Returning features

The ERS Congress programme is made up of a wide variety of sessions types – all designed to ensure that information is presented in the most effective way. We will be bringing back many of our most popular sessions for this year’s Congress, aided by our specially designed virtual platform:

  • Symposia – lectures and presentations covering a variety of subject areas given by experts within their field.
    • State-of-the-art sessions are high-quality presentations delivered by world-leading clinical experts, designed to provide clear and practical take-home knowledge relating to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a range of diseases.
    • Respiratory medicine meets other disciplines explores the links between respiratory medicine and other speciality areas with the help of their associated societies.
    • Hot topics is where you can hear about all the latest developments in respiratory medicine and topics of interest to respiratory professionals.
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  • Case-based sessions – apply and test your own knowledge with real-world respiratory health scenarios.
    • Challenging clinical cases allow you to explore the history, pathology, analysis and treatment of complex clinical cases in a variety of subject areas. More information
    • Lungs on fire sees a panel of experts put to the test against the audience to diagnose various clinical cases. More information
    • Grand rounds invites participants to give their opinion at each step of the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for cases of wide interest. More information
  • Abstract sessions – a chosen selection of abstracts by colleagues in respiratory health are presented by their authors.
    • ALERT sessions examine Abstracts Leading to Evolution in Respiratory Medicine Trials and offer clinically relevant conclusions as well as discussion on the trials.
    • Oral presentations see authors of the best, accepted abstracts share their key messages in three-minute presentations followed by a live and interactive discussion with the audience.
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  • Journal sessions – recently published articles featured in a selection of distinguished respiratory health journals are presented by their authors.
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  • Professional development sessions – receive practical tips and up-to-date guidance for your development and career growth as a respiratory health professional, and ensure you continue to work effectively in your field of expertise.
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  • Year in review – examine significant publications and discoveries of the year on a range of specific topics with guidance from topic specialists.
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  • Assembly members’ meetings – receive the latest assembly updates, including information on funding opportunities, upcoming deadlines, and ongoing projects.
  • Other language sessions in recognition of the global reach of the ERS International Congress, we are pleased to offer a number of sessions in languages other than English.
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