Programme highlight: Task Forces and Guidelines

ERS Task Forces are made up of experts in a specific field of respiratory medicine. Together they address issues related to that topic in detail in order produce a range of official ERS documents, including clinical practice guidelines, statements, technical standards or position papers.

This year's Congress offers an opportunity for respiratory professionals to attend a number of sessions which highlight Task Force developments and updates – including those relating to new official guidelines which impact future approaches in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about the latest updates from our Task Forces, join us at the one or more of the activities listed below.

Are you interested in submitting an ERS Task Force proposal?

All ERS members are eligible to apply for funding to set up a Task Force aiming to develop clinical practice guidelines, statements or technical standard assessments. We offer a number of opportunities throughout the year to apply for funding. Check our Task Forces webpage for more information about upcoming deadlines.

Note: Educational sessions (postgraduate courses, skills workshops, challenging clinical cases, professional development workshops and meet the expert sessions) can be attended at an additional cost to the standard registration fee.

Date Time Session title Session type
03.09.16 09:30 to 13:00 PG7 Postgraduate Course New guidelines for the classification and staging of lung cancer Clinical Postgraduate course
03.09.16 15:30 to 17:30 ERS/French Programme II Session
04.09.16 08:30 to 10:30 ERS publications: a focus on recent guidelines and task forces Session
04.09.16 10:45 to 12:45 ERS and tuberculosis Symposium
04.09.16 10:45 to 12:45 Telemonitoring of ventilator-dependent patients Symposium
04.09.16 10:45 to 12:45 New statement on pulmonary rehabilitation Symposium
05.04.16 08:30 to 10:30 Diagnosing primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) in a molecular age Symposium
05.04.16 10:45 to 12:45 ERS statements and technical standards Session
06.04.16 14:45 to 16:45 Transition to adult care: what we can learn from cystic fibrosis? Symposium
06.04.16 14:45 to 16:45 Future challenges in pulmonary arterial hypertension: An ERS/ESC, and Patient Organisation PAH Europe joint symposium Symposium
07.04.16 08:30 to 10:30 Nutrition and respiratory health Symposium