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Options, fees, entitlements

 


ERS, ASSOCIATING LEADING EXPERTS

ERS is a vast worldwide network of respiratory professionals working towards the common goal of better preventing, managing and treating respiratory diseases and improving patient care. Joining members assign themselves preferred Scientific Assemblies and Groups. It is within that context that the new member will combine his/her expertise with peers to make a difference by helping: develop new respiratory guidelines and handbooks, devise educational tools, establish the ERS scientific programme, drive strategy and map out the content of major significant events, notably the Annual Congress and specialist science conferences.


 

      MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND FEES

       

      Gold Silver
      Gold Dual
      For members of one of the following societies: ATS, APSR, CTS, EAACI, ESTS, ISAM
      Online
      (GDP between USD 10000 and USD 20000)
      Online
      (GDP < USD 10000)
      Senior
      (over 68)
      Scientist
      (PhD, non-MD)
      Allied Health Professional
      (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist)
      Under 35*
      (young practitioners and medical students)
      1 year
      € 170
      1 year
      € 145
      1 year
      € 85
      1 year
      € 50
      1 year
      € 70
      1 year
      € 70
      1 year
      € 70
      FREE OF
      CHARGE

      * The "Under 35" category is renewable annually

      Gold

      Gold members must have a relevant university degree and may be specialists in respiratory disease or can, alternatively, be physicians or scientists with an interest in pneumology. The requirements of a university degree may be waived for persons engaged in scientific and health fields closely related to the activities of ERS.

      Gold 'Dual'

      ERS membership at a reduced fee conditional on membership of one of the following:

      • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
      • Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR)
      • Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS)
      • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
      • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
      • International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM)

      To qualify as a Gold 'Dual' member, you must apply for membership or renew membership in each society separately. Other conditions are the same as for Gold 'full' member, see above.

      Gold 'Online' (GDP-PPP between USD 10,000 and USD 20,000)

      The Gold 'Online' membership applies to residents of countries having an annual GDP (PPP) per capita between USD 10,000 and USD 20,000 according to 2011 edition of World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI). Other conditions are the same as for Gold 'full' member, see above. For the list of countries, click here.

      Gold 'Online' (GDP-PPP < USD 10,000)

      The Gold 'Online' membership applies to residents of countries having an annual GDP (PPP) per capita under USD 10,000 according to 2011 edition of World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI). Other conditions are the same as for Gold 'full' member, see above. For the list of countries, click here.

      Gold 'Senior' over 68'**

      The Gold 'Senior' membership is open to the over 68s. Other conditions are the same as for Gold 'full' member, see above.

      Silver 'Scientist'*

      The Silver 'Scientist' membership category is open to non-clinical scientists undertaking lung-related research. They are post-doctorate, not medically qualified and not involved directly in patient care.

      Silver 'Allied Health Professional'*

      The Silver 'Allied Health Professional' membership category includes nurses, physiotherapists, laboratory technicians and scientists. It is open to professionals without a university degree involved in the field of respiratory medicine.

      *Applications must be accompanied by proof of eligibility in the form of a letter from an employer/supervisor or an official certificate.

      Silver 'Under 35'**

      The Silver 'Under 35' membership category is open to the under 35s. It is renewable annually and includes the right to stand for office on the ERS Junior Members Committee and vote for the Junior Members Committee.

      **Applications must be accompanied by proof of date of birth, for example a photocopy of passport or driving license.

      Publications:

      • Members can read all ERS publications online using their personal username and password.
      • Gold and Gold-Dual members are eligible to opt in for print copies of the European Respiratory Journal (€ 25 per year postal charge for residents outside Europe).
      • Paper copies of ERS Handbooks and Monographs are available to purchase online at a discounted rate for ERS members at http://www.ersbookshop.com.

      ERS MEMBERSHIP ENTITLEMENTS

      Terms of membership

      Membership of the society will not be open to persons who are, or have been, full or part time employees of, or paid consultants to the tobacco industry, or those with any real or perceived direct or indirect links to the tobacco industry, at any time after January 1, 2000.

      BECOME A MEMBER / RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

      For further details regarding ERS Membership, please contact us at members@ersnet.org.

         

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        European Respiratory society
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        CH-1003 Lausanne
        Switzerland
        Tel :  +41 21 213 01 01
        Fax : +41 21 213 01 00
        enquiry@ersnet.org