Important dates for bronchiectasis

Please find below some important dates of interest for bronchiectasis patients, researchers and healthcare professionals.

ERS Congress submission deadline – 22nd February 2022

The deadline for abstract and clinical case submission to the European Respiratory Conference has been extended to the 22nd February. Please let us know if you are submitting EMBARC data – we would love to know about this and be able to highlight accepted abstracts!


2nd Bronchiectasis Patient Conference - 27th March 2022

Following last year’s success of the first ever bronchiectasis patient conference, EMBARC clinicians have been working with the ELF patient advisory group to develop the 2nd Bronchiectasis Patient Conference programme. Similar to last year, the conference will be held online and registration will be open to everyone. Details for registration and full programme will soon be made available on the ELF events website  

Please help us spread the word and share this information with your patients through support groups, clinics etc. Last years conference is still online for anyone to watch and can be found on the ELF patient priorities website

Speakers announced for this year so far are Professor James Chalmers (UK), Professor Stefano Aliberti (Italy), Dr Pieter Goeminne (Belgium) and Dr Josje Altenburg (Netherlands).

5th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference

The 5th WBNC will be held in Prague 30th June – 2nd July 2022 with plans of a hybrid conference experience so those who cannot travel will not miss out! The call for abstracts is now open with a deadline for submission on March 29th

The late breaking abstract window for posters only will be May 24th to May 31st

Keep up to date with conference details, including registration details and finalised programme by visiting


World Bronchiectasis Day – 01st July 2022

The first World Bronchiectasis Day will be held on 1st July and annually thereafter. The global planning committee will organise events to be held on the special day to help raise awareness and share knowledge of the disease with the hope to help improve the lives of patients and identify those living undiagnosed. To keep up to date with news and information on WBD, patients and healthcare providers can visit