ERS Congress - Monday 28 September, 2015
Tuesday will put thoracic oncology in focus at Congress. A special programme throughout the day will cover cutting-edge science and the latest techniques. Speakers at the symposia will cover a wide range of topics including multiline therapies in non-small-cell lung cancer, resistance to therapy, immune tolerance and how best to implement lung cancer screening for prevention.
Endoscopy sessions will be transmitted live to the Congress from two local centres throughout Tuesday. Four sessions taking place throughout the day from 08:30 will cover important and new techniques for lung cancer, interstitial and pleural diseases, emphysema and asthma and transthoracic ultrasound. This is a rare opportunity to see experts in action and is not to be missed.
FIRS launch the Decade of the Lung in the World Village
Today, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) launched the Decade of the Lung, which aims to work with the UN's post-2015 agenda and promote lung health as an element of sustainable development. The programme in the World Village Auditorium continues tomorrow with updates from and opportunities to collaborate with organisations and projects doing fantastic and innovative work around the globe.
Your last chance to enter the 10,000 steps challenge
Tuesday is your last chance to take on the 10,000 steps challenge from Assembly 10. Take the Active Option is an important message for everybody's lung health so take part and help to raise awareness for the campaign. The person with the most steps will be shared on the 10,000 steps page.
Come to the ERS and You session tomorrow from 15:00 for an open discussion about the structure of ERS, its future and opportunities for you to get involved and join us later for the ERS Young Scientists Networking evening from 17:30, an informal event where you can meet experienced professionals in your field. We will also be announcing the winners of the Best Abstract Competition.
We are releasing press releases throughout Congress. Read today's:
People exposed to talc in the food processing industry face a little recognised, but highly dangerous risk.
People exposed to metalworking fluid may face irreversible lung disease.