This 2nd conference will update the considerable progress in TB programmes and research that has taken place since 2013, and will be established as a regular event. The conference will take place over 2.5 days starting at 13:00 on Wednesday 21st March and finishing at 16:00 on Friday 23rd March 2018.
Themes will include: Towards zero death – tackling childhood TB in Europe and abroad, Clinical course of childhood TB, New insights into an old disease – from basic science to new diagnostics, MDR TB – a new threat.
About Vilnius is a modern and historic city that sits as a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. It is easily accessible from Eastern and Western Europe and beyond, and is an attractive venue with a strong history of medical conferences.
Venue: Crowne Plaza Vilnius, M. K. Čiurlionio g. 84, Vilnius 03100, Lithuania. Telephone +370 5 274 34 00, www.cpvilnius.com.
Dr Steve Welch on behalf of pTBnet.
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Conference Registration and lunch
Session 1: Towards zero death – tackling childhood TB in Europe and abroad
Global TB Epidemiology in Children
Dr Babis Sismanidis
Epidemiology in Europe with special focus on MDR
Dr Senia Rosales-Klintz
End Tb: strategies in Eastern European countries
Prof Andrei Mariandyshev
TB programmes in Africa
Dr Anna Nakanwagi – Mukwaya (TBC)
The importance of PK studies for programmes
Prof Helen McIlleron
Development of new drugs in children
Rob Aarnoutse (TBC)
TB in special population – refugees in Europe
Dr Folke Brinkmann
Clinical case presentations
Dr Uli Von Both
Summary of day
Session 2: Clinical course of childhood TB
Invited lecture: History of TB
Dr John Innes
News on prevention – vaccine trials
Dr Helen Fletcher
Natural course of childhood TB, Science of latent TB and progression – latent to reactive
Dr Hazel Dockrell
A bad start- TB in pregnancy
Dr Elisa Lopez
Double trouble – TB and HIV coinfection
Dr Steve Welch
TB Meningitis –what’s new?
Dr Anna Turkova
Debate: No role for injectables in MDR regimens for children
Dr James Seddon/ Dr Tony Garcia Prats (TBC)
Session 3: New insights into an old disease – from basic science to new diagnostics
Immunology- new biomarkers
Prof Beate Kampmann (TBC)
New TB diagnostics – recent developments and future assays
Dr Marc Tebruegge
Treatment options of drug resistant TB – trial update
Dr Tony Garcia-Prats
Clinical cases presentations
Dr Anna Turkova & Dr Steve Welch
Role of EBUS in children
Compliance and Video Observed Therapy
TB apps – any use?
Dr Christian Herzmann
Debate: Always obtain samples for microbiology
Dr Grace Smith & Dr Folke Brinkmann (TBC)
Summary of day and conference