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Gabor Kovacs was elected as the new President of the Austrian Society of Pneumology Gabor Kovacs, head of the clinical programme line at LBI LVR, was elected as the new ÖGP - President at the General Assembly of the Austrian Society of Pneumology (ÖGP) in October 2021.


For further information see: Gábor Kovács neuer Präsident der österreichischen Lungenspezialist*innen - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Pneumologie (

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Kick-Off PhD Programme „Immune Modulation in Respiratory Diseases“ (RESPImmun)

On 15 October 2021, the start of the new PhD programme "Immune Modulation in Respiratory Diseases" (RESPImmun) was celebrated at a kick-off event. Thirteen international students started their PhD studies in October and will significantly advance the field of lung research under the guidance of their supervisors (from MeduniGraz and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research).

SAB Retreat 2021 at the Gartenhotel Ochensberger in Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab

From 16 to 17 September 2021, the annual retreat of the LBI LVR took place at the Gartenhotel Ochensberger in Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab, Styria, taking into account the officially prescribed COVID 19 regulations. Our young colleagues presented their current projects and results.

Afterwards, stimulating discussions took place among the participants.On a joint hike around Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab, these discussions could be deepened even after the end of the seminar.


Wilhelm-Auerswald-Prize 2021

On October 5, 2021, the "Wilhelm Auerswald Prize" for the best doctoral thesis at an Austrian Medical University was awarded for the 30th time in the Billrothhaus in Vienna.


DDr. Philipp Douschan received the first prize for his work "Clinical relevance of mildly elevated pulmonary arterial pressure".



Connect Project - Be part of our research

Actively shape the research on fibrosis! The Connect project calls on all interested parties to watch easy-to-understand short videos on the latest scientific findings on fibrosis and to share their own experiences. Support the Connect project with your expert knowledge as a directly affected person to advance research and find solutions to your problems.