Welcome to this year's edition of European Respiratory & Pulmonary Diseases introduced by Editorial Board member Andrea Aliverti. Expert interviews with Peter Barnes, Mario Cazzola, Kian Fan Chung and Jean-Pierre Zellweger touch on recent advances in asthma management, use of triple therapy in COPD, cough hypersensitivity syndrome and latent tuberculosis infection, respectively. In an editorial, Refika Ersu explores the challenging diagnostic and treatment options for children with obstructive sleep apnoea. Also featured are three interesting review articles that address alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, a rare congenital cause of emphysema (Thabut and Corda), paediatric inducible laryngeal obstruction (Soares, Rodrigues and Morais-Almeida), as well as the use of vibrating mesh nebulisers as a mode of drug delivery in respiratory disease (Ehrmann). Across the various expert interviews, editorial and review articles, we hope there's something of clinical relevance for you to enjoy. We are now accepting submissions for our 2019 edition and welcome enquires through our submission site here.