The ERS Lung Science Conference 2024 – thank you to all participants and congratulations to award winners

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25 March, 2024

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) would like to thank all those who took part in the 22nd ERS Lung Science Conference in Estoril, Portugal and online.

This year’s event was fully booked onsite, with a significant number of delegates also joining the event remotely via the ERS Respiratory Channel. This year saw an extra poster session take place to accommodate more ground-breaking science, plus the addition of a new Sunday morning online pass, which extended the LSC’s Sunday programme to a clinical audience.

In particular, ERS would like to thank all those involved in producing such an engaging and extensive programme, including the event programme coordinators Prof. Silke Meiners, Dr David Drummond, Dr Rosa Faner Canet, Prof. Rory Morty and Dr Ana Mora.


Congratulations to all the award winners during the LSC 2024:

Young Investigators – William MacNee Award

  • Engi Ahmed (France): Modeling trajectories of severe early-onset COPD using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).

Oral presentations – Geoffrey Laurent Award

  • Renata Jurkowska (United Kingdom): Epigenetic deregulation in AT2 cells impairs alveolar regeneration in COPD

Distinguished posters

  • HMGN5, a chromatin remodeling protein drives COPD susceptibility – Thomas Conlon (Germany)
  • Dissecting the role of microRNAs and cellular aging in the pathophysiology of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Giulia Zandomenego (Italy)
  • Automatic cell type harmonization and integration across human lung disease data sets – Kerstin Meyer (United Kingdom)
  • The lung-bone marrow axis: myelosuppressive effects of e-cigarette aerosol exposures in mice – Matthew McGraw (United States)
  • Plasma profiling of extremely preterm infants identifies the proteins and processes that shape BPD initiation in the first days of life – Prue Pereira-Fantini (Australia)
  • Advancing lung science with primary adult alveolar organoids: Regeneration, disease modeling, and the inflammatory niche – Antonella Dost (Netherlands)
  • Sulfatase modifying factor-1 common polymorphisms are associated with response to inhaled corticosteroids in COPD – Charikleia Ntenti (Germany)
  • E-cigarette exposure reduces spontaneous NETosis in healthy older adults and COPD patients. – Robyn Halston (United Kingdom)
  • Sex differences in lung-resident immunity are modulated by androgen-dependent pathways – Ioannis Belios (Germany)

The ERS Lung Science Conference 2025 will take place in Portugal next March. The theme will be ‘Repairing the lung: from single cells and tissue organisation to regenerative therapy’.

We look forward to seeing so many talented early career scientists and senior researchers once more at next year’s event.