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Respiratory and Allergy Organisations


The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is the leading professional organisation in its field in Europe. It is broad-based, with some 10,000 members and counting in over 100 countries. Its scope covers both basic science and clinical medicine. ERS seeks to alleviate suffering from respiratory disease and promote lung health through research, sharing of knowledge and through medical and public education.

The main event of the ERS is the ERS Annual Congress.

European Respiratory Monograph

The ERS has recently published the Paediatric Asthma issue of its quarterly book series, the European Respiratory Monograph (ERM). The issue is Guest Edited by leaders in the field Professor Kai-Håkon Carlsen and Professor Jorrit Gerritsen, who have brought together distinguished pulmonologists to provide a comprehensive review of paediatric asthma. All aspects of paediatric asthma are covered, from birth to the start of adulthood, and the issue includes chapters on: asthma phenotypes; physical exercise; food allergy and anaphylaxis; genetics and epigenetics; pollution; asthma treatment; and psychological factors. This issue of the ERM book series should prove a useful resource in daily clinical practice, and it is hoped that young pulmonologists in particular will find this a source of inspiration in their future work.

ERS members can freely access the Paediatric Asthma issue online at To purchase a print copy of the issue or to find out more about the ERM, contact