Sleep and Breathing Conference
The Sleep and Breathing 2017 conference is the largest pan-European meeting of its kind and is the only one to off er an integrated approach to the investigation and treatment of sleep disorders.
The conference is organised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Sleep and Research Society (ESRS). Taking place in Marseille, it will provide both educational and professional development opportunities. The programme places a spotlight on sleep and breathing disorders including sleep related areas of paediatrics, obesity, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, psychology, psychiatry and neurology. Attendees will be able to update knowledge and skills, network with other sleep professionals and gain CME credits. There is also an option to complete up to three modules from the ERS respiratory sleep training programme or use sessions to prepare for ESRS examination.
Registration is now open.
Download the updated ERS MCQ app
The ERS MCQ app has been updated with new and revised questions from the second edition of Self-Assessment in Respiratory Medicine, edited by Konrad E. Bloch with Thomas Brack and Anita K. Simonds. The app is available for your iPhone and iPad through the App Store.
Download the app: http://tinyurl.com/ERSMCQ
ERS Monograph 73: Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease
Edited by Claudia Bausewein, David C. Currow and Miriam J. Johnson
Palliative care aims to optimise function and to enhance quality of life for patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on reducing the burden of symptoms, and supporting patients and caregivers. This Monograph provides a comprehensive overview of palliative care in respiratory disease, including coverage of policy variations around the world, epidemiology of advanced respiratory diseases, access to palliative care and the need for care in a range of chronic respiratory diseases from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and idiopathic pulmonary fi brosis to lung cancer and cystic fi brosis. There are detailed sections on breathlessness, focusing on symptom defi nition, patient and caregiver experiences, physiological mechanisms, measurement and management; and on care for patients with advanced disease who are in the terminal phases of their illness.
- ©ERS 2016
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