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Submissions for the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health are now open

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New submission deadline: Wednesday, 12 May at 23.59 CEST

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is now accepting submissions to the conference programme. We welcome submissions on issues including tuberculosis (TB) and TB co-infections, tobacco control, lung health and air pollution, as well as civil society initiatives, community engagement, human rights and other related topics. 

The Union World Conference, taking place virtually from 19 - 22 October 2021, will focus on the theme Lung Health for All: Solutions for a New Era, by exploring the challenges facing global health. With the world still in the grip of a lung health pandemic, it is also confronting questions about systemic race relations and how the same vulnerable communities that bear the brunt of TB and HIV have now been hit the hardest by COVID-19.

The world needs a global, cross-sector, action-oriented response that can create the bold change needed to ensure everyone – from the wealthy to the most vulnerable – has equitable access to quality health care.

Submit now to be part of the conference programme. The following types of submissions are open:

Please read the guidelines for abstract and session submissions carefully before you begin. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, 12 May, with the exception of satellite sessions for which the deadline is Wednesday, 30 June. Abstract submissions for TBScience will open in June 2021.

The Union's Abstract Mentorship Programme

Researchers with limited experience at writing and submitting abstracts can get help with their submission through The Union’s free Abstract Mentorship Programme. The programme matches an individual with a volunteer mentor, who can review, provide feedback and help you prepare a successful submission. 
To find out more about the Abstract Mentorship Programme and participate, as a mentee, please click here.

For questions or queries about submissions to the conference programme, please email