About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 Mar 2020 from 8:45am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

Join the Royal Society of Medicine as we commemorate World TB Day with an exciting annual meeting to provide an update on tuberculosis science. This year the meeting will look at recent progress and the path towards elimination, with a detailed look at transmission and the challenges we face in preventing it. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion. 

Topics include: 

  • The challenges that stop us preventing transmission of TB 
  • How we can predict TB transmission 
  • How to manage TB transmission in under-served populations 
  • The immunological susceptibility to TB infection 
  • The clinical and public health relevance of non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 10 March 2020.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Associate RSM Student
£125.00 £85.00 £85.00 £60.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£180.00 £105.00 £65.00 £50.00

Key speakers

Ajit Lalvani

Professor Ajit Lalvani

Chair of Infectious Diseases, Director, Tuberculosis Research Centre, Director, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Kevin F

Professor Kevin Fennelly

Senior Research Clinician, Laboratory of Chronic Airway Infection, Pulmonary Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr Sarah Anderson

Dr Sarah Anderson

National Lead for TB Strategy, Tuberculosis, Acute Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Emerging /Zoonotic Infections, and Travel (T.A.R.G.E.T) Division , National Infection Service, Public Health England

Dr Meera Chand

Consultant Microbiologist, Public Health England, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Agenda

View the programme

Registration tea and coffee
Introduction to the day

Professor Ajit Lalvani, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Director, Tuberculosis Research Centre, Director, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.

Public health and clinical challenges, under-served populations

Beyond 2020, a new 5-year TB Action plan for England

Dr Sarah R Anderson, National Lead for TB Strategy, Tuberculosis, Acute Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Emerging /Zoonotic Infections, and Travel (T.A.R.G.E.T) Division , National Infection Service, Public Health England

Find and treat model: The homeless and other high-risk groups

Dr Al Story, Clinical Lead, University College London Hospitals

A clinical perspective on delayed diagnosis and consequences for transmission

Dr John P. Watson, Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, St James's University Hospital

How can we improve outbreak investigations to curtail transmission?

Dr Anita Roche, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and PHE London TB Lead

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

What are the clinical, epidemiological, environmental and microbiological factors affecting transmission?

What are the clinical, epidemiological, environmental and microbiological factors affecting transmission?

Professor Kevin Fennelly, Senior Research Clinician, Laboratory of Chronic Airway Infection, Pulmonary Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Quantifying exhaled Mycobacterium tuberculosis by face-mask-sampling; implications for transmission and diagnosis

Professor Michael Barer

TB transmission in the UK: How can we harness whole genome sequencing to reduce transmission?

Luis C. Berrocal Almanza, Research associate, NIHR HPRU in Respiratory Infections, National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London

Questions and answers with expert panel
Lunch

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM): clinical and public health relevance

Development of the first costing tool for contact investigations

Nathan Green, Statistician and Mathematical Modeller Research Fellow, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London

The burden of NTM infection

Professor Michael Loebinger, Professor of Practice Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College, London, Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London,Clinical Director Laboratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London

Illustrative clinical cases representing the main types of NTM burden in the UK

Marc Lipman, Consultant Physician and Professor of Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Transmission of NTM: A public health problem?

Dr Esther Robinson, Consultant in Public Health Infection for East Midlands, Consultant Microbiologist, National Mycobacterial Reference Service- North and Central; TARGET, Public Health England

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
An international outbreak of nosocomial NTM transmission with high case fatality

Meera Chand, Consultant Microbiologist, Public Health England, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers with expert panel
Drinks reception

Open to all the delegates

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom