The Union/CDC late-breaker session on tuberculosis

The 48th 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. 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 alternative method.                                             

All aspects of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment research (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, social, behavioral, and health care delivery) are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session. 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 10 April, 2017, or for which information has just become available, 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 disqualified. 

The late-breaker session will consist of 6 oral presentations of 10 minutes each, followed by 5 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 7 August, 2017.  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, 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 a confirmation of the following points i) the work has not been previously submitted for consideration to the general portion of The Union meeting, ii) the date by which the work and analysis was mostly completed, and iii) a request and rationale for travel support to be uploaded online, if so desired.


Late breaker submission guidelines (PDF 105 KB)


Submit abstracts online