Special Honours

Each year at Congress, ERS bestows a number of prestigious honours upon selected individuals based on their achievements and continued dedication to the field of respiratory medicine.

Awards

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ERS Yernault Lecturer Award

This Award is intended to honour an active member of ERS who has made an outstanding contribution to education in respiratory medicine or the allied professions. A special Congress session will be dedicated to this lecture and a slot will be reserved for the awardee. The lecture will focus on either an educational topic given by an acknowledged expert or a topic of choice given by an individual who has made a major contribution to education.

How to nominate

A nomination form for the ERS Yernault Lecture Award must be completed in full by the nominator. The nominator must also provide a brief statement (250 words max.) to support this nomination and enclose a CV of the person nominated.  The form and supporting documents must be submitted to the ERS office at education@ersnet.org.

Note: This lecture is awarded every 3 years. It will next be awarded in 2022 and the deadline for nominations is 30.12.2021. Please read the guidance provided.


ERS Educational Award

The Educational Award is an annual lifetime achievement award and is presented by ERS to honour a European clinician, scientist, allied respiratory health professional, or individual in any other profession, who has made a contribution of extraordinary magnitude to education in respiratory medicine at a European or international level.

How to nominate

A nomination form must be fully completed by the nominator and submitted to the ERS office at education@ersnet.org by 30 December 2021. Please read the guidance document provided.


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ERS Early-Career Member Award

The Early Career Member Award (ECM award) is intended to honour a promising early-career member of ERS based on potential for future scientific contribution as well as past and current engagement in the ERS.

How to apply

The call is currently closed, updated guidance information will be provided in December 2022 for the call in 2023.


ERS Lifetime Achievement Awards

ERS Lifetime Achievement Awards are intended to honour highly regarded senior scientists who have made significant contributions to the respiratory field.

For 2023, Assembly members 7, 9, 13 and 14 will be able to apply and/or be nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

How to apply or nominate:

The call is currently closed, updated guidance information will be provided in December 2022 for the call in 2023.


ERS Presidential Award

The Presidential Award is presented by ERS to recognise an outstanding contribution to the strengthening of respiratory medicine worldwide. The recipient is selected by the current ERS President and ratified by the Executive Committee.


ERS Congress Chair Award

The Congress Chair Award is presented by ERS to recognise an outstanding contribution to the strengthening of respiratory medicine worldwide. The recipient is selected by the appointed Congress Chairs each year and ratified by the Executive Committee.


ERS Sadoul Lecture Award

The Sadoul Lecture is intended to honour senior scientists with a world-wide reputation. This Award commemorates a French scientist, Paul Sadoul, founder of the SEPCR and long-time editor of the “Bulletin Européen de Physiopathologie Respiratoire,” predecessor of the European Respiratory Journal. A special Congress session will be dedicated to the Sadoul Lecture and a slot will be reserved for the awardee.

How to apply or nominate

An application/nomination form for the ERS Sadoul Lecture Award must be fully completed by the applicant or nominator and submitted to the ERS office at scientific@ersnet.org. Note that the next call for this award will open in December 2022.

  • Guidance 2023 (currently unavailable)
  • Application/nomination form 2023 (currently unavailable)

ERS Cournand Lecturer Award

The Cournand Lecture is reserved for young investigators. A special Congress session will be dedicated to this lecture and a slot will be reserved for the awardee. The Award commemorates a distinguished French scientist who worked for much of his life in the United States. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology in 1956 for his pioneering work on the in vivo investigation of the circulation.

How to apply or nominate

An application/nomination form for the ERS Cournand Lecture Award must be fully completed by the applicant or nominator and submitted to the ERS office at scientific@ersnet.org by 15 February, 2021.


ELF Award

Each year the European Lung Foundation (ELF) presents its annual award during the ERS International Congress. The ELF Award recognises people making an impact on respiratory public health.


ERS Teaching Awards

The Teaching Awards recognise ERS’s most dedicated officers; those who contribute to ERS educational content development (e-learning and publications) and events (courses, training programmes, seminars, the ERS Congress and other conferences).

Candidates are selected based on their educational input to the society within the financial year and are assessed according to a scoring system.