Past events

PhD upgrade | Incorporating feasibility in priority-setting: A case study of tuberculosis control in South Africa

Details Speaker: Fiammetta Bozzani, Global Health and Development, PHP Date: 1 May 2018 Time: 10:00 Venue: Jenny Roberts room, Tavistock Place

Journal club | A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa

Details Speaker: Ankur Gupta-Wright, LSHTM Date: 26 April 2018 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: LG8, Keppel Street Paper: A cluster of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among patients arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa: a molecular epidemiological study, TM Walker et al, Lancet Infectious Disease April 2018

LSHTM and UCL student-led seminar | Post-World TB Day Event

Co-hosted between LSHTM TB and AMR Centres and UCL-TB Summary Following this year’s World TB Day Symposium there will be a student-led session, co-hosted between the LSHTM TB and AMR Centres and UCL TB. The goal of this student-led event is to facilitate networking between research students from the two institutions and MSc students with interest […]

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

Pathogen Molecular Biology Seminar Details Speaker: Dr Matthew Bates, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln Host: Ursula Gompels Date: 12 April 2018 Time: 12:45 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street

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 […]