About Us

Our Society​

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science Ltd. (ANZSRS) is an international body with branches in Australia and New Zealand. ANZSRS was formed in 1980 to serve the professional needs of scientists and technologists employed in clinical respiratory function laboratories. The members of the ANZSRS are drawn predominantly from Australia and New Zealand, with additional memberships coming from across the world.

Our purpose

To Achieve our purposes, ANZSRS provides the following:

  • Regional meetings through the year
  • Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)
  • Certification as a Respiratory Function Scientist by examination
  •  Recognition for basic and applied research
  • Annual Research Grant
  • Education Grants
  • Travel Grants to ASM
  • Position Statements
  • Educational resources
  • ANZSRS Fellowship Award to recognise leaders in respiratory research
  • Collaboration with TSANZ in the accreditation process for Respiratory Function Laboratories

Education & Professional Development:

Each year the ANZSRS organises a two-day scientific meeting comprising presentations of research work performed by its members, invited lectures, international guest speakers, networking opportunities and educational sessions.

In 1994 the ANZSRS developed and administered the first Australasian credentialing examination for scientists involved in respiratory function testing. The examination is held bi-annually. Learn more about the CRFS credential

Membership or other enquiries should be directed to the ANZSRS Secretariat as per the Contact Us page.