Past events

Inaugural lecture | Medicinal Maths: a career modelling bugs

Details Speaker: Professor Richard White, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling Date: Thursday 9 November 2017 Time: 17:15 – 19:00 Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Followed by a drinks reception in the North Courtyard Atrium. The lecture will be streamed live. Free and open to all. No registration is required. Entrance is on a first come, first serve […]

ITD Seminar | Why does BCG protect against tuberculosis… and why does it not?

Summary BCG vaccination often fails to protect against TB, hence the need for a new TB vaccine. But sometimes it works. What’s going on, immunologically, in both cases and how can this information help us develop a better vaccine? Details Speaker: Dr Steven Smith, LSHTM Date: 8 November 2017 Time: 12.30 pm Venue: Lucas Room – LG81 Watch […]

Seminar | Financial hardship from drug resistant tuberculosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; A patient cost survey

Summary Even though tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment is free, households affected by drug resistant (DR) TB incur hidden costs from direct “out of pocket” expenses for consultations, transport, additional food and natural remedies, as well as lost income from personal and family members’ time away from work. The global TB strategy prioritises protecting all […]

Union Conference | TB Centre attendance

TB Centre members presenting at Union The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health is being held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 11–14 October 2017, and TB Centre members at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have various posters, oral presentations and will be speaking at symposia. Use this link to download a PDF of the […]

Seminar | My wife has drug-resistant TB; and what of me and our children?

Co-hosted with the AMR Centre Summary The last two decades have seen huge leaps in the recognition and diagnosis of MDR-TB and therapeutic management is gradually catching up. Nevertheless, for an affected household the identification of an individual with MDR-TB using a novel diagnostic and the initiation of an exciting new treatment regimen, is only […]

PhD upgrading seminar | Accelerating the development of effective vaccines for protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Overview Immunology and Infection PhD Upgrading Seminar “Accelerating the development of effective vaccines for protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis”. Speaker: Hannah Painter. Supervisors: Helen Fletcher, Andrea Zelma and Rajko Reljik Details Speaker: Hannah Painter Date: Thursday 28 September 2017, 12:30 Venue: Bennett Room LG80, Keppel Street

Pre-viva seminar | Investigating Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in rural Malawi

Overview Current control strategies are failing to contain the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and are limited by our lack of understanding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) transmission dynamics, especially in HIV-prevalent settings. M.tb infection in children aged under 5 years of age indicates recent transmission, acting as a sentinel for infectious (typically adult) TB and highlights recent failures in community control […]

We need to talk about TB | Led by RESULTS-UK: Voices Changing the World

LSHTM Week 2017 RESULTS is a movement of committed, everyday people who together use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. In 2017/2018 there are a series of high-level political meetings which aim to change the way we are tackling tuberculosis.  RESULTS are working to educate and advise policy […]

Save the Date: TB Centre Retreat 2017

(For internal members of LSHTM only!) TB Centre Retreat Join us for the 2017 TB Centre Retreat on the 13/14 September 2017. The Retreat will be held at the beautiful Hunton Park in Hertfordshire set in 22 acres of rural parkland. Based on feedback from previous retreats, we will be running Turbo Talks and speed-e […]

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 […]