Past events

Seminar | Lessons Learned from Clinical Studies on TB Drugs and Diagnostics in South Korea

Immunology and Infection Seminar Details Speaker: Prof Sang Nae Cho, Yonsei University College of Medicine Host: Jackie Cliff Date: 28 March 2018 Time: 12:30 Venue: Bennett Room LG80, Keppel Street

PhD upgrade | Should empirical oral antibiotics remain part of TB diagnostic algorithms in the era of antimicrobial stewardship?

Summary Antimicrobial resistance(AMR) is a growing public health threat which is in part fueled by empirical antibiotic usage. However, to complement suboptimal diagnostics for Tuberculosis(TB), the leading cause of infectious disease mortality, standard diagnostic algorithms include empirical antibiotic use. The antibiotic course, referred to as “trial-of-antibiotics” and given to mycobacteriology negative but symptomatic adults, is […]

World TB Day Symposium 2018

World TB Day On 24 March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when 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 LSHTM and UCL. World TB Day Symposium 2018 – The Challenge of […]

Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 2018

Held by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cape Town in partnership with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). Supported by The Lancet. The Lecture will be followed by a reception. Speaker: Professor Liz Corbett (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Title: Re-imagining HIV and TB […]

Seminar | Pediatric Tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: Observations from Uganda and South Africa

Summary Abstract: Tuberculosis is a leading cause of global childhood mortality however epidemiological knowledge of pediatric tuberculosis lags far behind that of adult tuberculosis. As a consequence, pragmatic approaches to guide case-finding and prevention strategies for young children in high-burden settings are lacking. This presentation describes two recent prospective cohort studies from sub-Saharan Africa that […]

PhD upgrade | The population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of investigational regimens’ drugs in the TB-PRACTECAL trial

Summary Tuberculosis infects a quarter of the world’s population, causing disease in over 10 million people annually. It causes death in 1.7 million people per year putting it above HIV/AIDS as the number one killer from a single agent in the world. Rifampicin resistant/multidrug resistant-TB (RR-/MDR-TB) poses a major threat to the progress being made […]

ITD seminar | Journey into sub-Saharan Africa HIV co-infections, TB and CMV

Details Speaker: Dr Matthew Bates, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln Hosted by Dr Ursula Gompels Date: Thursday 8 March 2018 Time: 12:45 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

UCL-AHRI Symposium: Towards HIV and TB elimination in South Africa

The first UCL-AHRI scientific symposium will take place on 12 February 2018 in the UCL Roberts Building, London. The one-day event entitled, “Towards HIV and TB elimination in South Africa”, will bring together researchers from LSHTM and UCL with those from the African Health Research Institute (AHRI) in South Africa. It will provide a great […]

ITD seminar | Molecular consequences of genomic variation associated with drug resistance in TB and malaria

Summary Genomic studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria have revealed loci associated with resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs. However, the molecular consequences of polymorphism within these candidate loci remain poorly understood. The talk will summarise the development and findings of a new computational protocol to quantify the effects of point mutations conferring resistance to three major anti-tuberculosis […]

Seminar | Treating 22 million patients for free – lessons learned

Resuscitating primary health care services in Pakistan and integrating vertical (TB) programme service delivery: experiences in setting up a public-private partnership model that has provided free treatment to 22 million patients Dr Riaz Memon is a senior civil servant and head of PPHI Sindh, a public-private partnership which has been contacted to run primary health services for a province […]