Research Leaders for a TB-Free World


8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Stream 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.
Watch the presentations in London

9:30am - Our program opens and will, in turn, be streamed in London as their program concludes.
Watch the presentations in San Francisco

Speakers:

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.