North London TB Journal Club back after summer break!

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
kristen.lebeau@london.msf.org

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Journal Club Back After Summer at MSF

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.

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June journal club starts at 12pm on the 30th

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

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Riya Moodley to present Lancet article at next journal club 12pm 30th June

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.

Background:

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-
resistant tuberculosis.

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.

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May Journal Club presented by Helen Donoghue

12 May 2015 – ‘Insights from 18th Century MTB genomes’ with Helen Donoghue (details here)

Banner image courtesy of the World Lung Foundation Image Library.

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Riya Moodley presenting June TB journal club

Riya Moodley, who has just started as a clinician on the STREAM trial at MRC CTU, will present at the TB Journal Club at MRC CTU 12-1pm on 30thJune. Patrick Philips will be chairing the session. Read more about the June North London TB Journal Club here

Tickets are now available here

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Riya Moodley presenting June TB journal club

Riya Moodley, who has just started as a clinician on the STREAM trial at MRC CTU, will present at the TB Journal Club at MRC CTU 12-1pm on 30th June. Patrick Philips will be chairing the session.

Venue: Room 401

Directions: See http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_us/contact_details/. The entrance is opposite Holborn tube station and looks like the entrance to a church building.

External attendees will need to wait at reception and be taken to the meeting room. If you plan to attend, please contact Patrick Phillips (new email address – Patrick.phillips@ucl.ac.uk) so that reception know who is expected. Please also arrive promptly to ensure access to the building.

We will give a link to book via eventbrite shortly.

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