Welcoming over 20,000 delegates every year, the annual ERS Congress is a showcase of excellence across the entire field of respiratory medicine. ERS is pleased to announce that the ERS International Congress 2019 will be hosted in Madrid, Spain on 28 September to 2 October 2019 at IFEMA.


We have reached the end of the 29th ERS International Congress and would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has been involved in the Congress this year. To all chairs, presenters, delegates, partners and staff, this event would not be possible without your contributions.

This year, the Congress gathered more than 20,000 delegates over five days to witness more than 420 scientific and educational sessions featuring cutting-edge clinical and scientific presentations in the vibrant city of Madrid.

Joining us at this year’s event was a diverse mix of world-leading respiratory scientists, clinicians, allied healthcare professionals, alongside industry representatives, partnered national societies and international press from all over the world.

As in previous years, we are grateful for the essential input and involvement of patients and patient organisations, facilitated by the European Lung Foundation. This element is very important to our Congress, as improving patient quality of life through enhanced care and treatment is at the core of our overall mission.

Thank you to our partner organisations in the host city for embracing this year’s Healthy Lungs for Life campaign and related activities, which had a number of key themes this year centred on breathing clean air, taking the active option, highlighting the importance of being vaccinated, and promoting and supporting smoking cessation.

We look forward to seeing you all again in Vienna for the 30th annual ERS International Congress..

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Programme information

Details about the educational programme and information for speakers, chairs, reviewers, abstract authors and case submitters.

ERS International Congress 2020

Our 2020 Congress will be hosted in Vienna, Austria from 5-9 September at Reed Messe Wien. The official hotel accommodation partner is Verkehrsbüro MICE Services – Austropa Interconvention. Please contact them for any hotel related questions.