to Nov 14

Joint London Advanced TB Course and European Advanced Clinical TB Course 2018 

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A comprehensive update on the clinical management of TB and MDR TB.

This annual course is organised by the NIHR HPRU in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London and Public Health England. This year the course will be also be hosting the European Advanced Clinical Tuberculosis Course in conjunction and will incorporate a half day MDR TB symposium.

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10:30 AM10:30

The TB paradigm shift: from control to elimination

This event brings together clinicians, public health colleagues, service program managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to eliminate TB as a public health threat in England.

There will be expert presentations and analysis of clinical issues and the latest development in TB testing, diagnosis and treatment. We will also look at specific challenges and opportunities to managing TB in the South of England.

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8:30 AM08:30

TB nurse conference

National TB Nurses and Allied Professionals Conference - Friday 22 June 2018 - 09:30 to 16:30 - Birmingham -

This free to attend conference will support your professional development and provide evidence for revalidation. The day will include talks on clinical aspects of TB, non TB mycobacteria, Multi Drug Resistant TB and an opportunity to learn about the new enhanced BTS MDR TB Clinical Advisory Service as well as tips on writing for publication and integrating the LTBI programme into TB services. We will also explore the governance and practicalities of VOT and how we can improve on capturing inequalities. The afternoon session will focus on contact tracing strategies through talks, case scenarios and discussions on how we can progress this element of TB control. The experience and knowledge you will gain by attending this conference can be applied across the range of day to day TB prevention, care and control activities.

Registration and coffee will be from 09:00 to 09:25 and the conference will run from 09:30 to 16:30. The conference will take place at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW. To see full details about the venue and to We hope we can look forward to welcoming you on the day. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the conference, please send an email to


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12:00 PM12:00

TB and homelessness in the South West

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TB disproportionately affects vulnerable populations and is strongly associated with social deprivation, with rates more than five times higher in the most deprived population compared to the least deprived. There is strong evidence that homeless TB cases have worse clinical outcomes than those without social risk factors. These cases are more likely to have antimicrobial resistance to TB drugs (MDR-TB) and are twice as likely to die. They are also more likely to infect others – an average of between six and twelve additional cases – which lead to exponential rises in treatment costs locally. This webinar plans to outline this issue in more detail and showcase best practice examples of work to tackle this issue, which may be replicated elsewhere. 

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to Apr 23

World TB Day Symposium

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The 2018 symposium will be held on Friday, 23rd March at the John Snow Lecture Theatre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the programme will run throughout the day, with lunch provided.  For those who can’t make it in person, we will be streaming all of the talks live on the day – but please still register and choose the ‘online’ ticket.

Tickets are free of charge but limited, click on this ‘Register’ link and follow the instructions.

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10:00 AM10:00

TB control enters the genomic area: a world first for uk public

This years annual TB conference is dedicated to the development and implementation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).The UK is pioneering the use of WGS in routine diagnosis, antibiotic resistance profiling and surveillance and this conference will focus on the clinical, epidemiological and logistical advantages and implications of WGS.

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