Annual TB Conference: The Union - NAR

The 26th Annual Conference of the Union-North America Region takes place on March 2-5, 2022 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Union-North America Region (NAR) is the regional arm of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), a global public health organization with the vision to provide health solutions to the poor.  BC Lung is an organizational member of The Union and acts as the Secretariat, organizing and hosting The Union-NAR's  annual conference in consultation with the Executive Committee.  


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2022 Conference Brochure


We welcome the submission of abstracts for poster and oral presentations containing research on all aspects of tuberculosis prevention and care, including epidemiological, clinical, basic science, nursing, social, behavioural, psychosocial and educational studies, as well as outcomes of program initiatives. We also welcome abstracts on COVID-19 and smoking cessation. Abstracts must be submitted in accordance with these guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

Submit an Abstract

Deadline: December 1, 2021


Early Career Investigator Award 

The Union- North America Region (NAR) Early Career Investigator Award (ECIA)was established in 2019 by the North America Region Executive Committee to recognize an early career researcher for work in tuberculosis (TB) within the first five years of their academic appointment/independent professional career.  The monetary portion of this award is to support research activities related to TB.

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Download Nomination Form

Deadline: November 3, 2021


The Union-North America Region is calling for nominations for Secretary-Treasurer to begin term of office on March 1, 2022. Any active member of the Union is eligible to nominate individuals they think will be best suited for the role.

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Download Nomination Form

Deadline: November 3, 2021


The North America Region of The Union is calling for Nominations for its Awards. Each year, at the time of our annual meeting we recognize the valuable contributions of our colleagues to tuberculosis (TB) care and prevention.  We are happy to announce that we will be returning to an in-person meeting, March 2-5, 2022, in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The Service Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the practice of TB. This award may be given annually. Recipients may include administrators, educators, and public health advisors, as well as nurses and physicians. Prior recipients are listed on the information page below.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of TB over a lifetime through mentoring or research. This award may be given annually. Prior recipients are listed on the information page below.

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Download the Service Award Nomination Form

Download the Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form

Deadline: November 3, 2021


The Union-NAR conference provides and excellent opportunity to connect exhibitors and sponsors with delegates leading the work in TB and lung health around the world. Gain visibility and recognition by showcasing your products and services while supporting the continued effots to eliminate TB.

Opportunities include exhibition spaces, satellite sessions, distribution of branded marketing materials, and sponsorship of a service, event, or area. For more information, download the sponsorship booklet below.

Sponsorship Booklet


This charter governs the North America Region (NAR) established by the General Assembly of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

Read the NAR Charter


Page Last Updated: 15/11/2021