New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:00 - 12:30
Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK

The NDWG convened its Annual Meeting on 26 October 2016 at the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool, UK.

NDWG Task Force members and partners reviewed progress in various areas of diagnostics R&D to support the targets of the End TB strategy and the Global Plan to End TB. Presentations covered newer understanding of LTBI diagnosis, as well as advanced drafts of the TPP for a test of progression of incipient TB and the Framework for evaluation of novel LTBI tests; the perspectives of next generation sequencing for detection of drug resistance in high TB burden countries; and a recent overview of the biomarker pipeline for TB detection at the point-of-care level, including for paediatric TB.

The presentations and audio are now available on the NDWG website as follows:

  • Agenda
  • Session I - Supporting TB elimination: Advances towards delivering new diagnostics for latent tuberculosis infection
  • Session II - Next Generation Sequencing for improved management of patients with drug resistant TB
  • Session III - Advancing biomarker discovery for TB point-of-care tests