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 Delegate elections

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Voting is now open to elect Assembly Heads and Secretaries, Group Chairs and Secretaries, and National Delegates.

Note that only ERS members can vote. Voting closes on 10 December, 2021.

Assembly Heads

Nominated by the Nominations Committee

  • Assembly 1: Respiratory clinical care and physiology
  • Assembly 2: Respiratory intensive care
  • Assembly 3: Basic and translational sciences
  • Assembly 8: Thoracic surgery and transplantation
  • Assembly 14: Clinical techniques, imaging and endoscopy

Assembly Secretaries

  • Assembly 2: Respiratory intensive care
  • Assembly 3: Basic and translational sciences
  • Assembly 8: Thoracic surgery and transplantation
  • Assembly 14: Clinical techniques, imaging and endoscopy

Group Chairs

  • Group 01.04: m-Health/e-Health
  • Group 02.01: Acute critical care
  • Group 02.02: Noninvasive ventilatory support
  • Group 03.02: Airway cell biology and immunopathology
  • Group 03.03: Mechanisms of lung injury and repair
  • Group 04.01: Sleep science – basic and translational
  • Group 04.02: Clinical and epidemiological respiratory sleep medicine
  • Group 05.02: Monitoring airway disease
  • Group 05.03: Allergy and immunology
  • Group 08.01: Thoracic surgery
  • Group 08.02: Transplantation
  • Group 09.03: Nurses

Group Secretaries

  • Group 01.04: m-Health/e-Health
  • Group 02.01: Acute critical care
  • Group 02.02: Noninvasive ventilatory support
  • Group 03.02: Airway cell biology and immunopathology
  • Group 03.03: Mechanisms of lung injury and repair
  • Group 04.01: Sleep science – basic and translational
  • Group 04.02: Clinical and epidemiological respiratory sleep medicine
  • Group 05.02: Monitoring airway disease
  • Group 05.03: Allergy and immunology
  • Group 08.01: Thoracic surgery
  • Group 08.02: Transplantation
  • Group 09.03: Nurses

National Delegates

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Indonesia
  • Libya
  • Pakistan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine

Early career representative

  • Assembly 2: Respiratory intensive care
  • Assembly 3: Basic and translational sciences
  • Assembly 7: Paediatrics
  • Assembly 8: Thoracic surgery and transplantation
  • Assembly 14: Clinical techniques, imaging and endoscopy

Only one vote can be cast per person in each category. To vote, sign in to myERS, select the ‘Elections’ tab, then cast your votes.

The results of these elections will be announced in December 2021.

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

Second round nomination period

A second round of the nomination period for the 2022 ERS elections is open for a limited number of roles not yet filled. The call is open to all ERS members.

Group Chairs

  • Group 14.03: Ultrasound

Interested candidates can apply via myERS, or nominate another ERS member by emailing elections@ersnet.org, before 7 November, 2021.

A voting period will begin on 9 November, 2021, following the above application/nomination period. Voting will close on 10 December, 2021 with the results announced shortly after.

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: 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 Journal Chief Editor

About:

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.

Queries:

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


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