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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We would like to thank our exhibitors:

Insmed Ltd, Oxford Immunotec, TB Alert and Qiagen Ltd

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

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

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 five 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, Associate Professor, Find and Treat Clinical Lead, University College London Hospitals

A clinical perspective on delayed diagnosis and consequences for transmission

Dr John Watson, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break
How can we improve outbreak investigations to curtail transmission?

Dr Anita Roche, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and Public Health England London TB Lead

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

Professor Michael Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Leicester and University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Lunch
Tribute to Dr Kenneth Citron (1925-2019), global tuberculosis expert and chest physician, Royal Brompton Hospital

Professor Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

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

What are the factors affecting transmission

Professor Kevin Fennelly, Senior Research Clinician, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Intramural Research

Development of a costing tool for contact investigations

Dr Nathan Green, Research Fellow, Imperial College London

Questions and answers with expert panel
Tea and coffee break

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

The burden of NTM infection

Professor Michael Loebinger, Consultant Physician, Professor of Practice, Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, Imperial College

Clinical NTM cases in the UK

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

Questions and answers with expert panel
Drinks reception

Open to all the delegates

Sponsors

Location

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

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