World Village

World village 2017

The World Village provides an opportunity and space for attendees and national societies from across the globe to network, develop partnerships, strengthen existing partnerships and share details about current and upcoming activities.


  • Hall 7.2

Opening hours

  • 16-18 September: 09:00-17:00
  • 19 September: 09:00-12:00

World Village Activities

To find out more about activities taking place in the World Village, access the Congress programme and enter 'World Village' in the search box.

The World Village lounge is the perfect area to network and you can seek out further information about current and future developments from any of the surrounding stands.

Both ERS and the European Lung Foundation will have representatives ready to answer your queries. Additionally, the manned ERS Bookshop is on site should you be interested in or have any questions about any ERS publication.

You can also find out more about the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign and how you can get involved at the dedicated stand.

Participating Organisations

National / international societies

Country / region Organisation Acronym


Asociación Argentina de Medicina Respiratoria AAMR

Australia / New Zealand

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand TSANZ
Austria Austrian Society of Pneumology ÖGP/ASP
Belgium Belgische Vereniging voor Respiratoire Kinesitherapie/Belgian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapy BVP-SBP
Brazil Associacao Brasileira de Fisioterapia Cardiorrespiratoria e Fisioterapia em Terapia Intensiva ASSOBRAFIR
Brazil Brazilian Thoracic Society SBPT
Bulgaria Bulgarian Respiratory Society BRS
Canada Canadian Thoracic Society CTS
Chile Sociedad Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratorias SERCHILE
China Chinese Association of Chest Physicians CACP
China Chinese Thoracic Society CTS
Croatia Croatian Respiratory Society CRS-CMA
Czech Republic Czech Pneumological and Pthisiologial Society CPFS
Egypt Egyptian Pediatric Pulmonolgy Society EPPS EPPS
Egypt Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis ESCDT
Estonia Estonian Respiratory Society EKS
France Association Nationale pour les Traitements A Domicile, les Innovations et la Recherche ANTADIR
France / Francophone countries Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française SPLF
Germany German Center for Lung Research DZL
Germany German Respiratory Society DGP
Greece Hellenic Paediatric Respiratory Society HPRS
Greece Hellenic Thoracic Society HTS
Hungary Hungarian Respiratory Society MTT
India Indian Chest Society ICS
Iran National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease NRITLD
Ireland Irish Thoracic Society ITS
Israel Israeli Society of Pulmonology ISP
Italy Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists AIPO
Italy Italian Respiratory Society Societa Italiana di Pneumologia SIP
Italy Società Italiana per le Malattie Respiratorie Infantili SIMRI
Japan Japanese Respiratory Society JRS
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Thoracic Society KZS
Latvia Latvian Society of Lung Physicians LSLP
Lebanon Lebanese Pulmonary Society SLP
Lithuania Lithuanian Society of Pulmonology and Allergy LSPA
Macedonia Macedonian Respiratory Society MRS
Peru Sociedad Peruana de Neumología SPeN
Philippines Philippine College of Chest Physicians PCCP
Poland Polish Respiratory Society PTChP
Portugal Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia SPP
Romania Romanian Society of Pneumology SRP
Russia Russian Respiratory Society RRS
Serbia Respiratory Society of Serbia RSS
Serbia Serbian Respiratory Society SRS
South Africa South African Thoracic Society SATS
South Korea Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases KATRD
Spain Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica SEPAR
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka College of Pulmonologists SLCP
Sweden Swedish Respiratory Society SLMF
Switzerland Swiss Society of Pneumology SGP
Taiwan Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine TSPCCM
Tunisia Tunisian Society of respiratory Diseases and Allergology STMRA
Turkey Turkish Respiratory Society TRS
Turkey Turkish Thoracic Society TTS
United Kingdom Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology ARTP
United Kingdom British Thoracic Society BTS

Regional societies / projects

Africa Pan African Thoracic Society PATS
Asia Asian Pacific Society of Respirology APSR
Europe European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology EAACI
Europe European Society of Swallowing Disorders ESSD
Europe European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention ENSP
South America Asociación Latino Americana de Tórax ALAT
USA American Thoracic Society ATS
USA American College of Chest Physicians CHEST
Worldwide Forum of International Respiratory Societies FIRS
Worldwide International Society for Aerosols in Medicine ISAM

Patient organisations

Austria Österreichische Lungenunion ÖLU
Belgium COPD VZW  --
Belgium ApneuVereniging Vlaanderen --
Belgium Pulmonary Hypertension Belgium PH Belgium
Czech Republic Czech Civic Association against Lung Diseases COPN
France La Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de Malades Insuffisants ou Handicapés Respiratoires FFAIR
France Association Pierre Enjalran Fibrose Pulmonaire Idiopathique APEFPI
Germany Deutsche Sarkoidose-Vereinigung e.V. DSV
Germany Morbus Osler Selbsthilfe e.V. --
Ireland Asthma Society of Ireland --
Ireland Sleep Disorder Support Foundation/Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust SDSF
Italy Amici contro la Sarcoidosi Italia ONLUS ACSI
Italy Unione Trapiantati Polmone Padova --
Italy Associazione Apnoici Italiani onlus --
Italy Associazione Respiriamo Insieme Onlus --
Italy Associazione Respirando --
Italy Federasma e Allergie ONLUS --
Italy Un Respiro di Speranza --
Netherlands --
Netherlands Longfonds --
Poland Association For The Fight Against Lung Cancer in Poland --
Portugal Associação de Transplantados Pulmonares de Portugal ATPP
Portugal Respira – Portuguese association of people with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases --
Romania Romanian TB Patients Organisation ARB-TB
Spain Lovexair Foundation Lovexair
Spain Asociación Nacional de Enfermos de Sarcoidosis ANES
Sweden Astma och Allergi Förbundet --
Turkey Pembe Hanım --
United Kingdom British Lung Foundation --
United Kingdom Asthma UK --
United Kingdom Sarcoidosis UK --
United Kingdom June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund --
Ukraine Lviv City Charitable Foundation of "Sister Dalila" --
Ukraine Pulmonary Hypertension - Ukrainian Rare Disease Association  PHURDA
Europe European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patient Associations EFA
Europe FreshAir --
Europe Lung Cancer Europe LuCE
Europe European Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Related Disorders Federation EU-IPFF
Europe Cystic Fibrosis Europe CF Europe
Europe European Pulmonary Hypertension Association PHA Europe
Worldwide Global Allergy Asthma Patient Platform GAAPP