Lung Science Conference 2022

Mucosal immunology of the lung: balancing protective immunity and chronic inflammation

20th Lung Science Conference | 10–13 March, 2022 | Estoril, Portugal

The ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) is at the forefront of basic and translational respiratory science and 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.

We are currently processing more registrations than the capacity of the 2022 Lung Science Conference. Should you wish to be added on the waiting list, please contact us at

We are extremely pleased to announce that the upcoming Lung Science Conference will be an in-person event, with an option of online attendance also available.

Onsite spaces are limited, and we recommend early registration to avoid disappointment. Both onsite and online delegates will benefit from a comprehensive programme. However, some activities and sessions will be exclusive to those who join us in person, these are:

  • Mentorship lunch
  • Two poster sessions
  • Access to the onsite exhibition
  • Evening pre-dinner talk
  • Access to the experts
  • In-person networking

Note: All sessions which are accessible to online delegates are clearly indicated in the programme.


Three prizes will be awarded during the conference:

  • William MacNee Award — Young Investigator Session — recognising your presenters (40 years of age or less at the time of the conference) who submitted and outstanding abstract
  • Geoffrey Laurent Award — Best oral presentation
  • Distinguished Poster Awards

Mentorship programme

Each abstract author receiving a bursary is selected to the mentorship programme. Together with an appointed mentor, they will have the opportunity to discuss both scientific and career questions during a dedicated mentorship lunch on the second day of the conference.

Early career session

A special session for early career delegates is organised each year, taking place on Saturday afternoon during the conference.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for the Lung Science Conference 2022 is now closed. Abstract authors will receive notification email on abstract acceptance/rejection in early January 2022.