Advancing science and policy to accelerate the global fight against Tuberculosis: A UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco Joint Symposium


1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Join us for an afternoon symposium on Bay Area efforts to advance the global fight against Tuberculosis. Featuring presentations and panel discussions from UC Berkeley and UCSF faculty researchers, and special guests, on the latest research on understanding, preventing and treating the disease. How can we leverage cutting-edge insights from the fundamental sciences, bioengineering, public health, as well as clinical and translational research to influence policy and implementation? 

Also included will be an update on the strategic plan to eliminate Tuberculosis in California by 2040, and implications for bridging local, national and global response.

Featured speakers:
Opening remarks by special guests and Dr. Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis and Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF.

*TB Symposium Chairs: Jeff Cox, Payam Nahid, Lee Riley

  • Adithya Cattamanchi, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • Jeff Cox, Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis, UC Berkeley*
  • Jennifer Flood, Chief, Tuberculosis Control Branch, California Department of Public Health and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • Niren Murthy, Professor of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
  • Payam Nahid, Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine, UCSF*
  • Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in Translational Epidemiology & Global Health; Director, Global Health Programs; Associate Director, McGill University
  • Patrick Phillips, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF
  • Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases; Division Head, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health* 

The symposium is organized on the occasion of the first meeting of The Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis, which will present its conclusions to coincide with a United Nations High Level Meeting on TB in 2018. Made possible by a UC Berkeley/UCSF planning grant from the Koret Foundation.