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The Union/CDC late-breaker session on TB

Submissions are now closed

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce a late-breaker session related to tuberculosis.

Late-breaker abstract submissions are now closed. Notifications will be sent at by 5 September.

This late-breaker session includes all aspects of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment research (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, social, behavioral, and health care delivery).

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative and significant findings of broad interest that have occurred after 17 April, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions.

The late-breaker session will consist of six oral presentations of 10 minutes each, followed by five minutes of questions. All submitted abstracts will be scored by multiple peer reviewers and the highest scoring abstracts will be selected for presentation. Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstract by 5 September. Note that decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed.

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, the reasons 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

Abstracts must include specific results. Abstracts that do not contain specific results, or that were previously submitted to this conference, will be disqualified.

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