UCL WORLD TB DAY EVENT 2013
This week's World TB Day event at the Royal Free invited speakers to talk about targetting zero deaths from TB. A selection of photographs from the event is available here (LINK) with copies speakers' presentations and a blogger's account to come shortly. (27 March).
SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2012
In December 2012, Professor Tim McHugh delivered his inaugural lecture on the challenges of drug resistant TB. View the lecture.
In March 2012, UCL held a World TB Event (on World TB Day) to celebrate the research into TB undertaken across disciplines in the College. More details/videos (link).
Monday, 9 November, 2013 - 12 midday
Use of next generation sequencing and the identification of resistance sites in the Mtb genome.
Paper: “Genomic analysis identifies targets of convergent positive
selection in drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.”
Nat Genet. 2013 Oct;45(10):1183-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.2747 (LINK)
The paper will be backed up by two more from the same journal:
- “Genome sequencing of 161 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from China identifies genes and intergenic regions associated with drug resistance” , Nat Genet. 2013 Oct;45(10):1255-60. doi: 10.1038/ng.2735, (ABSTRACT) and
-“Evolution of high-level
ethambutol-resistant tuberculosis through interacting mutations in
decaprenylphosphoryl-β-D-arabinose biosynthetic and utilization pathway genes”, Nat Genet.
2013 Oct;45(10):1190-7. doi: 10.1038/ng.2743. (ABSTRACT)
Dimitrios will also mention data from his own paper which is in press on the application of next generation sequencing in Mtb.
Chair: Professor Tim McHugh
Presenter: Dimitrios Evangelopoulos
Venue: Tutorial Room 3 (TR3), Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead.
North London TB Journal Club
Tuesday, 12 November - 12 midday
Theme: OFLOTUB: Presentation of Trial Results
Authors: Jawahar, M. S., V. V. Banurekha, et
Title: "Randomized clinical trial of thrice-weekly 4-month moxifloxacin or gatifloxacin containing regimens in the treatment of new sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients."
Journal/Ref: PLoS One 8(7): e67030.
Link to download: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0067030
Chair: to be confirmed
Presenter: Patrick Phillips
Venue: MRC CTU in room 401.
See http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_us/contact_details.aspx. The entrance is opposite Holborn tube station and looks like the entrance to a church building.
Please note: External attendees will need to wait at reception and be taken to the meeting room. If you plan to attend, please contact Patrick Phillips on email@example.com so that reception know who is expected.
Thursday, 17 October, 6.30pm, LSHTM
THE FINAL FRONTIER: Treating Drug-resistant TB
Film and panel discussion
This event, hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), sets out what can be done today and what is still needed to end the crisis of TB. MSF works at the front-line of the DR-TB crisis in 21 countries around the world.
"The Final Frontier" shares our experience and learning in three areas:
- Growing global health crisis
- Evidence for improving patient outcomes
- Historic opportunity for a new treatment regimen
- Professor Andrew Nunn, MRC Associate Director & Chair of Infections Research Theme
- Dr Grania Bridgen, TB Advisor for MSF's Access Campaign (tbc)
- Chief Austin Obiefuna, Southern CSO Representative on Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board and founder of Afro Global Alliance.
Venue: Jon Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 21 May, 2013
NORTH LONDON TB JOURNAL CLUB
Chair: Patrick Phillips, MRC Clinical Trials Unit
Presenter: Professor Andrew Nunn, MRC Clinical Trials Unit
Topic: Do we really need DOT?
Paper: Pasipanodya, JG
& Gumbo, T.
A meta-analysis of self-administered versus directly observed therapy effect on microbiologic failure, relapse, and acquired drug resistance in tuberculosis patients.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (2013).
Full text available online for free: http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/03/05/cid.cit167
Time: 12 midday to 1pm
Venue: Room 401, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway
Directions: See http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_us/contact_details.aspx. The entrance is opposite Holborn tube station and looks like the entrance to a church building. External attendees will need to wait at reception and be taken to the meeting room. If you plan to attend, please contact Patrick Phillips (email).
Friday, 26 April
Title: Emerging horizons in TB research - one-daysymposium Venue - Institute of Materials, Carlton House Terrace, central London
Organizers: The Infectious Disease Research Network and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The symposium is intended to provide an update on current research in the area of tuberculosis (with a particular focus on TB in the UK), with the day including talks across the research spectrum, from pre-clinical subjects such as genomics and promotion factors, through current trials for TB vaccines and on to clinical bioaerosol research and the research activity of the London Find and Treat team. There will also be a presentation on a systematic analysis of infectious disease research investments awarded to UK institutions, with particular focus on the TB portfolio.
It will be a varied day and delegates are invited to stand up and be counted in the speed-pitch sessions! You have three minutes to promote your own research, shout out about what you're doing and invite colleagues to corner you during the lunchbreak and ask further questions. This type of session has been used at previous IDRN and LSHTM events with some success. So if you are looking for collaboration opportunities, do see the event webpage.
There will also be the opportunity to present posters on TB too. Any TB-related topic is fine, and if you get the chance to re-use a poster you presented once at a conference previously, that's fine too. Deadline for abstract submissions Tues 9 April.
For more information, including a draft programme and online registration, see http://idrn.org/events/upcoming/tuberculosis.php
Tuesday, 5 March, 2013North London TB Journal Club
Topic: Transmission, outbreaks and whole genome sequencing
Chair: Marc Lipman, Royal Free Hospital
Presenter: Jess Mears, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL
Paper: Walker et al. Whole-genome sequencing to delineate Mycobacterium tuberculosis outbreaks: a retrospective observational study.
Lancet Infect Dis 2013; 13(2): 137-46.
Time: 9 - 10am
Venue: Tutorial Room 7 (TR7), Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead
Monday, 25 March, All day from 9am, Royal Free
UCL WORLD TB DAY MEETING:
Targeting zero deaths from TB: progress, reality and hope
Professor Tim McHugh (email) is hosting this this year’s UCL World TB Day with an event run in conjunction with The Lancet Infectious Diseases (Lancet link) and presenting a series of articles edited by Professor Ali Zumla, UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology. This meeting will reflect the activity of UCL and its collaborators and attendees are invited to present a poster for display. [downloadable programme PDF]
The event is free but registration is required: to book a place, visit http://uclworldtbday.eventbrite.com
Posters are also welcome, please register by email with Sangita Patel (email)
Venue: The Atrium (ground floor), UCL, Royal Free Campus, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF
Monday, 11 February, 2013
NORTH LONDON TB JOURNAL CLUB (Link)
Topic: Modelling TB transmission in Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town
Chair: Richard White, CMMID, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Presenter: Pete Dodd, CMMID, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Johnstone-Robertson et al. Tuberculosis in a South African prison – a
transmission modelling analysis. S Afr Med J 2011; 101: 809-813. (Abstract)
Time: 5.15pm til 6.15pm (drinks after)
Venue: LG81, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street
Friday, 11 January, Royal Free
Title: Acid Fast Club
Start time: 12.30
Venue: Atrium, Royal Free Hospital
Organiser: Prof Tim McHugh
Thursday 31 January, MRC CTU
North London TB Journal Club (website)
Topic: Promising new regimens or studies of uncertain value?
Paper: Diacon et al. 14-day bactericidal activity of PA-824, bedaquiline, pyrazinamide, and moxifloxacin combinations: a randomised trial. Lancet 2012; 380: 986-93.
Presenter: Jurgens Peters, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Chair: Patrick Phillips, MRC Clinical Trials Unit
Venue: Room 402, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway
TB Research Symposium
Date: 6 November, 2012
Session 1: Research from the Field
WEB LINK TO SESSION 1 (requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0)
Chair: Helen Ayles
0915 Welcome and introduction
0920 Experiences of Frontline TB Workers in Implementing Public Private Partnerships in India, Solomon Salve
0955 Advances in the diagnosis of HIV-associated TB in Cape Town, South Africa, Steve Lawn
Session 2: Moving TB Research from the field to mathematical models
WEB LINK TO SESSION 2 (requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0)
Chair: John Porter
1100 Local routine, mobility patterns and the prevalence of tuberculosis in Zambian children, Emma Murray
1135 Modelling TB, Richard White
Session 3: Finding TB cases
WEB LINK TO SESSION 3 (requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0)
Chair: Dave Moore
1350 Finding TB in Zimbabwe and Malawi: individual and cluster randomized trials, Liz Corbett
1425 Xpert MTB/RIF for diagnosis of tuberculosis - evaluating impact in the routine roll-out in South Africa study: study design and progress, Katherine Fielding
Session 4: TB reach
Chaired: Liz Corbett
WEB LINK TO SESSION 4 (requires Adobe Flash Player 9.0)
1530 Zamlab MCL: A new way forward for labs, Barry Kosloff
1600 Fast-track to high-quality TB diagnostic network in Somaliland, Dave Moore
1630 Zambia project for actively curing TB, Helen Ayles
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