On 1st July 2016, the NDWG convened an expert workshop on LTBI hosted by San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy. The objectives of the meeting were as follows:
- To propose a standard terminology for LTBI and LTBI diagnostics.
- To finalize the TPP for a test of progression and define a dissemination strategy for the document
- To prepare an advanced draft of a guidance document for the evaluate of such a test and eventually submit it for WHO approval.
- To provide an overview of the most promising research in this area.
Introduction and objectives of the meeting - Alberto Matteelli
LTBI conception: Definitions and relevance for diagnostic products - Frank Cobelens
Preliminary results of the online consultation on the draft TPP - Susanna Capone
TTP for a test of progression: Key areas to be addressed based on survey results - Samuel Schumacher
Framework for the evaluation of new LTBI tests - Sandra Kik
Genomic signatures - Thomas Scriba
Role of CD8 in progression from latent to active TB - David Lewinsohn