Theme: Community-driven solutions for the next generationVenue:
Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
Official Language(s): English and Spanish
The 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain on 28 October to 1 November 2014 drew a record attendance of more than 3,300 delegates from 134 countries. Speakers and presenters ranged from two health ministers and the head of the Global Fund to up-and-coming researchers, such as Venezuala’s Julian Villalba and South Africa’s Grant Theron, who received awards.
This Union conference created the broadest international impact with the first-ever Global TB Summit culminating in the Barcelona Declaration on Tuberculosis and widespread media coverage of key issues, such as a shortened regimen for MDR-TB and the looming TB-diabetes epidemic. In keeping with the theme of “Community-driven solutions for the next generation”, the need for all stakeholders to have a strong role in public health was highlighted throughout the week.