40th Union World Conference on Lung Health, The Union (The Union's 40th WC)
|Event Date/Time: Dec 03, 2009||End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2009|
|Registration Date: Dec 07, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 28, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2009|
The theme of the conference is â€œPoverty and lung healthâ€. Sessions will explore the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, asthma, pneumonia, tobacco- related and other lung diseases, as well as the health consequences of air pollution. The important medical, social and economic consequences of lung health in high-burden countries will also be discussed.
The World Conference attracts participants from more than 100 countries who debate these challenges and thus contribute to more effective, efficient and sustainable services, interventions and programmes. While most sessions will be in English, a parallel session in Spanish will also be held each day of the conference for Spanish-speaking delegates. Simultaneous translation is also offered for the plenary sessions.
The scientific programme will include 52 symposia, 10 post-graduate courses and 11 workshops, as well as daily plenary sessions. For details about the scientific programme, registration and accommodation, please visit www.worldlunghealth.org
The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. With nearly 10,000 members and subscribers from 145 countries, The Union has its headquarters in Paris and regional and country offices serving the Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and South-East Asia regions. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health, tobacco control and research. More information about The Union can be found at www.theunion.org