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Welcome to the virtual media centre for the 2015 ERS International Congress in Amsterdam.

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 can still register on site at the Amsterdam RAI from 26 September, 2015. You must bring either a valid press card or a commissioning letter to be granted press access. The on site press centre is open from 27 September, 2015.


For information on travel to Amsterdam and accommodation 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

Press releases will be posted online once the embargo lifts on the press releases page. 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

ERS News Media and Public Relations Policy for the ERS Congress  

ERS Industry Policy for Press Activities at the ERS Congress 



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