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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-tb-day-symposium-2017-tickets-29649309884
We look forward to welcoming you to this event.
The World TB Day 2017 organising committee
World TB Day 2016
Date: Thursday, 24 March 2016
World TB Day 2015: What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB?
Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential
UCL-TB and the TB Centre at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are marking World TB Day 2015 with an all-day event on Tuesday 24 March.
Eminent national and international speakers will highlight the leading issues and research to reach, treat and cure those with tuberculosis, including a debate about the management of multidrug-resistant TB contacts.
The meeting will also review the new Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England collaborative five year TB national strategy to eliminate TB as its implementation begins.
Through bringing a wide range of researchers together we aim to encourage new cross-disciplinary links and collaborations between scientists and clinicians at the forefront of the TB field.
Booking is essential – please use the link below.
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