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)
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)
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)
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)
We also supporting:
- the UCSF World TB webinar that followed later in the day (watch it here)
- The AHRI/IIDMM World TB Day mini-symposium from South Africa (read more here; watch it here)