Deadline approaching: last call for submissions to The Union World Conference

The deadline to submit abstract and session proposals to the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health is 10 April.

We encourage submissions from scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, affected communities and other members of civil society. Union membership is not required.  

Proposed sessions and abstracts must be related to lung health issues such as tuberculosis and TB co-morbidities, tobacco control, air pollution, COPD, pneumonia, civil society and community engagement, human rights and other topics

Please read the guidelines for abstract and session submission carefully.  

The 2017 conference will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 11-14 October 2017, and focus on the theme 'Accelerating Toward Elimination.'

Further information

The Union is committed to promoting person-centred, non-stigmatising language in all abstracts and presentations and we therefore request that you follow the guidance laid out in United to end TB: every word counts (PDF)

New or less experienced researchers are invited to work with The Union’s Abstract Mentor Programme. This programme provides mentorship for participants by linking individuals with limited experience writing and submitting abstracts with an experienced researcher or implementer. The programme is open to anyone and is completely independent of the abstract review and selection process. Read the abstract submission guidelines for more information.

Key dates

10 January - 10 April: Abstract, symposium, post-graduate course and workshop submissions

10 January - 3 July: Satellite session submissions, first round

10 February - 10 April: Scholarship applications

15 July - 5 September: Satellite session submission, second round, subject to availability 


If you have any questions and additional information on the scientific programme, contact (opens your mail client)