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Late-Breaker Sessions

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The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce the following three Late-Breaker Sessions for the Conference that will take place 19-22 October 2021:

  1. THE UNION LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON COVID-19
  2. THE UNION/CDC LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON TB
  3. THE UNION STUDENT LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON LUNG HEALTH

Late-breaker abstract submissions are open from 15 July - 12 August, 2021. Submit now!

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 12 May, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions. 

All abstracts must follow the abstract submission guidelines

Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of their abstract by 3 September

 

THE UNION LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON COVID-19 

All aspects of SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19-related lung health are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session, from basic science in immunology and vaccines, clinical trials for vaccines or therapeutics, to operational research in adults and children.  

This session will consist of up to seven pre-recorded oral presentations of minutes each, followed by live Q&A with online audience. 

 

THE UNION/CDC LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON TB 

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce a late-breaker session related to tuberculosis (TB). 

This late-breaker session includes all aspects of TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment research (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, social, behavioural, and health care delivery). Given the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will also consider select presentations that explore the intersection of COVID-19 and TB prevention and programmatic implementation. It will consist of 7 pre-recorded oral presentations of 8 minutes each and live Q&A at the end of the session. The session is scheduled on 22 October 2021.  

Sponsorship: A limited number of sponsored registrations are available for accepted presenters from LMIC. If you intend to request support, please indicate so in the last step of the submission platform.

 

THE UNION STUDENT LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON LUNG HEALTH 

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce the Union student late-breaker session focusing on lung health and sponsored by the Research Institute of Tuberculosis of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (RIT/JATA)This year, the Union World Conference will again be held virtually.  

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 tuberculosis (TB), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia, and other lung health issues in adults and children. This session will consist of up to seven pre-recorded oral presentations of 8 minutes each, followed by live Q&A with online audience.  

Individuals submitting an abstract must be currently enrolled as a student in a university programme at undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level either full- or part-time. 

Sponsorship: A small number of sponsored registrations are available for presenters of accepted abstracts who require funding to attend the conference. If you intend to request support, please indicate so in the last step of the submission platform.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS 

All abstracts must follow the abstract submission guidelines. Abstracts must include specific results. Abstracts that do not contain specific results, or that were previously submitted to this conference, will be disqualified. 

During the submission process, the persons submitting abstracts will be required to provide: 

  • 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 
  • The address, phone and e-mail address where the author may be contacted 

All submitted abstracts will be scored by multiple peer reviewers and the highest scoring abstracts will be selected for presentation. Note that decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed. 

Even though the conference will be virtual this year, presenters will be required to be available on the date and time of their session presentation to engage with the audience for a Q&A session. The specific date and time of the session will be communicated in July. 

For The Union Student Late-Breaker Session on Lung Health only: 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. 

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