The Lancet Series on Tuberculosis

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
Building 14
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
12:30pm Reception lunch

Schedule is subject to change.