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Late-Breaker Sessions

THE UNION/CDC LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON TB

The Union World Conference on Lung Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the late-breaker session related to tuberculosis (TB).

This late-breaker session includes all aspects of TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment research (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, social, behavioural, and health care delivery). Given the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will also consider select presentations that explore the intersection of COVID-19 and TB prevention and programmatic implementation. It will consist of 6-8 in person oral presentations of 10 minutes each and Q&A at the end of the session. 

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative and significant findings of broad interest that have occurred after 12 April, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Late-breaker abstract submissions will open on 24 June. Deadline is 18 July 2024.

All abstracts must follow the abstract submission guidelines. Abstracts must include specific results. Abstracts that do not contain specific results, or that were previously submitted to this conference, will be disqualified.

During the submission process, the persons submitting abstracts will be required to provide:

  • Confirmation that the work has not been previously submitted for consideration to the general portion of the Union World Conference.
  • The date by which the work and analysis was mostly completed (to ensure only appropriate abstracts are submitted as late breakers).
  • The address, phone, and e-mail address where the author may be contacted.

All submitted abstracts will be scored by multiple peer reviewers and the highest scoring abstracts will be selected for presentation. Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of their abstract by late-August. Note that decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed.

Presenters will be required to be available on the date and time of their session, to deliver their presentation, and to engage with the audience for a Q&A session. The specific date and time of the session will be communicated by mid-September.

THE RIT/JATA STUDENT LATE-BREAKER SESSION ON LUNG HEALTH

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is pleased to announce The RIT/JATA Student Late-Breaker Session focusing on lung health. The Late-Breaker is made possible with the support of Research Institute of Tuberculosis of the Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (RIT/JATA). The Union World Conference will be held from 12-16 November 2024.

All aspects of lung health are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session, from basic science in immunology and vaccines, to operational research in tuberculosis (TB), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pneumonia, and other lung health issues in adults and children. This session will consist of oral presentations followed by live Q&A. 

Individuals submitting an abstract must be currently enrolled as a student in a university programme at undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level either full- or part-time.

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative and significant findings of broad interest that have occurred after 12 April 2024, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions. 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS 

Late-breaker abstract submissions will open on 24 June 2024. Deadline is 18 July 2024. 

All abstracts must follow the Abstract Submission Guidelines. Abstracts must include specific data and results. Abstracts that do not contain specific results, or that were previously submitted to this conference, will be disqualified. 

During the submission process, the persons submitting abstracts will be required to provide: 

  • Confirmation that the work has not been previously submitted for consideration to the general portion of the Union World Conference 
  • The date by which the work and analysis was mostly completed
  • The address, phone and e-mail address where the author may be contacted

All submitted abstracts will be scored by multiple peer reviewers. Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of their abstract by late August 2024. Note that decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed. 

Authors submitting abstracts for this late-breaker session must be students. They will be required to provide proof of their student status by uploading a file containing an enrolment certificate and a student identification card confirming their status during the submission process. Abstracts submitted without these supporting documents will not be considered for review.

THE UNION/WHO HIV-TB AND OTHER COMORBIDITIES LATE-BREAKER SESSION

The HIV section of The Union in collaboration with the WHO HIV department, are pleased to announce the HIV-TB and other comorbidities late-breaker session at the Union World Conference on Lung Health 2024.

The late-breaker session includes all aspects of HIV-TB including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, health care delivery, public health, economic modelling as well as social, behavioural, psychosocial, and educational aspects. As comorbidities are increasingly relevant to tuberculosis (TB), they are also included although the emphasis will be on HIV-TB. This late-breaker session will consist of eight oral presentations of 9 minutes each, followed by a Q&A.   

In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative and significant findings of broad interest that have occurred after 12 April, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker sessions.  

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS  

Late-breaker abstract submissions will open on 24 June 2024. Deadline is 18 July 2024.

All abstracts must follow the abstract submission guidelines. Abstracts must include specific results. Abstracts that do not contain specific results, or that were previously submitted to this conference, will be disqualified.  

During the submission process, the persons submitting abstracts will be required to provide:  

  • Confirmation that the work has not been previously submitted for consideration to the general portion of the Union World Conference. 
  • The date by which the work and analysis were mostly completed.
  • The address, phone and e-mail address where the author may be contacted. 

All submitted abstracts will be scored by multiple peer reviewers. Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance of their abstract by Mid-August. Note that decisions of the abstract review committee are final and cannot be appealed. 

Presenters will be required to attend the conference in person and be available on the date and time of their session. The specific date and time of the session will be communicated in Mid-September.  

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