South African Thoracic Society

SATS Membership

R1,000.00 / year


Membership of South African Thoracic Society (SATS). A member will undertake to abide by the Constitution of the Society as currently in force and may be amended from time to time.

A SATS member will automatically become fully paid up members of the European Respiratory Society with all its rights and privileges.



Benefits of European Respiratory Society (ERS) membership

Your membership entitles you to a range of benefits across our core areas of activity: science, education and advocacy.


  • Discounted access to the European Respiratory Society International Congress – the largest respiratory meeting in the world
  • Online access to a range of publications covering the spectrum of respiratory topics
  • Funding opportunities for research and attendance at conferences
  • Opportunity to apply for the prestigious title Fellow of ERS (FERS)


  • Free online educational material to enhance your learning
  • Reduced rates for training courses to network and learn from experts in the field
  • Access to harmonised qualifications through the HERMES initiative


  • Opportunities to shape public health policies
  • Access to a patient network to incorporate the patient voice in your work and patient resources to use in your clinic

ERS Assemblies

When you become a member of ERS you will be asked to join three Groups from the Scientific Assemblies. These Groups are the foundations of the Society and set the scientific and educational agenda across all activities. They also serve as a forum to present and discuss new concepts and findings, particularly at the ERS International Congress. Find out more about the Scientific Assemblies and how they underpin the Society.


The myERS portal is an online space where you can access your membership benefits including managing your publications, registering for ERS events and conferences and getting your CME and attendance credits. If you are a new member, you can also register here by completing the online application process.