The Union/CDC Late-breaker Session

The 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pleased to announce a late-breaker session related to tuberculosis.

All aspects of TB control, elimination, and research (including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, social, behavioral, psychosocial, educational aspects, health care delivery and public health) are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session. In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session, we ask that only new, innovative, and significant findings that have occurred as of April 1, 2014, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker presentations in the form of an abstract (one page electronic document). The abstract should be restricted to 300 words and should include background, methods, results, and conclusions. One table or one figure may be included with the abstract.

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 abstracts submitted to the late-breaker co-chairs by July 31, 2014. Persons submitting abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstract by August 30, 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.

Submissions should include a cover letter with i) a statement that the work has not been previously submitted for consideration to the general portion of The Union meeting, ii) the date by which the work and analysis was mostly completed, 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 author may be contacted during the week of August 19, 2014.  

The deadline to submit abstracts is July 31, 2014.  All submissions should be sent to the following email address:                                                               

Sarita Shah (CDC)
Bill MacKenzie (CDC)
Bonita Mangura (The Union)

Tel: +1 (404) 639-0008, Fax: +1 (404) 639-1566