15th Young Investigators Symposium-"Mind, Body, Lungs"

Are you a young researcher, including PhD students and post-docs, or a trainee physician specializing in lung disease research in the Netherlands? Join the NRS Young Investigator Symposium 2023! This symposium provides a platform to expand your network within the Netherlands, enhance your presentation skills, engage in data discussions, and gain inspiration from seminars conducted by prominent national and international keynote speakers in the field of pulmonology. Discover more about the program and the optional abstract submission process below.


The YIS 2023 “Mind, Body and Lungs” will be a whole day program from 09:00-17:30.

In the morning, we will have three inspiring lectures from our invited speakers. In the afternoon, attendees can engage in an interactive session centered around Mindfulness and Zen, led by Ramon Roelofs. Alternatively, they may participate in a Masterclass, which offers personalized feedback to enhance presentation and communication skills. Masterclasses will be in small groups chaired by a senior in the field and one NRS Young Investigator board member. It's important to note that participants in the early stages of their careers are strongly advised to take part in the masterclass, as it provides tailored insights and benefits for their professional growth. Participants in the Masterclass are required to submit an abstract.

The "NRS Masterclass Award" will be given to the young investigator who gave the best presentation in the Masterclass; the awardee will recieve a prize of € 500,-


  • Maxiumum 300 words
  • 1 figure/table (optional)
  • Deadline: 16 October 2023

If you do not have any results from your study yet, simply provide an abstract that covers the background, hypothesis, and methods of your study. Preliminary data are also welcome. All abstracts will be accepted, you will not receive a confirmation of acceptance. Upon arrival and registration, you will receive an overview of the participants in each masterclass.

A TV screen will be available to project your PowerPoint slides during the Masterclass. Each participant will have 5 minutes to explain their study, followed by a short discussion (5-10 minutes). The presentation should be limited to a 5 slides and  structured as follows: introduction, results (maximum 3 figures, 1 figure per slide), and discussion. If you do not have any results from your study yet, simply present the background, hypothesis, and methods of your study.

Registration is free for NRS members.

Non-member fee: €100,-


Registration and abstraction submission portals open from 21-08-23 to 16-10-23.

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