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ERS Membership

On the first of January 2016, an agreement was signed between the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS), in the scope of mutual interest and hereby, we would like to jointly provide you with a brief outline of this important and innovative agreement. 

We are very pleased to inform you that all ARTP members can become ERS members with all associated benefits and rights for a discounted annual fee.

Membership fee

  • ARTP member under 65 years of age:  £20 per year 
  • ARTP member aged over 65 years of age: £ 0 per year (complimentary annual membership)

Membership benefits

  • Electronic access to the following journals: the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) including ERS Congress Abstracts and proceedings supplements of the ERJ, European Respiratory Review (ERR), Breathe and the Monograph
  • Receipt of the ERS Weekly newsletter
  • Possibility to order printed copies of the ERS publications at a special discounted price
  • Discounted registration fees to the ERS International congress
  • Opportunity to participate at the scientific programme of the annual congress of the ERS 
  • Preferred access to ERS Educational Services online and Events
  • Opportunity to participate and vote in the constitutional meetings of the ERS
  • Opportunity to become a candidate for elections of ERS Assemblies up to Assembly Head 
  • Opportunity to become a candidate for elections of the Executive Committee up to ERS Presidency
  • Opportunity to apply for the prestigious academic distinction of “Fellow of the ERS” (FERS)

Compensation for ARTP members who are already members of the ERS

ARTP members who already hold an ERS membership and with membership fees paid to ERS still valid for more than 6 months will be compensated for the value of their remaining membership by the ERS directly with vouchers to be redeemed in exchange for ERS services.

Personal data

In order to make all ERS membership benefits available to ARTP members who wish to join the ERS, ARTP must disclose some of your personal data (title, full name, date of birth and e-mail address) to ERS for the sole purpose of creating a database of ARTP members to be used only under the terms of this agreement.

If you would like to take advantage of this unique offer, please complete and return the below application form to

ERS Opt In Membership Form

We will then amend your direct debit to include the relevant fee or will contact you to process the payment. Please note the deadline for amending your direct debit is 6th May, OPT-IN requests after this date will need to be paid by other means.

Please note in the past ARTP members have been encouraged to take up the free silver membership with the ERS if you were under 35. This membership category is no longer available, if you still hold the free silver membership and are under 35 you will not need to opt-in until this has expired.  

We hope this agreement proves advantageous to ARTP as well as of mutual individual and collective benefits for our two societies.

For any query or further information please see the FAQ on the ARTP Website or contact the ARTP Office at


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