Research highlights from the 2018 European Respiratory Society International Congress: airway disease

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


The annual European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress (held in Paris in 2018) was once again a platform for discussion of the highest-quality scientific research, cutting-edge techniques and innovative new therapies within the respiratory field. This article discusses only some of the high-quality research studies presented at this year's Congress, with a particular focus on airway diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis and cough, as presented through Assembly 5 of the ERS (Airway Diseases: Asthma and COPD). The authors establish the key take-home messages of these studies, compare their findings and place them in the context of current understanding.


  • Florence Schleich
  • Andras Bikov
  • Alexander G Mathioudakis
  • Melissa McDonnell
  • Cecilia Andersson
  • Matteo Bonini
  • Lena Uller
  • Marco Idzko
  • Dave Singh
  • Jose Luis Lopez-Campos
  • Apostolos Bossios
  • Ian M Adcock
  • Omar Usmani
  • Antonio Spanevello
  • Sara J Bonvini
External organisations
  • Wythenshawe Hospital
  • Galway University Hospital
  • Karolinska Institutet
  • University of Liège
  • University of Manchester
  • Imperial College London
  • Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • University of Vienna
  • University of Seville
  • Carlos III Health Institute
  • University of Insubria
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalERJ Open Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb
Publication categoryResearch