Theme: A New Agenda: Lung Health beyond 2015Venue:
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Official Language(s): English
The conference theme is “A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, which reflects the changing landscape of global public health, and the new era of action that we will embark on together in the coming years.
When the World Conference convenes in Cape Town, the Millennium Development Goals era will be ending as a new development agenda takes hold, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Health Organization’s new Global TB Strategy will be entering its first year of implementation, while the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to Stop TB will shift into its next phase.
And as the use of e-cigarettes become increasingly widespread, they will continue fundamentally transforming the tobacco control landscape.
The five-day scientific programme will address how these new agendas will influence the inter-related fights against tuberculosis, HIV, lung disease and non- communicable diseases, as well as the global campaign for tobacco control. We will convene leaders from around the world and identify solutions for achieving success in the post-2015 era of global health and development.