The Society

ERS membership

ERS is made up of over 35,000 respiratory clinicians, scientists and allied healthcare professionals, spanning more than 160 countries worldwide. Members are central to the Society and actively participate in setting the agenda across all ERS activities. Members have access to and enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits.

Member benefits

The latest science

  • Online access to all ERS Publications, including the European Respiratory Journal, covering the spectrum of respiratory topics.
  • Discounted access to the latest clinical data delivered by world-leading experts across ERS events, including the ERS International Congress, Lung Science Conference and the Sleep and Breathing Conference.

Educational resources

  • Access a full range of e-learning resources, including webinars, podcasts, and the ERS Respiratory Channel for free.
  • Attend ERS courses and seminars for a discounted rate.
  • Discounted access to HERMES examinations.

Funding and fellowship opportunities

  • Fellowship opportunities are available annually, including short-term and long-term research, clinical training and others.
  • Bursary and grant opportunities for courses and conferences.
  • Annual award opportunities offer research funding.

Network, connect and get involved

  • Join a dedicated assembly based on your interest areas.
  • Get involved by offering your expertise in the ERS competence list.
  • Nominate and vote in ERS officers’ elections.
  • Support for Early Career Members.

ERS International Congress

Our annual Congress is the largest respiratory congress in the world, regularly attracting more than 20,000 delegates. As well as discounted access to the event and the full range of scientific and educational opportunities, members can also get involved in onsite meetings with their assembly, join the annual General Assembly meeting and enjoy one of many organised networking events exclusively for our members.

Member discounts

Members receive discounts on the majority of ERS activities – including courses, the ERS international Congress, conferences, examinations, hard copy printed publications and ERS events.

MyERS: an online platform

MyERS is the Society’s online platform. All members are required to set up an account. A MyERS account allows members to change their preferences and manage their settings, submit abstracts, apply for opportunities and register for events. Non members who wish to access some of ERS’s activities are also required to set up an account.


Do you have a question about membership? Read our frequently asked questions first.

The Conference of European Respiratory Societies (CERS)

CERS is an annual platform whereby ERS and partnered societies can come together and coordinate common activities.