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TBScience 2021

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GENERAL INFORMATION 

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to host the fourth edition of TBScience.  

TBScience 2021 is an official event entirely devoted to basic and translational tuberculosis research, held 19-22 October 2021.  

TBScience brings together scientists from microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, epidemiology and mathematical modeling to present and discuss recent findings on TB transmission, infection and disease. Additional focus is also given to the development of better vaccines, new drugs and diagnostics for TB. 

TBScience 2021 will have a virtual format and a dedicated space within the Union Conference. Submissions for TBScience 2021 were invited for the following themes:

  • Tools to guide personalised therapy - what is achievable? 
  • Recent innovations in trial design, lessons for the TB community. Where does TB treatment innovation go from here? 
  • Bioaerosols: Threats and opportunities 
  • TB vaccines: Aspiring is not enough! 

Please note: Abstract submissions for TBScience 2021 are now closed.  Notifications will be sent to submitters by the end of August.

REVIEWING PROCESS 

All submitted abstracts are sent for peer review by a panel of international experts. The panel will score abstracts based on the following criteria. The TBScience 2021 Scientific Committee will then base their programme selection decisions upon the results of the reviewing process:

 

Description

Score range

Scoring

1. Novelty/ Originality

 

 

The abstract shows novel/original information, or presents a new topic or application in the TBScience field;

1 to 5

 

1=very poor;

2=poor;

3=average;

4=above average;

5=excellent

2. Clarity

 

The abstract is written in a clear and concise way and has a good structure;

1 to 5

 

1=very poor;

2=poor;

3=average;

4=above average;

5=excellent

3. Significance/ impact/ relevance to the TBScience field

The abstract describes research results/new findings, methods or approaches that are significant/has impact/relevance to the TBScience field

1 to 5

1=very poor;

2=poor;

3=average;

4=above average;

5=excellent

4. Quality of the methodology

The methods presented in the abstract are of high quality 

 

 

1 to 5

 

1=very poor;

2=poor;

3=average;

4=above average;

5=excellent

Maximum score: 20

CONTACT US 

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at tbscience@theunion.org