Programme highlight: Guidelines and Task Forces

ERS is addressing specific issues in respiratory medicine thanks to ERS Task Forces. Task Forces produce Clinical Practice Guidelines, Statements, Technical Standards or Position papers that then are adopted as official ERS documents on issues related to respiratory medicine.

A number of Task Forces will be presenting their findings at Congress. Do not miss these opportunities to gain an insight into the latest Guidelines, Statements and Technical Standards aiming to enhance respiratory research and improve the lives of patients.

Below we highlight just some of the Congress sessions on offer for this topic. Browse the full programme online.

Date Time Room Session



Best abstracts in pulmonary rehabilitation and chronic care



7.2 Obstructive sleep apnoea in adults and children: introducing the Cournand Lecture on inflammatory pathway activation by intermittent hypoxia


Elicium 2 Treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT clinical practice guidelines
27.09.2015 14:45–16:45 Elicium 1 How to approach and treat fungal and viral respiratory infections
28.09.2015 08:30–10:30 Auditorium Clinical relevance of exercise stress testing of the right ventricle pulmonary circulation unit
28.09.2015 14:45–16:45 4.2 Update on respiratory sounds: Physiology and pathophysiology of respiratory sounds
28.09.2015 14:45–16:45 Elicium 1 Pulmonary hypertension: Update from the 2015 ESC/ERS guideline
29.09.2015 08:30–10:30 5.2 ERS Task Forces and Guidelines: procedures, methodology and publication: including publication in ERJ, ERR, and ERJ Open Research
30.09.2015 08:30–10:30 5.2 New advances in smoking cessation interventions*


*If you are interested in this Hot topic session, make sure you join one of the Educational Skills Workshops. Register online to join the faculty for Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation in COPD smokers. There are three workshops available on Tuesday 29 September.