TB Science 2018: Preconference of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

23 Oct 2018, 08:30 - 24 Oct 2018, 12:30
Marriot Hotel, Johan de Wittlaan 30, The Hague, Netherlands
Type of event International meeting
Scope Tuberculosis: basic and translational research

TBScience2018 is organised by the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health as an official pre-conference event focused on basic and translational TB research.

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Scientists from the fields of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, epidemiology and mathematical modelling will present and discuss recent findings on TB transmission, infection and disease. Additional focus will be on the development of better vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for TB, and methodological challenges to determining the burden of TB disease at the subnational level.

TB Science 2018 is organised by The Union in partnership with:

The programme consists of a plenary session in the morning on TB treatment shortening. In the afternoon there are three parallel sessions on, respectively, Reducing transmission, TB vaccine developments, and Production and use of surveillance data. The final plenary session on ‘M. tuberculosis infection: acquisition, control and clearance’ will take place in the morning of 24 October.

Dr Ole Olesen (EDCTP Director of International Cooperation for Europe) will co-chair Parallel session 1 and join parallel session 2 for its final panel. This panel will discuss ‘What does the TB vaccine field need to do now?’

TBScience2018 will take place at the Marriot Hotel, right next to the Union conference venue.