Call for Abstracts for a HIV/TB Late-Breaker Session at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health
October 30-November 3, 2013 Paris, France
The 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health and the HIV section of the Union are pleased to announce co-sponsorship of a late-breaker session related to HIV/TB. Starting this year the HIV section of the Union will be sponsoring this new late-breaker focusing on HIV/TB at every Union world conference.
All aspects of HIV/TB including basic and clinical science, epidemiology, health care delivery, public health, economic modeling as well as social, behavioral, psychosocial, and educational aspects are welcomed for presentation during the late-breaker session. In keeping with the spirit of a late-breaker session we request that only new, innovative, and significant findings that have occurred as of May 1, 2013, or for which information has just become available, be submitted for the late-breaker presentations in the form of an abstract. 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. An electronic copy of the abstract should be submitted to email@example.com by July 29, 2013.
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 the abstracts submitted by the deadline mentioned above. Persons submitting the abstracts will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstracts by August 31, 2013.
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.
Abstract submission should include a cover letter with i) a statement that the work has not been previously presented at any international conference or has not been submitted for consideration to the general portion of the Union meeting, ii) the date by which the work/analysis was mostly complete, 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 abstract submitter may be contacted.
Simultaneous English/French/English translation will be provided for the late-breaker session.
Anand Date, Keren Middelkoop, Soumya Swaminathan, and Wim Vandevelde (Union HIV section officers)
Paula Fujiwara (The Union)
Submit abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org