Summer school of adult respiratory medicine

Organisers : G. Kovacs, S. Loukides
Faculty : W. De Wever, J. Gibson, F. Maurer, D. Misch, P. Navalesi, N. Rahman, N. Regamey, S. Schiza, T. Welte, M. Wijsenbeek
Faculty disclosure

The Summer school of adult respiratory medicine is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of each of the major fields of respiratory medicine based on the HERMES syllabus. This course is aimed at all respiratory professionals wishing to update their knowledge, particularly those preparing for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine. The programme is designed to challenge participants and provide a learning framework including interactive sessions and MCQ discussion sessions.

An application will be made to EACCME for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Participants of Summer school can benefit from a reduced fee of €75 to register for the ERS HERMES self-assessment course in adult respiratory medicine taking place on Saturday 4 July, the last day of the Summer school programme. This is an excellent opportunity to test the Summer school learnings and prepare for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine. The Self-assessment course consists of a one-hour mock examination (30 case-based multiple-choice questions selected from the pool of the HERMES examination in respiratory medicine) followed by a two-hour discussion with an ERS expert. Participants in Summer school can register for this additional session by sending an email to

Summer school modules

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Respiratory failure
  • Lung imaging
  • Respiratory infections and tuberculosis
  • Pleural, mediastinal and chest wall diseases
  • Thoracic tumours
  • Airway diseases
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Sleep-related disorders

Course format

The course is delivered through different mediums including lectures, workshops and case based discussions. Educational materials will be distributed beforehand.

Learning outcomes

Following this course participants will gain detailed knowledge of:

  • The major fields of respiratory medicine
  • The HERMES syllabus modules
  • Best practice in how to prepare for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine

Read the course report from 2018 summer school published in Breathe.

Practical Info
€ 600 Early Career
ERS Members
€ 700 ERS members € 800 Non-ERS Members € 1100 Industry
(ERS Members & non-Members)

Register before the early-bird deadline on 19 April, 2020 to benefit from a €50 discount on registration fees.

Cancellation policy

Travel Info

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A limited number of bursaries are available which provide either full financial support to attend the course or cover the cost of the registration fee. To be eligible to apply you must be:

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement explaining how you would apply the knowledge gained from this course.
  • Bursaries application deadline:8 March, 2020
  • Notification of selection results:3 April, 2020