European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress 2015
RAI Amsterdam *Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Visit the Venue to read more
I am honoured to be hosting the 25th International Congress of the European Respiratory Society in my home city of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam is famous for its international trade and it is fitting that the ERS Congress is held in a city that has reaped the benefits from an international outlook. It is imperative that we, as respiratory professionals, mirror this approach and work together as an international network to achieve our goal of promoting lung health and combating lung diseases.
The scientific and educational programme promises to deliver a wealth of new material from all sections of respiratory health and disease. The Chairs of the Scientific and Education Councils, together with all the ERS officers, work on the programme throughout the year to ensure it delivers the very best results from the latest research, meeting the needs of respiratory professionals in all disciplines.
This year we have taken the landmark decision to provide the congress scientific and educational programme in a digital format only. With the growth in digital platforms over the last ten years, there is no better time to provide our delegates with all the materials and tools needed in a digital format. Instead of a printed copy, the programme will be available on the Congress website where users can easily browse all the sessions, build their own personal itinerary, and download and print abstracts of interest. All these features will also be available on the Congress App, which is free to download and will be available from August. In addition, this is a further step forward in our 20-point plan to ensure that we are being eco-friendly in as many areas as possible.
The success of our society depends on our dedicated and loyal members, and to those of you who join us for our Congress each year. I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members who have joined us this year, as we have seen our numbers rise due to our new membership strategy with national and international societies. I look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam, for our 25th Congress, which looks set to be one of the biggest events in the respiratory calendar.
Professor Elisabeth Bel
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The designated official accommodation partner for the ERS International Congress 2015 is RAI Hotel & Travel Service:
RAI Hotel & Travel Service
P.O. Box 7777
NL - 1070 MS Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 549 19 27
Submit a late-breaking abstract and get your work recognised among the world's leading respiratory experts. Submission is open for high impact studies that may not have been completed in time for the general submission deadline.
The ERS International Congress is a key event in the respiratory calendar. Presenting at the Congress will help you gain international recognition for your work and boost your profile among the world's leading respiratory experts.
How to submit
Late-breaking abstracts can be submitted on 'my ers'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 May, 2015.
Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent to the presenting author of the abstract before the end of July 2015.
Guidelines for late-breaking abstract submissions
Late-breaking abstract should contain new and exciting information that was not available for the general abstract submission deadline of 13 February, 2015.
The data in the abstract must not have been published before the ERS International Congress.
All submitted late-breaking abstracts will be forwarded to the ERS International Congress Programme Committee for their consideration.
The late-breaking abstract deadline is not an extension of the general abstract submission deadline. The acceptance rate for the general round of submission is below 80%. The acceptance rate for the late-breaking abstracts is under 50%.
Access the full guidelines (PDF)
All submitted abstracts are reviewed anonymously based on scientific strength, methodology and the data provided, in addition to the novelty and originality of the findings.
Make sure your abstract is correct as it cannot be modified once it has been submitted. You could ask your peers to proofread it to ensure there are no errors. A good abstract is not only based on its content; the message also needs to be clear and well communicated.
Instructions for the online submission and guide on "How to write an abstract"
We are also offering an online educational course to provide expert advice to young researchers preparing abstracts and presentations for the ERS International Congress or any other scientific conference. Find out more and register for the 'Prepare your Congress Contribution' course.
If you have any technical questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +1 217-398-1792.
The best abstracts are accepted for the Free Communication sessions and will be presented as Oral Presentations, Thematic Posters and Poster Discussions.
ERS is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for delegates when submitting an abstract online. Two types of sponsorship are available:
Eastern, Central European and developing countries: Free registration per day to cover accommodation and subsistence during the Congress, and two postgraduate courses (or one postgraduate course and the Primary Care Programme)
Young Scientists: Free registration per day to cover accommodation and subsistence during the Congress
You can apply by checking the appropriate box on the abstract submission form. If you do not fit into these categories, check the Abstract Grants and Awards sections for other funding opportunities.
Online abstract submission will be open from mid-December 2014 to February 2015.
If you are receiving financial support from any other sources you will not be eligible to apply for these sponsorship programmes. You are required to inform ERS if you receive confirmation of financial support from any external source at any stage up to the start of the Congress.
Eastern, Central European and Developing Countries
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available to the submitting author of an accepted abstract. ERS offers two levels of sponsorship, Gold and Silver, which are awarded by the Programme Committee depending on the country of origin, the quality of the abstract and the explanation of how the sponsorship will benefit each author.
ERS 2015 c/o K.I.T. Group
10709 Berlin, Germany
T: +49 30 24603 220
F: +49 30 24603 399
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