Key points

  • The ERS School’s aim is to develop educational programmes and training opportunities in respiratory medicine for physicians and allied health professionals.

  • The HERMES (Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists) project was set up to establish a European syllabus and curriculum for the practice of respiratory medicine. HERMES now holds yearly examinations in adult and paediatric respiratory medicine.

  • Every year, the School organises more than 40 educational sessions during the ERS Annual Congress and six to eight 3-day external courses, intended to provide a deeper understanding of a selected topic.

  • A number of ERS educational publications are available: Breathe, the European Respiratory Monograph, the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Medicine, Self-Assessment in Respiratory Medicine, and the ERS Handbook of Respiratory Sleep Medicine.

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