The 52nd Union World Conference On Lung Health

19 - 22 October 2021

Lung health for all: solutions for a new era

The 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health will take place virtually from 19-22 October 2021. The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by low-and lower-middle income populations.

The conference theme, Lung Health for All: Solutions for a New Era, explores the challenges facing global health. With the world still in the grip of a lung health pandemic, it is also confronting questions about systemic race relations and how the same vulnerable communities that bear the brunt of TB and HIV have now been hit the hardest by COVID-19.

Event details

19-22 October 2021
08:00-20:15 CEST
Virtual event
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Meet the expert

Refiloe Masekela (South Africa)


Non-communicable lung diseases and children

19 October

18:15-19:15 CEST

Evaline Kibuchi (Kenya)


Community-led advocacy to influence policy

19 October

18:15-19:15 CEST

Timothy Rodwell (United States)


WHO catalogue of TB drug resistance-associated mutations: current and future perspectives

19 October

18:15-19:15 CEST

The Union LIVE channel will host the opening and closing ceremony, plenaries, rapporteur sessions, interviews, cultural films and much more

Engage, give a voice and listen to the issues that matter to those affected by lung diseases in Community Connect

TBScience puts the spotlight on basic and translational TB research and is one of the many highlights of the Union World Conference

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