7th Union European Conference on Lung Health

22–24 June 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovakia is hosting the 7th Conference of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease of the European Region with the theme "Know – share – act in the fight against TB and lung diseases". The theme reflects the changing landscape of global public health as a new development agenda takes hold, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals and in line with the End TB Strategy.

The Conference, which attracts many experts from the WHO European Region, will be opened by the President of Slovakia, His Excellency Mr Andrej Kiska, and the WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab. In addition to participating in the scientific committee preparing the event, representatives of WHO and experts from Member States will lead and participate in several sessions. Presentations on diverse topics range from the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of multidrug-resistant TB in children and adolescents to TB in European prisons to digital health in support of TB patients and professionals.