Programme highlight: early career members

ERS is committed to providing career development opportunities in respiratory medicine and science to all early career members.

This year's Congress offers essential networking opportunity allowing individuals beginning their respiratory careers to meet and discuss relevant topics with experienced and highly accomplished respiratory professionals as well as their immediate peers. There are also specific networking activities planned as part of the programme, such as the Young Scientists Networking Evening.

Additionally, we have a full educational programme including a number of professional development workshops which are new this year and will be particularly valuable to our early career members because they provide practical tips and guidelines on selected topics and procedures led by experts in the field. These will take place alongside the usual organised sessions and grand rounds.

Dr Agnes Boots, Chair of the ERS Early Career Members' committee, said: "The Congress is a great place to hear the latest respiratory topics in the field, alongside providing an invaluable networking opportunity for all professionals starting out in the respiratory field. ERS values the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of Early Career Members and a series of dedicated sessions are aimed at welcoming and involving this group of professionals into the heart of ERS."

We would like to highlight the following activities in particular, but would encourage early career members to view the full programme and search out sessions and courses according to their field of interest.

Get involved with the early career/junior members committee (JMC) by putting yourself forward for nomination in the upcoming elections. For more information about the process please contact your Assembly Head or Assembly JMC representative here.

Note: Educational sessions (postgraduate courses, skills workshops, challenging clinical cases, professional development workshops and meet the expert sessions) can be attended at an additional cost to the standard registration fee.

Date Time Session Session type
04.09.2016 08:30 to 10:30 ERS Publications: a focus on recent guidelines and task forces Session
04.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 Paediatric Grand round: an interactive session Grand round
04.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 State-of-the-art research techniques in royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London I Session
04.09.2016 13:00 to 14:30 2016 Respiratory Championship: become a champion in respiratory medicine Championship
04.09.2016 14:45 to 16:45 Radiology: an interactive session Grand round
05.09.2016 08:00 to 10:30 Preparing your content for teaching online Professional Development Workshop
05.09.2016 08:30 to 10:30 Yernault lecture, preceded by the symposium: Latest developments in noninvasive ventilation: improvements and gadgets Session
05.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 How to deal with difficult people Professional Development Workshop
05.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 State-of-the-art techniques in royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London II Session
05.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 ERS Statements and Technical Standards: recent outcomes Session
05.09.2016 13:00 to 14:30 Establishing core facilities for measuring clinical trial outcomes Professional Development Workshop
05.09.2016 14:45 to 16:45 Scientific Grand round: Precision medicine: an interactive session Grand round
06.09.2016 08:00 to 10:30 Designing and conducting research in malignant pleural effusion Professional Development Workshop
06.09.2016 11:00 to 12:30 Navigate your publishing process Professional Development Workshop
06.09.2016 13:00 to 14:30 Combining the clinic and research Professional Development Workshop
06.09.2016 14:45 to 16:00 Becoming a successful young researcher in an era of opportunities: a session organised by the ERS Early career member committee (ECMC) Session
06.09.2016 15:00 to 17:00 Writing multiple choice questions Professional Development Workshop
06.09.2016 16:00 to 17:15 ERS Fellowship career development Session
06.09.2016 17:30 to 19:15 Young scientists networking evening Ceremony
07.09.2016 10:45 to 12:45 London Respiratory Network: overcoming the trend to increaseing specialisation to benefit patients with complex respiratory needs Session