Direct ERS membership

Joining ERS as a direct member

The majority of European Respiratory Society (ERS) members choose to join through partnered national, regional or specialist societies. However, in countries where ERS does not have a membership agreement with a local society, it is still possible to join us as a direct member.

Direct membership categories and costs

ERS offers different membership categories based on age, country of residence and professional activity. Please note that beginning in January 2023, the direct membership structure has been simplified and streamlined to six direct membership categories instead of nine. Your category will be confirmed to you once you have entered your details as part of the application process.

You now have the option to pay for membership via AutoPay. To learn more, read our AutoPay Terms and Conditions.

Direct membership categories Membership fee
Gold 170 EUR/year
Gold – Dual *(dual membership with ATS/APSR/EAACI/ESPR/ESCMID/ISEE) 145 EUR/year
Silver (Allied Health Professionals, Scientists, Seniors) 70 EUR/year
Silver (Low income countries GDP < 20,000 USD) 60 EUR/year
Silver (Early career – under age 40, who is not eligible for membership through a partner society) 30 EUR/year
Silver (Early career – under age 40, low income countries GDP < 20,000 USD, who are not eligible for membership through a partner society ) FREE


Become a direct member

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How to become a direct member

Joining ERS as a direct member is easy:

  • Go to our online portal MyERS
  • Select JOIN from the become an ERS member option
  • Create an account if you do not already have one
  • Complete the online application process and follow the instructions
  • This process will confirm which category and costing is applicable to you
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Member benefits

Find out about the many benefits of ERS membership

Join through a partner society

Joining through your national society allows you to become a member for a significantly reduced price.


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