Monday, 21 September 2020

ERS Practical Handbook of Noninvasive Ventilation

The ERS Practical Handbook of Noninvasive Ventilation provides a concise why and how to guide to NIV, from the basics of equipment and patient selection to discharge planning and community care. Written by leading clinicians and researchers in the field, this easy-to-read guide is a valuable reference and training resource to all NIV practitioners. Order your print copy before 30 September to receive free shipping. We are still only able to accept orders from Europe owing to ongoing postal disruptions, so if you are outside Europe, visit books.ersjournals.com to find out about our eBooks.

Order now to receive free shipping!

Order before 30 September 2020 to receive free shipping on all print ERS Handbooks and ERS Monographs. Visit ersbookshop.com to browse our books and place your order. We are still only able to accept orders from Europe owing to ongoing postal disruptions, so if you are outside Europe, visit books.ersjournals.com to find out more about our eBooks.

Friday, 18 September 2020

#ERSMis25 – help us celebrate and win a free Monograph!

It is the ERS Monograph's 25th birthday! To celebrate, we are holding a photo competition. Take a photo of yourself reading a Monograph in an interesting location or in an unusual way. Post it on social media and include the hashtag #ERSMis25 in your post. To enter, you must share your post before the competition closes on 31 October 2020. Professor John R. Hurst, the ERS Monograph Chief Editor, will pick his favourite and the winner will receive a free Monograph of their choosing. [Owing to ongoing postal disruptions, we are only able to deliver to Europe. If the winner is outside Europe, they will receive free online access to a Monograph of their choice.]

Thursday, 17 September 2020

ERS Handbook of Respiratory Sleep Medicine

The ERS Handbook of Respiratory Sleep Medicine covers all aspects of adult and paediatric sleep medicine, from physiology and anatomy to diagnosis and treatment, making it a thorough yet easy-to-read reference to this important area of respiratory medicine. Order your print copy before 30 September and receive free shipping. We are still only able to accept orders from Europe owing to ongoing postal disruptions, so if you are outside Europe, click here to find out more about the eBook.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

The ERS Monograph on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency has been tailored to meet the needs of the physician who takes care of lung and liver patients in daily practice, and the general practitioner who is responsible for the medical guidance of these patients. It covers: basic biology; genetics; laboratory diagnostics; major organ manifestations; clinical presentation in adults and children. It also features chapters on genetic counselling, patient views and future therapies. Order your copy now and use the code ERSMis25 at the checkout to receive 25% off the print copy of $25 off the eBook.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

Providing expert clinical guidance on difficult diseases, this book will be helpful to both respiratory and nonrespiratory physicians alike. Initial chapters consider diagnostic issues, pulmonary function tests and techniques currently in development. The book then goes on to cover a variety of pulmonary manifestations of very different disease entities, such as connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitis and much more. Order your copy now and use the code ERSMis25 at the checkout to receive 25% off the print copy or $25 off the eBook.

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Monday, 14 September 2020

ERS Practical Handbook of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

The ERS Practical Handbook of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation provides a concise why and how to guide to invasive ventilation, ensuring that caregivers can not only apply invasive ventilation, but obtain a thorough understanding of the underlying principles ensuring that they and their patients gain the most value from this intervention. Order your print copy of before 30 September to receive free shipping. We are still only able to accept orders from Europe owing to ongoing postal disruptions, so if you are outside Europe, visit books.ersjournals.com to find out more about our eBooks.

Friday, 11 September 2020

ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine

The ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine is a concise, compact and easy-to-read guide to the key areas in respiratory medicine. Its 20 sections, written by clinicians and researchers at the forefront of the field, explain the structure and function of the respiratory system, its disorders and how to treat them. Order your print copy before 30 September to receive free shipping. We are still only able to accept orders from Europe owing to ongoing postal disruptions, so if you are outside Europe, visit books.ersjournals.com to find out more about our eBooks.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Pleural Disease

Providing clinicians with an up-to-date summary of the substantial evidence in our understanding of pleural disease. This book covers key aspects relevant to clinicians, including mechanisms, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, relevant experimental models and interventions. Offers readers a focused summary of specific areas relevant to their clinical or scientific practice. Order your copy now and use the code ERSMis25 at the checkout to receive 25% off the print copy or $25 off the eBook

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders

The ERS Monograph on Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders provides an update on CVD complications and treatment implications for respiratory diseases, based on current scientific evidence and considered from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Order your copy now and use the code ERSMis25 at the checkout to receive 25% off the print copy or $25 off the eBook


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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

The ERS Monograph is 25!

It is the ERS Monograph’s 25th birthday and to celebrate, we are offering 25% off all print Monographs ordered before 31 October at ersbookshop.com – simply enter ERSMis25 at the checkout to benefit. We have also extended this offer to our eBooks – visit books.ersjournals.com before 31 October, choose the Monograph you would like to buy, then enter ERSMis25 at the checkout and you will receive $25 off online access.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Free shipping

To coincide with the fully virtual ERS International Congress 2020, we are pleased to be able to offer free shipping on all print ERS Handbooks and ERS Monographs ordered before 30 September 2020. Visit ersbookshop.com to browse our books and place your order. We are still only able to accept orders from Europe owing to ongoing postal disruptions, so if you are outside Europe, visit books.ersjournals.com to find out more about our eBooks.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

ERS Congress 2020: less than a week to go!

There's less than a week to go until the first ever virtual ERS International Congress, taking place from 7–9 September. If you are not yet registered for the Congress, you can take part in this highly anticipated event for €119 for ERS members or €159 for non-members. Not a member? Join ERS to get the reduced registration fee and access a variety of exclusive benefits for 12 months.

Monday, 31 August 2020

ERJ top peer reviewer awardees

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is delighted to announce this year's European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) top peer reviewer awardees. Celebrated annually, the awards recognise individuals who have greatly contributed to the peer review process of the ERJ in the past 12 months. The top reviewer selections are overseen by the ERJ Editorial Board based on the number and quality of reviews completed. The awardees for 2020 are:

  • Kerri A. Johannson, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Aran Singanayagam, Imperial College London, UK
  • Andriana I. Papaioannou, Attikon Hospital, Greece
  • Janice M. Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada

Friday, 28 August 2020

Nose and throat study reveals why people with COVID-19 lose sense of smell

Researchers studying tissue removed from patients' noses during surgery believe they may have discovered the reason why so many people with COVID-19 lose their sense of smell, even when they have no other symptoms. The researchers say their findings, published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), offer clues as to why COVID-19 is so infectious and suggest that targeting this part of the body could potentially offer more effective treatments. Access the study here or browse the issue at erj.ersjournals.com

Monday, 24 August 2020

Coming soon from ERS Mongograph

 Look out for the following forthcoming titles in the ERS Monograph book series:

Visit ersbookshop.com to find out more or to browse our current and previous issues.

Monday, 17 August 2020

There's an ERS Monograph to suit your needs

Pleural Disease, Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases and Thoracic Ultrasound are amongst our most popular ERS Monographs. But we have a broad range available, covering topics such as Tuberculosis, Bronchiectasis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Orphan Lung Diseases. Visit books.ersjournals.com to access the Monograph online or ersbookshop.com to order print copies. And if you can't see a Monograph that suits your needs, email us at monograph@ersnet.org – we're always interested in hearing your ideas.

Friday, 7 August 2020

SARS Monograph – special offer still available

ERS is offering free access to the eBook of the Monograph on SARS, MERS and Other Viral Lung Infections. Visit books.ersjournals.com before 17 August to benefit from this free eBook. You can also buy the print copy of the book at a €10 discount if you order before 17 August. Buy your discounted print copy of the SARS, MERS Monograph at ersbookshop.com

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

New ERJ podcast: progressive fibrosing ILD

As part of the June issue, European Respiratory Journal presents the latest in its series of podcasts. Hear Chief Editor Martin Kolb interview Kevin K. Brown (National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA) and Athol U. Wells (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK) about analyses of data from the INBUILD and INPULSIS trials, which suggest that progressive fibrosing interstitial lung diseases other than idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a clinical course similar to IPF. Listen to the podcast here or read the full article.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Breathe: rare and orphan lung diseases

The current issue of Breathe focuses on rare and orphan lung diseases. It includes articles on pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in children and adults, and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children. Read the editorial from Chief Editor Claudia Dobler on how COVID-19 amplifies flaws in clinical research and practice, or browse the table of contents here. Look out for more articles that will be added in the coming weeks.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Cardiovascular Complications: pre-order before 31 July and save €10

There's still time to pre-order your print copy of the ERS Monograph on Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders and receive your €10 discount. This Monograph provides an update on cardiovascular disease complications and treatment implications for respiratory diseases, based on current scientific evidence and considered from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical point of view. The book also discusses the future challenges when studying the complex relationship between these two groups of disorders. Pre-order your print copy at ersbookshop.com before 31 July 2020 and save €10.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Asthma and allergies may be more common in teens who stay up late

Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer from asthma and allergies compared with those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. Researchers say the study reinforces the importance of sleep timing for teenagers and opens up a new channel of research into how sleep affects teenagers' respiratory health. Read the study here or visit openres.ersjournals.com to access the open access journal in full.

Monday, 20 July 2020

New podcast: Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders

The latest ERS Monograph podcast focuses on the new issue: Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders. Editorial Board member Dr Sheila Ramjug asks Guest Editor Professor Miguel Ángel Martínez-García about his career path, what drew him to cardiovascular complications, his experiences of joint working between cardiology and respiratory departments, and the key chapters in the Monograph. Pre-order your print copy of Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders before 31 July and receive a €10 discount – visit ersbookshop.com to pre-order.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Special offer: ERS Monograph SARS, MERS and Other Viral Lung Infections

ERS is offering free access to the eBook of the Monograph on SARS, MERS and Other Viral Lung Infections. Visit books.ersjournals.com before 17 August to benefit from this free eBook. You can also buy the print copy of the book at a €10 discount if you order before 17 August. Buy your discounted print copy of the SARS, MERS Monograph at ersbookshop.com

Monday, 13 July 2020

Pre-order your print copy of Cardiovascular Complications and save €10

The print copy of the ERS Monograph on Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders is available to pre-order. This Monograph provides an update on cardiovascular disease complications and treatment implications for respiratory diseases, based on current scientific evidence and considered from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical point of view. The book also discusses the future challenges when studying the complex relationship between these two groups of disorders. Pre-order your print copy at ersbookshop.com before 31 July 2020 and save €10.

Virtual Congress: more details

Drawing on its experience of delivering award-winning online events, ERS has developed a specially designed virtual Congress platform that will enable participants to interact and connect with colleagues and topic experts, access the latest scientific data and participate in engaging educational opportunities. Until 23:59 on 21 July, you can get an early bird discount and register for the event for only €89 for ERS members or €129 for non-members. Read about the virtual Congress platform or register for the ERS Congress.

Friday, 10 July 2020

Congress highlights for early career professionals

ERS is committed to supporting professionals in the early stages of their careers to reach their potential, which is why the ERS Congress programme has been developed with early career professionals in mind. Dr Niki Ubags, the ERS Early Career Committee Chair, shares her views on what the Congress has to offer for early career ERS members and non-members. Find out more here.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Returning features in the virtual Congress programme

ERS is pleased to share details of the wide range of activities that will feature again in this year's Congress, including many of the most popular sessions. Symposia, abstract sessions, guidelines sessions and much more, will all return for the virtual ERS Congress. Find out more.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The ERS Bookshop has re-opened

The ERS Bookshop has now re-opened for customers in Europe only (see a full list of countries here). Visit the Bookshop to order print copies of the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, the ERS Practical Handbook of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and the ERS Monograph on Pleural Disease. If you are outside Europe, electronic versions of many of our books are available from books.ersjournals.com, Google Books, ebooks.com and the Amazon Kindle Store, as well as many eBook vendors.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Submit your RCT abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2020

ERS is now accepting submissions of randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstracts for the ERS International Congress 2020. The most ground-breaking abstracts will be presented as part of the ALERT (Abstracts Leading to Evolution in Respiratory Medicine Trials) sessions, which are the perfect platform to showcase important clinical trial data from all respiratory disease areas. The submission deadline is 15 July 2020. Submit your RCT abstract here.

Friday, 3 July 2020

ERS journals awarded highest Impact Factors to date

Following the publication of Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Reports, we are delighted to share that the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) and European Respiratory Review (ERR) have been awarded their highest Journal Impact Factors to date. ERJ received an Impact Factor of 12.339 and ERR was awarded an Impact Factor of 6.220, meaning the journals rank fourth and eighth, respectively, out of all journals in the respiratory system category. ERS congratulates the editorial boards and staff for this achievement, and sincerely thanks the authors, reviewers and readers for your continued support for ERS publications. Find out more about the ERS publications portfolio here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders

The latest ERS Monograph is now available: Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders, edited by Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, Jean-Louis Pépin and Mario Cazzola. This Monograph provides an update on cardiovascular disease complications and treatment implications for respiratory diseases, based on current scientific evidence and considered from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical point of view. The future challenges when studying the complex relationship between these two groups of disorders are also discussed. Visit books.ersjournals.com to read the book or browse the ERS book catalogue – ERS members have free access to the Monograph

Friday, 5 June 2020

World Environment Day article collection

World Environment Day (5 June 2020) is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. To mark the event, we have selected a range of articles on environmental impact on lung health from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article collection. Look out for the forthcoming ERS Monograph on Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases.

Sunday, 31 May 2020

World No Tobacco Day special offer

To mark World No Tobacco Day, ERS is offering free access to the eBook of the Smoking Cessation Monograph. Visit books.ersjournals.com before 8 June to benefit from this special offer. You will need to login/create an account but will not be charted at the checkout. And look out for Supporting Tobacco Cessation, coming soon from the ERS Monograph.

World No Tobacco Day article collection

To mark World No Tobacco Day (31 May 2020), we have selected a range of articles on the theme of tobacco and nicotine products from European Respiratory Society publications. The collection features a number of COVID-19-related studies. Click here to access the article collection.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Coming soon: Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders

Coming soon from the ERS Monograph book series: Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders, edited by Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, Jean-Louis Pépin and Mario Cazzola. Register your interest in this book now and receive a $15 eBook discount. This Monograph will provide an update on cardiovascular disease complications and treatment implications for respiratory diseases, based on current scientific evidence and considered from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical point of view. The future challenges when studying the complex relationship between these two groups of disorders will also be discussed. Email monograph@ersnet.org to receive your $15 discount code for use the eBook is published.

Early career member survey: COVID-19 impact on training

With support from the COVID-19 working group, the ERS Early Career Member Committee has created a survey to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on the work, education and training of early career members. The results of the survey will be used to tailor activities to the needs of members during these difficult times. Take part in the survey here.

Monday, 25 May 2020

ERS COVID-19 webinars

Recordings of recent webinars between ERS and PREPARE Europe, and ERS and ERN LUNG are now available to watch online. Topics covered include the potential impact of COVID-19 on asthma patients, the management of thoracic patients in relation to the disease, and COVID-19 in patients with rare diseases of the respiratory system. The webinars are free to access – watch them here.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

ERS Congress: save the date!

ERS is excited to announce that the dates of its first ever virtual Congress will be 7–9 September. Our virtual Congress will be designed with our community in mind – offing a diverse and comprehensive programme, a platform for knowledge sharing, and making it possible for professionals to interact and actively participate in the event. And to mark 30 years of our annual Congress, we will be offering a registration fee of only €59 for members and €99 for non-members for a limited period. Registration opens 2 June. Access the Virtual Congress FAQ to find out more.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Latest issue of Breathe

The current issue of Breathe focuses on screening and surveillance. It includes articles on respiratory surveillance in mineral dust-exposed workers and screening for obstructive sleep apnoea in professional drivers. The issue also discusses the overdiagnosis of lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography screening, and also asks the question, does education make people take their medicine? Read the introductory editorial by Chief Editor Claudia Dobler here or browse the full issue at breathe.ersjournals.com

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

ERJ Open Research: ERS Lung Science Conference abstracts

All of the abstracts from the ERS Lung Science Conference 2020 are now available as a supplement to ERJ Open Research and can be cited in reference lists. Access the abstracts here.

Monday, 11 May 2020

There's an ERS Monograph to suit your needs

Our latest ERS Monograph is on Pleural Disease, with accompanying Guest Editor interviews and Q&A podcasts available. But we also have a broad range of Monographs on other topics, such as Severe Asthma, α1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, Clinical Exercise Testing, Bronchiectasis and Thoracic Ultrasound. Visit books.ersjournals.com to access the Monograph online – ERS members have free access. And if you can't see a Monograph that suits your needs, email us at monograph@ersnet.org – we're always interested in hearing your ideas.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

ATS/ERS joint webinar: Global perspectives on COVID-19

The recording of the recent European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) joint webinar is now available. The webinar focused on the experiences of COVID-19 amongst health professionals in different regions of the world, with panellists sharing their knowledge and experiences, and answering the questions submitted by viewers. The expert panel included: Stefano Nava (Univeristy of Bologna, Italy), Marc Humbert (Université Paris-Saclay, France), Tobias Welte (Hannover University School of Medicine, Germany) and Charles A. Powell (Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, USA). Watch the webinar or visit the ERS COVID-19 resource centre.

Monday, 4 May 2020

ERS Congress 2020: late-breaking abstract submission

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting late-breaking abstract submissions for the ERS International Congress 2020. To be accepted, late-breaking abstracts must: 1) contain novel data that only became available after the standard submission deadline in February; 2) have a major impact on clinical practice or scientific reasoning. Find out more about late-breaking abstracts and how to submit here.

Friday, 1 May 2020

Cost-effective plastic canopy protects health workers from COVID-19 during ventilation

Researchers have designed a cost-effective, constant flow plastic canopy system that can help to protect healthcare workers who are at risk of airborne coronavirus infection while delivering noninvasive ventilation of oxygen via high-flow nasal cannula, according to a research letter published in the European Respiratory Journal.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Supporting COVID-19 patients, their families and friends

An international group of experts has written an editorial, published recently in the European Respiratory Journal, offering guidance to respiratory healthcare professionals for managing the supportive care needs of those affected by COVID-19. The editorial includes useful factsheets, developed by the authors in collaboration with the European Lung Foundation (ELF), which explain to patients, their families and friends, what will happen once a person goes into hospital, how their symptoms will be managed and what will happen if they are put on a ventilator. Access the ERJ article and download the ELF factsheets.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Webinar: Potential impact of COVID-19 on asthma patients

Join airways disease experts Professors Guy Brusselle and Antonio Spanevello for a live webinar focusing on the potential impact of COVID-19 on asthma patients. The webinar will take place from 18:00 to 19:00 (CEST) on 5 May 2020, to coincide with World Asthma Day. It is free to register and will include a 45-minute presentation with expert discussion, followed by a question and answer session centred on questions from the webinar viewers. Find out more and register here.

Monday, 27 April 2020

COVID-19 short video series

A new series of open access videos has been added to the ERS COVID-19 resource centre in which medical experts working on the front line share their personal and clinical experiences of COVID-19. Topics covered include the management of arterial hypertension in the era of COVID-19, indications for NIV use in COVID-infected patients, and the current status and future developments of therapeutic management for disease. Access the COVID-19 video series here.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Low-cost ventilator performs similarly to commercial device

A low-cost, easy-to-build noninvasive ventilator aimed at supporting the breathing of patients with respiratory failure performs similarly to conventional commercial devices, according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The research paper provides an open-source description of how to build the ventilator, which researchers say could support treatment of COVID-19 and other severe respiratory diseases in low-income regions or where ventilator supplies are limited. Access the ERJ paper here.

COVID-19 and the ERS International Congress 2020

ERS President Thierry Troosters has provided an update on plans for the ERS International Congress 2020: "We believe that the ERS International Congress should still take place this year and that it would be more important than ever for us to connect the respiratory community. We will draw from our experiences of delivering successful virtual events and learning opportunities to create an innovative format for our Congress, using the latest technology to support this [...] we can confirm at this time that a large part of the Congress programme and the technical exhibition will be digital." Read the full message here or visit the official Congress website.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Pleural Disease: Q&A podcast

Following the popularity of the first ERS Monograph podcast, ERS has recorded a second podcast on pleural disease. The podcast takes the form of a question and answer session, with Editorial Board member Dr Sheila Ramjug putting your questions to Professor Najib Rahman about the management of pneumothorax and trapped lung, empyema and the RAPID Score, as well as AMPLE-2 in daily practice. List to the podcast here and visit books.erjournals.com to download the eBook (ERS members have free access).

Monday, 20 April 2020

European Immunization Week article collection

To mark European Immunization Week (20–26 April 2020), we have selected a range of articles on the theme of immunisation from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article collection.

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Newborns infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms

Researches have identified a total of four cases of newborn babies with COVID-19 infection in China. In all cases, the babies experienced only mild symptoms with none requiring intensive care or mechanical ventilation, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal. The reserachers say the rapid spread of the infection may mean there are other cases of newborns with COVID-19 that they were not able to track down. Access the study in full here.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Severe COVID-19 risk increased in smokers and people with COPD

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and people who currently smoke may have higher levels of a molecule called angiotensin-converting enzyme II (ACE-2) in their lungs, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Previous research shows that ACE-2, which sits on the surface of lung cells, is the "entry point" that allows coronavirus to get into the cells of the lungs and cause an infection. Access the study in full here.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Health professionals must be protected against COVID-19

ERS has signed a joint statement urging the European Union and national governments to prioritise health and safety on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Guidelines and recommendations directory

ERS has launched an international directory of COVID-19 guidelines and best practice recommendations documents, including publications prepared by ERS' partner societies around the world focused on the management and care of COVID-19. National and professional respiratory societies are encouraged to submit high-quality documents for inclusion in the directory using this form. Access the COVID-19 guidelines directory here.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

COVID-19 Daily round-up

ERS's COVID-19 Daily round-up is the newest addition to the ERS COVID-19 resource centre. The daily round-up will feature the latest news, research and clinical trials relating to COVID-19 as selected by a reviewer, with the aim of supporting health workers and leaders, researchers and scientists, and patients and the public to access up-to-date information on COVID-19. Visit the Daily round-up webpage here.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Watch the latest ERS COVID-19 webinars

The latest webinars in the ERS' COVID-19 series are now available to watch online for free. The webinars cover diagnosis, treatment and health policy in China based on the experiences of the special guest presenters Professor Chen Wang (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union College, Beijing, China) and Professor Bin Cao (Chinese Thoracic Society President-Elect, Beijing, China). A follow-up webinar including a question and answer session is also available, led by Professor Tobias Welte (ERS Past President and Head of the Dept of Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Disease at Hannover University, Germany) and Professor Eva Polverino (ERS Respiratory Infections Assembly Secretary and pulmonologist at the Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona, Spain). Watch the latest COVID-19 webinars here.

Monday, 13 April 2020

World Sarcoidosis Day custom collection

To mark World Sarcoidosis Day (13 April 2020), we have selected a range of articles on the theme of sarcoidosis from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article collection.

Friday, 10 April 2020

ATS/ERS webinar: Global perspectives on COVID-19

On 13 April 2020 (at 18:00–19:00 CEST) the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) will host a webinar featuring healthcare leaders from across Europe and America. The webinar will focus on the experiences of healthcare professionals from different regions of the world, with panellists sharing their knowledge of COVID-19 and offering their expertise to answer questions submitted by colleagues. The webinar will provide the healthcare community with international perspectives on the outbreak. Register for the webinar here and submit your COVID-19 questions by 13 April 2020.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

COVID-19 community forum

To support health workers around the world to connect, discuss and share experiences of COVID-19 during these unprecedented times, ERS is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 community forum. Initial topics of discussion include triage and diagnosis, acute care, chronic care and discharge issues, treating children with COVID, logistic aspects and mental health. Just sign in with your myERS details to join a discussion or suggest a new topic. You do not need to be an ERS member to create a myERS account. Access the community forum here.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

EMA calls for large-scale RCTs for COVID-19

The European Medicine Agency's (EMA) Human Medicines Committee is urging the European Union (EU) research community to prioritise randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and to use a harmonised approach for data collection, in order to enable the rapid development of potential treatments for COVID-19. In a recent statement, the EMA emphasised the need to include all EU countries in these trials, and highlighted the importance of robust methodologies for COVID-19 clinical trials that make the best use of available investigational agents. Read the full news article here.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

COVID-19 patient Q&A translations available

Are you struggling to answer all the questions from your patients about COVID-19? Infections expert Professor James Chalmers answer COVID-19 questions sent by respiratory patients to the European Lung Foundation (ELF). The Q&A will be updated on a weekly basis and is now available in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Monday, 30 March 2020

Introducing COVID-19 blogs: In the line of duty

Hear from healthcare professionals who are working on the front lines as they share their stories and experiences of COVID-19 in the new ERS blog series, In the line of duty. The first blog, which is available now and is free to access, spotlights a document produced by a team of healthcare professionals from the Italian Respiratory Society and the Italian Thoracic Society, which offers best practice recommendations based on their experiences of managing and caring for patients with COVID-19. Visit the COVID-19 blogs webpage here or submit a blog here.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

COVID-19 community forum

To support health workers around the world to connect, discuss and share experiences of COVID-19 during these unprecedented times, ERS is pleased to announce the launch of the COVID-19 community forum. Initial topics of discussion include triage and diagnosis, acute care, chronic care and discharge issues, treating children with COVID, and mental health. Just sign in with your myERS details to join a discussion or suggest a new topic. You do not need to be an ERS member to create a myERS account. Access the community forum here.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

ERS appeals for free movement of essential medical supplies

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has added its voice to those raising the alarm bells regarding border controls and export bans, which have an enormous impact on the free movement of essential medical supplies around Europe. Read the ERS statement in full here.

Friday, 27 March 2020

COVID-19: a message from the ERS President

ERS President Professor Thierry Troosters reaches out to ERS members, friends and colleagues in a message about COVID-19. Read the message in full here.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

COVID-19 Q&A: experts answer patient questions

ERS infections expert and Deputy Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), Prof. James Chalmers, answered COVID-19 questions sent to the European Lung Foundation (ELF) by respiratory patients. Further questions and answers will be added to the Q&A and translations into other languages will be available soon. Read the Q&A here and share it with your patients. Do your patients have common questions that ELF can include in the Q&A? Send them to info@europeanlung.org

Webinars on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The latest ERS and PREPARE Europe webinars on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 include a presentation by Prof. Nanshan Zhong (the epidemiologist and pulmonologist who first discovered the SARS coronavirus) on the management of COVID-19 in China, as well as a follow-up interview with Prof. Zhong and ERS President-Elect Prof. Anita Simonds. An additional webinar featuring Dr Lennie Derde (consultant intensivist at Utrecht University, expert in research trial design for pandemics) is also available and focuses on the research response to SARS-CoV-2. View all free-to-access webinars in the COVID-19 series here.

World TB Day article collection

Each year, as a member of FIRS, we commemorate World TB Day on 24 March to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. To mark the day, we have selected a range of articles on the theme of TB from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article collection.

Friday, 20 March 2020

World TB Day special offer

Tuesday 24 March is World TB Day. To mark the event, ERS is offering a €10 discount on all print copies of the ERS Monograph on Tuberculosis ordered before 3 April. Visit ersbookshop.com to buy your copy and browse our other books.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

COVID-19 Q&A: experts answer patient questions

ERS infections expert and Deputy Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), Prof. James Chalmers, answered COVID-19 questions sent to the European Lung Foundation (ELF) by respiratory patients. Further questions and answers will be added to the Q&A and translations into other languages will be available soon. Read the Q&A here and share it with your patients. Do your patients have common questions that ELF can include in the Q&A? Send them to info@europeanlung.org

Webinars on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The latest ERS and PREPARE Europe webinars on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 include a presentation by Prof. Nanshan Zhong (the epidemiologist and pulmonologist who first discovered the SARS coronavirus) on the management of COVID-19 in China, as well as a follow-up interview with Prof. Zhong and ERS President-Elect Prof. Anita Simonds. An additional webinar featuring Dr Lennie Derde (consultant intensivist at Utrecht University, expert in research trial design for pandemics) is also available and focuses on the research response to SARS-CoV-2. View all free-to-access webinars in the COVID-19 series here.

ERS publications COVID-19 collection

Access the latest original articles published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) focusing on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. All articles are free to access. Access the custom collection here.

Coming soon from the ERS Monograph

Look out for the following forthcoming titles in the ERS Monograph book series:
Visit ersbookshop.com to find out more or to browse our current and previous issues.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

EU Commission funding for COVID-19 research

Following the publication of a €10 million call in January 2020, the European Commission has secured an additional €37.5 million for urgently needed research on COVID-19 vaccine development, treatment and diagnostics. Find out more about this funding opportunity here.

Monday, 16 March 2020

COVID-19 Q&A: experts answer patient questions

ERS infections expert and Deputy Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), Prof. James Chalmers, answered COVID-19 questions sent to the European Lung Foundation (ELF) by respiratory patients. Further questions and answers will be added to the Q&A and translations into other languages will be available soon. Read the Q&A here and share it with your patients. Do your patients have common questions that ELF can include in the Q&A? Send them to info@europeanlung.org

Sunday, 15 March 2020

COVID-19 research summaries

ERS Respiratory Digests provide up-to-date summaries of new and significant research. The latest articles focus on important early COVID-19 publications. Access the ERS Respiratory Digests here.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

ERS publications COVID-19 collection

Access the latest original articles published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) focusing on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. All articles are free to access. Access the custom collection here.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Webinars on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The latest ERS and PREPARE Europe webinars on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 include a presentation by Prof. Nanshan Zhong (the epidemiologist and pulmonologist who first discovered the SARS coronavirus) on the management of COVID-19 in China, as well as a follow-up interview with Prof. Zhong and ERS President-Elect Prof. Anita Simonds. An additional webinar featuring Dr Lennie Derde (consultant intensivist at Utrecht University, expert in research trial design for pandemics) is also available and focuses on the research response to SARS-CoV-2. View all free-to-access webinars in the COVID-19 series here.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Pleural Disease Monograph available now

The ERS Monograph on Pleural Disease has now been published. The book provides clinicians with an up-to-date summary of the substantial evidence in our understanding of pleural disease. It covers key aspects, including mechanisms, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, relevant experimental models and interventions. Although broad in scope, readers will be able to reach into individual chapters to gain a focused summary of specific areas relevant to their clinical or scientific practice. Order your print copy at ersbookshop.com 

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Pre-order Cardiovascular Complications and save €10

The forthcoming ERS Monograph on Cardiovascular Complications of Respiratory Disorders is now available to pre-order. This Monograph will provide an update on cardiovascular disease complications and treatment implications for respiratory diseases, based on current scientific evidence and considered from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical point of view. The book will also discuss the future challenges when studying the complex relationship between these two groups of disorders. Pre-order your print copy at ersbookshop.com before 15 May 2020 and save €10.

Monday, 2 March 2020

Breathe online exclusives

The December 2019 issue of Breathe now includes several online exclusive articles, including a review of the use of the electronic nose for lung cancer diagnosis, a bonus Early Career Forum article on the ERS International Congress Best Abstract awardees and a Patient Voice article that features a testimony by a person living with hyper-IgE syndrome. To access the full issue, visit breathe.ersjournals.com

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Rare Disease Day special offer

Saturday 29 February is Rare Disease Day. To mark the event, ERS is offering a €10 discount on all print copies of the ERS Monographs on Orphan Lung Diseases and Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Diseases ordered before 17 March. Visit ersbookshop.com to buy your copy.

Friday, 28 February 2020

Rare Disease Day: article collection

To mark Rare Disease Day (29 February 2020), we have selected a range of articles on the theme of rare disease from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article collection.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Pleural disease podcast

If you haven't already had the chance, listen to the special edition ERS Monograph podcast about the upcoming Pleural Disease issue. Editorial Board member Dr Sheila Ramjug asks how Guest Editors Professor Christian Laursen and Professor Najib Rahman began working in the field, and what the recent significant changes in both pleural disease and thoracic ultrasound have been. They also discuss the rationale behind the Monograph, the key chapters in the book and the upcoming ERS Courses in the area. Listen to the podcast here and visit ersbookshop.com to pre-order your copy of Pleural Disease.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Coming soon: Supporting Tobacco Cessation

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is pleased to announce a forthcoming ERS Monograph on Supporting Tobacco Cessation, Guest Edited by leaders in the field Sofia Ravara, Elif Dagli, Paraskevi Katsaounou, Keir Lewis and Charlotta Pisinger. This hotly anticipated book will provide a comprehensive overview of tobacco cessation, from health policy to health systems reorientation and patient care. Supporting Tobacco Cessation will be published in December 2020. Find out more here.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Pleural Disease: pre-order your discounted copy

We're extending the discount period for pre-orders of the forthcoming ERS Monograph on Pleural Disease. Pre-order your print copy before 28 February and you'll receive a €10 discount. Visit ersbookshop.com to pre-order your print copy and find out more about the book.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

A big thank you to the ERR's reviewers

The European Respiratory Review (ERR) is voluntarily reviewed. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of those who acted as peer reviewers in 2019. A full list of the reviewers can be found here. Thank you once again!

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

2019-nCoV outbreak: information for health professionals

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak first identified in Wuhan, China, is an emerging and rapidly evolving situation. ERS has prepared a summary of the outbreak, covering the risk of cases in the European region; how to prevent the spread of coronavirus; what to do when dealing with suspected 2019-nCoV cases. Access the summary on the ERS website.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

World Cancer Day

To mark World Cancer Day (4 February 2020), we have selected a range of articles on the theme of cancer from European Respiratory Society publications. Click here to access the article collection.

Friday, 31 January 2020

Exclusive pleural disease podcast


ERS has recorded a special edition podcast to coincide with the forthcoming ERS Monograph on Pleural Disease. Editorial Board member Dr Sheila Ramjug asks how Guest Editors Professor Christian Laursen and Professor Najib Rahman began working in the field, and what the recent significant changes in both pleural disease and thoracic ultrasound have been. They also discuss the rationale behind the Monograph, the key chapters in the book and the upcoming ERS Courses in the area. Listen to the podcast here and visit ersbookshop.com to pre-order your copy of Pleural Disease.

Australia bushfires: a response from the ERS leadership

Prof. Thierry Troosters (ERS President), Prof. Anita Simonds (ERS President-Elect), Prof. Jørgen Vestbo (ERS Advocacy Council Chair) and Prof. Barbara Hoffman (ERS Health and Environment Committee Chair) have prepared a statement on behalf of ERS to express solidarity and offer a message of support to all who have been affected by the Australian bushfires, including patients and the public, health professionals and our colleagues from the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Read the statement in full here.

Friday, 24 January 2020

January sale – last few days

Don't miss out on the ERS Bookshop January sale. Order before 31 January and save up to €15 on print copies of the White Book and selected ERS Monographs, including Pulmonary Emergencies, Imaging, Community-Acquired Pneumonia, and much more. Visit ersbookshop.com to browse the sale.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

There's an ERS Monograph to suit your needs

Severe AsthmaThoracic Ultrasound and Clinical Exercise Testing are amongst our most popular ERS Monographs. But we have a broad range available, covering topics such as Interventional Pulmonology, The Nose and Sinuses in Respiratory Disorders, and Anti-infectives and the Lung. Visit books.ersjournals.com to access the Monograph online or ersbookshop.com to order print copies. And if you can't see a Monograph that suits your needs, email us at monograph@ersnet.org – we're always interested in hearing your ideas.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Submit your abstract or clinical case for ERS 2020

A call for abstracts and clinical cases is currently open, offering an opportunity to be a part of the scientific or educational programme at the ERS International Congress 2020 in Vienna. The submission deadline for both is 13 February 2020. Submit your abstract or clinical case.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Latest ERS/ATS severe asthma guidelines now available

A European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American Thoracic Society (ATS) task force of asthma experts has developed updated clinical recommendations for the management of severe asthma. The guidelines, published in the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), make recommendations on the use of novel therapies for severe asthma, as well as on biomarkers for predicting treatment response. Read the guidelines here or visit erj.ersjournals.com to access the ERJ.

Friday, 17 January 2020

Pre-order Pleural Disease and save €10

The forthcoming ERS Monograph on Pleural Disease is now available to pre-order. The aim of the book is to provide clinicians with an up-to-date summary of the substantial evidence in our understanding of pleural disease. It covers key aspects, including mechanisms, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnostics, relevant experimental models and interventions. Although broad in scope, readers will be able to reach into individual chapters to gain a focused summary of specific areas relevant to their clinical or scientific practice. Pre-order your print copy at ersbookshop.com before 14 February 2019 and save €10.

Monday, 13 January 2020

A big thank you to the ERS Monograph's reviewers

The ERS Monograph is voluntarily reviewed. We are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication of those who acted as peer reviewers in 2019. A full list of the reviewers can be found here. Thank you once again!

Friday, 10 January 2020

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

ERS Bookshop January sale

The ERS Bookshop January sale is now on. Save up to €15 on print copies of the White Book and selected ERS Monographs, including Interventional PulmonologyThoracic UltrasoundPalliative Care in Respiratory Diseases, and much more. Visit ersbookshop.com to browse the sale.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Free shipping – last few days

There's still time to benefit from free shipping on print book orders. Visit ersbookshop.com before 5 January and you will not be charged for delivery of the ERS Monograph and the ERS Handbooks.