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If you join ERS through your national/regional or respiratory medicine related specialist society, you will receive the full benefits of being an ERS member, including access to ERS publications, webcasts, scientific content, and discounts to conferences and events at a reduced annual membership fee of €30.
No. Your previous existing login details will remain valid.
You will have access to ERS membership benefits in addition to unchanged access to your national/regional or specialist society’s membership benefits.
Yes, you can become a member of ERS by applying directly. However, if you are eligible to become a member of your national/regional or specialist society, you will need to do so to benefit from the reduced ERS membership fees. If you choose not to be a member of any of your national/regional or respiratory medicine related specialist society which has signed an agreement with ERS, you must join ERS directly as a Gold Member. Please complete the online application process through your myERS account.
Yes, you can. An opt-out system will be included when you are informed about the new ERS membership programme by your national/regional or respiratory medicine related specialist society.
If your national/regional/specialist society has already decided to be part of the scheme you can contact the society directly for more information. If your society is not part of the scheme, you can contact ERS membership team directly to find out if your society is in discussions with ERS about the new programme by sending an email to: email@example.com
The ERS community is comprised of Assemblies and Groups that specialise in specific areas of respiratory medicine and set the scientific and educational agenda across all ERS activities. ERS has 11 Assemblies, divided into groups, which members can choose to become affiliated with.
When you first log in to the myERS portal, you can join up to 3 groups of interest: the first one is your main group where you can exercise your voting rights and the second and third choice groups allow you to keep up to date with this professional interest area via mailings and circulars relevant to this topic.
To find out more about your ERS membership and ERS activities, please visit myERS.
Joining the ERS assemblies is not compulsory but it is highly recommended in order for you to fully benefit from your membership and be active in the scientific and educational activities of ERS. By becoming affiliated to an assembly and working groups you become part of the nerve centre of ERS; voting for new leaders, shaping key activities such as the Congress programme and task forces, and being the first to hear about new opportunities and events in your professional interest area.
You can update your contact details and check your membership whenever needed through the myERS portal. Alternatively if you experience any issues with the system you can contact the ERS Membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details regarding ERS membership, please contact us at email@example.com.
You can request your login information.
The free silver under 40 membership category, is only available to individuals who are NOT eligible for membership through one of our partner societies. If you are being prompted for the full gold membership, it means that you are eligible for membership from one of society partners. See the full list of partner societies.
We encourage payment by VISA or MASTERCARD. You will be prompted to use your credit card to complete the purchase when purchasing or renewing a membership through myERS. It is also possible to pay via bank transfer. If you are interested in doing this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having multiple accounts in myERS creates technical and login issues. If you discover that you have two or more accounts, please contact the membership team.
If your professional category is not accepted by your national society, myERS will recognise this and you will be prompted to pay a €30 membership fee.
The ERS made the decision to stop printing and mailing copies of ERJ, ERR and Breathe earlier this year and came into effect in January 2020.
Over the years, it has become clear that continuing to print and mail a limited circulation of journals when the online versions are so highly accessed and visible across the world no longer seems like a sensible use of resources. It also becomes increasingly hard to justify this when ERS advocates for clean air for all, and we need to be seen to be taking positive action where it is possible to do so for our activities.
Despite this change, your membership package still comprises online access to the ERS publications, in addition to the ability to access a large range of e-learning materials and obtain substantial discounts on scientific events, such as attendance of the ERS Congress.
Gold dual membership is an arrangement that ERS has with a number of sister organisations to offer a discount for ERS Gold membership. If you are currently a member of ATS/APSR/EAACI/ESPR/ESCMID you can benefit from this discount and join ERS for a reduced rate of €145.
You can access ERS publications by logging into your myERS account using your username and password and then clicking on the Publications tab at the top of the page. This will redirect you to the Publications section and allow you to access the content online.
Alternatively, you can access the Publications section directly at https://www.ersjournals.com/ and login using your myERS username and password.