Lung Science Conference

Repair and regeneration in chronic lung disease and lung cancer

19th Lung Science Conference

11-12 March, 2021 - Virtual

The ERS Lung Science Conference (LSC) will be held virtually for the first time in 2021 in light of ongoing COVID-19 uncertainties, as the health and safety of our members and colleagues is a priority of ERS.

The decision ensures that young researchers have the opportunity to showcase their work and gain recognition at an event which spotlights research that is at the forefront of basic and translational respiratory science.

Following the success of the ERS Congress, we are confident that the virtual LSC 2021 will connect colleagues from around the world and offer an exciting opportunity to facilitate the international exchange of ideas during these challenging times. The conference will feature:


Two prizes will be awarded during the conference:

  • The William MacNee Award – Young Investigator Session – recognising young presenters (40 years of age or less at the time of the conference) who submitted an outstanding abstract
  • The Distinguished Poster Awards

Mentorship programme

A limited number of abstract authors will be selected to the mentorship programme. Together with an appointed mentor, they will have the opportunity to discuss both scientific and career questions.

Early Career session

A special session for the Early Career delegates is organised each year, and will be taking place on Friday morning.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed. Notification of abstract acceptance / rejection will be sent to authors in late January 2021.