Late-breaker submissions open until 3 August
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The Union/CDC late-breaker session on TB

Submissions are open until 3 August

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.

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Read the late-breaker submission guidelines (PDF 301 KB).

Submit a late-breaker abstract.

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.

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 27 August. 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 during the week of 27 August.

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

Submit an abstract

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