The Union

Key dates

Submission of Sessions

(Symposia, Post-graduate courses, Workshops, Sponsored core symposia)

Fall 2014
Online submission open
January 2015 Deadline for online submission
End of March 2015 Notification sent to session submitters

Submission of Abstracts

(Oral and Poster Presentation Sessions)

14 February 2015 Online submission open

24 April 2015

Deadline for online submission

End of May 2015 Scientific Programme Committee meeting

30 June 2015

Notification sent to abstract authors 

Submission of  TB and HIV/TB Late-breaker Abstracts

June 2015 Online submission open
31 July 2015

Deadline for online submission

Submission of Speakers' Abstracts

10 August 2015 Online submission open
31 August 2015 Deadline for online submission

Registration and Hotel Booking

Early July
Registration and Hotel Bookings open  
1 September 2015 Deadline for early-bird registration (closed) 
11 November 2015 Deadline for offline pre-registration (closed)
29 November 2015 Deadline for online pre-registration

Application for travel grants (invited speakers and authors of accepted abstracts)
Application for conference registrations (affected communities and community volunteers)

28 July Online application opens; please read guidelines for travel grants and conference registrations before applying  
7 September  2015

Online application closes 

Letters of Invitation

29 July 2015 Online application for Letters of Invitation opens  
16 November 2015

Online application closed 


15 September 2015 Deadline for cancellation with full refund (minus 80-euro charge)
1 November 2015 Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund
2 November 2015 No refunds as of this date

Key Social Events

2 December 2015

4th President's Centennial Dinner, Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm in Somerset West, SA
You can reserve your place as part of your conference registration – register for the dinner only

3 December 2015 Inaugural Session followed by Welcome Reception
6 December 2015 Closing Ceremony followed by Closing Reception