The TB Centre at the Union World Conference on Lung Health – October 2018

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by low-and lower-middle income populations. Of the 10 million people who die each year from lung diseases, some 80 percent live in these resource-limited settings. Organising international conferences on TB and related subjects has been a core activity of The Union since its founding in 1920.

Here at the TB Centre, we’re very excited to have a substantial presence at the upcoming conference, between 23nd-27th October 2018. Please see the table below for a full listing of speakers/events (also available as a downloadable PDF).

Coupled with the Centre presence, we’re hosting an alumni drinks at “Comeonin” on Antonie Duyckstraat 141, Den Haag (www.comeonin.nl); Thursday 25 October 17:30-20:30. A short walk from the conference centre.

The alumni event is free but registration is required so we have some idea of numbers – please join us here!

Authors

Title of presentation

Type

Abstract
number

Time of
session

Venue/
Room

23-Oct-18
Wende Safari /
Alison Grant
“Can we find the missing
men in clinics? Clinic
attendance by sex and
HIV status in rural
KwaZulu-Natal, South
Africa”
OralTBScience 201814:00-
17:30
The Hague
Marriott
Hotel - Van
Gogh-Monet
Jackie Cliff, Eckold,
Moore, Dockrell et
al
Diabetes and
intermediate
hyperglycaemia similarly
impact tuberculosis
blood transcriptomes,
causing enhanced
inflammatory and
reduced interferon
responses
PosterTBScience 2018N/AThe Hague
Marriott
Hotel
Palwasha Khan"Mixture analysis of
tuberculin data to
estimate incidence
of Mycobacterium
tuberculosis infection"
OralTBScience 201814:00-
17:30
The Hague
Marriott
Hotel -
Rembrandt
Rebecca HarrisThe potential
epidemiological impact
of new tuberculosis
vaccines
OralTBScience 201814:00-
17:30
The Hague
Marriott
Hotel - A1
Nicky McCreeshEstimating age-mixing
patterns in contacts
relevant for the
transmission of
Mycobacterium
tuberculosis and other
airborne infections
PosterTBScience 2018N/AThe Hague
Marriott
Hotel
24-Oct-18
Helen FletcherFactors controlling
susceptibility to TB
disease progression:
other viral co-infections
including
cytomegalovirus
OralTBScience 201808:00-
12:30
The Hague
Marriott
Hotel - A1
Rein HoubenNew hypotheses for the
natural history of TB
using models combining
data 12:00 – 12:20 from
modelling,
epidemiological, clinical
and basic research
OralTBScience 201812:00-
12:20
The Hague
Marriott
Hotel - A1
Debora PedrazzoliSampling for a TB patient
cost survey
PG coursePGC0710:00-
11:00
Everest 2
Finn McQuaid,
Richard White (coordinators),
Hsien-
Ho Lin
(chairperson),
Emilia Vynnycky,
Rein Houben,
Fiammetta
Bozzani, Han Fu
(Speakers)
An introduction to
tuberculosis modelling
PG coursePGC0811:30-
17:30
Everest 1
Sedona Sweeney
(organizer), Anna
Vassall (chair)
An introduction to
costing tuberculosis
services
PG coursePGC1314:30 –
17:30
Central
America
25-Oct-18
Olena
Rzhepishevska/
Graham
Bothamley
The collaboration of TB
researchers, clinicians
and patient communities
can help to reach
vulnerable groups and
beat TB
Comm.
Space
A-0996-0027-
03076
10:15-
12:15
Session
Space 2
Jessica
Taeffe/Graham
Bothamley
Advancing TB Research
through Data Science
and Informatics for
Public Health Impact
Side
event
10:00-
13:00
The Hague
Marriott
Hotel - A1
Helen
Stagg/Katherine
Fielding
How do tuberculosis
patients really take their
treatment? A detailed,
quantitative, approach
Poster
discussion
session
PS04-443-2512:45-
13:45
Poster area
Rebecca Harris
(session
coordinator)
What is the pathway to
developing more
effective collaboration
between civil society and
academia in applied
health research?
Comm.
Space
A-0996-0027-
03162
13:15-
14:15
Community
space session
room –
Ontmoeting
1
26-Oct-18
Nicky McCreeshImplications of
heterogeneity in
infectiousness and social
contact patterns
Invited
(Sympos.)
SS1407:30 –
08:45
North
America
Debora Pedrazzoli
(chair)
Catastrophic costs vs.
social protection:
measuring digesting and
addressing patient-level
economic drivers of TB
SO
abstract
SOA0910:30-
12:00
South
America
Olumuyiwa
Adesina Owolabi
Quality of care among
adult pulmonary TB
patients in The Gambia,
West Africa: a crosssectional
survey
SO
abstract
SOA11-1117-2610:30-
12:00
Kilimanjaro
1&2
Titus Divala/Liz
Corbett
Is the current practice of
using response to
empirical broadspectrum
antibiotic
treatment as an
exclusion diagnostic for
Tuberculosis supported
by evidence? Systematic
review and meta-analysis
SO
abstract
SOA10-1106-2610:30 –
12:00
Yangtze 1
L Cirneanu/DJ
Carter
Maximising the impact of
cash transfers for TB
control: when, how
much and for how long?
Poster
discussion
session
PS19-600-2612:45-
13:45
Poster area
Carolin
Bresges/Ankur
Gupta-Wright
Early presumptive TB
treatment in South
African HIV-positive
hospital in-patients
Poster
discussion
session
PS22-636-2612:45-
13:45
Poster area
Rebecca HarrisMaximising impact of the
TB vaccine pipeline –
mathematical modelling
to inform TB vaccine
development
OralOA14-283-2614:00 –
15:30
Yangtze 2
Emilia VynnyckyThe effect of tuberculosis
patient and healthcare
delays on the
infectiousness of cases in
London
SO
abstract
SOA13-1129-2614:00-
15:30
TB, lab and
epidemiology
in Europe
Sharon E CoxCo-existant burden of
malnutrition and
diabetes in Filipino
people with Tuberculosis
Oral - late
breaker
OA13-3267-2614.00-
15.30
Mississippi
M FaridSharpening the case
detection rate using subnational
incidence
estimates and inventory
studies
OralSP3914:45-
15:00
North
America
Falak
Madhani/Palwasha
Khan
Prevalence of Xpertpositivity
is strongly
associated with CAD4TB
score in individuals
screened for TB using
mobile x-rays in hospital
settings in Karachi
SO
abstract
SOA16-1158-2616:00 –
17:30
Everest 1&2
Katherine HortonModelling gender
disparities in tuberculosis
in Viet Nam
Invited
(Sympos.)
SP4716:00 –
17:30
Yangtze 2
(180)
Rein HoubenGeneration,
interpretation and
dissemination of subnational
tuberculosis
burden estimates in a
high burden setting—a
model for Indonesia
OralSP4316:10-
16:20
KWA plenary
hall
27-Oct-18
Katharina Kranzer,
Rashida Ferrand
(chairs)
Chronic Lung Disease in
HIV-infected individuals
Sympos.SP5310:30-
12:00
Yangtze 1
C Ugarte-Gil, F
Pearson, B
Alisjahbana, M
Ioana, G Walzl, J
Critchley, H
Dockrell, R van
Crevel
Diabetes mellitus among
pulmonary tuberculosis
patients from four
tuberculosis-endemic
countries: the TANDEM
cohort
Poster
discussion
session
PS43-869-2712:45-
13:45
Poster area
Jeremy Hill/Alison
Grant
What can we learn about
drug-resistant TB
patients´ experiences of
decentralised care from
their routinely collected
laboratory data?
Visualising patients´
journeys in South Africa
Poster
discussion
session
PS35-793-2712:45-
13:45
Poster area
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