Past events

Seminar | 99DOTS: A low-cost real-time technology for remote adherence monitoring for TB treatment using mobile phones

Summary Developing a patient-friendly and effective solution for adherence monitoring for TB treatment has been an open problem for decades. 99DOTS is a low-cost, mobile phone-based technology that enables real-time remote monitoring of daily intake of medication. This system makes treatment more accessible and convenient for patients while enabling providers to focus on the highest […]

Webinar | A Brief History of Tuberculosis Transmission Research Between 1880 and 1940: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Details Speaker Professor Peter Donald, Paediatrics and Child Health & Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University Peter Roderick Donald is emeritus professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He has a wide range of interests […]

Seminar | The Almighty Dollar? Quantifying the Effect of Social Protection on TB Outcomes

  The Almighty Dollar? Quantifying the Effect of Social Protection on TB Outcomes Daniel Carter will discuss the effect on successful TB treatment from tackling poverty in Brazil. Summary It is widely held that social protection programmes are effective at reducing poverty in low and middle income countries. Given the intimate association between TB and poverty, it […]

Seminar | Back to the Future: New insights into the pathogenesis and management of drug resistant TB

Details Speaker: Professor Keertan Dheda, Head of the Division of Pulmonology, and The Lung Infection and Immunology Unit at University of Cape Town Date: Tuesday 25th July, 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: LG80, Keppel Street All welcome – if coming from outside the School please dial ext 4798 (before 12noon) at the Reception in Keppel St (    ***********************   […]

Seminar | An autopsy study exploring the spectrum of disease in adults with advanced HIV in South Africa: a pre-viva seminar

An autopsy study exploring the spectrum of disease in adults with advanced HIV in South Africa: a pre-viva seminar Summary International bodies have set ambitious targets for reducing numbers of HIV and TB deaths over the next 20 years.  In resource-limited settings, however, cause-specific mortality data are sparse, particularly among HIV-positive individuals.  Pathological autopsies provide […]

Seminar | TB and Diabetes: The link, prevalence estimates, and diabetes diagnostic tools. Insights from the TANDEM study

Summary Daniel is Assistant Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is involved in a number of studies of TB and HIV, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his role at LSHTM, Daniel worked on the link between TB and diabetes at St George’s University of […]

MSc Student-led Seminar “GeneXpert, new drugs and disease control: practical experiences of the TB epidemic”

A seminar from the TB Centre Seminar Series Date: Thursday 11th May 2017 Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Venue: LG24, LSHTM, Keppel Street Speakers – LSHTM MSc students: Jeremy Hill, Bianca Sossen, Vicki Parris   Jeremy Hill (MSc Public Health for Development) – Experiences responding to a humanitarian emergency in Papua New Guinea: DR-TB […]

Taking lessons from HIV/AIDS: Do we really need more evidence for cash transfers in the TB context?

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Dr. Delia Boccia, LSHTM, Dr. Lucie Cluver, Oxford University & Dr. Nicole Fraser-Hurt, World Bank A number of social protection interventions, mainly in the form of cash transfers, […]

Seminar and Careers Session with Tom Scriba

Seminar and student careers session with Tom Scriba, Associate Professor University of Cape Town and Deputy Director, Immunology, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) “Progression from latent M. tuberculosis infection to TB disease” The seminar will be followed by a student-only careers session with FREE PIZZA (1:30-2pm) Date: Tuesday 28th March 2017 Time: 12:30-2pm Location: LG81, LSHTM

Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture 2017

We are delighted to announce that Professor Robin Wood will be the first person to deliver the Steve Lawn Memorial Lecture.  Please do join us for this special event. Date: 13th March 2017 Time: 5.15pm  followed by drinks reception Venue: LSHTM Attendance is free but you must register for a ticket here   Speaker: Professor Robin Wood (Desmond Tutu Centre, University […]