Practical Workshops

ERS invites manufacturers and suppliers of devices to sponsor and organise Industry Practical Workshops. Industry Practical Workshops are hands-on sessions with interactive discussion and demonstration. They enable companies to communicate with delegates, demonstrate their products and present their latest material and findings while offering practical training to participants.

Diversity and gender equality measures

Diversity and Gender Equality Measures within European Respiratory Society (ERS) In recognition of the importance of an appropriate diversity and gender representation, the ERS will implement certain measures to ensure that the operation of the society will offer equal opportunity to all of its members and contributors. Part of these measures will be the consideration of gender equality when selecting faculty for educational events. The ERS leadership and the ERS Congress Programme Committee would like to encourage all companies wishing to hold Industry organized symposia at the ERS Congress in Vienna, and at future Congresses, to consider an equal opportunities approach when selecting chairs and speakers for their events. ERS Leadership & Congress Programme Committee


Dates & Time

  • Sunday 6 September, 2020
  • Monday 7 September, 2020
  • Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Time slot: from 13:15 to 14:30

Room Capacities & Prices

  • 200 seats: EUR 10,000
  • 60 people (no-seating): EUR 5,500

Industry Practical Workshop Package includes:

  • Room rental
  • Basic technical equipment
  • Table to display equipment
  • A room assistant and a badge controller
  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Industry Practical Workshop title published in the online Advance Programme
  • Industry Practical Workshop programme in the online Congress Guide and Congress App
  • Company description of 300 words and logo in Congress App
  • Display of 2 electronic posters announcing the Industry Practical Workshop in the Congress centre
  • Use of the Industry Practical Workshop room for a technical rehearsal

Specific Guidelines for Industry practical Workshops

The organisation of Industry Practical Workshops is only open to exhibitors at the ERS International Congress.

The Industry Practical Workshops are part of the ERS International Congress and must therefore be open to all delegates. Participants should be permitted entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Companies should not pre-register, create a guest list or offer vouchers for preferred entrance.

At least 70% of the session must be dedicated to hands-on demonstration and training.

Catering is not permitted during Industry Practical Workshops.

ERS allows the filming of Industry Practical Workshops provided the camera team does not obstruct the event and the material is not shared until after the Congress. This should be organised by the sponsoring company itself.

Important document to download

Form return deadline: 13 December, 2019

ERS Contact

For further information on Industry Practical Workshops, please contact Nicolas Luginbühl:

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Phone: + 41 21 213 01 65

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