38 / TB PAN NET/ERS COURSE ON TB ELIMINATION


Dream or Reality?

29 May – 1 June 2013   print this page

Course directors:

Giovanni Battista Migliori, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Tradate, Italy
Lia D`Ambrosio, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Tradate, Italy
Amy Farr, European Respiratory Society, Lausanne, Switzerland


Course description:

This course is part of the TB PAN NET EU project. The course aims to:

  • Discuss the global training needs
  • Apply key epidemiological concepts to the clinical practice
  • Discuss the principles behind control and elimination strategies
  • Evaluate the TB elimination programme in own Country
  • Use new tool to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease
  • Treat latent TB infected individuals and drug-susceptible TB cases (adults and children)according to the last scientific evidence
  • Apply the principles underlying treatment of multi-drug resistant (MDR-) and extensively drug-resistant(XDR-) TB cases
  • Manage adverse events of MDR- and XDR-TB treatment
  • Design clinical trials for new drugs aimed at treating TB infection and disease
  • Identify the priority areas for research to reach TB elimination
  • Discuss the career opportunities in respiratory medicine in the TB elimination phase

  • Course lecturers:

    Giovanni Battista Migliori, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Tradate, Italy
    Giovanni Sotgiu, Sassari University, Italy
    Christoph Lange, Research Center Borstel, Germany
    Jean Pierre Zellweger , Anti-TB Swiss Association, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Vera Katalinić Janković, Zavod za javno zdravstvo "Andrija Štampar", Zagreb, Croatia
    Ibrahim Abubukar , Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom
    Daniela Cirillo, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Lee Reichman, Global Tuberculosis Institute, United States
    Lia D`Ambrosio, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Tradate, Italy
    Davide Manissero, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group, Geneva, Switzerland


    Work Schedule:

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    14:30 – 15:30 Registration and collection of educational material

    15:30 – 16:30 Introduction, learning objectives and revision of training material

    16:30 – 17:15 Results of the FP7 TB PAN-NET EU funded project

    17:15 – 18:00 Filling the global training gap

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Session I: TB elimination: is it feasible?

    08:30 – 09:30 TB elimination: theory and practice in Europe

    09:30 – 10:30 The US experience

    10:30 – 11:00 Break

    Session II: New drugs for TB infection and disease

    11:00 – 12:00 Perspectives on the new drugs pipeline

    12:00 – 13:00 News on treatment of LTBI

    13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

    14:30 – 15:30 Exercise (groups): Evaluation of National TB elimination programmes

    15:30 – 16:00 Break

    16:00 – 18:00 Reporting from Groups

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    Session III - Designing clinical trials for new drugs

    08:30 – 09:30 General principles

    09:30 – 10:30 Trials for TB infection and disease drugs: special aspectsr

    10:30 – 11:00 Break

    11:00 – 13:00 Exercise: designing a protocol for a new drug trial (2 groups on a drug for TB infection and 2 for TB disease)

    13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

    14:30 – 15:30 Exercise: Reporting from groups

    15:30 – 16:00 Break

    Session IV - Designing clinical trials for new diagnostics

    16:00 – 18:00 Trials for TB infection diagnostics

    Trials for TB disease diagnostics

    Exercise (Class): designing a protocol for a new trial on diagnostics

    Saturday, 1 June 2013

    Session V - Clinical management of MDR-/XDR-TB

    08:30 – 09:30 New guidelines to manage MDR-TB

    09:30 – 10:30 Exercise I: Discussion of clinical cases

    10:30 – 10:50 Break

    10:50 – 12:50 Exercise II: Discussion of clinical cases

    12:50 – 13:50 Lunch

    Session VI: Research priorities

    13:50 – 14:50 Brainstorming session: define research priorities to reach elimination

    Session VII: Career opportunities

    14:50 – 15:50 Panel discussion: professional opportunities in TB control and elimination

    15:50 – 16:00 Course evaluation and closure