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.

National Delegates, Assembly Heads and Secretaries, and Group Chairs and Secretaries

Results announcement

ERS is delighted to share the details of the successful candidates following the latest round of member votes in the ERS elections. We congratulate the successful candidates and thank all ERS members who participated in these elections.

The successful candidates are as follows:

Assembly Heads

  • Assembly 4 – Sleep disordered breathing – Winfried J.Randerath
  • Assembly 9 – Allied respiratory professionals – Daniel Langer
  • Assembly 11 – Thoracic oncology – Torsten Gerriet Blum
  • Assembly 12 – Interstitial lung diseases – Katerina Antoniou
  • Assembly 13 – Pulmonary vascular diseases – Anton Vonk Noordegraaf

Assembly Secretaries

  • Assembly 1 – Respiratory clinical care and physiology – Frits M.E.Franssen
  • Assembly 4 – Sleep disordered breathing – Sophia E. Schiza
  • Assembly 9 – Allied respiratory professionals – Jellien Makonga-Braaksma
  • Assembly 11 – Thoracic oncology – Najib M.Rahman
  • Assembly 12 – Interstitial lung diseases – Michael Kreuter
  • Assembly 13 – Pulmonary vascular diseases – Olivier Sitbon

Group Chairs

  • Group 01.01 – Clinical problems – Shailesh Balasaheb Kolekar
  • Group 01.03 – General practice and primary care – Miguel Román Rodriguez
  • Group 03.01 – Molecular pathology and functional genomics – Arnaud Mailleux
  • Group 05.01 – Airway pharmacology and treatment – Lena Uller
  • Group 06.01 – Epidemiology – Om Prakash Kurmi
  • Group 07.01 – Paediatric respiratory physiology and sleep – Nicole Beydon
  • Group 07.02 – Paediatric asthma and allergy – Angela Zacharasiewicz
  • Group 07.05 – Neonatology and paediatric intensive care – Anna Lavizzari
  • Group 07.06 – Paediatric respiratory epidemiology – Myrofora Goutaki
  • Group 09.02 – Physiotherapists – Deniz Inal-Ince
  • Group 11.01 – Lung cancer – Georgia Hardavella
  • Group 11.02 – Pleural and mediastinal malignancies – Kevin Blyth
  • Group 12.01 – Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias – Marlies S. Wijsenbeek
  • Group 12.02 – ILD / DPLD of known origin – Elena Bargagli
  • Group 12.03 – Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous ILD / DPLD – Paolo Spagnolo
  • Group 12.04 – Rare ILD / DPLD – Maria Molina Molina
  • Group 13.01 – Pulmonary hypertension – Silvia Ulrich
  • Group 13.02 – Pulmonary embolism – Laurent Bertoletti
  • Group 14.01 – Interventional pulmonology – Mohammed Munavvar
  • Group 14.02 – Imaging – Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki

Group Secretaries

  • Group 01.01 – Clinical problems – Georgios Kaltsakas
  • Group 01.03 – General practice and primary care – Cláudia Vicente
  • Group 03.01 – Molecular pathology and functional genomics – Audrey Joannes
  • Group 05.01 – Airway pharmacology and treatment – Alexander Mathioudakis
  • Group 06.01 – Epidemiology – Vanessa Garcia-Larsen
  • Group 07.01 – Paediatric respiratory physiology and sleep – Stijn Verhulst
  • Group 07.05 – Neonatology and paediatric intensive care – Emanuela Zannin
  • Group 07.06 – Paediatric respiratory epidemiology – Maribel Casas
  • Group 10.02 – Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases – Fusun Ayşegül Öner Eyüboğlu
  • Group 11.01 – Lung cancer – Andriani Charpidou
  • Group 11.02 – Pleural and mediastinal malignancies – Avinash Aujayeb
  • Group 12.01 – Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias – Wim A. Wuyts
  • Group 12.02 – ILD / DPLD of known origin – Antoine Froidure
  • Group 12.03 – Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous ILD / DPLD – Marcel Veltkamp
  • Group 12.04 – Rare ILD / DPLD – Cormac McCarthy
  • Group 13.01 – Pulmonary hypertension – Yochai Adir
  • Group 13.02 – Pulmonary embolism – Luis Jose Jara Palomares
  • Group 14.01 – Interventional pulmonology – Peter I. Bonta
  • Group 14.02 – Imaging – Helmut Prosch

Early career committee representatives

  • Assembly 1 – Respiratory clinical care and physiology – Gille Thomas
  • Assembly 4 – Sleep disordered breathing – Matteo Bradicich
  • Assembly 10 – Respiratory infections – Holly Keir
  • Assembly 12 – Interstitial lung diseases – Catharina Moor
  • Assembly 13 – Pulmonary vascular diseases – Mona Lichtblau

National Delegates

  • Japan – Yasuhiko Nishioka
  • Kyrgyzstan – Maamed Mademilov
  • United States of America – MeiLan K.Han

Further queries

For any queries regarding the ERS elections, please contact: elections@ersnet.org

Open positions

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

European Respiratory Review Chief Editor

Job descriptionEuropean Respiratory Review is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing state-of-the-art reviews, updates, meeting proceedings, editorials and correspondence on current topical issues in respiratory medicine, science and surgery. The Chief Editor will be responsible for the scientific content of the Review and potential growth of the journal over the coming years.

Duration of role: The role will formally commence in January 2022 and finish in December 2024, however, the new editor will begin shadowing the current editor around 6 months before the start of their mandate.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a covering statement of suitability, outlining your vision for the development of the journal, to erspublications@ersnet.org by the deadline date of Friday 19 February, 2021.

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ERJ Open Research Chief Editor

Job descriptionERJ Open Research is an open-access original research journal which aims to publish high-quality work in all fields of respiratory science and medicine, covering basic science, clinical translational science and clinical medicine. The Chief Editor will be responsible for the scientific content of the journal and identify areas where it could fulfil a need within the respiratory publishing environment.

Duration of role: The role will formally commence in January 2022 and finish in December 2024, however, the new editor will begin shadowing the current editor around 6 months before the start of their mandate.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a covering statement of suitability, outlining your vision for the development of the journal, to erspublications@ersnet.org by the deadline date of Friday 19 February, 2021.

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ERS Conferences and Seminars Director

Job description: The ERS Conferences and Seminars Director is involved in the development and delivery of four key ERS activities, including the ERS Lung Science Conference, ERS Research Seminars, external meetings endorsement and the ERS International Congress Programme Committee. The Director steers the themes and key topics of ERS events and helps to ensure that activities follow ERS recommendations, guidelines, and policies. The Director is part of the ERS Science Council and is supported by the ERS office.

Duration of role: The role will formally commence in 2022 and finish in 2025, however, the new director will shadow the current director prior to the start of their mandate.

More information:

How to apply: Please send the completed application form and a copy of your CV to scientific@ersnet.org by the deadline date of Monday 15 March, 2021.


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