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 meetings

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

Comprehensive management of ventilator-dependent patients

6-8 October, 2016

This course aims to highlight the challenges of home mechanical ventilation,…

Barcelona, Spain

ERS Skills course

Medical thoracoscopy

7-9 November, 2016

This skills based course is aimed at pulmonologists and is appropriate for…

Thessaloniki, Greece

"Mechanistic overlap between chronic lung injury and cancer

23-26 March, 2017

The Lung Science Conference is at the forefront of basic and translational…

Estoril, Portugal

Research Seminar

Integrating systems biology approach in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis research

15-16 December, 2016

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease of unknown…

Barcelona, Spain

Publications

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) - 2014 impact factor 7.636 - 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.

Professional development

We are committed to driving standards in respiratory health through education and professional development opportunities. We offer a range of activities from e-learning, interactive teaching and activities to harmonise education standards, alongside funding opportunities for fellowships, awards and grants.

Research

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.