The following sessions will be taking place on Wednesday, 14 November 2012.
Workshops are complimentary. As spaces are limited, delegates must pre-register for the workshop they would like to attend.
All workshops will take place on Wednesday, 14 November 2012, in parallel. Delegates can only attend one workshop.
Please click here to download all workshop courses as one PDF
|Title of workshop||Session(s)|
|01. Making your city smoke-free (half day) CANCELLED||Lung health | TC|
|02. Linking outcomes to finances: performance-based management||TB|
|03. Transitioning to sustainable pharmaceutical management systems for TB||TB|
|04. Stigma associated with TB, TB/HIV and asthma: causes, impact and solutions (half day)||Lung health|
|05. Ensuring migrants’ access to TB prevention, care and support (half day)||TB|
|06. Preventing child deaths from drug resistant tuberculosis (half day)||Lung health|
|07. Scale up of community-based MDR treatment: strategies for decentralised planning and service delivery (half day)||TB|
|08. Operational research skills in one day||TB | HIV|
Delegates are able to register for just a post-graduate course - It is not mandatory to register for the whole conference.
Delegates are required to register and a fee of 100 € will apply.
All post-graduate courses will take place on Wednesday, 14 November 2012, in parallel. You can only attend one post-graduate course.
Please click here to download all post-graduate course descriptions as one PDF.
Speaker: Lee Reichman (USA) - Founding Executive Director of the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and Professor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the New Jersey Medical School
Time: 17:30 - 18:15
Room: Plenary Hall
Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture:
"Timebomb revisited ten years later: can we sustain progress or are we losing the war?"
Click here for full details on the Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture.
union ADMINISTRATIVE meetings
|Wednesday, 14 November 2012|
|14:00 - 17:00||Editorial Board of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease||Room: 405|
Inaugural address and awards ceremony
13:00-17:00: Room: Conference Hall 1
(Meeting open to all delegates)
This symposium will review latest developments in TB diagnosis with a particular focus on detection of drug-resistance. The rise in MDR- and XDR-TB is reported repeatedly and represents a major challenge that requires a coordinated response. The session will highlight how innovations in diagnostics coupled with new anti-TB drugs are critical to the successful management of DR-TB. Presentations will update on progress towards improved knowledge of resistance patterns, the development of reliable assays to assess resistance to existing or new regimens and laboratory innovations to assist the effective introduction of these new tools.
Coordinator: Alessandra Varga, Consultant, Events and Image Development, FIND (Switzerland)
Chairs: Philippe Jacon (Switzerland), Catharina Boehme (Switzerland)
09:00-17:00: J2J Programme Room 304
The National Press Foundation and The Union are offering the 4th annual Journalist-to-Journalist (J2J) training on lung health issues at the World Conference.The training runs from Monday-Wednesday, 12-14 November and then the journalists participate in the conference. The training is designed for working journalists who want to increase their knowledge and skills at developing stories on lung health and related issues, such as the social, political and economic impact of lung disease. Sessions also cover the latest research, solutions and innovations that are in the pipeline.
Coordinators: Bob Meyers, Linda Streitfeld, National Press Foundation (USA), Alice Boatwright, The Union (France)
08:00 - 17:30: Technical Exhibition opening times