Take-home messages for early career members

• Develop a vision around which research question you would like to tackle over the coming years and what skills, collaborations and resources are needed to achieve that.
• Pace your work and maintain a work–life balance to avoid burnout and enjoy work and life in the longer term.
• Take advantage of the great platform that the ERS has built to support training, development and networking.
• Join the ERS Assemblies that best fit your interests and complete the competency list on the ERS website to receive information on potential opportunities for active involvement.
• Attend the ERS Congress, as well as Assembly meetings and social events, to network with experts in the field and the Assembly leaders and facilitate your active participation in ERS activities.