22 – 25 AUGUST 2017


Important Dates

Opening date for abstract submissions: 

1st February 2017



Closing date for abstract submissions:

9th June 2017



Early Bird Registrations and payments close: 

19th June 2017 (Please note, you will automatically be transferred to the late registration after this date)



Opening date for abstract submissions: 1st February 2017

Closing date for abstract submissions: 9th June 2017 - CLOSED

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The Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for consideration for presentation at the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 09 June 2017.

The format for all the abstracts will preferably be a poster, which can be viewed throughout the congress, or an oral presentation of 5 minutes that will be scheduled within the sessions of the meeting. Authors may wish to choose to have their presentation as an electronic poster only.




Oral presentation

Authors are requested to indicate their preference, but should note that the final decision lies with the Scientific Committee. Abstracts accepted for oral platform presentation may be published in SARJ, and authors are requested to take note of the additional instructions below.



The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words.

The format should be as follows:

  • Research Abstract
  • Background, Objectives, Method, Results, Conclusion
  • Conference Theme:  ‘Innovation for Respiratory Solutions’

Categories for Submission:

  • General Submission - Adult Pulmonology
  • General Submission - Paediatric Pulmonology
  • General Submission - Critical Care
  • Thoracic Surgery - General thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery - Modern technology in thoracic surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery - Surgery for inflammatory lung disease
  • Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgical Oncology  

Click here to download instructions for thoracic surgery abstract submission.

The official language of the conference is English. 

For further information contact Ange Bukasa – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   



Full details for preparation of posters will be included in the abstract acceptance letter



Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered as congress delegates.




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