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Coordinating Committee for Scientific Activities

The Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities (CCSA), with representatives from all of The Union’s Scientific Sections and the Institute, develops the scientific programme for the Union World Conference. Organising international conferences on TB and related subjects has been a core activity of The Union since its founding in 1920.

CCSA Members

Dr Keren Middelkoop, Chair, CCSA

Dr Middelkoop is a clinician-researcher at Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (University of Cape Town), performing HIV and TB research. Dr Middelkoop’s early research involved clinical trials for HIV vaccine candidates and antiretroviral treatment options. Over the past 12 years, Dr Middelkoop has focused on public health and epidemiology research, including running a number of community-based studies on the HIV epidemic and its impact on community TB disease rates and transmission. Dr Middelkoop is now pursuing her interests in TB transmission studies and expanding her skills in the field of molecular epidemiology.

  • James Seddon

    Programme Secretary, Adult & Child Lung Health Section

  • Wendy Wobeser

    Programme Secretary, TB Section

  • Amanda Christensen

    Programme Secretary, Nurses & Allied Professionals Sub-Section

  • Simeon Cadmus

    Programme Secretary, Zoonotic TB Sub-Section

  • Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira

    Programme Secretary, Bacteriology & Immunology Sub-Section

  • Katharina Kranzer

    Programme Secretary, HIV Section

  • Sarwat Shah

    Programme Secretary, Tobacco Control Section

  • Ingrid Schoeman

    Civil Society Representative

  • Coco Jervis

    Local Civil Society Representative

  • Riitta Dlodlo

    Institute Representative

  • Paula I Fujiwara

    Scientific Director, The Union

  • Frank Cobelens

    Local Representative

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