Abstracts and clinical cases

Check below for the latest information on abstracts and clinical cases at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2021.

Please note that abstract and clinical case submission is currently closed.

Access the FAQs on abstract submission and presentation

Entitlements, instructions and templates for faculty, submitters and presenters

Abstracts

Submitting abstracts for congress offers researchers the chance to share their preliminary findings at the world’s largest respiratory meeting, helping to boost research as it progresses and enabling the exchange of the latest findings in respiratory medicine and science. All congress abstracts are also published online in a supplement of the European Respiratory Journal.

Check the guidelines and instructions for submitting abstracts.

Calls for abstracts in 2021

There will be three opportunities to submit abstracts for the upcoming ERS congress:

RoundDescriptionCall open / close datesNotification
First callThis call is the primary opportunity to submit your abstracts to be included in the ERS congress scientific programme. Submission is free.15 December 2020 – 17 February 2021 at 23:59 CET.By end of July 2021.
Late-breaking abstractsAn opportunity to submit abstracts that contain novel data from all suitable experimental methods and study designs, which only became available after the first-round submission deadline in February 2021.1 May – 14 June 2021 at 23:59 CEST.By end of July 2021.
Randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstractsThe most ground-breaking RCT submissions will be presented as part of the ‘Abstracts Leading to Evolution in Respiratory Medicine Trials’ sessions, offering a perfect platform to showcase important and very late-breaking clinical trial data from all respiratory disease areas.1–14 July 2021 at 23:59 CEST.August 2021.

How to submit abstracts

All abstracts are submitted online through myERS, allowing authors to review, edit and submit abstracts from one easy to access platform.

If you already have a myERS account, you can sign in and start the submission process right away. Navigate to ‘Abstracts/Cases’, then ‘Congress’ and then ‘Access Abstracts Platform’ to get started.

If you do not have a myERS account you can create an account for free. ERS membership is not required.

The recommended web browsers for accessing the submission platform are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Authors who plan to apply for grants and sponsorship after abstracts have been accepted must ensure that they are listed as the corresponding author of the abstract, as this information will be sent to corresponding authors only.

Review and programme allocation

All abstracts that are submitted for congress are peer-reviewed for quality and suitability for the congress programme.

If accepted, the International Congress Programme Committee will allocate successful abstracts to a variety of session types, including:

For questions regarding abstract submission, please check the abstract FAQ.

Clinical cases

ERS encourages the respiratory community to submit interesting clinical cases for congress to support our offering of educational case-based sessions. This is a great opportunity to share your experiences, have cases presented in front of key opinion leaders in the field and actively contribute to the largest meeting in the respiratory calendar.

Check the guidelines and instructions for submitting clinical cases.

How to submit clinical cases

All clinical cases are submitted online through myERS, allowing contributors to review, edit and submit cases from one easy to access platform.

You may submit up to three cases per disease area, including:

  • Airway diseases
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Paediatric respiratory diseases
  • Pulmonary vascular diseases
  • Respiratory critical care
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sleep and breathing disorders
  • Thoracic oncology

When preparing cases for submission, please structure submissions under the following sections:

  1. Case history
  2. Investigations
  3. Results and treatment
  4. Conclusions and points for discussion

If you already have a myERS account, you can sign in and start the submission process right away. Navigate to ‘Abstracts/Cases’, then ‘Congress’ and then ‘Access Clinical Cases Platform’ to get started.

If you do not have a myERS account you can create an account for free. ERS membership is not required.

The recommended web browsers for accessing the submission platform are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Notification of selection

Case submitters will be notified about the outcome of their submissions in early June. Further details, such as the allocated session type and presentation scheduling, will be shared with the lead case submitter in early July.

Review and programme allocation

All clinical cases that are submitted for congress are reviewed for quality and suitability.

If accepted, the International Congress Programme Committee and case-based session experts will allocate cases to the following session types:

Submitted cases may also be used as part of ERS’s wider educational activities outside of the congress.

For questions regarding clinical case submission or the scientific and educational programme, please contact: programme@ersnet.org