LSHTM/UCL World TB day symposium

World TB Day Symposium 2017

On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one day symposium co-organised by the LSHTM TB Centre and UCL-TB.

Please book now to reserve your place. This year’s meeting will take place on Friday 24th March at the Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London.

It will be a day full of talks, discussion and debate around key themes in our fight against TB. This year sessions include ‘What is the natural history of TB?’‘Is there sexism in TB?’ and ‘What does TB elimination mean?’.  There will also be a debate on the question ‘Is migrant screening in LTBI worthwhile?’.

Contributions will come from leaders in the field and young investigators and cover laboratory sciences, epidemiology, health economics, policy research and modelling.  The programme will run from 9:15 to 17:00, and lunch will be provided.  After the final session there will be drinks at a nearby pub.

Tickets are free of charge but limited, so early booking is strongly advised.  You can reserve a place now by following this link:

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

The World TB Day 2017 organising committee