for the 2019 ERS HERMES exams: test yourself against European standards

3 January, 2019

Registration for the 2019 ERS HERMES examinations is now open – offering an opportunity for healthcare professionals of all levels to measure…

A New Year message from ERS President Professor Tobias Welte

2 January, 2019

Happy New Year from everyone at the European Respiratory Society (ERS). On behalf of the Society, I would like to wish you all a truly great…

New CME Online available: ILD and autoimmunity

20 December, 2018

The latest instalment in our CME Online module series is now available. This module is led by topic experts Professors Venerino Poletti and…

€50,000 ERS Gold Medal Awards 2019: apply or nominate now

2 January, 2019

We are pleased to announce that you can apply or nominate colleagues for the 2019 ERS Gold Medal Awards from now until 14 February.

COP24: world leaders approve actions to put Paris Agreement into practice

18 December, 2018

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded last week…

Randomised controlled trials of therapies in severe asthma are poorly generalisable, study says

17 December, 2018

A new study published in the European Respiratory Journal has found that randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of biological therapies in severe…

Deadline extended! Submit your abstracts or clinical cases for the ERS International Congress 2019

14 December, 2018

We are pleased to announce the deadline for submitting abstracts and clinical cases has been extended. This offers an opportunity to be a part of…

Q&A with the Chairs of the Sleep and Breathing 2019 conference

11 December, 2018

The Chairs of the Sleep and Breathing 2019, Professors Maria Bonsignore (MB) and Walter McNicholas (WM), answer some questions about the upcoming…

Baby's first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria

5 December, 2018

New research on the types of bacteria living in babies' noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold,…

EU Commissioners and patient advocates attend ERS spirometry event for World COPD Day

4 December, 2018

The European Respiratory Society and the European Lung Foundation marked World COPD Day with a lung function testing event at the European…

Air pollution from agricultural sources: the elephant—or, is it a cow?—in the room

20 December, 2018

Breathing clean air is vital for healthy lungs. Every day, new research articles are published, telling us how indoor or ambient air contaminated…
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