Early Career Members at the ERS Lung Science Conference 2020: metabolic alterations in lung ageing and disease

Patricia P. Ogger, Johnatas Dutra Silva, Mahyar Aghapour, Irma Mahmutovic Persson, Christy Tulen, Renata Jurkowska, Niki D. Ubags*

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Every year, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) organises the Lung Science Conference (LSC) in Estoril, Portugal, to discuss basic and translational science. The topic of the LSC 2020 was “Metabolic alterations in lung ageing and disease”. In addition to an outstanding scientific programme, the LSC provides excellent opportunities for career development and inclusion of Early Career Members (ECMs). All scientific and poster sessions are chaired by an ECM who is paired with a senior faculty member to allow ECMs to become acquainted with session chairing. In addition, 40 travel bursaries are made available to abstract authors and all bursary recipients are invited to take part in a mentorship lunch. Moreover, there is a session organised by the Early Career Members Committee (ECMC) dedicated to career development. Here, we describe the scientific highlights of LSC 2020 for those who could not attend. The ERS presents several awards at the LSC and here we will highlight all winners of the LSC 2020 awards. The five highest ranked abstracts from ECMs are presented during the Young investigator session. Patricia Ogger (UK) was presented with the William MacNee Award for the best presentation in this session. Several abstracts were selected for programmed oral presentations and Renata Jurkowska (UK) was presented with the inaugural Geoffrey Laurent Award for the best oral presentation. Moreover, the organisers presented eight Distinguished Poster awards to Anne-Sophie Lamort (Germany), Julia Frankenberg Garcia (UK), Johnatas Silva (UK), Pauline Esteves (France), Claudio Bussi (UK), Elodie Picard (France), Felix Ritzmann (Germany) and Alen Faiz (Australia) for their excellent contributions during the poster session.

Original languageEnglish
Article number200063
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020



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