The summer school of adult respiratory medicine is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of each of the major fields of respiratory medicine based on the European core syllabus in adult respiratory medicine. This course is aimed at all respiratory professionals wishing to update their knowledge, particularly those preparing for the European examination in adult respiratory medicine. The programme is designed to challenge participants and provide a learning framework including interactive sessions and multiple choice question (MCQ) discussion sessions. 50 participants from 24 countries took part in this year’s summer school.