Lung Science Conference 2024

Development of chronic lung diseases: from life-spanning mechanisms to preventive therapy

22nd Lung Science Conference | 14–17 March, 2024 | Estoril, Portugal and online

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.


Learn more about registration for the LSC 2024.


Read more about the LSC 2024 programme.

Practical information

Read more about the venue and view our accommodation recommendations.

Abstracts and bursaries

Learn more about abstract submission, plus bursary eligibility for the LSC 2024.

Registration options

In person: You can join us in person or online to benefit from a comprehensive programme as well as access invaluable mentorship opportunities.

Online: Online delegates can still benefit from the comprehensive programme. Note: Online delegates do not have access to: the mentorship lunch; three poster sessions; a pre-dinner talk; in-person networking/access to experts.


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 opportunity

Mentorship lunch:

Each abstract author receiving a bursary is selected to the mentorship programme, to take place in Estoril, Portugal.

Together with an appointed mentor, they will have the opportunity to discuss both scientific and career questions during a dedicated mentorship lunch during 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.

Programme coordinators provide event preview

Prof. Silke Meiners and Prof. Rory Morty, two of the programme coordinators for the 22nd ERS Lung Science Conference, give an overview of the 2024 event, the significance of its theme and what people can gain from attending.

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