RISING STAR / 5th International Workshop on Lung Health


The Concept

Two young researchers / clinicians, selected by a strict process, will have the opportunity to:

  • Present a 15 minutes speech at the beginning of the Congress during the “Rising Star” session scheduled on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in front of the international audience of about 500 specialists;
  • Receive the personal feedback of the Presidents and Chairmen of the congress who will provide useful advices for the development of the winners’ career as researchers and international congress speakers;
  • Be hosted by the congress that will waive registration fee and take care of travel and accommodation costs.

How to submit your application

In order to participate in the selection process, please present before  October 16, 2017 the following documents:

  • Full academic curriculum including publications and / or poster presentations made in the past
  • Complete abstract of the original work you would like to present during the congress.

Abstracts can be submitted exclusively online via the congress website.

Should you not have Internet access, please contact the Organizing Secretariat (+377 97 97 35 55).


Compulsory criteria:

  • Abstracts should be related to the topics of the congress.
  • The candidate should be the first author of the abstract.
  • The abstract should be original
  • The abstract should be presented in English
  • The candidate should not have been included in the faculty of a previous international congress

The main selecting criteria will be the relevancy and scientific value of the abstract presented, evaluated by the chairmen of the congress. The choice will be made at the Chairmen’s discretion. In case of equality the following priority criteria will be applied.

Priority criteria :

  • Age: Priority to researchers / clinicians under 42;
  • Provenience: priority to researchers / clinicians working in low–income countries – with limited access to funds.

All the candidates will receive written communication about the outcome of submitted papers around November 10, 2017.

Not selected abstracts for the “Rising star” session could be eligible for poster presentation and may compete for the poster prize. See the instructions here