The virtual ERS International Congress 2020 has now ended, however, session recordings are available for registered participants to watch again until 30 December, 2020.

To access session replays, log in to the Congress platform with your myERS credentials.

If you did not register for Congress, you can still access replays by registering now.

Abstract submission

Online submission via myERS enables you to create an account, create and save your abstract. If you already have a myERS account, you will be able to submit your abstract directly.

Once you have saved your abstract, you can later edit or update it until you feel it is ready for submission.

Abstract notification from the first-round submission has now been sent to the author's email address. The status is now available from the MyERS account used to submit the abstract.

If your abstract is accepted, you will have the opportunity to present your work at the world’s largest meeting of respiratory professionals using the specially developed virtual Congress platform.

The following information have been shared with abstract presenters via email: 

  • Information on abstract allocation in the programme and the type of the session
  • Link to the e-Poster upload platform with deadlines and instructions
  • Support on how to present an e-Poster during the virtual Congress
  • Official ERS Congress abstract acceptance letter

Notice: The ePosters and Oral Presentations upload deadline is 15 August 2020, however if you need some more time it will be still possible to upload it until Monday, 31 August (23.59 CET). However, we would be grateful, if presenter could upload them as soon as possible so our technicians could check it before the event and adapt it to the virtual setting.

Email instructions with the web link for uploading e-Posters were sent to abstract presenters on 29 July, 2020.

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Further abstract submission periods

Late-breaking abstract submission: call open between 1–31 May, 2020.
An opportunity to submit an abstract that contains novel data from all suitable experimental methods and study designs, which only became available after the first-round submission deadline in February 2020.     

Late-breaking abstract notification has now been sent to the author's email address. The status is now available from the MyERS account used to submit the late-breaking abstract.

NEW: Randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstract submission: call open between 1–15 July, 2020.
The most ground-breaking RCT submissions will be presented as part of the ALERT sessions (Abstracts Leading to Evolution in Respiratory Medicine Trials), offering a perfect platform to showcase important clinical trial data from all respiratory disease areas.

Programme allocation

The International Congress Programme Committee will allocate successful abstracts to session formats, including:

Accepted and presented during the ERS Congress abstracts will be published in a supplement of the online version of the European Respiratory Journal known as the Abstract Book. Publication in the Abstract Book or Congress Guide requires registration by at least one author.

Correspondence and further information regarding abstract travel grants and sponsorship will be sent to the corresponding author only. If you intend to apply for ERS sponsorship once abstracts have been accepted, please ensure that you are the corresponding author of the abstract.


Frequently asked questions on abstracts (FAQs):


What is an abstract?
An abstract is a summary of a paper (research publication). The study and results reported should be novel and not simply an extension of previously published work.
How do I submit an abstract?
What is a late-breaking abstract?
How do I submit a late breaking abstract?
My project is still ongoing and there are no results yet, should I still submit an abstract?
How many abstracts can be submitted by an author?
Can I submit a case report study?
Do I need to disclose information of conflict of interest in my abstract?
Where can I find the guidelines on how to prepare an abstract?
What is the required structure for an abstract?
Further help needed


Can I submit an abstract that has been already presented in different event?
We do not accept abstract which was already presented and published. However you can submit something similar to the ERS International Congress, we expect some addition/new data to an abstract presented at another congress.
Who has the copyright for my abstract after submission?
How long should an abstract be?
How many co-authors can I include on the authors list?
I missed the deadline for the 1st round of abstract submission. Can I submit my abstract as a late-breaking abstract?
Further help needed

Notification and publication

How can I find out whether my abstract is accepted or not?
Abstract notification from the first round submission has now been sent to the author's email address. 
The status is now availalble from the MyERS account used to submit the abstract. 
Who selects the abstracts and decides how they will be presented?
My abstract is accepted for the congress. How do I obtain the official acceptance letter (if applicable)?
I cannot participate in the congress or present my abstract. Can one of the co-authors present it on my behalf?
When will the full abstract content be available, and where can I find it?
Where will my abstract be published?
Further help needed

Changes and withdrawals

Abstract changes. Once submitted, can I still modify my abstract?
You cannot modify your abstract's body nor title after it is submitted.
After you receive the notification that your abstract is accepted to the ERS Congress you will be able to modify only the list of authors.
To ensure that changes to the author's list are considered, make sure the changes are done in due time, at least one month prior the Congress starts to ensure the abstract are updated on all platforms.

You will have to login to the abstract platform and edit the authors list or to change the presenting author.
How can I change my abstract’s presenting author?
How can I withdraw my abstract?
I submitted an abstract under the wrong category. Is it still possible to change it?
Can I change the session of my abstract presentation?
Further help needed

Abstract session preparation

I would like to learn more about the session type that my abstract is accepted to. Where can I find detailed information?
My abstract has been accepted to the Congress. Do I have to prepare an e-poster?
What is the recommended format for e-psoters?
Where can I find the information on how to prepare and upload my e-poster/presentation?
How will my abstract presentation look like in the virtual format?
When will I receive information on abstract allocation in the programme and the type of session?
When will I receive instructions on how to upload my e-poster and the voice over?
Can I include a QR code to my e-poster?

Sponsorship and grants

When will I be notified if my sponsorship / grant application has been successful?
All notifications will be sent out in early June 2020.
Can I apply for sponsorship / a grant when submitting a late-breaking abstract?
If I change the presenting author of my abstract, will the new author receive the sponsorship / grant instead of me?
If I will not be able to participate at Congress this year, would it be possible to transfer my sponsorship to next year’s Congress?
Further help needed

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