The European Lung Foundation (ELF) is awarding travel grants to attend the ERS International Congress 2020. The grants will be awarded to the authors of: the best abstract in patient-centred research; and the best abstract linked to one of the topics covered by the Healthy Lungs for Life campaign.
The grant for patient-centred research will be awarded to the abstract which best demonstrates the importance of patient involvement in medical research. Patient-centred research involves patients in the process of identifying and prioritising research needs. It engages patients in the design and running of studies, and may also gather information about patient experiences to inform research and clinical practice.
Healthy Lungs for Life (HLfL) is a global lung health campaign which raises awareness of the importance of healthy lungs through a range of events, projects and promotional activities. The HLfL travel grant will go to the author of the most newsworthy abstract related to one or more of the campaign themes, which are: air quality, stopping smoking, physical activity and vaccination. This grant recognises the importance of research into some of the keys ways of protecting lung health.
The authors of the best abstracts on these topics will be awarded a travel grant to present their research at the ERS International Congress 2020 in Vienna, Austria.
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