25th Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society -ERS-
RAI Amsterdam *Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Visit the Venue to read more
We are delighted to welcome you to Amsterdam for the prestigious ERS International Congress.
Amsterdam is the perfect location to host the 25th ERS Congress. Alongside the stimulating and ground-breaking science set to be delivered in the Congress programme, the vibrant atmosphere of this historic city centre is sure to capture your imagination.
The Netherlands has produced some of the key inventions in the medical field, with Dutch medical professionals producing the first diagnostic electrocardiogram in 1901 and the first kidney dialysis machine in 1943.
A physician-scientist and former mayor of the city of Amsterdam, Nicolaes Tulp, was also one of the first to report the link between smoking and adverse effects on the lungs in 1641. Tulp is best known for being the subject of a Rembrandt painting, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp (1632).
At this time, in the 1600s, Amsterdam was a great metropolis and seen as a site of global trade and scientific innovation. The Dutch Golden Age was characterised by a climate of intellectual tolerance. This allowed for greater scientific exploration than in some other European countries, where novel scientific ideas were often met with suspicion. This quickly led to the Netherlands, and Amsterdam in particular, becoming Europe's publishing centre, which quickly attracted scientists and leading thinkers.
In 2015, Amsterdam will once more be attracting the brightest minds, as international leaders in the respiratory field descend on our city for the ERS International Congress. The hottest scientific discoveries, alongside the latest clinical science, will be on offer for respiratory professionals from all disciplines.
We have a range of interesting sessions in store for you. The first Russia Day will be held in Amsterdam, following on from the successes of Spanish and China Day at the last ERS International Congress. There will also be further integration of high-quality science into the programme, an array of educational sessions and the drawing in of wider disciplines from outside the respiratory field, for example, regenerative medicine, ageing and the environment. We will also launch the next Healthy Lungs for Life campaign to ensure we are reaching all stakeholders in respiratory medicine.
We look forward to seeing you at the Congress, when we will continue the Amsterdam spirit of innovation and push the boundaries of respiratory medicine.
Pieter Hiemstra and Christian Taube.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
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.
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.
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.
All submitted abstracts are reviewed anonymously based on scientific strength, methodology and the data provided, in addition to the the novelty and originality of the findings.
Guidelines for submission
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.
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.
We look forward to receiving your contributions to the ERS International Congress.