Abstracts and bursaries

Abstract submissions for the 2024 Lung Science Conference are now open.

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 a 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.

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

Timeline Status
4 September, 2023 Abstract submission opens
31 October, 2023 Deadline to submit an abstract
Mid-January 2024 Abstract authors will be notified about the status of their abstract