Early Career Members Committee

Early-career members (ECM) are represented throughout ERS by the Early Career Member Committee (ECMC). Both groups are comprised of members under the age of 40.


ERS has a significant number of ECMs and is committed to supporting them to reach their potential by providing opportunities that are tailored to the needs of professionals at the start of their career. These activities are guided by the important contributions of the ECMC.

  • To support ECMs to fully utilise the opportunities provided by ERS.
  • To ensure that ERS provides suitable and desirable opportunities.
  • To increase ECM involvement in the full range of ERS activities.
  • To ensure that ECM are well-represented in ERS committees, councils and assemblies.
  • To support ECMs to flourish within ERS and apply for leadership roles.

Committee members

Sara Cuevas Ocaña - profile image
Sara Cuevas Ocaña
Early Career Members Committee Chair

Thomas Gille - profile image
Thomas Gille
Early Career Members Committee Co-Chair

Maxime Patout - profile image
Maxime Patout
Assembly 2

Respiratory intensive care

Niki Ubags - profile image
Niki Ubags
Assembly 3

Basic and translational sciences
Chair of the ECM Committee

Declaration of Interests

Declaration of Interests of

Annual Declaration of Interest 2021-2022

1 - Personal interests

Regular Paid Consultancy Work


Personal Benefits


Personal Travel Grants or expenses for conferences etc.


Shares in any Relevant Companies (excluding mutual funds)


2 - Non-Personal interests


3 - Other Interests that may be seen as potential conflicts


4 - Tobacco-Industry related Conflicts of Interests

No. I declare that I have not been full or part time employee of, paid consultant or advisor to /received a grant from the tobacco industry at any time after 1.1.2000, for any project or programme.

*Funds Code Legend
less than € 1'000€ 1001 - € 5'000€ 5'001 - € 20'000more than € 20'000
Matteo Bradicich - profile image
Matteo Bradicich
Assembly 4

Sleep disordered breathing

Carolina Gotera - profile image
Carolina Gotera
Assembly 5

Airway diseases, asthma, COPD and chronic cough

Orianne Dumas - profile image
Orianne Dumas
Assembly 6

Epidemiology and environment

Cristina Ardura-Garcia - profile image
Cristina Ardura-Garcia
Assembly 7


Merel E. Hellemons - profile image
Merel E. Hellemons
Assembly 8

Thoracic surgery and transplantation

Joana Patricia Dos Santos Cruz - profile image
Joana Patricia Dos Santos Cruz
Assembly 9

Allied respiratory professionals

Holly Keir - profile image
Holly Keir
Assembly 10

Respiratory infections

Maria Joana Pereira Catarata - profile image
Maria Joana Pereira Catarata
Assembly 11

Thoracic oncology

Karen Moor - profile image
Karen Moor
Assembly 12

Interstitial lung diseases

Mona Lichtblau - profile image
Mona Lichtblau
Assembly 13

Pulmonary vascular diseases

Daniela Gompelmann - profile image
Daniela Gompelmann
Assembly 14

Clinical techniques, imaging and endoscopy