ERS elections and open positions

Alongside an opportunity for members to take on official and essential roles within the European Respiratory Society (ERS) structure, ERS members also have an opportunity to have their say about the future leaders of the Society through open voting.

Senior leadership elections

Voting is now open in the 2021 senior leadership elections. ERS members can vote to elect their preferred candidates to fulfil the following roles:

  • Vice President (who will successively become ERS President Elect and then ERS President)
  • Secretary General Elect
  • Science Council Chair Elect
  • Treasurer Elect
  • Internal Auditors (two open positions)

View the candidates, their personal statements and vote on myERS. Voting closes on 13 August at 23:59 CEST.

Please note that only ERS members with a valid membership prior to 21 May at 23:59 CEST are eligible to vote in the 2021 leadership elections.

Assembly elections

ERS members can now vote to elect their preferred candidate to fulfil the following roles:

Open position Voting closes
Early Career Representative for ERS Assembly 11 (Thoracic oncology)8 August at 23:59 CEST
Secretary for ERS Assembly 3 (Basic and translational sciences)12 August at 23:59 CEST


View the candidates, their personal statements and vote on myERS.

Further queries

For any queries regarding the ERS elections, please contact:


Open positions

All calls for candidates for open positions within ERS will be updated on this page, so please check back regularly.

ERS HERMES Examination in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine Committee Member

Job description:

The ERS HERMES Examination Committee in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine is currently looking for a new member. The successful candidate will:

  • Write high-quality multiple-choice questions for the examination.
  • Ensure that the examination blueprint is adequately covered.
  • Participate in the selection of the final examination content.
  • Set pass/fail limit after each year’s examination in collaboration with the committee.
  • Participate in the selection of appropriate subject areas for new questions.
  • Promote the ERS examination among scientific societies and health authorities.

Duration of role:

Three years, renewable once.

More information:

Role and responsibilities
Application form

How to apply:

Please email your completed application form to by 31 August 2021.


Should you have any further queries about this role, please contact


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