Annual TB Conference: The Union - NAR

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.  



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.

Submit an abstract

Deadline: October 5, 2022


New this year is an earlier call and change in format for “Challenging Cases”. We are inviting patient cases that cover a broad range of topics including diagnosis, treatment, case management, transmission/contact investigation etc. Cases that are on-going dilemmas may also be submitted. Successful cases will be asked to present it as a poster in person and some cases will be additionally selected for oral case presentation.

Submit a challenging case

Deadline: October 5, 2022


We are pleased to offer travel grants to selected individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the 27th Annual Conference of The Union-North America Region without financial assistance. Click here to learn more about our travel grant program and for eligibility requirements. 

Submit a travel grant application

Deadline: October 5, 2022


We are seeking nominations for President-Elect of the IUATLD, North America Region (NAR). The mission of NAR is to harness the significant capacity of the region to promote better lung health. In order to fulfill this mission, we need all our members, countries, groups, and organizations to be actively involved. The unofficial tradition or practice of NAR has been to alternate presidents between Canada and the U.S. However, the English, French, and Dutch speaking countries of the Caribbean and the Americas are also members of NAR and members from those countries are also encouraged to be proposed and will be considered. Click the link below for additional information and requirements regarding President-Elect nomination.

Information about President-Elect

Submit a Nomination

Deadline: November 10, 2022


The Nominating Committee of The Union-NAR is seeking nominations for Member-at-Large to serve for two years at the NAR Council from March 1, 2023 to March 1, 2025. Those nominated, and the nominating person, must be current members of NAR at the time of nomination. Nominations must be accompanied by the nominee's curriculum vitae, a paragraph indicating why the nominee is a candidate for office, and assurance that the nominated person has agreed to be considered for office.

Submit a Nomination

Deadline: November 10, 2022


The North America Region of The Union is calling for nominations for its awards. Each year, at our annual conference, we recognize the valuable contributions of our colleagues to tuberculosis care and prevention. Click here for additional information and for a list of previous award recipients.

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.

Submit a Nomination - Lifetime Achievement Award

Service Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the practice of TB prevention and care. Recipients may include administrators, educators, and public health advisors, as well as nurses and physicians.

Submit a Nomination - Service Award

Deadline: November 10, 2022


The Early Career Investigator Award was established in 2019 by The Union-North America Region (NAR) Executive Committee to recognize an early career researcher for work in tuberculosis 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.

Award Eligibility Requirements

Submit a Nomination

Deadline: November 10, 2022


Looking for sponsors for this year's NAR Conference. Connect exhibitors and sponsors with delegates leading the work in TB and lung health around the world. View our sponsorship packages to see what fits you best.

View Sponsorship Package


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



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