Research Leaders for a TB-Free World

8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Live stream for San Francisco portion of meeting (starting at 9:30am) 

UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall 
600 16th Street, San Francisco, C

A UCSF/UCB World TB Day 2018 Scientific Symposium

Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s biggest infectious killer, with 28,500 new cases and 4,600 deaths every day. TB is a disease of poverty, disproportionately affecting regions of the world with limited healthcare resources. 

For World TB Day 2018, we are hosting a scientific symposium to highlight critical research being conducted at UCSF and UC Berkeley to end this devastating disease. The international theme for World TB Day is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world. You can make history. End TB’. Come along to hear from our own Leaders and Visionaries who are working towards a TB-free world.

8:30 to 9:30 am:  We have teamed up with University College, London and the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene to live stream the last session of their London World TB Day symposium: Novel Approaches to Identify New Therapies with Teresa Cortes, LSHTM (Chair); Gillian Tomlinson, UCL; Luiz Pedro Carvalho, Francis Crick Institute; Helen McShane, Oxford; and, Paul Elkington, University of Southampton. Link to watch presentations in London: 

9:30 am   Our program opens and will, in turn, be streamed in London as their program concludes. Live link for San Francisco portion: 

Our agenda is being finalized, and speakers currently include:

Topics include:

  • Clinical trials of new drug regimens
  • Implementation research
  • Epidemiological evaluations
  • Studies of new TB screening tools
  • The use of big data to optimize treatment 

There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Please keep checking back here as more details of speakers and topics become available closer to the date.