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TBScience 2021

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TBScience 2021 has been integrated into the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health programme schedule and will be held virtually from 19-22 October 2021.

TBScience 2021 is an official event devoted entirely to basic and translational tuberculosis research. 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. 

Call for Late-Breaker Abstracts 

You are invited to submit abstracts for TBScience Late-Breaker Sessions from 17 August-15 September.

Late-Breaker sessions do not need to align with the conference themes below, however they must cover basic research (microbiology, immunology, -omics, etc), animal model studies, clinical research or epidemiology and transmission modeling. Please make sure you present new research with results from the last 6 months, and it is original information not published at the time of abstract submission deadline (15 September). You can read all details on Late-Breaker sessions here.

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Please note: General abstract submissions for TBScience 2021 are closed.  Notifications will be sent to submitters by the end of August. The first round of abstract submissions 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! 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email us at tbscience@theunion.org