The 15th European cystic fibrosis young investigator meeting (EYIM)

EYIM 2022 – Call for abstracts

The 15th European Cystic Fibrosis Young Investigator Meeting (EYIM) will take place at the offices of the French CF patients’ association, Vaincre la Mucoviscidose, in Paris (France) from March 9th to 11th 2022. This scientific meeting, endorsed by the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS), is organised by 4 European CF patients’ organisations, under the umbrella of CF Europe. It aims to foster interactions between young scientists in order to create a long-term collaborative European network of CF investigators. The meeting is open to all CF research fields, including basic research, clinical research and psychosocial sciences.

Thirty five young investigators (under 40 years old) will be selected by an international scientific committee to present their work on CF. They will be offered the opportunity to give a 10-minute talk or to present a poster. The best talk and poster will be granted an award by the scientific committee.

Leading scientists will moderate the different sessions, including plenary sessions and roundtable discussions. They will give state-of-the-art lectures on microbiology, immunology, cell biology, gene therapy, and clinical issues in CF.

This meeting provides a unique opportunity for young scientists to train themselves and share experience. The interactive format of the meeting invites for networking.

There is no registration fee; housing and meals will be covered for all participants. In accordance with the current Covid-19 guidelines, participants will have to present a “Health Pass” in order to participate in EYIM (

  • Travelling costs for participants coming from EU countries will be funded by the organizing patients’ organisations, for a maximum amount of € 160
  • Reimbursement of traveling costs of young researchers coming from Eastern Europe will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Young Researchers not receiving any support and who cannot pay for their travelling can contact the organising committee:
  • We invite young researchers from UK/US/Canada to ask for support for travelling costs from their own patients’ organisation or Foundation.

We kindly ask you to distribute this call amongst young investigators involved in CF research and to encourage them to apply for this meeting, which is a major regular event in the CF scientific community.

To apply, please submit your abstract using the application form by November 8th 2021:

Acceptance will be notified in mid-December. Further information about the meeting will be provided to selected young investigators.

We are looking forward to receiving your young investigators’ applications.

Sincerely yours,
Steering committee:
Dutch Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Vincent Gulmans)
Mucovereniging vzw-asbl Association Muco (Elise Lammertyn)
Mukoviszidose e. V. (Sylvia Hafkemeyer)
Vaincre la Mucoviscidose (Julie Toubas)

Please note: Upon application, the abstract’s corresponding author agrees that the abstract may be published in the conference materials and to have author’s contact details available to conference delegates.

Event details

Paris, France

09/03/2022 - 11/03/2022