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

Thomas Gille - profile image
Thomas Gille
Assembly 1

Respiratory clinical care and physiology

Christoph Fisser - profile image
Christoph Fisser
Assembly 2

Respiratory intensive care

Sara Cuevas Ocaña - profile image
Sara Cuevas Ocaña
Assembly 3

Basic and translational sciences

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

Susanne J. H. Vijverberg - profile image
Susanne J. H. Vijverberg
Assembly 7


Dorina Rama Esendagli - profile image
Dorina Rama Esendagli
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

Amanda Dandanell Juul  - profile image
Amanda Dandanell Juul
Assembly 14

Clinical techniques, imaging and endoscopy