This annual course is organised by the NIHR HPRU in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London and Public Health England. .
This intensive course will offer a comprehensive update to participants on the clinical management of TB cases and incidents, evaluate new diagnostic/molecular techniques available for TB and provide an understanding of TB epidemiology and TB services
For further information, please contact the organisers directly. Further details at https://www.regonline.co.uk/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2565313
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.
Register here: www.phe-events.org.uk/tbcbsouth
Please register your interest by emailing Michelle.Youd@phe.gov.uk
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.
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.
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.