ERS International Congress 2022

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2022 will take place from 4-6 September 2022. It will be a hybrid conference, with onsite attendance in Barcelona, Spain, and participation online.  

04/09/2022 - 06/09/2022

About the ERS Congress

The ERS Congress is an annual conference. It brings together the world’s respiratory experts to present and discuss the latest scientific and clinical advances across the entire field of respiratory medicine.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Congress was held in a virtual format in 2020 and 2021. This year, as there are still many uncertainties around COVID-19, the Congress will be hybrid and have a reduced capacity onsite. This means there will be the opportunity to be onsite in Barcelona or access the Congress online. 

For more information, visit the ERS Congress website.

Patients at Congress

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) helps to make the Congress more accessible to patients and patient organisation representatives. However, due to the reduced size of the Congress this year and COVID-19 uncertainties, many activities will be held online.  

The annual ELF Patient Organisation Networking Day will focus on self-management and will be held online on 31 August 2022. Visit the event page to find out more and register to attend. 

Patient track 2022

We have put together a ‘patient track’ to show the sessions taking place at Congress which we believe to be the most patient-focused, and when they will take place. It has been designed to help patient representatives see which sessions they might be interested in attending, either in person or online. It also shows which sessions have patient speakers involved.

View and download the Patient Track

Patient speakers in sessions

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Hanna Nielsen
Precision medicine for Asthma, COPD and Chronic Cough: New drugs, new biomarkers & new approaches

Country: Sweden

Representative of: 3TR Patient Advisory Group

Session type: State of the Art

Date and time of session: Sunday 4 September, 09:30-11:00

Session link
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Steve Jones
Holistic management and rehabilitation of fibrosing interstitial lung diseases

Country: United Kingdom

Representative of: EU-IPFF

Session type: Symposium

Date and time of session: Sunday 4 September, 09:30-11:00

Session link
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Danny Vijsma
Moving to prevention of preschool wheeze and asthma: almost there?

Country: The Netherlands

Session type: Hot topic

Date and time of session: Sunday 4 September, 09:30-11:00

Session link
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Seamus Cotter
Thoracic oncology: Unravelling lung cancer mazes; a call for aggressive approach

Country: Ireland

Respresentative of: Lung Cancer PAG and OPTIMA PAG

Session type: State of the Art

Date and time of session: Sunday 4 September, 09:30-11:00

Session link
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Grant McIntyre
Post-critical care long COVID: reducing the physical and emotional toll

Country: United Kingdom

Session type: Symposium

Date and time of session: Sunday 4 September, 16:00-17:30

Session link
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Olena Yurchenko
How a crisis impacts healthcare providers and patients

Country: Ukraine

Representative of: Pulmonary Hypertension Ukrainian Rare Disease Association (PHURDA)

Session type: Symposium

Date and time of session: Monday 5 September, 11:15-12:45

Session link
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Carlos Alberto dos Anjos de Sousa
Utilising exercise testing in pre-operative assessment, rehabilitation and exercise prescription

Country: Portugal

Session type: Symposium

Date and time of session: Monday 5 September, 14:15-15:45

Session link
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Gergely Meszaros
Update on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Country: Hungary

Representative of: PHA Europe

Session type: Symposium

Date and time of session: Monday 5 September, 16:00-17:30

Session link
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Barbara Bandirali
Management of complicated sarcoidosis: Management decisions and dealing with complications

Country: Italy

Representative of: Associazione Contra la Sarcoidosi Italia (ACSI)

Session type: Symposium

Date and time of session: Tuesday 6 September, 11:15-12:45

Session link


*Onsite registration has sold out! There are no more spaces to attend the Congress in person. You can still register to attend online, however, to get the patient representative discount you must register before 1 September. ELF staff will be travelling to Barcelona and will be unable to check your eligibility to register as a patient representative.*

Representatives of patient organisations that are part of the ELF Patient Organisation Network are eligible to register for the Congress both onsite and online at a reduced rate. If you are part of a respiratory patient organisation that is not part of the ELF network, you can register to join the Network for free. 

ERS Congress patient representative fees: 

  • Onsite registration: €100 
  • Online registration: €50 

These registration rates will remain the same during the full registration period (April – September 2022). 

To begin your registration process as a patient representative, you will first need to complete the form below. After completing the form, ELF will review your eligibility. Once approved, you will receive an email with instructions of how to purchase and secure your registration. 

ERS Congress 2022 - patient registration

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patient org*
Before completing this form, please confirm that you are a representative of a patient organisation in the ELF Patient Organisation Network. If you are not, you will not be eligible for patient registration. If you are a practicing health professional who is also involved in a patient organisation, you are not eligible for the patient registration. Please see the ERS Congress registration page to register under a different category.

Patient organisation

Personal details

Country (where you are based)*

Registration type

Which type of registration would you like to purchase?*

Industry sessions

Please note that there will be industry symposia and industry showreels taking place during the live virtual ERS International Congress. In order to comply with European legislation, we kindly ask any patient organisation representatives attending the conference to agree to not attend these sessions or to access these materials.

MyERS account

Do you have a myERS account?*
If you are eligible for the discount price (we will confirm your eligibility via email), you will need a myERS account to access the ERS Congress platform.  If you do not have a myERS account, we will create one for you by using the details you have provided in this form. These details will be saved in the ELF database and synched to the ERS database to create your myERS account. We will only do this if you agree to the Data Privacy terms and conditions in this form. Once you have completed this form, we will send you an email with your myERS login details. When you have received this email, please login and follow the instructions to pay for your registration.  Please do not create your own myERS account.

Data privacy

data agree*
By completing this form, you agree that all data provided may be used (saved, stored, processed, transmitted and deleted) and shared with partners/suppliers in compliance with the European Respiratory Society and European Lung Foundation Privacy Policy to allow for your registration. If you do not agree with the data privacy terms, we are unable to process your registration and you will not benefit from the ERS member rate.