Submission of abstract and session proposals for 2017 Union World Conference now open

Submissions are now open for research abstracts and proposals for sessions (symposia, workshops and post-graduate courses) to be included in the scientific and community programme of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

Submissions are encouraged from scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, affected communities and other members of civil society.



10 April 2017. Notifications will be sent by the beginning of May.

The conference is also accepting proposals for satellite sessions, which are scheduled outside the core programme hours. Submissions will be accepted until all available time slots are filled, so organisations are encouraged to submit their proposals early. 

The conference will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 11 to 14 October 2017 under the theme ‘Accelerating Toward Elimination’. It will build on momentum from last year’s conference in Liverpool, with a focus on how to accelerate toward elimination on multiple fronts including tuberculosis (TB) and co-infections, improving tobacco control and reducing air pollution.


Online guidelines for abstracts

Online guidelines for session proposals,

Guidelines in Spanish are also available as downloadable PDFs:

Descargue las guías en español

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