WORLD CONFERENCE
ON LUNG HEALTH 2022

Virtual Event

November 8-11

The Union is providing an opportunity for youth across the world to attend, participate and present at The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2022, which will take place from 8-11 November, in a new, exciting initiative called Youth4LungHealth. Through Youth4LungHealth, The Union hopes to channelise much-needed youth energy in promoting lung health.

We invite applications from young people under 35 years of age, irrespective of educational and professional backgrounds (regardless if you are a scientist, doctor, activist, media, advocate, affected community, student, etc.) to present your work at the WCLH 2022. You can submit your application from 2 May – 15 July 2022 under the following themes:

Themes

1

Tuberculosis and COVID-19

In keeping with the main theme of this year’s WCLH, Combating Pandemics: Today & Tomorrow, we recognise that youth engagement is crucial to curbing existing pandemics such as Tuberculosis and COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics.  We would like to understand youth initiatives that are currently in place to support people affected by these two diseases and the impact these initiatives are creating in society. 

2

Air Pollution

Air pollution acts through multiple pathways, negatively affecting the health and well-being of individuals. The persistent increase in air pollution, further affecting lung health, is alarming. The need for awareness, innovation and strategies to prevent catastrophic events in the future due to air pollution is critical. Urgent action is needed to curb air pollution and we would like to understand youth-driven initiatives in air pollution.

Interested participants can send us the completed application to youth4lunghealth@theunion.org

Practical Information​

The application for Youth4LungHealth opens on 2 May 2022 and closes on 15 July 2022 at 23:59 CET.

The application will be reviewed based on the quality and the impact of the work. If the application is selected, each participant will be informed via email.

If accepted for a presentation, the participant would be given 15 minutes to present their work followed by a live Q&A session.

Youth4LungHealth will be a one-day open access event on 11 November 2022. The presentation would take place online via the virtual platform with a live Q&A session. 

If you have any further questions, please write to us at youth4lunghealth@theunion.org

Submission Guidelines

11 November 2022

Oral Session

Please select the most appropriate track. Note this is to assist with programme planning. Track choice has no impact on the selection process.

The list of tracks is available here.

Please type the title of the abstract in upper and lower case, using capitals only for the first word, acronyms and proper nouns. Titles should not be more than 25 words.

  • The abstract text should not exceed 500 words.
  • Please note that affiliations don’t count as part of the 500 words. Abstracts must be submitted in English only. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided for the conference.
  • Use the formatting options provided to insert symbols, accents, and special formatting (e.g., italics, bold, β, μ, etc.).
  • Presenters are responsible for proofreading and submitting an abstract without errors, as they will be reproduced in the form they were submitted.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms must be written out in full at the first mention in the text.

A biography of no more than 100 words must be submitted by the proposed presenter.

Online submission will open from 2 May until 15 July 2022 (23:59 CET).

Interested participants can send us the completed application to youth4lunghealth@theunion.org

It is the responsibility of the submitters to save a copy of their abstract as submitted. The Conference Secretariat will not share copies of the abstracts.

All submitted abstracts will be sent for peer review to a panel of international experts in the fields of infectious diseases and air pollution. Each abstract will be reviewed and scored by reviewers. The scores will then be assessed by the Youth4LungHealth team, who will determine which submissions are accepted and best suited for oral sessions.

The Union is committed to promoting people-centered language in all conference abstracts and presentations. While drafting your submissions, The Union requests that you follow the guidelines laid out in the Stop TB Partnership’s publication, Suggested Language and Usage for Tuberculosis Care, Communications and Publications.

Please note, proposals using stigmatising language will be penalised in the review process.

Submitting authors will be notified of the status of their application in August 2022.

The Union World Conference for Lung Health 2022 is pleased to offer open access viewership for the Youth4LungHealth programme through a simple registration process. However, please note that attendance to the main programme of the conference and TBScience is not open to all. A registration fee will be applicable if you wish to attend the main programme and TBScience.

If selected, the presenters agree to the attached information relating to the release, recording and publication of their presentation and session if applicable.

For further queries, please email us at youth4lunghealth@theunion.org

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