Online registration is now closed
On site registration is possible from Saturday, 26 September until Wednesday, 30 September.
See you in Amsterdam!
This year the congress programme is provided in a digital format only and no printed final programme or Congress bag will be available on site.
We have provided a range of options for you to access the programme, which include the Congress APP, the online programme, an online pdf of the programme, E-Programme corners and the programme at a glance to help you make the most of the ERS International Congress 2015. More details...
The Dutch Medicines Act states that only prescribers may be exposed to the promotion of prescription-only products. Dutch law defines prescribers as physicians, pharmacists, dentists, midwives, chemists, pharmacy assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and specialist nurses (diabetes, lung and oncology nurses). ERS will assign different coloured badges to prescribers and non-prescribers to allow pharmaceutical companies to provide appropriate material during discussions with delegates in the exhibition area. The exhibition area will be open to all delegates.
The registration fee for under-35s carries the same entitlements as that for other active participants. Delegates must be under 35 years old at the time of the registration. The calculation is based on the date of birth and not the year of birth.
You must provide photocopied proof of your date of birth by means of an official document (passport, ID card, etc.) to obtain this discount.
Allied health professionals and scientists
Discounts are available for:
- Allied Health Professional: for example nurses, physiotherapists, technologists and students.
- Scientist: non-clinical scientists undertaking lung-related research, post-doctorate, not medically qualified and not directly involved in patient care.
You must provide a student card or letter from your employer in order to qualify for this discount. The required proof needs to be sent together with your registration form. Allied Health Professional and Scientists have the same entitlements as active participants.
The registration fee for active participants includes admission to scientific sessions, the exhibition and the Opening Ceremony. All active participants will also be given one public transportation card.
There is an additional fee for Postgraduate Courses, Meet the Expert sessions, Educational Skills Workshops and case-based courses.
On receipt of a completed registration form and correct fee, each participant will receive an electronic confirmation of their registration. An individual e-mail address must be provided at all times.
Group registrations will be possible for a minimum of 10 participants. Please contact the KIT using the contact details below for further information. Please note that the individual e-mail address of each participant is mandatory and must be provided when registering the participant.
Please make sure all bank fees are covered by the submitting account and that the payment is free of charge for the receiver account. Please include the registration number and "ERS 2015" on the bank transfer. All registration fees must reach the account of the registration partner without reduction of bank fees.
American Express, MasterCard or Visa may be used for all credit card payments. Payment by credit card is only accepted up to a payment amount of €1,500. Please note that your card will be debited in euros (€).
Cancellation of registration
Cancellation of registration can be made up to 29 July, 2015 at midnight CET. Notification of the cancellation must be sent in writing to KIT using the contact details below. The refund of the registration fee, minus a 25% administration charge, will be made after the Congress by KIT. There will be no refund for cancellations made after 29 July, 2015 (to be confirmed by ERS).
Individuals may make name changes only in exceptional cases, at a cost of €50. Written permission from the original participant will be required in order to process an individual name change.
Sponsors who wish to make name changes will be charged a handling fee of €50 per name change.
A new registration form for each replacement participant will be required before the name change can be processed.
Name changes (for individuals or groups) will be accepted by mail or by fax, by KIT until the pre-registration deadline of 25 September, 2015. After this date, they must be done onsite in Amsterdam.
Registration material pick-up
For those sponsors arriving before the start of the Congress to pick up their participants' materials, the registration partner will arrange fixed appointments to be held on Thursday, 24 September 2015 and on Friday, 25 September 2015 before the official opening of the Congress. This is to enable sponsors to deal on a one-to-one basis with a registration contact, to make name changes or to add new participants as needed, in order to avoid the Saturday morning Congress crowds. Appointments will be scheduled approximately 3 weeks before the Congress; the registration partner will contact the sponsors in due time.
Press registration is complimentary and includes admission to scientific sessions, the exhibition and the Opening Ceremony. Only working journalists with appropriate credentials will be admitted to the Press Centre. Publishers and representatives of sales, advertising or marketing departments of publications or other news organisations may not register as press. No exceptions will be made.
Please refer to the website the media centre section for further information or contact the ERS Press Officer.
ERS 2015 c/o K.I.T. Group
10709 Berlin, Germany
T: +49 30 24603 220
F: +49 30 24603 399