NDWG Annual Meeting 2018

Symposium jointly organized with FIND
24 October 2018, 13:00-17:00, The Hague, Netherlands

Agenda

Chairpersons: Catharina Boehme, FIND, and Daniela Cirillo, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, NDWG Co-Chairs

Video: You can’t treat what you don’t know. Stories of tuberculosis diagnosis

From the UN High-Level Meeting on TB to finding all the patients
Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Speech

Session 1: Updates on the global TB diagnostics pipeline

Progress in the TB diagnostics pipeline and in the development of triage tests
Claudia Denkinger, FIND Presentation

Point of care molecular technologies - challenges to meeting the ASSURED criteria
Jim Gallarda, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Recording

WHO Rapid Communication: Key changes to treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis and the implications for diagnostics
Christopher Gilpin, World Health Organization Recording

Session 2: Panel discussion: A new priority for TB diagnosis: active case finding strategies to catalyze country efforts

Introduction and moderator: Liz Corbett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Recording

Panelists:
Sarabjit Chadha, FIND India
Keertan Dheda, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Titus Divala, Malawi
Hamidah Hussain, IRD Global, Pakistan
Nestani Tukvadze, National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Georgia
Recording

Session 3: NDWG Task Forces: Accelerating development of new tests to end TB

Real-time sequencing in the real world of TB - are we ready for prime time?
Camilla Rodrigues, Hinduja Hospital Presentation

Bm2Dx: the one-stop-shop for TB diagnostic biomarker evidence, quality and R&D progress
Tobias Broger, FIND Recording

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