Due to COVID-19, the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health will take place virtually, providing the opportunity to innovate on the conference model familiar to the thousands of delegates who have participated in the past.
The Union World Conference is taking place virtually this year, enabling accessible attendance for a global audience. Registration will open shortly. An announcement will be made as soon as it opens.
Reduced rates are available for Union members, students, nurses and low- and middle-income country residents. Speakers, chairpersons or abstract reviewers are not entitled to a discount unless they fit in one of the above listed categories.
Reduced rate Union Members
This reduced rate applies for Union members who are also a student or a nurse or a resident of a low and lower-middle income country.
This reduced rate applies for non-Union members whom are students, nurses or residents from low and lower-middle income countries.
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For any issues with the registration process, contact our registration service provider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the nature of a virtual conference, with all content available to view on demand, our policy is that we cannot accept cancellations or provide refunds.
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The online programme will be available from the conference website by the end of July.
The Union proudly provides a limited number of complimentary registrations to select speakers and presenters of scientific sessions and to participants from affected communities or civil society. Individuals from low and lower-middle income countries will be given priority.
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The Union World Conference accepts submissions for abstracts, symposia, post-graduate courses, workshops and satellite sessions on lung health issues such as tuberculosis and TB co-infections, tobacco control, air pollution, COPD, pneumonia, civil society and community engagement, human rights and other topics.
Find out more about abstract and session submissions. Refer to the list of tracks under which abstracts and sessions must be submitted.
Each proposal is peer-reviewed by at least 3 different experts in the field. The Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities (CCSA) base their programme selection decisions on a series of review criteria for abstracts and for sessions. Read the review criteria, as well as the abstract and session submission guidelines.
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Notifications will be emailed to all authors by late June, regardless of the status of their submission. The corresponding authors are requested to check their inbox and spam as the notification will be sent to the email address they confirmed during the submission process. Any enquiries are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to offer a series of late-breaker sessions on tuberculosis, HIV-TB and diabetes, and lung health. Late-breaker abstract submissions will open in early July and close by the end of that month.
The members of the Scientific Programme Committee oversee the planning and scheduling of the conference. Because they must focus on the general balance of the programme and minimise the overlap of presentations and sessions, they are the sole authority in charge of scheduling the date and time of programme-related activities. Further details on the programme format will be announced soon.
Due to the large number of submissions and complexity of the careful review process, we are unable to provide specific details for the acceptance and non-acceptance of proposed sessions. Note that the programme committee looks at a number of factors including the balance of the entire scientific programme and repeated speakers, tracks and sessions. Additionally, we receive a large number of presentations and sessions proposals for a small number of slots. Read the review criteria. We regret not to be able to reconsider any rejected presentations/sessions. Other opportunities are offered for you to be able to present your activities: satellite sessions and affiliated independent meetings. Find out more information about satellite sessions. You can also write to email@example.com to find out about affiliated independent meetings.
Unfortunately no. All abstracts must present original research and at least preliminary results; abstracts reporting data pending will not be accepted. Submission implies that the material has not previously been presented or published elsewhere before presentation at the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health. Abstracts are placed under embargo until they are presented at the conference. Read the abstract and embargo policy.
Your abstract must be submitted under one of the official tracks of the conference.
Saved proposals can be modified until the submission deadline. Once submitted, proposals can no longer be edited. To edit a submitted abstract (before the deadline), you must delete it and create a new one.
Unfortunately no. Any changes must be introduced before the submission deadline. Beyond the deadline, the system will no longer be available for edition. Presenters can update their abstract when presenting, if they wish to.
Abstract presenters can be changed until the conference. Please email the details of the new presenter (full name, country, email) at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please note that the list of authors cannot be changed after the abstract has been submitted.
Delegates who complete the conference evaluation survey will automatically receive a certificate of attendance. Presenters and delegates who did not complete the evaluation should write to email@example.com to request the link to respond to the evaluation before the deadline.
The 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health will seek for continuing medical education (CME) accreditation in pneumology.