Information for speakers and abstract authors 2017

Entitlements

Congress registration Financial contribution € Speaker dinner
Chair: All sessions No 0 No
Speaker: Based in Europe Discount will be offered €600 Yes
Speaker: Milan based (150 km) Discount will be offered €300 Yes
Speaker: Based outside of Europe Discount will be offered €1,500 Yes
Authors: Abstract in oral presentation, poster discussion and thematic poster session No 0 No
  • Bursary and sponsorship notification will be sent mid-June 2017

Please note that if you receive external sponsorship or funding to support your attendance at the Congress, you are no longer eligible for ERS financial support. All external funding must be disclosed in your conflict of interest statement. Those whose participation is fully covered by ERS, and have another active role in the programme, will not be entitled to the financial contribution mentioned above.

Note: ALL invited speakers, chairs and presenters will have to plan their own accommodation and travel arrangements (more information). The privileges are not cumulated but based on the higher role/activity of the person.

Speakers involved in clinical challenging cases, meet the expert sessions, postgraduate courses, skills workshops and professional development workshops are requested to provide educational materials by 30 June 2017.

Instructions

Speakers/facilitators Chairs/coordinators

Abstract sessions

  • Oral presentations
  • Poster discussion (& keywords)
  • Thematic poster

Poster sessions

General instructions / Abstract authors

Abstracts will be published in the ERJ September 2017 Supplement (reference will come in due time).

Abstract reviewer guidelines

Patient guidelines

  • Speakers
  • Participants
Templates
  • Powerpoint template (Challenging clinical cases, meet the expert, postgraduate course, professional development and skills workshop)
  • Word template (Challenging clinical cases, meet the expert, postgraduate course, professional development and skills workshop)

Interactive sessions

 Session types

Challenging clinical cases

Grand round

Hot topic

Case-based sessions allow participants to understand the history, pathology, analysis and treatment of complex clinical cases in different subject areas. The session leader, along with two case presenters, will encourage and facilitate a discussion in order to examine and discuss each case. Participants are encouraged to actively participate in the session and to provide their own difficult case examples to present onsite. Registration for these sessions is additional to the congress registration fee. Grand rounds are interactive sessions, where cases of interest to a wide audience are presented and well documented. The audience will be solicited to give by vote an opinion at each step of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. They are open to all Congress delegates. These sessions cover the latest developments in respiratory medicine or in topics of interest to respiratory professionals. Each hot topic session is chaired by two specialists in the presented topic. They are open to all Congress delegates.

Meet the expert

Professional development

Postgraduate course

An expert is on hand to stimulate discussion, answer questions and offer advice. The format encourages a more personal approach to learning. Each of the lunchtime expert sessions are limited to 50 participants. Registration for these sessions is additional to the congress registration fee. These sessions aim to provide participants with practical tips and guidelines on selected topics and procedures. Leading specialists in the field will provide a step-by-step guide on how participants can apply new skills and knowledge in a practical setting. The maximum number of participants is 50 per session. The courses aim to improve knowledge and skills that will be applied in the daily practice of clinicians, respiratory scientists and healthcare professionals. The information disseminated during the course should introduce the basic concepts and established practices rather than scientific work in progress. Registration for these courses is additional to the congress registration fee.

Skills workshop

Symposium

Year in review

The workshops are designed to allow participants to gain practical skills in different disciplines of respiratory medicine. The workshops will revolve around 4 workstations and use interactive demonstrations and equipment instead of traditional presentations and lectures. Registration for these workshops is additional to the congress registration fee. 

In these 2-hour long sessions four renowned experts present state of the art reviews on all aspects of respiratory medicine, or topics of interest to respiratory professionals. Each symposium is chaired by two specialists in the presented topic. Symposia are open to all Congress delegates.
The Year in Review sessions aim at providing an overview of what was recently published, discovered, on a specific topic. Recurrent topics for Year in Review Sessions are: Clinical, Paediatric, Scientific. They are open to all Congress delegates.

For further information please contact programme@ersnet.org