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The Union student late-breaker session on lung health

Submissions are now closed

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce the student late-breaker session focusing on lung health.  Individuals submitting a session must be currently enrolled as a student in a university programme at undegraduate, graduate, or doctoral level either full- or part-time. This session is sponsored by the Research Institute of Tuberculosis of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association.

All aspects of lung health are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session, from basic science in immunology and vaccines, to operational research in TB, COPD, pneumonia, and other lung health issues in adults and children.

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

The deadline to submit abstracts is 3 August (23:59 Central European time).  All abstracts should be submitted using the dedicated online system between 25 June and 3 August. Abstracts may not be submitted by email or any other method.

Submissions are welcome under the following tracks:

  • Advances in quality of TB care and services
  • Air pollution
  • Basic science, drug development, immunology and vaccines
  • Civil society and community engagement
  • Clinical trials for new treatments for DS-TB and MDR-TB
  • COPD, pneumonia, asthma and other lung health in adults
  • Drug-resistant TB care and treatment, except clinical trials
  • Drug-sensitive TB care and treatment, except clinical trials
  • Economics of the epidemic
  • Global and local policies and politics
  • HIV-TB and other HIV-related lung health
  • Human rights
  • Latent TB infection (LTBI)
  • Paediatric lung disease, excluding TB
  • Paediatric TB
  • Patient-centred care
  • TB and non-HIV comorbidities, i.e. diabetes, COPD, tobacco
  • TB diagnostics, including drug-resistance determination
  • TB education and training
  • TB epidemiology
  • TB infection control
  • TB in key affected populations
  • TB laboratory service implementation
  • TB other
  • Tobacco control
  • Zoonotic TB

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only abstracts describing new and significant findings of interest be submitted. The abstract should be restricted to 300 words and should include background, methods, results, and conclusions. One table or one figure may be included with the abstract.

Abstracts must include specific results. Abstracts that do not contain specific results, or that were previously submitted to this conference will be not be considered. 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. Decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed.

Please note: authors submitting abstracts for this late-breaker session must be students. They will be required to provide a proof of their student status by uploading a file containing an enrolment certificate and a student identification card confirming their status during the submission process. Abstracts submitted without these supporting documents will not be considered for review.

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.

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