Region Conferences


The Union’s members are affiliated by region, and they work together to organise regional conferences on TB, lung health and related topics.  The Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South-East Asia Regions hold their conferences approximately every two years. The North America Region holds a conference each year. These two-three day scientific conferences bring together regional – and internationally known – experts to focus on topics of importance to public health in the region.

Upcoming Conferences 2018

European track forms part of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health, to be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 24-27 October 2018. Find out more.

Past Conferences: 2012-18

22nd Conference of The Union North America Region

27 February - 3 March 2018
The Westin Michigan Hotel.
Chicago.Illinois, USA
Download: Conference brochure (PDF 1.1 MB)

20th Conference of The Union Africa Region
10-13 July 2017
Accra International Conference Centre
Accra, Ghana
Theme: Accelerating implementation through Partnerships to END TB/HIV, Tobacco and other related NCDs

6th Conference of The Union Asia Pacific Region

22–25 March 2017
Tokyo International Forum
Tokyo, Japan
Theme: TB free Asia Pacific – Accelerate steps towards healthier lungs
Coordinating organisation: Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association

21st Conference of The Union North America Region
22-25 February 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Theme: End TB
Coordinating organisation: BC Lung Association  

18th Conference of The Union Latin America Region
4–5 November 2016
Swiss Hotel – Lima
Lima, Peru
Official language: Spanish
Coordinating organisation: Sociedad Peruana de Neumología   

7th Conference of The Union Europe Region
22-24 June 2016
New Building of the National Theatre 
Bratislava, Slovakia
Theme: Know–Share–Act in the fight against TB and lung diseases
Coordinating organisations:Slovak Medical Association, Slovak pneumological and ftiseological association of the Slovak Medical Association

3rd Conference of The Union South-East Asia Region  
26-27 May 2016
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme: TB and lung health 
Coordinating organisation: Nepal Anti-Tuberculosis Association                                                                                                                                        Website:

Joint 20th Conference of The Union North America Region and the National TB Controllers Association
24-27 February 2016
Sheraton Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado (USA)

5th Conference of The Union Asia-Pacific Region
31 August-2 September 2015
Hilton Sydney Hotel
Sydney, Australia
Theme: Reducing the Burden of TB and Lung Disease by Increasing and Expanding Regional Partnerships
Coordinating Organisation: The Australian Respiratory Council (ARC) -  

19th Conference of The Union North America Region
26-28 February 2015
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Vancouver, BC Canada
Theme: Stronger together: Stopping TB from laboratory to clinic

28th Conference of The Union Middle East Region
24-27 March 2015
Cairo, Egypt

17th Conference of The Union Latin America Region
22 August 2014
Hotel Las Dunas – Ica
Ica, Perú
Theme: Comprehensive approach to TB and social determinants
Official language: Spanish
Coordinating organisation: Sociedad Peruana de Neumología

The 2nd Conference of The Union South-East Asia Region
“TB in 2050: Challenge to Humanity”
9–12 March 2014
Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargoan
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinating Organisation: National Anti-TB Association of Bangladesh
Conference website: 

The 18th Conference of The Union North America Region
“Stronger together: Stopping TB from laboratory to clinic”
27 February–1 March 2014
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
Conference website:

19th Conference of The Union Africa Region 
20-22 June 2013
Serana Hotel
Kigali, Rwanda
Theme: Tuberculosis and other lung diseases: successes and challenges
Official languages: French, English
Coordinating organisation: Rwanda TB Forum

4th Conference of The Union Asia-Pacific Region
10-13 April 2013
Melia Hotel
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Theme: Optimal use of new technology and approach
Official languages: English, Vietnamese
Coordinating organisation: Vietnam Association Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

17th Conference of The Union North America Region
28 February-2 March 2013
Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Theme: TB, the air we share
Official language: English
Coordinating organisation: British Columbia Lung Association

6th Conference of The Union Europe Region
4-6 July 2012
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom
Theme: Tuberculosis and lung disease: threats and promises
Official language: English
Supported by The Union Europe Office and the UK Health Protection Agency

16th Conference of The Union Latin America Region
28-30 March 2012
Hotel Riu Panama Plaza
Panama City, Panama
Theme: Lung cancer
Official language: Spanish

27th Conference of The Union Middle East Region
27-30 March 2012
Cairo, Egypt
Official language: English