Abstract submission closed on 7th September 2020.
Notification of the result will be sent via email around the end of September.


To ensure a good balance of content at the Meeting, the positioning of a presentation in the programme will be determined by the content of other presentations, sponsorship availability, etc.

The Meeting will take place some time between early October and early December (To be announced)

Abstract Submitter

  1.  Submitters must be the first authors who can present the abstract in person at APSR Assembly Virtual Meeting

  2. Anyone who is interested in presenting an abstract at APSR Assembly Virtual Meeting can submit an abstract. If the submitted abstract is selected for presentation, the presenting authors without APSR membership are required to join APSR members.

  3. A submitter can submit one abstract ONLY.

  4. There is no age limit for abstract submitters.

Abstract Submission

  1. Abstracts must be submitted in English.

  2. Duplicate abstracts will not be selected.

  3. Abstracts must be submitted online. Submissions via fax, email, post, etc., will NOT be considered.

  4. It is the responsibility of first author to ensure that all authors have given their consent to be listed on the submitted abstract.

  5. Authors must declare that the material in the presentation is original and declare that the material will not be published in any publication or presented elsewhere before the APSR Assembly Virtual Meeting in 2020.

  6. If there are more than 20 authors, download the form and send it to chieko.omote@theapsr.org by the abstract submission deadline. (The details are on the online submission form)

  7. A case report should describe only a single case and contain description of actual case, a discussion of the novelty and importance of the specific case.

  8. Abstracts supported in whole or in part by tobacco or tobacco related industry will not be selected. Authors are required to complete a Declaration of Conflict of Interest. 

  9. First authors must specify their and co-authors’ sponsoring entity.

  10. Any Acknowledgements or Disclosure Statements can be listed briefly at the end of the abstract.

  11. The Abstract Title must be a maximum of 25 words.

  12. The Abstract Body must be a maximum of 300 words. (title, author information, tables and images are excluded from the 300-word count).

  13. An abstract excluding case report must have the sub-headings: Background and Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

  14. Authors must choose one category from the following:
    - Clinical Respiratory Medicine
    - Cell and Molecular Biology
    - Clinical Allergy and Immunology
    - Environmental & Occupational Health and Epidemiology
    - Respiratory Infections (non-tuberculous)
    - Tuberculosis
    - COPD
    - Lung Cancer
    - Asthma
    - Respiratory Neurobiology and Sleep
    - Critical Care Medicine
    - Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques
    - Paediatric Lung Disease
    - Respiratory Structure and Function
    - Pulmonary Circulation
    - Interstitial Lung Disease

  15. A maximum of 1 Table OR 1 figure can be included per abstract in JPG, PNG or GIF format only. When including a table, it is recommended to save the table as an image and then upload it.

  16. The recommended image size for optimal resolution is
    - A table: up to 5 columns x 8 rows
    - A graphic: 192 pixels wide, 288 pixels high (print size 508 mm (2 inches) wide by 762 mm (3 inches) high and 300 DPI)

  17. A maximum of 3 references can be included per abstract.

  18. Please make sure all contents are correct before you “Submit” your abstract.

  19. Submitted contents including names of authors will be published as they are in a supplement of Respirology in case abstracts are selected for presentations.

  20. Outstanding abstracts will be posted on the APSR website.

  21. Abstracts can be edited and withdrawn online at any time before the abstract submission deadline

  22. All abstracts are evaluated anonymously by the relevant Assembly leaders on the basis of the following 3 main criteria (on a scale from 1 to 5):
    - Originality
    - Scientific Validity
    - Clinical Impact


  1. ONLY the first author will receive abstract correspondence and the presentation confirmation, which will be sent by email. The first author is responsible for informing the co-authors about the status of the submitted abstract.

  2. First authors will be notified the result of their submission by email from APSR Secretariat. No reply may result in losing eligibility for presenting the abstract.

  3. If your email settings only allow email from specific domains and addresses, it may prevent the email from entering your inbox. Please check to ensure that your settings allow emails from: @theapsr.org

Additional Information

  1. First authors of selected abstracts must register for APSR Assembly Virtual Congress before their “cutoff” date. The cutoff date will be provided by the Secretariat after their abstract has been selected.

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