The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Hyderabad, India. Photo shows the Union/CDC Late-Breaker session on TB. Yi dan Li delivers a talk on 'Short, simplified regimen for the treatment of children with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan'. Photo©The Union/Steve Forrest/Workers' Photos

Deadline extended for conference programme submissions

Conference News 19 Mar 2020

We are hopeful that global circumstances will be more favourable by October, in time for the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health, but we will continue to monitor the situation and the potential impact on the conference closely.

The deadline for programme submissions has been extended.

The Union remains committed to ensuring knowledge sharing and collaboration throughout this difficult period, and to ensuring that services for those seeking care for tuberculosis (TB) and lung disease are maintained in this time of uncertainty. Read the full COVID-19 statement.

Abstracts, symposia, satellite sessions, post-graduate courses and workshops on lung health issues such as TB and TB co-infections, tobacco control, air pollution, COPD, pneumonia, civil society and community engagement, human rights and other topics are welcomed.

Please read the guidelines for abstracts and sessions submission carefully before you begin. Your session must be submitted under one of the official tracks for the conference, please note the list of tracks have been updated this year.

You are also able to read the review criteria for the programme selection set by the Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities (CCSA).

Once you have read all submission guidance: submit your session online.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts, symposia, post-graduate courses and workshops is 11 May. Satellite session submissions will be open until 6 July with a second round of submissions from 7 July – 7 September, upon availability.


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