Media Centre

Welcome to the virtual media centre for the 2016 ERS International Congress in London.

The European Respiratory Society welcomes the interest of the press in respiratory issues and is happy to provide assistance to journalists attending the Congress or using the Congress website as a resource in their coverage of respiratory issues.

Information on the Congress and how to register can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact the ERS press officer, Lauren Anderson.


The Congress is open to bona fide representatives of print and electronic media. In order to be accredited for the Congress, you must work for a newspaper, news service, magazine, radio or television stations, or an online news publication and provide evidence of this.

Registration is free of charge to journalists who are in possession of a valid, recognised press card and who are actively reporting on the ERS International Congress. Freelance journalists must present a commissioning letter on headed paper from a recognised news organisation or publication, outlining their reason for attendance.

Online registration is now closed. You will be able to register on site at the ExCel in London. You must be in possession of a valid press card or commissioning letter that demonstrates that you are actively reporting on the Congress for a news outlet. 



For information on travel to London and the venue, and accommodation recommendations during the Congress, please visit the following pages:


During the Congress, journalists are welcome to use the press working room, within the ERS Press Centre. The room has telephones, computers, printers, high-speed internet access and free Wi-Fi.

Light refreshments and snacks will also be available throughout the Congress.

Opening times:

  • Sunday-Tuesday: 08.00-19.00
  • Wednesday: 08.00-13.30

Press Conferences

Official ERS press conferences will take place in the press conference room in the ERS Press Centre and times will be confirmed once the programme is finalised.

Press releases

View all ERS Congress press releases.

To sign up to receive press releases electronically, please contact the ERS Press Officer, Lauren Anderson.

Background information

To find out more about lung diseases, health risk factors and the state of lung health in Europe, visit the European Lung Foundation website.

Media and industry policies

Film, photography and recording request form

Media outlets or press representatives who wish to film, take photos and / or record during scientific sessions at the ERS Congress in restricted areas must complete a filming request form. If approved, press representatives will be given a filming / photo pass for a specific time and location.

Please read the ERS News Media and Public Relations Policy for the ERS Congress for full details.