- Date and time Wed 11 Mar 2020 from 8:45am to 5:30pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Respiratory Medicine
The Royal Society of Medicine commemorates The World TB Day with an annual meeting to review the most relevant advances in clinical, public health and scientific aspects of tuberculosis.
The World TB Day, on March 24th, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.