The Union student late-breaker session on lung health

Submissions will open 20 June

The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce the late-breaker session, introduced last year, focusing on lung health for individuals currently studying.  Individuals must be currently enrolled as a student in a university program at undegraduate, graduate, or doctoral level either full- or part-time.

The deadline to submit abstracts is 20 July, 2017 at 23:59 Central European time.  All submissions should be submitted via the dedicated online system that will be available from 20 June to 20 July, 2017. Abstracts may NOT be submitted by email or any other method.

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.  The tracks for which submissions are being accepted are as follows.

  • 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
  • Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020 and End TB Strategy -- country level experiences on paradigm shift
  • HIV-TB and other HIV-related lung health
  • Human rights
  • Latent TB infection (LTBI)
  • Paediatric lung disease, including 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 in key affected populations
  • TB infection control
  • TB laboratory service implementation
  • TB other
  • Tobacco control
  • Zoonotic TB

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new and significant findings of broad interest be submitted for the late-breaker presentations in the form of an abstract to be submitted online. 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 2 August, 2017. Note that decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed.   

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.