ERS Presidential Summits

ERS Presidential Summits are a forum for discussion between science and policy and provide a broad platform from which to tackle respiratory disease. Topics have ranged from developing the European Respiratory Roadmap to discussions about health inequalities and research priorities.

Note: participation in these events is by invitation only. Contact


“Breaking down barriers to lung health: a better environment for better medicines”

Rome, Italy

2-3 July, 2014

The European Respiratory Society is hosting its 2014 Annual Presidential Summit in Rome, Italy on 2nd and 3rd of July. Started in 2010, this…

Bridging the Health Divide in Europe

Tallinn, Estonia

8-9 June, 2012

The ERS will host a summit on health inequalities and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Tallinn on June 8th and 9th 2012:

Redesigning the future of patient care

Athens, Greece

19-20 June, 2018

ERS hosted this year's annual ERS Presidential Summit in Athens, Greece on 19-20 June entitled 'Redesigning the future of patient care'.

A public health approach to respiratory health

Ghent, Belgium

13-14 June, 2017

The ERS is hosting its Annual Presidential Summit this year at the University of Ghent, Belgium from 13th -14th June entitled “A public health…

Personalising respiratory care in Europe

Brussels, Belgium

16-17 June, 2015

The European Respiratory Society hosted its 2015 Annual Presidential Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 16th and 17th June. Since 2010, this annual…

“Research gaps, patient needs and innovative solutions: a forward look on lung health research”

Dublin, Ireland

7-8 June, 2013

“Following on in the tradition set for the ERS Presidency, I will address the aspect of identifying and reducing risk factors linking…