Sessions proposals

 Future submission deadlines

Deadline

Submission type

mid - July 2017                                               1st round submission for Paris 2018 (Symposium, Postgraduate course, Skills workshop, Meet the expert, Challenging clinical cases, Professional development workshop) 
Early January 2018 2nd round submission for Paris 2018 (Hot topic, Grand round, Year in review, Professional development workshop)

Session types and submission forms

Challenging clinical case

Meet the expert

Postgraduate course

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.

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.

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

Professional development

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.

Professional development activities aim to provide participants with practical tips and guidelines on how to be more well-rounded health professionals. 

Hot Topic

Grand Round

Year in Review

Hot topic 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. The programme Committee encourages the submission of one or two presentations under one of the pre-defined topics (available in the submission form), and the suggestion of one expert to lead the session. The programme committee will then be in charge of creating sessions using presentations' suggestions.

Topics have been selected by Assemblies. Please select the one corresponding to your proposal on the submission form.

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.

 

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.

 

 

The ERS Congress Programme Committee encourages you to develop a session that includes faculty members of varying ages, backgrounds, specialties and gender.

 

Please contact programme@ersnet.org should you require more information about submitting proposals for the 2018 Congress.