Date: Tuesday 13th October, 4.00-5.00pm
Location: Lucas Room LG81, LSHTM, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT.
Dr Helen Fletcher, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s TB Centre, will be presenting on:
Effects of MVA85A vaccine on tuberculosis challenge in animals: systematic.
“As someone who spent 11 years developing this vaccine you can imagine I have a thing or two to say about this paper….” says Helen.
The first North London TB Journal Club of the 2015/2016 academic year was kindly hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières UK on the 24th September.
The journal club was chaired by Dr Philipp du Cross with the papers being presented by Dr Catherine Berry. The papers discussed were:
Linezolid for XDR-TB — Final Study Outcomes
Efficacy, safety and tolerability of linezolid for the treatment of XDR-TB: a study in China.
The first North London TB Journal Club of the 2015/2016 academic year will be hosted by Médecins Sans Frontières UK on the 24th September at 4pm.
The journal club will be chaired by Dr Philipp du Cross with the papers being presented by Dr Catherine Berry. The papers to be discussed will be:
Please reserve your free ticket here.
For more details please conact Krissy LeBeau, Clinical Research Assistant, TB-PRACTECAL Project
Médecins Sans Frontières UK
Lower ground floor, Chancery Exchange
10 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1AB
Tel: +44 (0) 207 067 4255
The North London TB Journal Club will not be holding any meetings over the summer but will be back on the 24th of September with an event to be hosted by the team at Medecins Sans Frontieres in their offices on Furnival Street, London EC4A .
You can register here with Eventbrite and we’ll reserve a place and inform you as soon as further details are announced.
Apologies for a typo in some emails – the journal club starts at 12pm on Tuesday the 30th of June. Please arrive at Aviation House early as we will need to print security passes for everyone. It will be easiest if you register with eventbrite
Riya Moodley will be presenting the following paper at the next North London TB Journal Club: Efficiency and safety of the combination of moxifloxacin, pretomanid (PA-824), and pyrazinamide during the first 8 weeks of antituberculosis treatment: a phase 2b, open-label, partly randomised trial in patients with drug-susceptible or drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.
New antituberculosis regimens are urgently needed to shorten tuberculosis treatment. Following on from favourable assessment in a 2 week study, we investigated a novel regimen for efficacy and safety in drugsusceptible and multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis during the first 8 weeks of treatment. You can find the Lancet publication here.
The group will also be considering the following paper: “Principles for designing future regimens for multidrug-
Riya has just started as a clinician on the STREAM trial at the Clinical Trials Unit, Patrick Philips will be chairing the session.
Please note that the club will be held in a room that you can only access after being issued with a security pass. We will all meet as a group in the foyer of the Clinical Trials Unit by 12pm and go to the room as a group, it will not be possible to join after that time. We strongly advise you to book a ticket with eventbrite so that we know number and can keep you informed of any changes.
How to find the Clinical Trials Unit:
Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH
Aviation House is situated on Kingsway, opposite Holborn London Underground station.
12 May 2015 – ‘Insights from 18th Century MTB genomes’ with Helen Donoghue (details here)
Banner image courtesy of the World Lung Foundation Image Library.