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 : Ian Adcock, Nicolino Ambrosini, Bruno Crestani, Felix Herth, Pieter Hiemstra, Marc Humbert, Christian Kaehler, Nicolas Kahn, Jean-Michel Sallenave, Craig Wheelock

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.

Registration

Registration for the Lung Science Conference 2018 will open in October 2017 in this website.

Abstract and bursary submission

The ERS Lung Science Conference organisers encourage presentations of any novel experimental lung research and intentionally provide a forum to allow interactions between different areas. Therefore submission of abstracts describing original research into all areas of respiratory medicine including those related to the main themes of the conference is encouraged.

The online absrtact submission platform will open in September and close on November 02, 2017.

Bursaries covering registration and contribution towards other costs are also available for up to 40 participants. Potential applicants have to submit an abstract in order to be considered for a bursary. Applicants must demonstrate a keen interest in lung science research as part of their future career. Abstracts selected for a LSC bursary would be automatically accepted for presentation at the ERS Paris International Congress 2018.

Special features of the ERS Lung Science Conferences

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.