Meetings

16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2011)
Sunday, December 4, 2011 (All day) to Thursday, December 8, 2011 (All day)

ICASA 2011 brought together more than 10,000 varied HIV stakeholders from 103 countries, providing an excellent opportunity to network, share experiences and learn about the successes and challenges in implementation and scale-up of TB/HIV collaborative activities. Tuberculosis was particularly well mainstreamed in this year’s conference agenda, as can be seen from the ICASA Roadmap of HIV/TB sessions and presentations. All presentations are now available at the following link.

Preventive therapy & intensified case finding for TB in people living with HIV
Monday, January 25, 2010 (All day) to Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (All day)

The WHO HIV/AIDS and Stop TB Departments hosted a joint meeting with key experts, 25-27 January 2010, to prepare guidelines on preventive therapy and intensified case finding for TB in people living with HIV. The new guidelines will update the WHO/UNAIDS 1998 Policy statement on preventive therapy against TB in people living with HIV and produce new WHO guidelines, reconceptualising TB preventive therapy and intensified TB case finding, as integral parts of HIV treatment, care and support services.

Visit the WHO meeting webpage

The XVII International AIDS Conference
Sunday, August 3, 2008 (All day) to Friday, August 8, 2008 (All day)

 

IAS Mexico 2008 website | WHO HIV/AIDS Mexico 2008 website

Universal Access of TB Services to People Living with HIV: Harnessing Collaboration and Coordination
Satellite symposium organized by the Stop TB and HIV Departments of WHO, the International AIDS Society, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNAIDS and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research. It is to be held on Sunday 3 August 2008 from 15:45 to 17:30 in Room SR 10 (950) at the Banamex Centro.

This satellite session will address the key, practical activities that need to be implemented in order to reduce the burden of TB in people living with HIV and ensure the universal access of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. Particular emphasis will be given to the challenges and opportunities of mainstreaming the Three 'I's for HIV/TB - intensified TB case finding, Isoniazid preventive therapy and infection control for TB in HIV care services in order to advocate for their inclusion as core functions of HIV care services.

Key note speakers include:
Kevin De Cock, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO
Mark Dybul, US Global AIDS Coordinator, USA
Musa Njoko, Activist, South Africa
Anupong Chitwarakorn, Ministry of Health, Thailand
Henry Akpan, Ministry of Health, Nigeria
Paul Nunn, Stop TB Department, WHO

It will be co-chaired by:
Michel Kazatchine, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Diane Havlir, Chair HIV/TB Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership

The flyer

All documents available in English and Spanish 
A roadmap of all TB/HIV activities at the conference [English] | [Spanish]
The TB/HIV fact sheet 2008 [English] | [Spanish]
Policy brief on collaborative TB and HIV services for injecting and other drug users [English] | [Spanish]
The 12 TB/HIV Collaborative Activities fact sheet [English] | [Spanish]

HIV/TB Research meeting held in conjunction with the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Monday, March 5, 2012 (All day)

The World Health Organization and Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) organized their 6th CROI affiliated HIV/TB research meeting on behalf of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership in Seattle, USA on 5 March, 2012. Attended by some 70 participants, including HIV researchers, implementers and public health policy makers, the meeting discussed critical knowledge and research gaps on TB impact and measurement of TB transmission in high HIV burden settings. Convened by Drs Richard Chaisson of John Hopkins University and Haileyesus Getahun of WHO’s Stop TB Department, the meeting was chaired by Dr Diane Havlir, Chair of the TB/HIV Working Group and Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of the HIV/AIDS Department of WHO. For more information please click on the links below.

Agenda | Meeting report | Presentations

HIV/TB Research meeting held in conjunction with the 6th conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011)
Sunday, July 17, 2011 (All day)

The Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization and the Secretariat of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) convened a meeting in Rome on Sunday 17 July 2011, to promote high level scientific interchange of ideas and research priorities on the development of new and novel anti-TB drugs for people living with HIV with specific issues related to childhood TB and people living with HIV. Held in conjunction with the 6th conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, the meeting shared new data from ongoing studies, discussed implementation issues and identified critical research questions. For more details on this meeting and for links to the abstracts, added to our Roadmap of HIV/TB Sessions at IAS 2011, please click on the links below:

Meeting report with presentations | Agenda | IAS 2011 HIV/TB Abstracts

TB/HIV Research Frontiers meeting at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011)
Sunday, February 27, 2011 (All day)

The Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization and the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) organized an HIV/TB research frontiers meeting on behalf of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership affiliated with the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011) in Boston, USA on 27 February, 2011. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr Diane Havlir, the chair of the TB/HIV Working Group and Dr Richard Chaisson from Johns Hopkins University and CREATE, and was attended by about 80 HIV researchers and policy makers, including Ambassador Eric Goosby, the United States Global AIDS Coordinator. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss emerging and unpublished data about the new Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic tool and explore its implication in the diagnosis of TB among people living with HIV. The meeting also discussed the implication of the mouse model for the development of new TB drugs and explored its implication for people living with HIV. TB/HIV received high profile at the main conference this year with a symposium on "Colliding epidemics: Controlling HIV-related TB" co-convened by the Stop TB Department of WHO and the University of San Diego, as well as results of the STRIDE and SAPIT randomized control trials on when to start ART in TB patients living with HIV presented. For the more in-depth report please visit the link below.

Meeting report with presentations

CROI 2010 TB/HIV Research Frontiers meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 (All day)

The Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization and the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic organized an HIV/TB research frontiers meeting on behalf of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership affiliated with the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2010) in San Francisco, USA on 16 February, 2010. This was the fourth in a series of meetings organized by WHO and CREATE since 2007. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr Kenneth Castro, Assistant Surgeon General and Director of Division of Tuberculosis Elimination Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr Alison Grant, Head of the Clinical Research Unit in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Attended by more than 65 HIV researchers and public health policy makers, the main objective of the meeting was to promote high level scientific interchange of ideas and debates around isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) and its role in improving survival among people living with HIV so as to generate questions for future research. New data on the impact of IPT on mortality of people living with HIV was presented from Botswana, India and South Africa. For the more in-depth report please visit the link below.

Meeting report with presentations

TB/HIV at IAS 2009, Catalysing HIV/TB research: innovation, funding and networking
Saturday, July 18, 2009 (All day) to Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (All day)

The World Health Organization and the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE), International AIDS Society, Treatment Action Group and the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre of University of Cape Town organized a highly visible meeting in conjunction with the 5th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa on 18-19 July, 2009. The meeting was attended by some 250 HIV researchers, activists and representatives from funding agencies, including well-known figures such as Dr Fauci and Nobel Prize winner Dr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi of the Institut Pasteur. The meeting focused on critical TB/HIV issues in the areas of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment, childhood TB and drug resistant TB. New and previously unreported data was shared, discussed and research priorities were defined. The research priority discussions during the meeting also informed the ongoing revision of the TB/HIV research priorities document. The outcome and key findings of the meeting were communicated to the IAS conference delegates through a satellite symposium on 21 July, 2009. For a more in-depth report, by Theo Smart of HATiP and for the presentations please visit the links below.

Meeting report | Presentations

TB/HIV at CROI 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009 (All day) to Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (All day)

The Stop TB Department of WHO in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE) organized a meeting affiliated with the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2009) in Montreal, Canada. The main objective of the meeting was to promote high level scientific interchange of ideas and research priorities to have a better understanding of the magnitude and burden of TB (including drug resistant strains) especially in HIV prevalent settings.

List of participants | Presentations

TB/HIV at CROI 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008 (All day)

The Stop TB and HIV/AIDS Departments of the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS TB Epidemic (CREATE) hosted a HIV/TB meeting as an affiliated event to the 15th Conference on retroviruses and opportunistic infections (CROI 2008) on behalf of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership. The meeting held on February 3, 2008 in Boston, USA was attended by more than 50 leading HIV researchers, policy makers and representatives from funding agencies. The main objectives of the meeting were to review ongoing research efforts, promote interchange of scientific ideas on unmet research needs and discuss priorities around the prevention of TB (isoniazid preventive therapy) and enhanced TB case finding (TB screening) among people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Agenda | List of Participants | Meeting report | Presentations