Meeting 2019

Conference Announcement

From the 2019 ISARP Conference Committee:

Cecile Chenivesse, Paul W. Davenport, Pei-Ying Sarah Chan, Sarah Miller & Matthew P. Davenport

We are very excited to announce that the ISARP 2019 Conference will be held in the beautiful La Salle del Castillo (, Vevey, Switzerland, October 4-6, 2019. Vevey, the world headquarters of Nestlé, is an easy train ride from Geneva Airport. The weather is expected to be cool with temperatures 60°/40° F. On-site registration begins at La Salle del Castillo, 12:30 pm, October 4, 2019. The scientific symposia begin Friday, October 4, 2019, at 1 pm.  You are all invited to join on Friday evening, October 4, for the welcoming reception a La Salle del Castillo. Scientific symposia continue on October 5 and 6. The conference will end at 12:30 pm, October 6. The conference location will be in the heart of downtown Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva, a short walking distance from museums, restaurants and hotels. Montreux and the famous Castle of Chilon are a short boat ride from the Vevey dock.


To be announced soon


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Christina Spengler, Ph.D.

Dr. Justin Feinstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruce Miller, MD

More information on the three keynote speakers will be available soon.


Call For Abstracts

We would like to invite you and your students or colleagues to submit a scientific abstract for the 2019 ISARP International Conference, to be held on the shores of Lake Geneva in Vevey Switzerland, October 4-6th. Please submit an abstract including title, authors, institutional affiliations and locations, and contact information of the principal author. Abstracts should be in English, no longer than 300 words and structured into: background, methods, results, and discussion.

Abstracts should be sent as unformatted MS Word document, without hard returns, 12 point text, Times New Roman. Abstracts should not include tables, diagrams or special characters. Abstracts not including results cannot be accepted. Please provide two keywords for your submission and indicate your preference to present as an oral or poster presentation.

If you are a student presenting the abstract, please indicate this in the abstract submission. We will continue the student-mentor match program. This program is a unique opportunity for students to discuss their work more informally with a mentor other than their supervisor, and, in addition, an interesting networking possibility. Students will be paired with a senior ISARP member who will review the student’s presentation and provide feedback and mentorship. If you are a senior ISARP member willing to participate in the student-mentor match program, you can indicate this in your abstract submission as well. The program coordinating committee (Pei-Ying Sarah Chan, Sarah Miller and Matthew Davenport), will contact students and mentors to propose matches upon acceptance of abstracts.

Lastly, we have been working with the journal Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology on a plan to publish abstracts presented at the meeting.  Please indicate your interest in participating on you submission as well.

Please email your abstract submission to no later than July 15th, 2019. Please also download the attached disclosure form, and attach the completed and signed form as a pdf to your abstract submission.

I hope you are looking forward to visiting Vevey, Switzerland, as much as we are looking forward to hosting you here! 



Registration will open June 1, 2019


Conference Dinner

More details soon!



These hotels are near the conference venue (see map below):

 Vevey Hôtel and Guesthouse:

It is located right in front of “El Castillo” in the center of Vevey. Individual rooms are available as well as shared rooms. Nice place, very well located. Cheep rooms for students

Astra Hotel Vevey:

Hostellerie de Genève:

Les Négociants:

Base Vevey:

Pension Burgle:

Grand Hôtel du lac:

Hôtel des trois couronnes:

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Getting there

Vevey is only a short train ride from Geneva airport. There is a direct connection from the Geneva Airport to Vevey that is only a little more than 1 hour train ride. The Vevey train station is close to the hotels and meeting site in Vevey.

The train schedule can be obtained here.