Media centre

Welcome to the virtual media centre for the ERS International Congress 2020. The European Respiratory Society (ERS) welcomes the interest of the press in respiratory issues and is happy to provide assistance to journalists who wish to participate in the congress or use the congress website as a resource in their coverage.

We strongly advise that you consult the ERS media and embargo policy for details regarding:


Interested members of the press will be able to register for the virtual congress via the press registration application.

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 also present a commissioning letter on headed paper from a recognised news organisation or publication, outlining their reason for attendance.

ERS welcomes a maximum of three journalists per media outlet. The decision of the ERS press office is final regarding all press registration requests.

Virtual press centre

Press delegates will have access to all materials in the scientific programme and will be able to watch live sessions.

Registered press will also receive an embargoed press pack containing ERS press releases, including extra materials for press that will support your reporting of new research that is being presented during the congress.

Further details of the virtual press centre will be shared in due course.

Restricted access

Please note that press delegates will have access to the full ERS scientific programme, but press are not entitled to view or participate in:

  • Education programme sessions
  • ERS member only activities

Press releases

All press releases from the ERS media programme will be added to this site once the embargoes have lifted. View press releases from last year's congress:

Lung disease resources

To find out more about lung diseases, health risk factors and the state of lung health in Europe, visit the European Lung Foundation (ELF) website.

ERS policies


For further queries or to get in touch with the ERS press office, contact:

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  • Telephone: +44 (0) 114 276 28 66

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