HIV/TB Co-infection Late-Breaker Session

The World Health Organization HIV Department in collaboration with the HIV section of The Union is pleased to announce the TB/HIV late-breaker session at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, to be held in Barcelona, Spain.

All aspects of HIV/TB including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, health care delivery, public health, economic modeling as well as social, behavioral, psychosocial and educational aspects are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session. In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session we request that only new, innovative and significant findings that have occurred as of May 1, 2013, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker presentations in the form of an abstract.

The abstract should be:

-       In English
-       Restricted to 300 words
-       Include background, methods, results and conclusions (Please use the below template)
-       One table or one figure may be included with the abstract (not included in word count)

An electronic copy of the abstract should be submitted to .
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Please use the template provided below.

The late-breaker session will consist of 8 oral presentations of 10 minutes each, followed by 5 minutes of questions. The presentations will be selected from the abstracts submitted by the deadline mentioned above. Persons submitting the abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstracts by August 31, 2014.

A small number of travel grants are available for presenters of accepted abstracts who require funding to attend the conference. If you intend to request support, an indication of your desire and rationale for consideration for a travel grant must be submitted with the abstract. The reviewing committee will be blinded to the request for travel funds.

Abstract submission should be submitted in the below provided abstract template, and include a cover letter with i) a statement that the work has not been previously presented at any international conference or has not been submitted for consideration to the general portion of the Union meeting, ii) the date by which the work/analysis was mostly complete, iii) a request and rationale for travel support if so desired, and iv) the address, phone and Fax number, and e-mail address where the abstract submitter may be contacted.

Anand Date, Wim Vandevelde, Jeroen van Gorkom and Keren Middelkoop  (Union HIV section officers)
Paula Fujiwara (The Union)

Please submit abstracts to:



Abstract Title: