History

The first international conference on tuberculosis was held in 1867, well before the cause of TB was discovered by Prof Robert Koch in 1882. The Union traces its origins to these gatherings of experts from around the world who were determined to collaborate and find a common solution to "the White Plague" – tuberculosis. The International Union Against Tuberculosis (IUAT) was formed by 31 national lung associations at the first meeting after World War I, held in Paris in 1920. This is known as the Constitutional Conference. 

 

Year

City

President

2018 The Hague  Dr J Chakaya Muhwa

2017

Guadalahara

Dr J Chakaya Muhwa

2016

Liverpool

Dr E Jane Carter

2015

Cape Town

Dr E Jane Carter

2014

Barcelona

Dr E Jane Carter

2013

Paris

Dr E Jane Carter

2012

Kuala Lumpur

Dr E Jane Carter

2011

Lille

Dr S Bertel Squire

2010

Berlin

Dr S Bertel Squire

2009 

Cancun 

Dr S Bertel Squire

2008

Paris

Dr S Bertel Squire

2007

Cape Town

Dr Asma El Sony

2006

Paris

Dr Asma El Sony

2005

Paris

Dr Asma El Sony

2004

Paris

Dr Asma El Sony

2003

Paris

Prof Anne Fanning

2002

Montreal

Prof Anne Fanning

2001

Paris

Prof Anne Fanning

2000

Florence

Dr Kjell Bjartveit

1999

Madrid

Dr Kjell Bjartveit

1998

Bangkok

Dr Songkram Supcharoen

1997

Paris

Dr Songkram Supcharoen

1996

Paris

Dr Songkram Supcharoen

1995

Paris

Dr Songkram Supcharoen

1994

Mainz

Prof Rudolf Ferlinz

1990

Boston

Mr James Swomley

1986

Singapore

Dr N C Sen Gupta

1982

Buenos Aires

Prof H Rodriguez Castells

1978

Brussels

Prof A Gyselen

1975

Mexico

Mr Miguel Jimenez

1973

Tokyo

Mr T Shimatzu

1971

Moscow

Prof V Chebanov

1969

New York

Dr James E Perkins

1967

Amsterdam

Prof Jan K Kraan

1965

Munich

Prof Erich Schröder

1963

Rome

Prof Attilio Omodei Zorini

1961

Toronto

Dr G J Wherrett

1959

Istanbul

Prof Ismail Tewfik Saglam

1957

New Delhi

Dr P V Benjamin

1954

Madrid

Prof A Crespo Alvarez

1952

Rio de Janeiro

Prof Manoel de Abreu

1950

Copenhagen

Prof K A Jensen

1937

Lisbon

Dr Lopo de Carvalho

1934

Warsaw

Dr Eugenjusz Piestrzynski

1932

Amsterdam

Prof Willelm Nolen

1930

Oslo

Prof Théodor Frölich

1928

Rome

Dr F A Piomarta

1926

Washington

Dr Theobald Smith

1924

Lausanne

Dr F Morin

1922

Brussels

Dr E Dewez

1921

London

Prof Robert Philip

1920

Paris

IUAT Constitutional Conference