TB in the UK: Getting ahead of the curve

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Early bird fees apply until Wednesday 19 February 2014

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9.25 am

Registration tea and coffee

9.55 am

Welcome and introduction
Professor Ajit Lalvani, Head of Respiratory Infections, National Heart and Lung Institute and
Director, Tuberculosis Research Centre, Imperial College London

New perspectives on prevention

10.00 am

PHE's strategic priorities for TB control
Mr Paul Cosford, Director and Health Protection and Medical Director, Public Health

10.30 am

Pre-entry TB screening for new-entrants: implications for national TB control
Dr Dominik Zenner, Consultant Epidemiologist, Head of TB Screening, Public Health England

11.00 am

Emerging modifiable risk factors for TB
Nisha Karnani, Tuberculosis Research Centre, Imperial College London

11.30 am

Tea and coffee break

11.50 am

The future of TB prevention using MTB Genome Sequencing
Dr Philip Monk, Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health

Advances in Diagnosis
Chair: Dr Philip Monk

12.20 pm

Introduction

12.25 pm

Mediastinal TB: Approaches to diagnosis and potential pitfalls
Dr Onn Min Kon
Consultant Respiratory Physician and Reader in Respiratory Medicine
Imperial College NHS Trust

12.55 pm

Lunch

1.55 pm

New diagnostic approaches in TB: the role of host gene-expression signatures
Professor Mike Levin, Chair of International Child Health and Director, Wellcome Trust-Imperial Centre for Global Health Research

Ethnicity and TB: Why it matters
Chair: Professor Ajit Lalvani

2.25 pm

Introduction: Clinical relevance of ethnicity in TB

2.40 pm

Impact of ethnicity on the inflammatory response in TB
Dr Adrian Martineau
Reader, Respiratory Infection and Immunity
Queen Mary, University of London

3.05 pm

Value added - the civil society response to TB in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Ms Rachel Dukes, UK Programme Director, TB Alert

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.50 pm

The Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture: Clinical relevance of the interaction between host and pathogen genomes
Dr Guy Thwaites, Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam

4.30 pm

Ethnic and cultural factors in the care of TB patients
Dr Veronica White, Consultant Respiratory Physician and TB Clinical Lead Barts Health NHS London

5.00 pm

Discussion panel

5.20 pm

Closing remarks

5.25 pm

Completion of evalutaion forms

5.30 pm

Close of meeting

Meeting ref: RME01

CPD: 6 credits


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