Information for speakers, chairs, reviewers, abstract authors and case submitters


Role in Congress programme

Obligatory attendance to the session

Congress registration

Financial contribution in Euro (€)

Speakers' reception invitation

Chair/Panellist: All sessions Yes

No special discount

0 No
Speaker/Discussant: Madrid based (up to 150 km) Yes Free 300 Yes
Speaker/Discussant: based in Europe* Yes Free 600 Yes
Speaker/Discussant: based outside of Europe Yes Free 1500 Yes
Abstract reviewer No 50% discount to register for any day or the whole Congress**,*** 0 No
Abstract author/Case presenter:Abstract in oral presentation, poster discussion, thematic poster session or case presentation in Challenging clinical cases**** Yes No special discount 0 No
Case submitter No No special discount 0 No


  • * The European countries list is based on the WHO European Region list
  • **50% discount based on early-bird fee (regardless of when the registration is done) and based on the category the faculty belongs to. More information on categories can be found here 
  • ***Abstract reviewers up to 40 years of age will be offered a free registration
  • ****Abstract author: Bursary and sponsorship notification will be sent mid-June 2019

Important notes

  • You will be asked to declare any external sponsorship or funding you receive to support your attendance at the Congress. In case of receiving a partial or complete sponsorship for your accommodation or flight, you are no longer eligible for ERS financial support. Speakers/discussants whose participation in the Congress is fully covered by ERS (e.g. ERS Officers) will not be entitled to the financial contribution mentioned above.
  • ALL speakers, discussants, chairs, panellists and presenters will have to plan their own accommodation and travel arrangements.
  • The privileges are not combined but are based on the highest role/activity of the individual.
  • Speakers involved in meet the expert sessions, postgraduate courses, skills workshops and professional development workshops are requested to provide educational materials by 30 June, 2019.


Faculty guide

Multiple choice questions voting slides guidelines


Scientific and educational programme sessions



Postgraduate course Postgraduate course
Professional development workshop Professional development workshop
Skills workshop Skills workshop
National programme session Spoken session 
Spoken session
Meet the expert  

Abstract sessions

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster discussion and keywords
  • Thematic poster
  • How to chair thematic poster and poster discussion sessions


Case-based interactive sessions

Lungs on fire*

Challenging clinical cases*

Grand round 

  • Discussant
  • Chairman/Panellist
  • Chairman
  • Case presenter
  • Chairman
  • Speaker

*General instructions-guidelines for clinical case submitters-presenters 


Abstract sessions

General instructions for abstract authors

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster discussion

  • Thematic poster
  • Information and guidelines on e-poster preparation 


Abstract reviewer guidelines

  • Abstract reviewer guidelines
  • Abstract allocation guidelines
  • Late-breaking abstract reviewer guidelines
  • Late-breaking abstract allocation guidelines



  • Powerpoint template for speakers (exluding Poster discussion sessions)
  • Word template  for meet the expert, postgraduate course, professional development and skills workshop

Poster and e-poster templates 

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Template 1
Template 2
Template 3
Template 4
Template 1
Template 2
Template 3
Template 4
  • Poster discussion Powerpoint presentation template

 For further information please contact 

: 50% discount based on early-bird fee (independently on when the registration is done) and based on the category the faculty belongs to