Dutch Lung Congress 2021

On the 17th and 18th of June 2021 the NRS, in collaboration with the NVALT and Lung foundation Netherlands, will organize the Dutch Lung Congress. This meeting will build on the success of the scientific collaboration within the former annual lung meeting (Longdagen). The Dutch Lung Congress aims to facilitate updating the field about lung science, to cross fertilize science opportunities in the Netherlands, and to stimulate networking. It will provide an opportunity to bring together everyone interested in lung science: basic and translational researchers, clinical researchers, patients, carers, industry, policy makers, etc.

This year the Dutch Lung Congress will be organized as a hybrid meeting with 50 persons on site at the location Crowne plaza in Utrecht on the first day and 50 others on the location the second day. However, the situation is being monitored closely and alternative plans are in place in case the conversion to a fully virtual meeting is necessary. Everyone will be able to join digitally when they are not onsite in Utrecht. The program will be mainly plenary, but there will be a parallel session on the NPL (Dutch National Programme for Respiratory Research), providing an update on the progress of the projects that evolved from the activities during the first round and on the second phase of the NPL and a parallel session on the mentor program of the NRS. The science presented by the participants from submitted abstracts will be another highlight of the meeting. The best abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation, the others will be presented as a digital poster with interactive discussion. The deadline for abstract submission is the 30th of April 23.59 h. Also, there will be multiple awards relating to the presentations. The platform for the meeting will also facilitate individual networking between participants in a virtual coffee room.

Registration will be available soon. For abstract submission (in English), please use the button below. We are looking forward to seeing you in June for great scientific discussions and networking.

Preliminary program

Thursday 17th of June 2021

9.00 - 10.00 Arrival, registration and coffee  
10.00 - 12.00 Opening session - Fatigue  
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break and poster viewing  
13.00 - 14.40 Scientific session 1 – Exacerbations of chronic respiratory disease  
  Scientific Session 2 – NPL  
14.40 - 15.00 Coffee Break  
15.00 - 17.00 Scientific Session 3 – Organoids – possibilities for personalized treatment approaches  
17.00 - 18.00 General Assembly Meeting  


Friday 18th of June 2021

9.00 - 10.00 Arrival, registration and coffee  
10.00 - 12.00 Young Investigator Award Session  
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break and poster viewing  
13.00 - 14.40 Scientific session 4 – Clinical biomarkers  
  Scientific Session 5 – Young Investigators - Mentorship program  
14.40 - 15.00 Coffee Break  
15.00 - 16.40 Scientific Session 6 – Lung Immunology  
16.40 - 17.00 Award ceremony and closing  


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