Conference format


Pre-Conference events: Tuesday, 25 October

Global Tuberculosis Symposium, organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) – Meeting open to all delegates; but please wear your badge to attend this session. 

5th President's Centennial Dinner Separate registration is required for this fundraising event supporting the Centennial Campaign.

Day 1: Wednesday, 26 October

Post-graduate courses and workshopsPre-registration required. Workshops are free for registered delegates, but there is an additional fee of 100 euros for post-graduate courses. Those who register for workshops/courses will receive passes that admit them to their selected session(s).

Inaugural Ceremony and Welcome ReceptionOpen to all registered delegates and accompanying persons

Days 2 to 4: Thursday, 27 October through Saturday, 29 October

Workshops – Pre-registration required. Workshops are free for registered delegates. Those who register for workshops will receive passes that admit them to their selected session(s). 

Sessions and meetings: Symposia; oral, e-poster and poster discussion sessions; plenary sessions; and 'meet the expert' sessions; as well as Union scientific section, region and business meetings – Badges are required to attend these sesssions. Delegates without badges will be denied access to the venue.

Technical exhibition: A scientific and technical exhibition will showcase a variety of companies, agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), health organisations and manufacturers of materials and equipment. Open to all registered delegates and accompanying persons

The Community Common: The Community Common is where members of the community, students and advocates can promote their work, discuss challenges and innovative solutions, raise awareness and share ideas with conference delegates from around the world. Activities range from daily plenary broadcasts to cultural activities. Download the brochure for details. Open to all registered delegates, accompanying persons and the public.

Closing Ceremony: A review of the scientific highlights of the conference. Open to all registered delegates.