NDWG Annual Meeting 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:00 to 17:00

Symposium jointly organized with FIND
12 October 2017, 13:00-17:00, Guadalajara, Mexico


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


Session 1: The global TB diagnostics pipeline: Progress and needs

- Welcome address, Catharina Boehme and Daniela Cirillo
Overview and updates on recent developments against needs, Claudia Denkinger, FIND
The funding gap in TB diagnostics R&D - Results from report on TB research funding trends, Erica Lessem, TAG
Use of genome-wide expression for diagnosing active TB and potential for non-sputum based diagnosis, Purvesh Khatri, Stanford University
Potential of cell-free DNA in plasma or urine for rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Niaz Banaei, Stanford University

Session 2: Supporting development of new tests for LTBI: Recent advances

Incipient TB assays to support TB elimination: Opportunities and challenges, Samuel Schumacher, FIND
Estimating the impact of a test for incipient TB: Preliminary results of a transmission and cost effectiveness model, Suzanne Verver, Erasmus University Medical Center
- The current landscape of discovery and early development in LTBI and incipient TB, Gavin Churchyard, Aurum Institute (Presentation not available)

Session 3: Progress in the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) for surveillance, diagnosis and patient management

Programmatic Implementation of NGS for TB and future plans for the ReSeqTB knowledgebase Timothy Rodwell, FIND / UCSD
- Predicting susceptibility to first-line drugs: Can we phase out phenotypic DST and transition to WGS-led diagnostics? Timothy Walker, University of Oxford (Presentation will be available later)
WHO policy update: Interpretation of DST Christopher Gilpin, World Health Organization

Session 4: Panel discussion: Challenges in molecular testing roll-out on a programmatic level

Introduction by the Moderator: Martina Casenghi, Core Group New Diagnostics Working Group

Speakers bios

NDWG Annual Meeting 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (All day)
NDWG Annual Meeting 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015 (All day)


Chairpersons: Daniela Cirillo, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, and Bill Rodriguez, FIND

Presentations, session audio and related papers:
New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013 (All day)

The New Diagnostics Working Group held its Annual Meeting in Paris, France, in conjunction with the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health:

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 9:00-12:30
Hall Havane, Palais des Congrès
Paris, France



D. Cirillo, Role of the NDWG
J. Ridderhof, Gobal process and challenges to coordinating TB diagnostic R&D
C. Kosack, Successes and challenges in implementing HIV diagnostics
M. Pai, Market landscape for innovative TB diagnostics (presentation not yet available)
M. Perkins/J. Gardiner, TB biomarker discovery: promising candidates
R. Moritz, Multiplexed detection of TB biomarkers at point-of-care
J. Cirillo, Reporter Enzyme Fluorescence to detect TB bacteria
P. Butcher, Role of next generation whole genome sequencing


Videos of the talks and of the panel discussion are available on the NDWG YouTube channel at the following link.

New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (All day)
New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 (All day)
New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting 2010
Friday, November 11, 2011 (All day)

The Stop TB Partnership New Diagnostics Working Group held its annual meeting in Berlin, Germany, in conjunction with the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health on:

Thursday, 11th November 2010, 13:00-17:00
International Congress Center, Berlin, Hall 7



1.0 - C. Lienhardt - Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015
2.1 - L. Cuevas - Optimized Microscopy
2.2 - R. Moore - Culture-based diagnostics
3.1 - K. Steingart - Serological tests
3.2 - M. Pai - Interferon-gamma release assays
4.1 - D. Alland - Xpert MTB/RIF assay
4.2 - M. Perkins - Xpert MTB/RIF: clinical performance

New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009 (All day)

The Stop TB Partnership New Diagnostics Working Group held its 2009 annual meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in conjunction with the 40th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

Thursday, 3rd December 2009, 13:00-17:00
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel, Cancun



New Diagnostics Working Group Annual Meeting 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008 (All day)