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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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European Week Against Cancer: Action needed to reduce the burden of lung cancer in Europe

22 May, 2020

Lung cancer continues to be the biggest cancer killer in Europe, causing more deaths each year than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.…
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Dates for virtual ERS Congress announced

20 May, 2020

The ERS International Congress is going virtual in 2020. The event has been confirmed as a three-day programme, taking place online between 7–9…
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Virtual school in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine to take place this summer

18 May, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced the addition of a virtual school in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine to this…
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Cancer in the time of COVID: Expert opinion on how to adapt current practice

15 May, 2020

A group of thoracic oncology experts has written an editorial offering guidance on adapting current cancer practice in relation to COVID-19.
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Global perspectives on COVID-19 webinar: Q&A session

13 May, 2020

A follow-up Q&A session to the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) joint COVID-19 webinar is now available…
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Global partners issue Call to Action to overcome barriers to scale up TB preventive treatment

13 May, 2020

Global partners in the fight to end TB including the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, UNITAID, US…
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Task force survey to develop a core outcome set for the management of COPD exacerbations

7 May, 2020

European Respiratory Society (ERS) task force TF-2019-12 has launched a survey which aims to improve the quality of clinical trials which…
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New ERS guideline on withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD

6 May, 2020

A new European Respiratory Society (ERS) guideline has been published by the European Respiratory Journal that focuses on withdrawal of inhaled…
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COVID-19 and asthma

5 May, 2020

On World Asthma Day (5 May), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) urges people with asthma to continue using their prescribed medications,…
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Submit your late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2020

1 May, 2020

Submissions are now open for late-breaking abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2020, which will take place this year from 7–9…
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ERS HERMES examinations to go ahead in 2020 at new location

29 April, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has announced that the ERS HERMES examinations will go ahead this year and will be held at the University…
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European Commission launches COVID-19 Data Portal

22 April, 2020

The European Commission recently launched an online COVID-19 Data Portal, to facilitate data sharing and analysis, and to accelerate research for…
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Cost-effective canopy protects health workers from COVID infection during ventilation

21 April, 2020

Researchers have designed a cost-effective, constant flow plastic canopy system that can help to protect healthcare workers who are at risk of…
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Low-cost, easy-to-build ventilator performs similarly to high-quality commercial device

21 April, 2020

A low-cost, easy-to-build non-invasive ventilator aimed at supporting the breathing of patients with respiratory failure performs similarly to…
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Update: COVID-19 and the ERS International Congress 2020

20 April, 2020

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Supporting COVID-19 patients, their families and friends

17 April, 2020

An international group of experts has written an editorial, published recently in the European Respiratory Journal, offering guidance to…
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FIRS response to U.S. defunding of World Health Organization

17 April, 2020

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), of which the European Respiratory Society (ERS) is a member, has issued a statement in…
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ERS/ATS joint webinar: Global perspectives on COVID-19

9 April, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) joined forces for a live COVID-19 webinar, featuring healthcare…
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Newborns infected with COVID-19 in China experienced mild symptoms

9 April, 2020

Researchers have identified a total of four cases of newborn babies with COVID-19 infection in China. In all cases the babies experienced only…
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Higher levels of coronavirus 'entry point' enzyme in lungs of COPD patients and smokers

9 April, 2020

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and people who currently smoke may have higher levels of a molecule, called angiotensin…
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LSC 2020: access online learning resources

2 April, 2020

Following the success of the 18th Lung Science Conference (LSC), which took place in Estoril, Portugal from 5–8 March, 2020, ERS is pleased to…
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Health professionals must be protected against COVID-19

27 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has signed a joint statement urging the European Union and national governments to prioritise health and…
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ERS launches a COVID-19 community forum

27 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has launched a COVID-19 community forum. This platform will enable healthcare professionals worldwide to…
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CME Online: Exacerbations in mild asthma

26 March, 2020

A new CME module is now available that focuses on the importance of appropriate pharmacologic treatment of patients with mild asthma.
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In the line of duty – a new COVID-19 blog series

26 March, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new ERS blog series, In the line of duty, focusing on the…
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