Evening Expert Forums

Important communication from ERS Leadership

The current situation with COVID-19 is of serious concern for the ERS.
In the short term, ERS is working with its membership to ensure that it can contribute and lead in the information and knowledge sharing around the virus and its spread, and the treatment of patients who have COVID-19.
ERS is continuously assessing the risks associated with its activities and will act accordingly to ensure that these risks are minimised for its membership, respiratory patients, sponsors, people affected by the virus and the general public.
Decisions around the ERS International Congress, which is due to be held in September, will be made at the appropriate time and all options are currently being investigated. ERS will keep you regularly updated and release a further statement in April or earlier if necessary.


Industry Evening Expert Forums represent an opportunity for organisers to add to the content of the congress and experience of the delegates. Rooms will be set up to encourage debate and face-to-face interaction with experts. The objective is to encourage exchange on key issues concerning respiratory medicine and offer feedback directly to the organiser.

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


Date & Time

  • Tuesday 8 September, 2020
  • Time slot: from 17.30 to 19.00

Room Capacity & Price

  • Capacity: 80 seats
  • Set-up: Banquet (10 pax per round table) with lectern but NO stage nor chairperson table
  • Price: CHF 27,000 

Important documents to download

Industry Expert Forum Package includes:

  • Room rental (session and technical rehearsal)
  • Basic technical equipment (detailed in "Specific Guidelines for Industry Sessions")
  • 2 hostesses: a room assistant and a badge controller
  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Session's title published in the online Advance Programme
  • Session's programme published in the online Final Programme and the ERS Congress App
  • Display of a poster announcing your session on electronic totems onsite
  • Technical rehearsal in the room where the session will take place
  • Company logo and description in the ERS Congress App


  • December 13, 2019: Please complete the Order Form with your preferred choice and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 13th.
  • April 5, 2020: Please submit the basic information of your session's programme (main title, name of chairs and speakers) via the ERS Online Platform (a link will be sent to you in due time). This pre-programme must be approved by the ERS Scientific Committee during the ERS Spring Meeting in April.
  • June 10, 2020: Please submit the final version of your session's programme (titles of each presentation and timing). No changes will be taken into account after this date. Any missing information about a speaker will result an exclusion from in the online Final Programme.

NB: Other Industry Sessions will be organised simultaneously. All information and prices may be subject to change. Prices do not include VAT.


Complimentary Poster on e-Totem

NB: This free advert is included in the Expert Forum Package.

4 e-Totems will be installed in the Registration Area. They will display the Industry Sessions of the Day. There will be one poster per Industry Session.


  • Dimensions: width 1080 pixel / height 1920 pixel
  • File format: PDF
  • If using the ERS Congress Logo, it should be at the same level as the company's one or lower. It must be clear that the Industry Session is not organised by the ERS.
  • It is mandatory to mention the type of Industry Session on the e-poster, using the following wording: Industry Evening Symposium or Industry Evening Mini-Symposium or Industry Practical Workshop or Industry Early Morning Symposium or Industry Expert Forum.


ERS Contact

For further information on Industry Evening Expert Forums, please contact Fanny-Anh Lehoang:

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Phone: + 41 21 213 01 63


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