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About The Conference

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by low-and lower-middle income populations. Of the 10 million people who die each year from lung diseases, some 80 percent live in these resource-limited settings. Organising international conferences on tuberculosis (TB) and related subjects has been a core activity of The Union since its founding in 1920.

Who attends

The Union World Conference attracts thousands of delegates from more than 130 countries and brings recognised global experts and opinion formers from all over the world to take part in the over 300 sessions offered by the four-day scientific programme. 

Scientific programme includes:

  • Plenary sessions 
  • Post-graduate courses 
  • Workshops 
  • Over 60 symposia 
  • Oral abstract sessions 
  • E-poster sessions 
  • Poster discussion sessions 
  • Meet the expert sessions 
  • Satellite sessions 
  • Special sessions 
  • Community Space sessions 

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