The Union

Closing Session

Room: Auditorium I

Chair: José Luis Castro (France)

Rapporteur session

Moderator: Stacie C Stender, Chair, Coordinating Committee of the Scientific Activities (South Africa)

The Closing Ceremony includes the Rapporteur Session on the scientific highlights of the conference. This event also honours all those who have given their time and support in 2015, particularly the members of the Scientific Programme Committee, whose collaboration and commitment are so essential to the organisation of the conference and the quality of the scientific programme.

Speaker: Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa)

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an internationally recognised and highly respected South African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, global health advocate and humanitarian.

Dubbed the “Princess of Africa,” Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been at the forefront of South African popular music for 30 years.  She was born in 1965 in Soweto and was the first black child to appear on South African television. Her debut album, made at the age of 18, sold 350,000 copies. As her music career took off, so did her humanitarian work. Throughout her career, Chaka Chaka has used her music to raise awareness of and empathy for challenges facing people across South Africa and Africa. She has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, as well as other causes and created the Princess of Africa Foundation in 2006. Forbes magazine has ranked her one of the top 10 most influential celebrities in Africa.

Award Presentation

The Union/Otsuka Young Innovator in TB Research Award

The Otsuka Award recognises young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing innovative thinking in tuberculosis (TB) research.

Closing Reception: 16:15–17:15

The Union invites all conference participants to join in the Closing Reception.

Topics Legend

CLH = Child TB & Lung Health

CS = Civil Society


LH = Lung Health


NCDs = Non-Communicable Diseases

NAPs = Nursing & Allied Professions

TC = Tobacco Control

TB = Tuberculosis

ZOO = Zoonotic TB

RES = Research