ERS community

Our community of respiratory professionals is growing each year. Becoming a member of ERS means you can join this expanding network and boost your career by sharing knowledge across borders and professional disciplines.

Scientific and educational events

We organise a range of scientific and educational events including the ERS International Congress, the largest conference in the respiratory field. Other events include courses, research seminars, the Lung Science Conference and, Sleep and Breathing conference.

All Events

ERS Course

Masterclass on pulmonary and pleural infections

Basel, Switzerland

26-28 May, 2020

This ERS/ESCMID joint masterclass will provide the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of bacterial, viral, fungal…
ERS Course

Early Bird deadline 19 April, 2020

Summer school of paediatric respiratory medicine

Berlin, Germany

1-4 July, 2020

The Summer school of paediatric respiratory medicine is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of each of the major fields of paediatric…
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ERS HERMES: Self-assessment course in adult respiratory medicine

Berlin, Germany

4 July, 2020

This session, linked to the Summer school of adult respiratory medicine, provides a unique opportunity to test your applied knowledge in adult…
ERS Course

ERS HERMES: Self-assessment course in paediatric respiratory medicine

Berlin, Germany

4 July, 2020

This session, linked to the Summer school of paediatric respiratory medicine, provides a unique opportunity to test your applied knowledge in…
ERS Course

Clinical exercise testing: basic principles and practice

Rome, Italy

Live streaming available

22-23 October, 2020

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the physiological basis of exercise testing, to identify the indications and…


We produce a range of publications to promote knowledge and research in respiratory health, including our flagship publication, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ), which aims to publish the highest quality scientific and clinical material from the field.

The European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) - 2017 impact factor 12.242 - is the official journal of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). It publishes clinical and...

ERJ Open Research is a new fully open access original research journal, published online by the European Respiratory Society. The journal aims...

The European Respiratory Review (ERR) is an open access journal published quarterly by the European Respiratory Society (ERS), providing an...

The ERS Monograph is the quarterly book series from the European Respiratory Society. Each Monograph covers a specific area of respiratory...

Breathe is the clinical educational publication from the European Respiratory Society. It is published quarterly and is free to access for all in order to bring...

The European Lung White Book draws on the latest data from the World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control...

The ERS Handbooks are compact guides to broad areas of the respiratory field. Launched in 2010, the series now covers adult, paediatric...

The new Respiratory Equipment and Devices (RED) Congress Magazine supports the contribution that equipment and devices make to respiratory...

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is composed of the world’s leading international respiratory societies. The purpose of this...

‘Air Quality and Health’ was published in September 2010 to coincide with the ERS Annual Congress in Barcelona. Part of the 2010 Year of the Lung initiative...

The European Respiratory Roadmap seeks to serve as a basis for the respiratory community to communicate with key decision and policy ...

COPD audit text: The aim of the COPD Audit is to develop a core data set that can be used to audit COPD in acute hospital admissions across Europe.

Continuing Professional development

Continuing professional development (CPD) encompasses all the teaching and learning activities that a respiratory professional may follow to ensure that they are up-to-date and in touch with today’s clinical practice. CPD is essential for all professionals to ensure better patient care and outcomes. ERS funded a PhD to understand how re-validation is organised on an international level and how it supports medical specialists in remaining competent professional.

- More on the CPD project

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We are committed to promoting the best science in respiratory medicine through financial support to professionals looking to produce consensus statements and guidelines, and in-depth research seminars putting a spotlight on specific issues in the field.

Raising the profile of respiratory health

We work to raise awareness of lung disease amongst the public and politicians. The ERS EU Affairs department works closely with the EU Institutions, global organisations such as the Global NCD Alliance, the Framework Convention Alliance and WHO to support science-based policy development in the respiratory field.
ELF was founded by ERS with the aim of bringing together patients and the public with respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health. ELF communicates the work of ERS to those outside the respiratory field and gives patients and the general public the opportunity to influence respiratory research and guidelines.