CERS

Conference of European Respiratory Societies

About CERS

The Conference of European Respiratory Societies (CERS) is a not-for-profit international organisation.

The objectives of CERS are to co-ordinate the common activities of Regional Respiratory Societies, National Respiratory Societies and Specialist Societies with the European Respiratory Society (ERS).

In addition, CERS seeks to improve the standards of care of lung health in Europe by:

  • Increasing awareness of respiratory health and disease
  • Raising awareness of patients’ needs
  • Raising awareness of research needs
  • Increasing funding for patient care, patient service and research
  • Co-ordinating approaches to the European Union (EU) and National Governments
  • Improving medical education and accreditation

CERS mission

In order to achieve its objectives, CERS is committed to:

  • Support national activities at the EU level
  • Support EU activities at the national level
  • Seek to influence the EU Public Health, Research, Environmental and other relevant agendas
  • Provide information and advice on EU initiatives through ERS
  • Promote and facilitate interaction among Regional Respiratory Societies, National Respiratory Societies and Specialist Societies, as well as between Regional Respiratory Societies, National Respiratory Societies and Specialist Societies and ERS
  • Facilitate the establishment of European standards and activities in Postgraduate Education and continuing medical education (CME) accreditation
  • Support the implementation of Task Force recommendations and guidelines
  • Promote and/or facilitate joint membership activities between ERS and Regional Respiratory Societies, National Respiratory Societies and Specialist Societies

CERS membership

Membership of CERS is open to ERS, Regional Respiratory Societies, National Respiratory Societies and Specialist Societies which have respiratory disease as their primary interest or one of their main interests.

ERS, European National Respiratory Societies and European Specialist Societies are members with voting rights. The Respiratory and Specialist Societies of countries outside of Europe are members without voting rights.

CERS is composed of one-member delegate per Society represented and representatives of ERS, and is chaired by the ERS President. CERS convenes three times throughout the year with the main meetings in the spring and again in the fall during the ERS Congress.

CERS Constitution

CERS Constitution (adopted in September 2016)

Dates for upcoming meetings

  • CERS Spring Meeting: 27 March, 2019 – Frankfurt, Germany. Register online by 28 February, 2019.
  • CERS Teleconference: late June TBA – CERS Teleconference
  • CERS/Council Meeting: 30 September, 2019 (13.15-14.45) – ERS Congress, Madrid

Find out more

For more information about CERS please contact societies@ersnet.org or read about the ERS national delegates.