Dr Mina Gaga MD, PhD is the ERS President. She is the Director of the 7th Respiratory Medicine Dept and Asthma Centre at Athens Chest Hospital as well as Medical Director of the Hospital. She is much involved in clinical work focusing particularly in asthma and lung cancer, in clinical research and in medical education programs. She has been actively involved as PI in multiple clinical trials in Asthma and COPD and has been active internationally in guideline development for severe asthma and has published extensively in these research areas. She has moreover served as Director of Learning Resources of the ERS School, Secretary of the European Board of Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) and Secretary General of the ERS, serves in the HERMES examination committee and the European Αdult and Thoracic Oncology HERMES Diplomas.