Cell-matrix interactions in lung disease and regeneration

16th Lung Science Conference

Organisers : Rachel Chambers (ERS Conferences and Seminars Director), Slike Meiners (LSC 2018 Programme Coordinator), Melanie Königshoff (LSC 2018 Programme Coordinator), Clare Lloyd (LSC 2018 Programme Coordinator)
Organising Committee : Bruno Crestani, Felix Herth, Pieter Hiemstra, Marc Humbert, Nicolas Kahn, Martin Kolb, Jean-Michel Sallenave, Antonio Spanevello, Craig Wheelock


Registration for the Lung Science Conference 2018 is now open.

Abstract submission and bursary application

Abstract submission and bursary application are now closed. We thank everyone who submitted an abstract for the Conference!
A call for late-breaking abstracts will open in January 2018. A limited number of slots will remain available in the Conference's programme for abstracts presenting data not available at the time of the main abstracts submission's deadline (9 November, 2017).

Special features of the ERS Lung Science Conferences

The ERS 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 will present cutting-edge abstracts on novel experimental lung research. The following features are organised every year:

LSC Awards

3 competitions will be organised throughout the Conference:

  • The Young Investigator Session Award: for young presenters (35 years old or less at the time of the Conference) who submitted an outstanding abstract
  • The Best Oral Presentation Award
  • Distinguished Poster Awards

Mentorship programme

Each abstract author who receives a bursary is appointed a mentor. Together, they can discuss both scientific and career questions during a dedicated mentorship lunch on the first day of the Conference.

Early Career session

A special session for the LSC Early Career delegates is organised every year, for the Saturday afternoon of the Conference.