Don’t Miss Aeras and TB Vaccines at the 48th Union Conference

Aeras is excited to attend The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health from October 11-14 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The theme for this year’s conference is “Accelerating Toward Elimination,” focusing on elimination for many aspects of lung health, including tuberculosis (TB) and co-infections, tobacco control and air pollution. This four-day scientific program is packed with around 150 sessions that include plenaries, post-graduate courses, workshops, symposia, oral abstract presentations and poster discussions.

Delegates attending the Conference come from a variety of professional backgrounds and represent more than 100 countries. This gathering welcomes public health workers, policymakers, researchers, clinicians, researchers and numerous other stakeholders interested in collaborating for lung health. Aeras is looking forward to this opportunity to meet and learn from and with other stakeholders in the fight to end TB.

We will be busy in Guadalajara, with presentations and events throughout the week. Be sure to join us as we discuss the promising momentum and current challenges in TB vaccine R&D. Highlights include:


Tuesday, October 10

Time TBD, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud

Panel Discussion including Dereck Tait, Senior Clinical Director at Aeras Africa on “Global TB R&D: Past, Present and Future” during the WHO Global TB Symposium.


Wednesday, October 11

9:30am – 4:00pm, Encuentro Community Space

Research Literacy Networking Zone: TB Alliance and Aeras will have a booth in the Encuentro community space on Oct 11 and 12


4:30 – 5:30pm, Encuentro Community Space

Research Literacy Interactive Workshop: an interactive session with TB Alliance and Aeras introducing research literacy, childhood TB and Good Participatory Practice materials


2:00 - 3:30pm, Hall 8

Aeras and ACTION symposium, “Using GPP to Bridge the Gap: engaging researchers and communities in the fight against TB”


Friday, October 13

10:30 am - 12:00pm, Hall 2

Stop TB Partnership Working Groups on New Drugs, New Diagnostics, and New Vaccines symposium on "Cross-cutting issues in advancing research and development of new tools to end TB”


12:45 - 1:45pm, Poster Area

Poster Discussion Session: Aeras Community Engagement Associate Anja van der Westuizen will present a poster on “Establishing a community engagement programme: a product development partnership experience”; and Anne Schley from Aeras-partner AVAC will present a poster on “Adaptation of GPP guidelines for TB vaccine research: a participatory approach”


4:00 – 5:30pm, Hall 2

Aeras symposium on “Accelerating research and development of new TB vaccines." Dereck Tait, Senior Clinical Director at Aeras Africa, will present on progress and new approaches in TB vaccine clinical development.


6:30 - 8:30pm The Westin

Aeras TB Vaccine Stakeholder Reception. All are welcome. Don't forget to RSVP