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 sessions:

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

Accepted abstracts will be published in the ERJ Open Research.

Mentorship session - bursary

Bursary for the virtual LSC will consider selection to the mentorship session.

Authors of the best scored abstracts will be selected to the online session where together with an appointed mentor will discuss both scientific and career topics. Selection from the pool of applicants will be made by the organising committee based on the submission of a curriculum vitae.

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • Under 40 years of age
  • A member of the ERS
  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in the lung science research as part of your future career

Online submission

Abstracts submission is now closed. Notification on acceptance/rejection will be sent to author in late January 2021.

Online submission via myERS enables you to create an account and save your abstract. If you already have an account, you will be able to submit your abstract directly using your myERS credentials. Then, select the “Abstracts/Cases” tab and “LSC”.

Deadlines and notification of selection

25 September 2020 Abstract submission opens
15 December 2020 at 23:59 CET Abstract submission closes
end of January 2021 Abstract authors will be notified of the status of their abstract

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.