Since the last meeting in 2016, there have been many exciting advances in the field of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). The Ruhrlandklinik Essen hospital will present an extensive update on clinical and research developments in the field of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and other ILDs. The 6th ILDs Colloquium will take place on 21 September 2018 at the Ruhrlandklinik (Essen, Germany), part of the University of Medicine of Essen. Francesco Bonella, chairman of the EU-IPFF Scientific Advisory Board is featured among the speakers. The full programme is available here.