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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.