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13th Lung Science Conference
"Lung infection and immunity"

13 March - 15 March, 2015 (Estoril, Portugal)


 The Lung Science Conference is at the forefront of basic and translational respiratory science and it is an essential event for budding respiratory researchers looking to boost their career.  It offers a unique opportunity to network with peers from across the globe and it will feature cutting-edge abstracts on novel experimental lung research.
This Conference was granted 14 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
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Budding researchers from across the world came together for the 13th ERS Lung Science Conference on 13–15 March 2015 to share the latest research in basic and translational science.

Over 195 delegates attended the event, which aimed to give young respiratory professionals the opportunity to network with peers from across the globe and discuss the latest in experimental lung research. 86 abstracts were presented covering all areas of respiratory medicine including those related to the main themes of the conference, lung infection and immunity.

Two awards were presented during the event. Dr Ricardo José was commended with the Best Oral Presentation award for his abstract on the regulation of neutrophilic inflammation in community acquired pneumonia. Dr Rena Brauer received the William MacNee Award in the Young Investigator Session for her paper on how Syndecan-1 attenuates lung injury during influenza infection.

This year, for the first time, young researchers who were presenting at the conference had the chance to chair a dedicated session. Dr Ioannis Psallidas, one of the chairs of this session, commented: “This was the first time that I have attended the Lung Science Conference and it exceeded my highest expectations. I built strong networks, presented my poster and chaired a session for the first time. The conference was extremely inspiring and I am already planning my next project which I hope to submit for the 2016 Lung Science Conference.”

Professor Stephen Holgate, Science Council Chair of ERS, said: “The Lung Science Conference 2015 has been another resounding success bringing together the brightest emerging minds in the respiratory field. ERS is passionate about investing in the next generation of researchers and this conference is a key event in the calendar for all budding scientists. Next year’s date is now set and we will be putting a spotlight on systems approaches in lung disease. We look forward to welcoming many new and returning colleagues to Estoril next year.”



 Sessions and topics:

  • Commensal bacteria at mucosal surfaces in health and disease
  • Microbial sensing
  • The inflammasome at and epithelium at the forefront
  • Pathomechanisms of respiratory viral and bacterial infection
  • Myeloid cells in lung infection and inflammation
  • New therapeutic approaches
  • 2 Poster sessions and the Young Investigator Award session


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