Membership of the Irish Thoracic Society is open to all healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with chronic or acute respiratory diseases on the island of Ireland.

Membership of the ITS includes Dual Membership with the ERS.  In addition to benefits already enjoyed by ITS members  (discounted registration for the society’s meetings, access to educational resources and ongoing updates on ITS activities and issues relating to respiratory medicine and healthcare), benefits of ERS membership include:

  • Electronic access to the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) and other magazines published by ERS: European Respiratory Review (ERR), Breathe and ERS Monograph.
  • It also offers all publications in a printed version to interested ITS members at a special price.
  • The ERS Weekly Bulletin.
  • ERS and ITS will cooperate proactively to provide ITS members with access to the ERS Educational Services, both online and in person.
  • ITS members may take part in the constitutional meetings of the ERS, they may vote and be voted for. They can be elected for any post up to the Meeting Head without any restrictions owing to the habitual place of residence. They are entitled to any leadership position, including ERS President, provided they have their main residence in Europe as specified in the Constitution and the ERS Articles of Association in its latest approved version.
  • The members of the ITS Management Board, of its governing bodies and other ITS members may be considered for election as the prestigious Fellow of the ERS (FERS)
  • ITS members may take part in the ERS workshops, courses and symposia.


Membership is divided into four categories:

Ordinary Membership: respiratory physicians, thoracic surgeons, internal medicine physicians, paediatricians & general practitioners.

Application Form Ordinary Members

Associate Membership: specialist registrars/trainee doctors.

Application Form Associate Members 

Affiliate Membership: allied health professionals who specialise or have an interest in respiratory healthcare including nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory scientists, pharmacists, nutritionists, etc.

Application Form Affiliate Members

Joint ANÁIL/Irish Thoracic Society Members

Application Form Anáil Affiliate Members

To apply for membership simply download the relevant form and return it to: The Irish Thoracic Society, Creidim Centre, Central Park, Leopardstown Road, Dublin 18, D18 FF64.


Membership Subscriptions

Membership subscriptions can be paid by Debit\Credit Card using our online payment system, by Cheque\Bank draft sent to the above address or by Direct Debit for those wishing to become long-term members of the society.

For payment by Debit\Credit card using our online payment system, please contact us at for details.

For payment by Direct Debit, simply download and complete the Direct Debit Mandate for your jurisdiction and return it with your application form.

Direct Debit Mandate Republic of Ireland | Direct Debit Mandate Northern Ireland

If you have any questions regarding membership or payment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.