TB control enters the genomic area: A world first for UK public health

Date

Thursday 22 March 2018

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Respiratory Medicine Section, Epidemiology & Public Health Section

Accreditation

6 CPD Points

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about this event

the uk is leading the way with WGS

This years annual TB conference is dedicated to the development and implementation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).The UK is pioneering the use of WGS in routine diagnosis, antibiotic resistance profiling and surveillance and this conference will focus on the clinical, epidemiological and logistical advantages and implications of WGS.

you'll get advice on

  • The meaning of WGS
  • Interpreting microbiology laboratory reports and results
  • Implementation over the last six months
  • Both the nurses' and clinicans' perspective 
  • Resource and economic implications
  • Drug resistance
  • How WGS will improve TB surveillance 
  • How this will impact TB control teams

Free places available

The Royal Society of Medicine are offering a limited number of bursary places to attend this meeting for nurses, to apply please send an email to respiratory@rsm.ac.uk detailing why this meeting would benefit you in no more than 200 words. 

Special guest lecture

Professor Sarah Fortune, MD, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professor Fortune will lecture on the clinical implications of novel mutations in the Mtb genome that her research group has recently identified. She is the world-leader in this field and her talk, exemplifying the real-life clinical implications of mutations in the Mtb genome ideally complements the overall theme of day.  

prices

Member rates: £40 - £105
Non member rates: £50 - £145 

 

agenda

Morning masterclass for SpR's

8.15 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.30 am

Morning Masterclass: Respiratory medicine, infectious diseases, microbiology and public health

Professor Sarah Fortune, MD, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

TB control enters the genomic era: A world first for UK public health

08.45 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 am

Welcome and introduction

9.30 am

Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture: Harnessing science to improve TB patient care: how WGS became a reality for drug resistance detection and surveillance – and where next?

Professor Derrick Crook, University of Oxford and Director, National Infection Service, PHE and Imperial College HPRU

10.15 am

Dawn of a new era: The world’s first whole-genome sequencing (WGS) service for TB and what it means in practice

Professor Grace Smith, Head of National Mycobacterial Reference Service PHE, Birmingham Heartlands NHS Trust, Imperial College HPRU and Lead Public Health Microbiologist for WestMidlands, and Dr Esther Robinson, PHE, Birmingham and Imperial College HPRU and Lead Public Health Microbiologist for East Midlands

10.45 am

Predicting drug resistance from genomic results

Dr Timothy Walker, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Oxford

11.10 am

Panel discussion

11.25 am

Tea and coffee break

11.45 am

Early detection of outbreaks: The health protection perspective

Dr Philip Monk, Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health England, East Midlands

12.10 pm

How can we visualise WGS results: Lessons from a pilot in England

Dr David Wylie, University of Oxford and PHE

12.35 pm

WGS for TB: The clinician’s perspective

Dr Martin Deddicoat, Consultant Physician, Heart of England Foundation Trust

1.00 pm

Panel discussion

1.15 pm

Lunch

2.15 pm

WGS for TB: The TB nurse’s perspective

Ms Christine Bell, Lead TB Nurse, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

2.40 pm

Impact of WGS on TB surveillance

Dr Colin Campbell, Head of TB Surveillance, National Infection Service, Public Health England

3.05 pm

Assessing the cost-effectiveness of WGS

Dr Peter White, Deputy Director, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling Methodology, Imperial College London

3.30 pm

RSM Special Guest Lecture: The potential of genomics to transform our understanding of TB infection and treatment outcomes

Professor Sarah Fortune, MD, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

4.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.40 pm

Developing a clinical research agenda based on routinely-collected WGS data

Professor Ajit Lalvani, Imperial College

4.50 pm

Panel discussion

5.10 pm

Closing remarks

5.15 pm

Close of meeting and online evaluation forms

5.15 pm

Drinks reception

All delegates are invited to attend

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Debbie FennerTel: 02072903856 Email: respiratory@rsm.ac.uk arrow