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 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 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

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 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 – 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.