Abstracts and bursaries

Why write an abstract?

An abstract is a shortened version of a research paper. This is a great opportunity as:

  • it provides the first chance for you to announce and cite the preliminary findings of your study;
  • it allows you to communicate your findings to your peers and get their feedback;
  • it is the starting point for achieving the ultimate aim of a research project: the writing and publishing of a full paper in peer-reviewed literature.

Accepted abstracts will be presented by the author in one of the following sessions:

  • Young Investigator session (presenters who are 40 years of age or less at the time of the LSC)
  • Oral presentation session
  • Thematic poster session

Accepted abstracts will be published in the ERJ Open Research.


A limited number of bursaries are available, which provide recipients with a free conference registration and accommodation. Potential applicants must submit an abstract in order to be considered for a bursary. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • Under 40 years of age
  • A member of the ERS
  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in the lung science research as part of your future career

Please note that only one bursary can be allocated per person per calendar year.

Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of a curriculum vitae.

Online submission

Abstract submission is now closed. It is expected to open in September 2021.

Online submission via myERS enables you to create an account and save your abstract. If you already have an account, you will be able to submit your abstract directly using your myERS credentials. Then, select the “Abstracts/Cases” tab and “LSC”.

Deadlines and notification of selection

September 2021Abstract submission opens
End of October 2021Abstract submission closes
End of December 2021Abstract authors will be notified of the status of their abstract

Do you have a question?

For technical questions, contact the technical support team.

For any other queries, please contact the ERS office: abstracts@ersnet.org