Poster Presentations


The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) invites academic and industry researchers to submit abstracts of their scientific research for poster presentation at the PFF Summit 2013: From Bench to Bedside.

The call for abstracts is now closed.

Subject matter deemed appropriate for poster presentation at the PFF Summit 2013 include original ideas that will help improve the understanding of pulmonary fibrosis in the following areas:

• Basic Research

• Translational Research

• Clinical Research

• Social Science/Quality of Life Research

Academic abstracts will be reviewed by the PFF’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC).  Accepted academic abstract authors will be notified of the Committee’s decision by October 31, 2013, and will receive complimentary Summit registration.

Industry posters are not subject to peer review. Spaces must be reserved by submitting an abstract and are first-come, first serve. Space allotted will be confirmed by October 31, 2013.

For additional information about submitting your abstract, please contact Zoe Dirks at or 520.907.2582.


Poster presentations will take place on Thursday, December 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Welcome Reception. Presenting authors are expected to be present at their posters between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Posters will be evaluated by the RAC, and the top five poster presenters will be recognized at the Networking Dinner on Friday, December 6. Industry posters are exempt from scoring and will not be considered for awards.

Five poster presenters will also be selected to discuss their research during the Poster Presentation session on Saturday, December 7.

Poster and travel awards will be granted to the top five presenting authors (or their designees).

• First place: $1,500 and travel award

• Second place: $1,000 and travel award

• Third place: $500 and travel award

• Honorable mentions (2): travel award

Travel awards will be given as a reimbursement.  Maximum reimbursable expenses are:

• Hotel: three nights at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla

• Airfare: $400 domestic/$900 international

• Ground: $100

Note: All accepted academic presenters will receive a complimentary registration for the Summit.

SUMMIT 2011 AWARDEES IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside emphasized the importance of new research; twenty-six young academic investigators were chosen to give poster presentations on their basic, clinical, translational, or social science/ quality of life research. Award recipients were recognized at the Foundation’s New Decade, New Reach tenth anniversary dinner. 1st PlaceJonathan Kropski, MDVanderbilt University“Herpes Virus Infection Exacerbates Endoplasmic-Reticulum Stress and Acts as a ‘Second-Hit’ in the Development of Lung Fibrosis” 2nd PlaceAdam Booth, PhDUniversity of Michigan“Fibroblast Responses to Decellularized Human Lung Slices Implicate the Extracellular Matrix in Directing Fibroblast Phenotypes” 3rd PlaceAdita Mathur, MDYale University“Role of Semaphorin 7a in Lymphocytes in TGF-ß Driven Lung Fibrosis” Honorable MentionsStephenie Takahashi, MDUniversity of Chicago“The Inhibitory Molecule, BTLA, Regulates Pulmonary Fibrosis in a Mouse Model” Anand Iyer, MDHampton University School of Medicine“Angiogenic Mediators Regulate Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Induced Fibrogenesis in Human Lung Fibroblasts”