Members of The Union North America Region
The Union is divided into seven regions to provide a platform for addressing lung health and related issues from a regional perspective. This structure offers members opportunities to network with colleagues who face the same regional challenges and contributes to The Union's deep understanding of local issues.
The Union North America Region consists of organisational and individual members
Held in February 2020, the 24th Annual Conference of The Union North America Region is a three-day scientific conference organised by Union members, which brings together hundred experts of national and international renown to discuss regional perspectives on global health issues including TB, lung health and related topics.
Professor Guy Marks, President of The Union, welcomed delegates to the first day of the conference.
Union news from the North America Region
Combating the tridemic: new guidelines, masking and altruism
An Editorial in a forthcoming issue of the IJTLD highlights the impact of the tridemic of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. The preprint is free to read.
F.D.A. Ruling on Vuse E-Cigarettes Will Likely Hinder Public Health, Hurt Kids
British American Tobacco (BAT) and its American unit, R.J. Reynolds, are undoubtedly having a very good week, but the same cannot be…
COVID-19 and TB control in immigrant communities
Letter to the editors highlighting the disparity of impact of COVID-19 and TB on immigrant communities and the need to have affordable healthcare.
“The tobacco industry is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to protect profits and undermine tobacco control policy.”
Emma Green is The Union’s Project Manager for STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), the global tobacco industry…
Transforming essential services for tuberculosis during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from New York City
To ensure that scientific research of immediate concern is shared as rapidly as possible, The Union is fast-tracking accepted articles…