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Member and Side Meetings

Side meetings: Open to all

  • FIND & New Diagnostics Working Group, Wednesday 24 Oct, 13.30-17.30

    Location: A1, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: Open to all delegates

    We invite you to join us at the joint FIND-NDWG Symposium to be held back-to-back with the Union World Conference on Wednesday 24 October at 1pm in The Hague, Netherlands. We are delighted to welcome as the keynote speaker Dr. Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, who will consider how the global community can translate the political commitments expressed in the UN High Level Meeting declaration into action with a focus on efforts to develop new diagnostics for ending the TB epidemic.

    The detection gap of 3.6 million cases calls for the development and implementation of novel, more effective tools to enable early diagnosis of all forms of TB and stop individual suffering and ongoing transmission. Presenters will review progress made in the global TB diagnostics pipeline and exciting advances in R&D for new tests that have potential to improve TB diagnosis closer to patients.

    The event will include a panel discussion on the theme “A new priority for TB diagnosis: active case finding strategies to catalyse country efforts”. In this session, we will highlight the key role of active case finding as a complementary strategy to passive approaches to ensure early diagnosis and treatment of TB patients and reduce transmission. Panelists will discuss which risk groups should be screened as a priority and which interventions should be considered in order to maximize impact.

    We look forward to seeing you in The Hague!

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

    Venue
    Ballroom A1, Marriott Hotel, Johan de Wittlaan 30, The Hague, The Netherlands

    The preliminary agenda and further details are available here.

  • Experience-sharing of the Rapid Communication Guidance, Thursday 25 Oct, 08.00-09.30

    Location: Van Gogh-Monet, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: Open to all delegates

    Key changes to the treatment of MDR-/RR-TB were announced in late August 2018. Rapid communication was issued with the aim of informing TB programme managers and other stakeholders about the key implications for MDR-TB treatment regimens arising from the new evidence assessment. Policy change will occur and will entail programmatic adjustments. Prourement needs to be planned carefully and fund needs have to bve defined. Advicacy and communication are needed to understand the implications of the changes. While understanding that it would not be immediately possible to achieve the new standards of care in every identified MDR-TB patient, strategic planning is advised to enable rapid transition to the upcoming new WHO guidelines. Some countries have taken concrete steps to prepare for these changes. This session is a venue to listen to different experiences of countries addressing the new changes in MDR-TB treatment.

  • Advancing TB research through data science and informatics for public health impact, Thursday 25 Oct, 10.00-13.00

    Location: A1, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: Open to all delegates

    Advancing TB research through data science and informatics for public health impact. Doing so requires extensive international collaboration to not only conduct these types of studies, but also to facilitate open data sharing and the technical resources to support it. This meeting will feature perspectives from multiple stakeholders involved in this area and discussion on how to move forward.

  • TB nursing care around the world, Thursday 25 Oct, 15.30-21.00

    Location: A1, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: Open to all delegates

    15.30 Registration, with coffee/tea & Dutch biscuits

    15.45 – 15.50 Welcome Niesje Jansen, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
    15.50 – 16.10 ‘99DOTs has supported over 20,000 patients! Find out how.’ Prakash Sonawane, India
    16.15 – 16.35 ‘A nursing perspective on active case finding’ Mareta Hauma, Republic of the Marshall Islands
    16.40 – 17.00 ‘My fight against TB. A journey with nurses.’ Deepti Chavan, India

    17.00 – 17.15 Coffee & tea break

    17.15 – 17.35 ‘Dignity integral in patient care?’ Carmen Lopez, Canada
    17.40 – 18.00 ‘Activities to support TB successes!’ Jojo Moyo, Zambia
    18.05 – 18.25 ‘All in one care’ Niesje Jansen, The Netherlands
    18.30 – 18.45 ‘The future is knowledge sharing.’ Linette Mc-Elroy, Chair of the NAPS, Canada
    18.45 – 21.00 ‘Caring & sharing’ Closed network meeting for nurses

  • TB and migration working group, Thursday 25 Oct, 18.00-19.00

    Location: Rembrandt, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: Non-Union members are welcome to attend the working group meeting and find out more about projects and plans for 2018, as well as how to become involved.

  • Inter-regional meeting, Friday 26 Oct, 14.00- 16.30

    Location: Vermeer, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: Open to all delegates

Side meetings: by invitation only

  • Board meeting, Monday 23 Oct, 10.00-15.00

    Location: Executive Boardroom, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: By invitation only

  • Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities meeting, Monday 23 Oct, 16.00-18.00

    Location: Executive Boardroom, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: By invitation only

  • Scientific Programme Committee meeting, Saturday 27 Oct, 08.00-09.00

    Location: Executive Boardroom, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: By invitation only

  • Board meeting, Saturday 27 Oct, 10:30-14:30

    Location: Executive Boardroom, Marriott Hotel

    Attendees: By invitation only

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