Abstracts and bursaries

Please note that abstract submission for the ERS Lung Science Conference 2024 is now closed. Abstract presenters were notified about the status of their abstracts on Friday, 12 January 2024.

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:

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


Accepted abstracts will be published in the ERJ Open Research.


A limited number of bursaries are available, which provide recipients with free registration to the LSC plus accommodation for the duration of the event and the opportunity to attend the mentorship programme. Potential applicants must submit an abstract in order to be considered for a bursary. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • A member of ERS
  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in 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.


Timeline Status
4 September, 2023 Abstract submission opens
31 October, 2023 First deadline to submit an abstract
15 November, 2023 The final deadline to submit an abstract
12 January 2024 Abstract authors were notified about the status of their abstract

Prof. Silke Meiners - why you should submit an abstract for LSC 2024

Prof. Rory Morty - the value of LSC 2024 abstract submission