World TB Day 2015

Every year, on the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr Robert Koch announce his discovery of the tuberculosis bacteria. in 2015 the World Health Organisation announced the theme would be "What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB."

UCL and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) collaborated to run an event that would bring together researchers from around the world to address this theme. UCL PhD student Catherine Smith kindly blogged the event,and you can scroll down for a full list of speakers on the day with videos of their presentations and links to slides (where available).

Session 1: Plenary lectures/Scene setting

  • Professor Ibrahim Abubakar (Introductory speaker)
  • Dr Helen Fletcher (Introductory speaker)
  • Professor Anne O'Garra (Plenary Lecture speaker)
  • Dr Stephen D. Lawn (Plenary Lecture speaker)

Session 2: Global strategy

Session 3: Debate - Tool vs Social Determinants

Session 4: National strategy

  • Dr Helen Booth (chair)
  • Duncan Selbie
  • Dr Heinke Kunst
  • Professor Graham Bothamley
  • Mr Aaron Oxley

Session 5: Clinical trials

Concluding remarks

  • Professor David Moore (Professor of Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, LSHTM)
  • Professor Timothy McHugh (Professor of Microbiology, UCL)