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.

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

Election results

Following nomination and voting periods, we are pleased to announce the newly elected candidates. The majority of these candidates will commence their mandate in September 2022.

See elected candidates from round 1

See elected candidates from round 2

Remaining positions open for voting

Following an application/nomination period, a voting period will run between 13 January and 31 January 2022 to elect a candidate for the following role. The result will be announced on 3 February, 2022.

Group Chair
  • Group 05.03: Allergy and immunology

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ERS is based across three offices, over three countries. Each office can be contacted via telephone or email.

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Senior leadership elections

Following the ERS General Assembly 2021 meeting (10 September, 2021), it is with great pleasure that we announce a number of key appointments to the Executive Committee:

  • Vice President: Monika Gappa
  • Secretary General Elect: Judith Garcia Aymerich
  • Treasurer Elect: Peter J. Wijkstra
  • Science Council Chair Elect: Nicolas Roche
  • Internal Auditors (from 2022): Lieuwe D.J. Bos & Michal Shteinberg

A new cohort of ERS officers will also officially begin their mandates as Assembly Heads and Secretaries and Group Chairs and Secretaries following the meeting.

ERS congratulates the successful candidates on their election, and we wish all well in their new roles.

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.

European Respiratory Journal Chief Editor


ERS is currently looking for the next Chief Editor of the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ). The ERJ is the flagship journal of the European Respiratory Society and is one of the most highly regarded peer-reviewed respiratory journals worldwide.

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for the overall quality and content of the ERJ and will be the ambassador(s) for the journal in the respiratory community.

Please read the job description in full for more information.

Quick reference:

  • This position has a 5-year mandate (non-extendable, non-renewable), commencing September 2022 and finishing in September 2027. The new Chief Editor(s) would be expected to begin shadowing the current Chief Editor around 6 months before the start of their mandate.
  • Applications from a single candidate or joint candidates will be accepted.
  • Chief Editor(s) may be based outside of Europe.
  • This position is not salaried, but financial compensation will be made to the Editor’s institution.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and a covering statement to the ERS publications team by the deadline date of 20 December, 2021.


Should you have any further queries about this role, please contact the ERS publications team.