We are pleased to invite you to attend the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13–17 November 2012.
The conference theme this year is "Driving sustainability through mutual responsibility" which reflects the need for innovative financing and quality assurance mechanisms to ensure a sustainable response to today's health challenges.
Conference sessions will emphasise that responsibility for achieving our common goals is shared not only by all those involved in health care and research, but also by donors, governments, policy-makers, civil society and affected communities.
Together we will learn about the new developments, opportunities and challenges faced by countries around the world working to address tuberculosis, HIV, tobacco control, lung health and non-communicable diseases. With delegates from more than 120 countries, the conference community brings together all levels of caregivers, researchers and academicians, as well as civil society and the private sector for five days of discussion, debate and networking on these issues.
We hope that the conference will strengthen your commitment to global health and efforts to bring health solutions to the poor and underserved.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur, which offers not only outstanding conference facilities and accommodation, but also a colourful environment, excellent cuisine and a fascinating culture, both ancient and modern.
Dr Nils E Billo, MD, MPH Ms Rajita Bhavaraju, MPH, CHES
Executive Director Chair, Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities