The European Respiratory Society’s congress is the largest annual scientific gathering in respiratory medicine in the world.
Each year, at the ERS congress, doctors, scientists, nurses and other health workers come together from all over the world and from all continents to share ideas and discuss how to improve treatment options for patients.
This exchange of expertise is vital to advance the field of respiratory health and to keep doctors in all parts of the world up to date on the latest treatments and care strategies.
Since the first congress in 1991 the number of participants has grown every year and this year 18,000 participants are expected.
Have your lungs tested
The ELF, in association with the ERS will be running its fifth public spirometry testing event during the Congress in Munich this year.
A spirometry test measures how well your lungs are working by measuring how much you breathe out and how long it takes to breathe out.
This event provides members of the public with the chance to have their lungs tested for free and receive information about lung health and disease.
Testing will take place on Friday, 1 September from 11:00-19:00 and Saturday 2 September from 10:00-18:00 at the Odeonsplatz at the heart of Munich.