Annual TB Conference: The Union - NAR

The Annual Union-North America Region's (NAR) TB conference is organized by the BC Lung Association. We serve as Conference Secretariat and sit on the NAR Conference Executive Committee.  

24th Annual Conference of The Union-North America Region

Join us in Chicago for End TB 2020: the 24th Annual Conference of The Union-NAR. Our expert planning committee has brought together an exciting lineup of speakers to discuss the current critical issues in tuberculosis care and prevention. You'll learn about the efforts to achieve TB elimination, practical issues in LTBI treatment, results of the latest TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium findings on pediatric and adult LTBI diagnosis.

A highlight of this year's conference will be a symposium devoted to special challenges of addressing TB in the Caribbean region. We are also pleased to include keynote addresses from Dr. Guy Marks, the incoming President of The Union, from Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez on the role of universal health coverage in TB care, and from Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee speaking on neoliberalism, global health and other human rights issues in TB care. 

Register now and take advantage of the early bird rates! Offer valid until 30 November 2019. 

Conference Agenda

Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

We invite submissions for our call for late-breaking abstracts. We encourage you to submit your recently completed research on all aspects of tuberculosis care and prevention, including epidemiologic, clinical, basic science, nursing, social, behavioral, psychosocial, and educational studies, as well as outcomes of program initiatives. View the abstract submission guideline

Selected abstracts will be eligible for poster presentation only. We regret that we do not have additional travel grants at this time.

Submit an Abstract

Deadline: December 13, 2019

Call for Award Nominations

The Union-NAR is calling for nomination of its awards: Early Career Investigator Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Service Award. Each year, the region recognizes the valuable contributions of individuals working in the field of tuberculosis control and prevention. Click here for the list of past recipients of our Lifetime Achievement and Service awards.

For more information about each award and to submit a nomination, visit the links below. 

Early Career Investigator - New this year!

Lifetime Achievement

Service Award

Deadline: TBD

Call for Nominations for Secretary-Treasurer

The Union-NAR is calling for nomination for Secretary-Treasurer to begin term of office on March 1, 2020. Any active member of The Union is eligible to nominate. Nominees must be members of The Union and be willing to serve the duties as described in the terms of reference outline below. 

Per standing practice, as the current Secretary-Treasurer is from Canada, nominees myst be from the United States or from English-, French-, or Dutch- speaking countries of the Caribbean and the Americas. 

Nominate a Candidate

Terms of Reference for the Position of Secretary-Treasurer

Deadline: November 15, 2019

NAR Charter

Read the NAR Charter




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