Stand in Union - Join the movement today

Membership to The Union supports you in many ways, including:

Influence through collaboration

Develop solutions to key problems in lung health and increase your influence through collaboration. 

  • Shape the future of lung health: Join a scientific section and work with other members to drive changes in lung health, impact public health policies, and champion change.
  • Join forces to create change locally: Coordinate with other members and organisations in your region. Develop conferences, workshops, newsletters and other projects that help promote lung heath locally.
  • Find partners and collaborators: Members gain access to a global database of clinicians, researchers, allied health professionals, policy leaders, community leaders and advocates. 
  • Drive content to influence global events: Members collaborate to shape the scientific content of the Union World Conference on Lung Health, through the Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities.

Learn through connection

Grow and learn through expert-led learning programmes and activities: 

  • Contribute to knowledge sharing on an international level: Members shape the scientific programme of the Union World Conference on Lung Health and benefit from reduced registration rates; they organise regional conferences where they meet to discuss lung health challenges closer to home.
  • Enhance your continuous learning: Union courses enable members to learn clinical expertise, management skills and solutions through research and advocacy from experts in the field.  Members receive discounts on courses.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest scientific news: Access The Union’s monthly peer-reviewed journal, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
  • Learn together online:  Participate in one of our many member-exclusive webinars. Developed by members for members, and delivered by experts on crucial and timely science and research. 

Raise your profile and share your views

Increase your profile, extend your reach and ensure your voice makes a difference

  • Guide future scientific research through debate: Lead on one of many webinars or workshops, to profile and share your work with others, support their growth and create a shared learning experience.
  • Become a thought leader: Members are supported to co-author essential technical guides and position statements on critical public health issues
  • Extend your reach: Write an article for the member-exclusive newsletter. Distributed to members monthly, it provides a platform to profile your work; enabling collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Shine in the spotlight: Be featured in the Member Spotlight column of the member newsletter, or become one of our Union Achievers and showcase your work on our website.
  • Gain recognition: Receive the prestigious Union Medal, The Union’s highest honour, awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to tuberculosis or lung health.

Membership types and fees

Membership to The Union means you are part of something bigger, a global force and movement of like-minded individuals who champion change for a better future in lung health.

There are several ways to become a Union member:

Join as an Individual

Any interested individual may join The Union to support its international work and take advantage of the professional opportunities its worldwide network offers.

Type of Membership 1 year 2 years 3 years 15 years
Member from low- and lower-middle income country* €25 €50 €75  
Member from high income country* €150 €285 €420 €3000
Student member (in training and under 35)* €25 €50 €75  

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Join as an Organisation

Any organisation that shares the vision and goals of The Union may apply to become an organisational member.

Organisations and The Union work together in partnership to solve lung health problems globally.

Joining as an organisation member you will receive

As an organisation member, you are part of an influential group. See our current organisation members

Find out the cost using the organisation fees document.

Organisations can join by returning the organisational membership application form.

Become a Union Benefactor

Members who are able to make an additional contribution on top of their membership fee to support The Union are recognised as Benefactor members.

Benefactor member type Donation
Silver €500-999
Platinum €1,000 – 1,999
Gold > €2,000

If you have any questions, please contact membership@theunion.org.