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Supporting tomorrow’s lung research leaders

Ian Jarrold is proud to support our young researchers.

Every year, thousands of lung researchers from across the world get together at scientific conferences to talk about their latest work.

One of the biggest dates on the lung research calendar is the American Thoracic Society conference. Representing the BLF’s research activities, I joined the thousands of attendees in San Diego to support the people we helped attend the event.

Every year we help some of the UK’s very best early-career lung researchers - who might not otherwise have the opportunity - travel to the conference and present their work.

This is really important because it means they can get feedback from their mentors, meet other researchers who are working on similar projects, and work out what the next steps will be to take their work forward.

They also get invaluable experience by presenting their work at a prestigious event, and gain confidence and encouragement to further their work against lung disease.

A travel fellowship award from us can decide if they make it to this life-changing conference or not. Competition this year was really tough. We received scores of applications and had to whittle them down to the best twelve. As always it’s been a real pleasure to meet the winners and see them present their work to the international research community, flying the flag for the UK and highlighting our global importance.

The people we helped to attend this year’s conference really are tomorrow’s research leaders. It’s crucial that they get all the support they need to present their work and develop their standing in the research world. We’re really proud to support them. And we couldn’t offer our support without yours.

You can help the lung researchers of the future by making a donation today.

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6 June 2014