Welcome from the Congress Chairs

Welcome to London 2016!

The European Respiratory Society will come to London for the first time in 2016 to host the world's largest and most influential meeting for respiratory physicians, scientists and allied health professionals London is a fitting choice for the 26th ERS International Congress.

Hosted in our home city of London, the Congress will be located in one of the best connected cities in Europe, boasting a proud history of scientific innovation and medical discoveries. Many of the world's most famous innovative thinkers have lived and worked in London including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world-wide-web, Sir Alexander Fleming who discovered penicillin and many famous chest physicians.

The Congress Scientific programme will present the best in science and educational sessions from distinguished researchers from across the globe. Covering key topics in respiratory medicine from across the spectrum of disease areas including TB, lung cancer, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, COPD, and asthma amongst others, the Congress is the best place to build skills and knowledge through hearing the latest topics in the field. The Congress venue, ExCeL London, is located on the banks of the River Thames in the bustling East London, the location of the 2012 Olympic Games.

It is the perfect site to explore many of London's famous landmarks when there is space in between busy congress schedules. Travel around London is very easy with the extensive underground system, Docklands Light Railway and buses. We look forward to welcoming you to the ERS International Congress where we will continue our mission to promote lung health and drive standards in respiratory medicine.


Professor Peter Barnes, ERS Congress Chair

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Professor Maria Belvisi, ERS Congress Co-Chair

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