Call for session submissions 2012
NEW DEADLINE: 7 November 2011
Conference Theme: Driving Sustainability through mutual responsibilty
Submission process for 2012 conference sessions now open
The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest annual conference focusing on lung health issues particularly as they affect low- and middle-income populations in addition to innovative and current scientific work. Presenters and delegates from more than 120 countries participate each year in the 5-day event, which offers some 150 post-graduate courses, workshops, symposia and other sessions.
One of the great strengths of The Union conference is the "bottom-up" process used to develop the scientific programme. Any interested person may develop a proposal and submit it for review by the Scientific Programme Committee.
Submissions are now open for the 2012 World Conference, and we welcome your ideas for sessions relating to our 2012 theme Driving sustainability through mutual responsibility. This theme relects the need for innovative finance and quality assurance mechanisms to ensure a sustainable health response. It emphasises the mutual responsibility of donors, government, civil society organisations and affected communities, policy-makers, researchers, and implementers for achieving common goals.
Who: Any interested person may submit a proposal; Union membership is not required.
What: All sessions should relate to the theme of the conference.
How: Online submission is required. You are advised to carefully read the guidelines as well as the descriptions of each type of session before submitting your proposals. Should you wish to receive specific guidance from the section in which you are considering a submission, please send an email to
When: The final deadline for submissions is Monday, 7 November 2011. This one deadline is different from previous years.
Tips for submitting a successful proposal: Please read the submission guidelines attached to this message (and also available on the website) carefully before developing or submitting your proposal. Submit early and avoid difficulties arising from last-minute submissions on the very last day and in the peak hours.
The selection process: All the proposals will be submitted to the Scientific Programme Committee in November 2011. The final discussion on the selection will take place at the 2011 World Conference in Lille, France (26-30 October 2011).
To submit a proposal of session, click here.
You will be notified if your proposal has been accepted end of January 2012. If you have questions, please contact us by clicking here.