The International Congress for Breath Research is the premier experience for experts to learn and exchange the latest breakthroughs and emerging topics on breath research from peers around the world. The next International Congress for Breath Research will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 3 to June 6, 2024.
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Join the Breath Summit: June 3-6, 2024

The International Congress for Breath Research is the premier experience for experts to learn and exchange the latest breakthroughs and emerging topics on breath research from peers around the world. Indiana University School of Medicine, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, International Association of Breath Research (IABR) and the organizing committees are pleased to welcome the next Breath Summit, the International Congress for Breath Research, to Indianapolis, Indiana, from June 3 to June 6, 2024.

Indianapolis is a vibrant and bustling city located in the heartland of America. Home to world-class museums, sports stadiums, and a thriving culinary scene, Indianapolis offers a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

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The early bird registration period has ended. Standard rates now apply, and payment is due at the time of registration. Learn more about pricing details below.

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Hotel & Venue - Indianapolis Downtown Union Station

The International Congress for Breath Research will be held in one of the city’s most historic locations—the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station located at 123 West Louisiana St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46225, United States. This unique hotel was originally the first Union Station built in the U.S. and still serves as an active train station. It is centrally located near many attractions and amenities, making it an ideal stay for your Indianapolis experience. Confirmed guests can find additional hotel details below.

Reservation Line: 1-317-912-1895

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Additional Information

  • Registration rates and details

    Breath Summit rates are detailed below and based on attendee status. "Early bird" rates ended on March 31, 2024, and standard "late owl" rates now apply. Payment is currently due at the time of registration. Visit the registration portal.

    Payments for registration occurring within two weeks of the event can only be made via credit/debit card. Registration fees will be refunded only if the entire event is canceled. Please contact Shari Parker at with any questions about registration.

    Student early bird
    IABR Member = $275
    Conference and membership fee = $300
    Non IABR member = $350

    Student late owl
    IABR Member = $375
    Conference and membership fee = $400
    Non IABR member = $425

    Academic early bird 
    IABR Member = $525
    Conference and membership fee = $550
    Non IABR member = $575

    Academic late owl
    IABR Member = $625
    Conference and membership fee = $675
    Non IABR member = $700

    Company early bird
    IABR Member = $625
    Conference and membership fee = $675
    Non IABR member = $700

    Company late owl
    IABR Member = $750
    Conference and membership fee = $800
    Non IABR member = $825

    Accompanying persons
    IABR Member = $175
    Conference and membership fee = $225
    Non IABR member = $200

  • Breath Summit program
  • Conference check in

    Attendees can check in to the Breath Summit on Sunday, June 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as well as Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The registration location in the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station will be in the foyer outside of the Illinois Street Ballroom on the second floor of the hotel.

    Review the program.

  • Poster session & printing information

    Poster session:

    Posters should be hung at the beginning of the day and can be visited throughout the day during breaks. Poster presenters should attend their poster during their assigned poster session from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 3, June 4 or June 5. 

    Review the program and poster session details.

    Poster printing:

    If you would like to print your poster locally in Indianapolis, we recommend using the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center at 120 Monument Circle, which is conveniently located near the conference. Please arrange your printing needs directly with FedEx.

    Address: 120 Monument Circle, Suite 107, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
    Visit FedEx website for more information

  • Food and entertainment

    Attendees staying at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station will receive a voucher for breakfast at 123 West located on the first floor of the hotel. Lunch will be provided to Breath Summit guests Monday through Wednesday during the conference. Dinner will be provided to attendees on Monday night. There will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres on Sunday night and a larger reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Wednesday.

    The Crowne Plaza is centrally located near many restaurants, attractions and amenities in downtown Indianapolis.

    Optional Outing:

    The Indianapolis Indians are a Minor League Baseball team of the International League (IL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They are located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and play their home games at Victory Field, which opened in 1996.


    When:    Tuesday, June 4

                     Gates at 6:00 p.m.

                     Game begins at 7:05 p.m.

    Where:   Victory Field

                     501 W. Maryland Street

    Tickets: Tickets start at $13 for lawn seating.  You can purchase tickets in advance online or when you arrive at the box office.


    Tuesday specials are $1 concessions! Bring your appetite and devour hot dogs, peanuts, potato chips, popcorn, Cracker Jack® and churros, all available for just $1.


    Victory Field concession stands are cashless. All major credit and debit cards are accepted along with Google and Apple Pay at concession stands. Cash may be converted to a Victory Field Gift Card by visiting the Advance Ticket Window.


    Bags, less than 16” in length, may be carried into Victory Field. All bags are thoroughly inspected using a baton upon entering the ballpark. Indians staff and security personnel reserve the right to refuse any bag entry into the ballpark. Bags will also be inspected prior to leaving the suite level after a game.


    Gluten Free / Vegan: Victory Field is proud to offer an array of vegan/gluten-free concession options. Visit Section 117 for veggie hot dogs and vegan black bean hamburgers; Sections 117, 114, 106, 103 and Center Field concessions also feature other gluten-free items such as bun-less hot dogs, peanuts, regular or caramel popcorn and soft serve ice cream.

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel check-in, parking, dining and amenity details

    Important Hotel Information:
    Crowne Plaza Union Station Hotel is housed within an active Train Station located on the south side of the Hotel. Any vibration or rumbling that you feel during your stay is being caused by real trains and part of the experience of being in our historic property.
    Upon Check-In your form of payment will be authorized for the full room and tax amount for your stay + $50 for incidentals. If there are incidentals added to your account during your stay, the card is subject to additional charges.
    If you are an IHG Rewards Member please inform our front desk agents when you check-in and thank you for being a member!
    If you need to cancel your reservation(s), please call, email or text the hotel with your name, confirmation # and a note that you need to cancel your room. Cancellation Policy: the guest must cancel their reservation 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.

    Day of Arrival:
    Standard check-in is at 3:00 p.m. If an early arrival time is needed, the hotel will hold your luggage until the guaranteed check-in time of 3:00 p.m. or until availability. Early arrivals cannot be guaranteed as this is based on hotel availability and departure times of our guest departing. 
    Please allow extra time for check-in, valet service, and elevator waits as we expect to have a high volume of arrivals.

    Parking Information: 
    Valet Parking Rate is $50 per night with In/Out privileges- please allow additional wait times.
    Valet Parking after 3:00 p.m. on the day of your departure is an additional $38 charge.
    Valet Parking has a limited number of parking spaces and is on a first come first serve basis.
    Self-parking is not available at the hotel.
    PLEASE NOTE:  The hotel is not affiliated with any self-park parking garages or lots.
    Find more hotel parking information

    Hours of Operation:
    Fitness Center: Open 24 Hours 
    Indoor Swimming Pool:  9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Skywalk to the Convention Center hours:  6:00 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
    Hotel Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. – 9 a.m.
    Housekeeping service will be provided from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

    Hotel Food and Beverage Offerings On-Site:
    Marketplace: Hotel refreshments, snacks, grab-n-go items, and microwave: 24 Hours
    Breakfast:  123 West  6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Buffet) 
    Dinner: Taggart’s  4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. / Bar: 11 p.m.
    Microwaves are available in the hotel marketplace and lobby (next to the ATM)

    Please contact the hotel if they can be of any further assistance prior to arrival or while in house.
    You may call the front desk at 317-631-2221 or text at 317-961-0786.

  • 2024 abstract submissions and travel bursaries

    The deadline to submit a late-breaking abstract or apply for a 2024 travel bursary has passed. Thank you to all who expressed interest!

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