Annual TB Conference: The Union - NAR

The 25th Annual Conference of The Union-North America takes place virtually on February 24 to 27, 2021, from 8am until 5pm Pacific Standard Time daily. 

The Union-North America Region (NAR) is the regional arm of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), a global public health organization with the vision to provide health solutions to the poor.

The BC Lung Association is an organizational member of The Union and acts as the Secretariat, organizing and hosting the annual conference in consultation with the Executive Committee.  


Explore the Conference Program, including topics and speakers. 

Explore this year's Abstract Booklet.  

Sign up to attend on our Conference Registration Page.


Recognized as the premier TB conference in North America, our upcoming conference provides an excellent opportunity to connect exhibitors and sponsors with delegates leading the work in TB and lung health around the world. Gain visibility and recognition by showcasing your products and services while supporting the continued efforts to eliminate TB.  Opportunities include exhibition spaces, satellite  sessions, distribution of branded marketingmaterials and sponsorship of a service, event, or area.

Learn more:  Sponsorship Opportunities


The Union-North America Region (NAR) Early Career Investigator Award: Established in 2019 by the North America Region Executive Committee to recognize an early career researcher for work in tuberculosis within the first five (5) years of their academic appointment or independent professional career. The monetary portion of this award is to support research activities related to TB.

Eligibility Requirements

Early Career Investigator Award Nomination

Deadline: October 30, 2020 

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Lifetime Achievement Award of The Union-NAR is the highest award given by the region. It is presented to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of Tuberculosis over an entire career. The contribution may have been in any aspect of TB, including basic science, epidemiology, public health, advocacy, patient care, education, nursing, and laboratory science. Nominees may be working in any position, organization or profession.

Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination 

Service Award: Service Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of TB. This award may be given annually. Past recipients have included administrators, educators and public health advisors, as well as nurses and physicians. 

Service Award Nomination

NAR Charter

Read the NAR Charter




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