Annual TB Conference: The Union - NAR

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.  

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 26th Annual Conference of the Union-North America Region takes place on March 2-5, 2022 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


SUBMISSIONS FOR ABSTRACTS AND TRAVEL GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

We welcome the submission of abstracts for poster and oral presentations containing research on all aspects of tuberculosis prevention and care, including epidemiological, clinical, basic science, nursing, social, behavioural, psychosocial and educational studies, as well as outcomes of program initiatives. We also welcome abstracts on COVID-19 and smoking cessation. Abstracts must be submitted in accordance with these guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

Submit an Abstract

Deadline: October 5, 2021


CALL FOR TRAVEL GRANTS

We are pleased to offer travel grants to selected individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the 26th Annual Conference of the Union - North America Region without financial assistance. It is highly recommended that you seek additional sources of funding. All junior conference attendees (those with <5 years’ experience) can choose to be matched with a senior mentor who will meet with you prior to or during the conference to offer professional guidance. Membership to The Union-NAR is mandatory for participation in the mentoring program. Please contact Menn Biagtan at  for more information.

Travel grant recipients will be given first priority for participation in this program. Those who have received travel grants in the past are eligible to apply, but first-time recipients may be given priority. Membership to NAR is also strongly encouraged - please contact Menn Biagtan if you require a fee waiver to join.

Eligibility Requirements

Submit a Travel Grant Application

Deadline: October 5, 2021


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD (ECIA)

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

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Download Nomination Form

Deadline: November 3, 2021


SECRETARY/TREASURER

The Union-North America Region is calling for nominations for Secretary-Treasurer to begin term of office on March 1, 2022. Any active member of the Union is eligible to nominate individuals they think will be best suited for the role.

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Deadline: November 3, 2021


LIFETIME/SERVICE AWARDS

The North America Region of The Union is calling for Nominations for its Awards. Each year, at the time of our annual meeting we recognize the valuable contributions of our colleagues to tuberculosis (TB) care and prevention.  We are happy to announce that we will be returning to an in-person meeting, March 2-5, 2022, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Service Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the practice of TB. This award may be given annually. Recipients may include administrators, educators, and public health advisors, as well as nurses and physicians. Prior recipients are listed on the information page below.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of TB over a lifetime through mentoring or research. This award may be given annually. Prior recipients are listed on the information page below.

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Download Nomination Form

Deadline: November 3, 2021


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