Welcome to the autumn edition of the European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases, Editorial Board member Fabio Midulla gives an excellent introduction to the edition and highlights the key articles. This edition includes a range of editorials, reviews and case reports for you to read and enjoy. This edition begins with a number of topical editorials, succinctly examining a range of important topics including cystic fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea. We also include an interesting review by Loebinger and Welte, which discusses the unmet needs and latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease. We hope you enjoy this edition of the European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases and that it provides a useful information relevant to your practice and interests. We are currently accepting submissions and welcome enquires through our submission form here .