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World TB Day

On 24th March each year, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the causative agent of tuberculosis.

We have taken this opportunity to host a one-day symposium March every year since 2010, to highlight contemporary TB research, control measures and policy initiatives, and to discuss future challenges.

Our aim is to connect with all the people who work on, or are affected by TB: researchers; people in surveillance, control and policy; those in diagnostics and patient care; and affected patients and communities.

These symposia have been held annually since 2010.  Since 2014, we have partnered with the LSHTM TB Centre.


World TB Day Symposium 2021

Wednesday 24th March 2021


Our annual joint LSHTM-UCL-TB World TB Day Symposium took place this year on Zoom, and was open to all.

Welcome by Dr Michael Spence, President & Provost of UCL, and Dame Anne Mills, Deputy Director & Provost of LSHTM

Session 1: Voices from the Front Line: Patient, Healthcare Provider, and Policy Maker Perspectives

Chair: Dr Toyin Togun (LSHTM)

  • Dr Virginia Bond (LSHTM)
  • Dr Olumuyiwa Owolabi (MRC-LSHTM unit The Gambia)
  • Dr Amy Clarke (UCL)

Watch Session 1 recording

10.00 - 10.45 AM

Session 2: How to Find the Missing Millions?

Chair: Dr Katharina Kranzer (LSHTM)

  • Dr Lara Goscè (UCL)
  • Dr Palwasha Khan (LSHTM)
  • Professor Helen Ayles (ZAMBART)

Watch Session 2 recording

11.00 - 11.55 AM

Session 3: Redefining the Mtb infection and TB disease paradigms

Chair: Professor Mahdad Noursadeghi (UCL)

  • Dr Hanif Esmail (UCL) [recording not uploaded at request]
  • Dr Jon Emery (LSHTM)
  • Dr Emily Wong (AHRI)
  • Professor Helen Fletcher (LSHTM)

Watch Session 3 recording

13.15 - 14.05 PM

Session 4: Accelerating Drug Discovery & Development

Chair: Dr Dimitrios Evangelopoulos (UCL)

  • Dr Dana Klug (UCL)
  • Professor Anil Koul (LSHTM)
  • Dr Angela Crook (UCL)

Watch Session 4 recording


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