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HIV/TB and diabetes Late-Breaker Session

Submissions open 25 June

The World Health Organization HIV Department in collaboration with the HIV section of The Union is pleased to announce the TB-HIV late-breaker session.

For the second time, we also include diabetes as an increasingly relevant co-morbidity of TB, though the emphasis will be maintained on HIV/TB.

The late-breaker session includes all aspects of HIV-TB including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, health care delivery, public health, economic modelling as well as social, behavioural, psychosocial and educational aspects.

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session we request that only new, innovative and significant findings that have occurred after 1 May 2018, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions.

The abstract should be:

  • Submitted online between 25 June and 3 August (23:59 Central European time)
  • In English
  • Restricted to 300 words
  • Include background, methods, results and conclusions
  • One table or one figure may be included with the abstract

Abstracts may not be submitted by email or any other alternative method.

The late-breaker session will consist of eight oral presentations of ten minutes each, followed by five minutes of questions. Persons submitting the abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstracts by 27 August.

A small number of travel grants are available for presenters of accepted abstracts who require funding to attend the conference. If you intend to request support, an indication of your desire and rationale for consideration for a travel grant must be submitted online together with the abstract. The reviewing committee will be blinded to the request for travel funds.

Submissions should include:

  • Confirmation that the work has not been previously submitted for consideration to the general portion of The Union World Conference
  • The date by which the work and analysis was mostly completed
  • A request and rationale for travel support to be uploaded online if so desired
  • The address, phone and e-mail address where the author may be contacted during the week of 27 August.

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