Stopping the body count: A comprehensive approach to move towards zero tuberculosis deaths
Monday, October 26, 2015 at 9:30am–12:30pm
Auditorium,Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center
Dubai Healthcare City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This event will launch a series of manuscripts published in The Lancet describing a comprehensive approach to drive down tuberculosis incidence far faster than current global rates of decline. Authors will present on topics from the manuscripts including active case-finding and prompt initiation of effective TB treatment, treatment of latent TB infection, addressing the biosocial determinants of disease, and using program data to target and monitor interventions. This series will act as a roadmap for TB epidemic control.
|9:30am||Arrival Coffe, tea, and refreshments available|
|10:00–10:20am||Stopping the Body Count: A comprehensive approach to move towards zero tuberculosis deaths, Salmaan Keshavjee|
Data for action: Collection and use of local data to end tuberculosis, David Dowdy
|10:40–11:00am||Turning off the tap: Stopping tuberculosis transmission through active case-finding and prompt effective treatment, Courtney Yuen|
|11:00–11:20am||Controlling the seedbeds of tuberculosis: Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis Infection, Richard Chaisson|
|11:20–11:40am||Stopping Tuberculosis: A Biosocial Model for Sustainable Development, Rifat Atun|
|11:40–12:20pm||Panel Discussion, moderated by Pamela Das featuring Barry Bloom, Gavin Churchyard, Afrânio Kritski, Irina Vasilyeva, and Yanlin Zhao|
|12:20pm||Closing remarks, Dr. Lucica Ditiu|
Schedule is subject to change.