Registration and bursaries for ELF Patient Organisation Networking Day at the ERS Congress 2020 are now open

Registration to attend the ELF Patient Organisation Networking Day during the ERS Congress 2020 is now open.


The current situation with COVID-19 is of serious concern for all.

In light of continued uncertainty around the ability to hold large events across the globe, ELF will not be closing bursary applications for Patient Organisation Networking Day on 17 April as planned. Registration and bursary applications will stay open until further notice.

ELF is continuing to plan for activities for patients at congress and will keep you updated.


ELF Patient Organisation Networking Day is an event held during the ERS International Congress. This year it will take place on Saturday 5 September. It brings together representatives from a wide range of respiratory patient organisations across Europe and is an opportunity to share good practice, ideas and build partnerships.

Activities on the day include:

  • presentations on innovative practices;
  • discussions on important topics; and
  • fun activities.

Attendees must be affiliated to a patient organisation in the ELF patient organisation network. Your organisation can join the network for free by completing the ELF network application survey. Please note that if your organisation is already part of the ELF network, you will be required to complete the transparency survey, unless you have joined the network since 1 January 2020.

To register your attendance, please complete the registration survey. Organisations can register more than one representative to attend the day, but each individual must complete the survey. 

You may also be eligible to apply for a bursary of €350 or €700 to help with travel costs. Please note that only one representative per organisation can apply for a bursary. Bursary eligibility criteria can be found in the registration handbook.

Please note that if you are a member of the ELF Patient Advisory Committee, you will receive an email with specific instructions about your registration.

For more information, please contact