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ERS/ATS webinar: Rehabilitation after COVID 19 disease

16 October, 2020

The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society are collaborating for a live COVID-19 webinar focusing on the pulmonary…
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Fellow of ERS awarded Knighthood for contributions to medical research

12 October, 2020

Professor Stephen Holgate, renowned researcher and European Respiratory Society (ERS) member, has been knighted for his services to medical…
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World Mental Health Day 2020

8 October, 2020

Ahead of World Mental Health Day (10 October), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) wishes to share a message of solidarity with all in the…
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An interview with Professor Thierry Troosters

6 October, 2020

Today, as an early career member, I have had the great pleasure of interviewing the Past President of our society, Professor Thierry Troosters.…
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Members are invited to nominate for official ERS positions

5 October, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 2021 ERS elections to appoint National…
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Lung health group in the European Parliament formally launched in ERS advocacy event

30 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to share that the MEP lung health group was formally launched in the ERS advocacy event,…
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ERS signs joint statement on reducing bureaucracy in clinical trials

28 September, 2020

ERS has joined with medical societies and patient advocates across disciplines to call for urgent action to make clinical trials less…
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Lung Science Conference 2021: abstract submission open

25 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is delighted to announce that abstract submission for the ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) 2021 is now…
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World Lung Day 2020: Respiratory groups call for research to prevent, detect and treat respiratory infections

25 September, 2020

Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), the European Respiratory Society is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies…
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Changes to ERS Assemblies and Groups

24 September, 2020

During the ERS General Assembly meeting, which was held virtually on 10 September, 2020, several changes to the ERS Assemblies and Groups were…
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ERS International Congress 2020: facts, figures and achievements

24 September, 2020

Now that the dust has settled on the first ever virtual European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress, which took place from 7–9…
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Welcoming a new ERS President for 2020–2021

23 September, 2020

The end of the ERS International Congress marks the beginning of a new presidential year at the European Respiratory Society (ERS). Incoming…
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Submit an abstract for the Sleep and Breathing 2021 conference

16 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for the Sleep and Breathing conference taking…
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ERJ Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme

16 September, 2020

The European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) Early Career Editorial Team mentoring programme will run for two years from November 2020 to end of…
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ERS Vice President 2020-2021 announcement and notable ERS Constitution and By-Laws amendments

11 September, 2020

The results of the latest round of ERS Leadership Elections were announced during the 2020 ERS General Assembly meeting, which was held virtually…
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First trial of personalised care for children with asthma suggests benefits of prescribing according to genetic differences

8 September, 2020

Selecting treatments according to genetic differences could help children and teenagers with asthma, according to research presented at the…
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COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time

7 September, 2020

COVID-19 patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage but, for many, this tends to improve over time, according to the first, prospective…
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ELF Award 2020 honors all respiratory professionals for tireless efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

4 September, 2020

Respiratory healthcare professionals, who have worked tirelessly on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been honoured with the…
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ERS President presents lifetime ERS membership to this year’s Honorary Members

4 September, 2020

European Respiratory Society (ERS) President Prof. Thierry Troosters has selected two ERS members to receive the prestigious Honorary Member…
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Bronchitis as a child predicts worse lung health in middle age

4 September, 2020

People who had bronchitis at least once before the age of seven are more likely to develop lung problems in later life, according to new research…
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‘Social smokers’ face disproportionately high risk of death from lung disease and lung cancer

4 September, 2020

‘Social smokers’ are more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely to die of lung cancer than…
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Chemicals in e-cigarettes mix together to form new, unexpectedly toxic compounds

3 September, 2020

Flavourings combine with solvents in e-cigarettes to produce new toxic chemicals that irritate the airways, triggering reactions that can lead to…
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Exposure to cadmium in the womb linked to childhood asthma and allergies

3 September, 2020

Babies born with higher levels of cadmium in their umbilical cord blood may be more likely to develop childhood asthma and allergies, according…
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CME Online: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)

26 August, 2020

A new CME module is now available which focuses on the diagnostic pathway to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
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Smartphone app can predict asthma deterioration by measuring night-time coughing

25 August, 2020

Researchers have shown that night-time coughing, measured via a smartphone app, can indicate that asthma is getting worse.
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