Submit an abstract before 11 February 2021(23:59 CET)

Abstract submission

The first call for abstracts is now open. Submit to share your preliminary findings at the world’s largest respiratory meeting and boost your research as it progresses. 

All congress abstracts are also published online in a supplement of the European Respiratory Journal.

Calls for abstracts in 2021

There will be three opportunities to submit abstracts for the upcoming ERS congress:

Round Description Call open / close dates Notification
First call This call is the primary opportunity to submit your abstracts to be included in the ERS congress scientific programme. Submission is free. 15 December 2020 – 11 February 2021 at 23:59 CET. June 2021.
Late-breaking abstracts An opportunity to submit abstracts that contain novel data from all suitable experimental methods and study designs, which only became available after the first-round submission deadline in February 2021. 1–31 May 2021 at 23:59 CET. July 2021.
Randomised controlled trial (RCT) abstracts The most ground-breaking RCT submissions will be presented as part of the ‘Abstracts Leading to Evolution in Respiratory Medicine Trials’ sessions, offering a perfect platform to showcase important and very late-breaking clinical trial data from all respiratory disease areas. 1–14 July 2021 at 23:59 CET. August 2021.

How to submit abstracts

All abstracts are submitted online through myERS, allowing authors to review, edit and submit abstracts from one easy to access platform.

If you already have a myERS account, you can sign in and start the submission process right away. Navigate to 'Abstracts/Cases', then 'Congress' and then 'Access Abstracts Platform' to get started.

If you do not have a myERS account you can create an account for free. ERS membership is not required. 

The recommended web browsers for accessing the submission platform are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Authors who plan to apply for grants and sponsorship after abstracts have been accepted must ensure that they are listed as the corresponding author of the abstract, as this information will be sent to corresponding authors only. 

Review and programme allocation

All abstracts that are submitted for congress are peer-reviewed for quality and suitability for the congress programme. 

If accepted, the International Congress Programme Committee will allocate successful abstracts to a variety of session types, including:

  • Oral presentations
  • ePoster sessions
  • Clinical trial sessions

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