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The Union’s members work together to organise regional scientific conferences bringing together experts to focus on topics of importance to public health in the region. These events provide an opportunity to present region-specific research, discuss innovative local programmes and offer training targeted to regional needs.

The Union is divided into seven regions to help address lung health and related issues from a regional perspective. Members can network with colleagues who face the same regional challenges and contribute to The Union's deep understanding of local issues.

The Union’s region conferences are an essential platform for raising critical issues and connecting the science community with vital networks and audiences. They are what make The Union unique and truly impactful.

Dr Jeremiah Chakaya Muhwa, Past President of The Union

North America Region

On Feb 22-25 2023, the Union's North America region is having its 27th annual conference. The event will be in-person and held in Vancouver, Canada.

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Dr. Jonathan Golub 2023 Program Chair/Vice-President

Thank you for joining us in Vancouver for the END TB: 27th Annual Conference of The Union – North America Region! Our multidisciplinary planning committee has assembled an engaging lineup of speakers that will cover timely topics in TB prevention and care, including the updated Global Plan to End TB, TB and pregnancy, subclinical TB, community engagement, recent therapeutic trials, and novel diagnostics. We are also thrilled to have Dr. Barbara Seaworth and Dr. Amy Kirby as our keynote speakers for the George Comstock Lecture and the Beyond TB Lecture, respectively. This year we have expanded our programming on challenging clinical TB cases chaired by our multidisciplinary expert panel. We also hope you will join us
early for our free pre-conference postgraduate workshops on research literacy and advocacy for clinicians, researchers and survivors, and an introduction to implementation science. We look forward to welcoming you in Vancouver, along with a diverse group of TB advocates, survivors, scientists, clinicians, and program managers, to network and discuss the latest in TB.

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                                         Asia Pacific Region

The next (9th) Asia Pacific Region conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference will be hosted by the Taiwan Anti Tuberculosis Association. The date will be April 26-29, 2024. 

More details will be added in future. 



The 8th Asia Pacific Region Conference of the International Union Against
Tuberculosis and Lung Disease ("the Union"), which is organised by the
Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association, was held
on 27-28 May 2022 (Friday - Saturday) in Hong Kong via a hybrid format.
With the theme of “Lung health - New challenges in COVID-19”, the
conference programme will cover various lung related topics like
tuberculosis, COVID-19, anti-tobacco, and lung Health & non-communicable

For the details of the Conference, please visit the conference website:


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