Member Benefits

PATS Members receive the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to help advocate for advancing the science and practice of respiratory medicine
  • Discounts at PATS Congresses
  • Automatic free membership of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) for members from African countries
  • Contribute to supporting the PATS MECOR programme and thus help build capacity for clinical and epidemiological research in lung health in Africa
  • Contribute to supporting the PATS Spirometry programme and access spirometry training resources and research support
  • Access to working groups: participation, resources and collaboration
  • Participation in general member meetings, voting for PATS leadership and opportunity to stand for leadership positions at PATS

Membership Fees:

  • 50 USD per year
  • 1 January to 31 December of each year is the standard PATS membership period
  • Membership renewable from 1 January of the following year
  • 80 USD for Joint PATS & SATS (South African Thoracic Society) membership 

To become a member, complete the online membership form and proceed to payment portal, PayPal or PayFast.

Please contact the PATS Administrator should you experience any difficulty.

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