Information for faculty, case submitters and abstract authors


Check what you are entitled to in your role as a speaker, chair, reviewer, abstract author or case submitter at congress.

Role in congress programmeMandatory to attend session?Congress registrationFinancial contribution for travel / accommodation in EUR (€)Honorarium in EUR (€) for presentations submitted with an audio narration by 7 August, 2021 1
Chair (moderator)Yes (on site)Free00
Key opinion leader 2Yes (on site)FreeTravel and accommodation costs covered0
Speaker/ discussant (Barcelona based; up to 150 km)Yes (on site)Free150150
Speaker/ discussant (based in Europe 3)Yes (on site)Free450150
Speaker/ discussant (based outside of Europe)Yes (on site)Free1,350150
Speaker/discussant (online)Yes (online)Free (online)No travel required150
Speaker in a pre-recorded sessionNoFree (online)No travel required100
Game zone facilitator / championship participant (Barcelona based; up to 150 km)Yes (on site)Free1500
Game zone facilitator / championship participant (based in Europe 3)Yes (on site)Free4500
Game zone facilitator / championship participant (based outside of Europe)Yes (on site)Free1,3500
Abstract reviewer / case reviewerNo50% discount to register for the whole Congress 4,5No travel required0


Honorarium will be offered only to speakers/discussants who upload their presentation(s) by the deadline on 7 August, 2021.

Key opinion leaders are kindly asked to moderate several sessions allocated in the morning or afternoon slots.

3 The European countries list is based on the WHO European Region list.

50% discount based on the registration fee available at the time of the registration and based on the category the faculty member belongs to.

Abstract and case reviewers up to 40 years of age will be offered a free registration

Important notes

  • Participants will be asked to declare any external sponsorship or funding that they receive to support their attendance at the ERS International Congress. If a participant receives partial or complete sponsorship for their accommodation or flight, they are no longer eligible for ERS financial support. Speakers / discussants whose participation in the congress is covered by ERS in full (e.g. ERS officers) will not be entitled to the financial contribution mentioned above.
  • All speakers, discussants, chairs, panellists and presenters are responsible for their own accommodation and travel arrangements.
  • ERS financial contributions cannot be cumulated.


Access useful information to prepare for your role as a speaker, chair, reviewer, abstract author or case submitter at congress.

Please note that more materials will be added to this page when they become available.

Scientific and educational programme sessions

SpeakersChairs (moderators)
National programme sessionChair (moderator)
Postgraduate coursePostgraduate course
Skills workshopSkills workshop
Pulmonary endoscopyKey opinion leader
Spoken session (on site)
Spoken session (online)
Pre-congress session

Case-based sessions

Lungs on fire*Challenging clinical cases*Grand round
DiscussantCase presenterSpeaker
* General instructions-guidelines for clinical case submitters-presenters

Abstract sessions

Clinical trials session: ALERTePoster
Oral presentation

General instructions for abstract authors

  • Oral presentation session
  • ePoster session
  • ALERT – clinical trials session
  • Information and guidelines on e-poster preparation


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Oral presentations and slides

Posters and e-posters

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