Come to November’s TB Journal Club at QMUL

Presenter: Julie Demaret

Chair: Adrian Martineau

Time: 4-5pm, Thursday 24 November 2016

Venue: Room 1.32, Garrod Building, Turner Street, E1 2AD [map here]

Paper: Malherbe et al. Persisting positron emission tomography lesion activity and Mycobacterium tuberculosis mRNA after tuberculosis cure. Nat Med 2016; 22(10): 1094-1100. [available here]

Please join us to discuss an interesting paper exploring radiological and molecular correlates of TB cure. What does cure mean? Are all bacilli killed? How might the way we define treatment response influence the way we test new drugs and regimens against Mycobacterium tuberculosis?

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Come to October’s TB Journal Club

This month, we will be discussing a paper that attempts to estimate the number of TB cases being managed in the private sector in India.

Paper: Arinaminpathy et al. The number of privately treated tuberculosis cases in India: an estimation from drug sales data. Lancet Infectious Disease, 2016: published online ahead of print.

Presented by Marc Lipman

Time: 4-5pm, Thursday 13 October 2016

Venue: Tutorial Room 1, lower ground floor, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School

All welcome. A map of the campus is available here. Instructions about how to get to the Royal Free are available here. The paper is available here and the supplemental materials are available here.

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TB Journal Club returns in September

Please join us for our first meeting of the 2016/17 academic year, which will be hosted by the MRC Clinical Trials Unit.

Speaker – Riya Moodley

Chair – Patrick Phillips

Time – 12.30 til 13.30 on Tuesday 27 September

Venue – Aviation House

At the meeting, we will be discussing the 2016 update to the WHO treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis. You can access the relevant documents here…

the guidelines

the factsheet

frequently asked questions

Were the right drugs promoted and demoted? Was the WHO correct to conditionally recommend use of shorter Bangladesh-style regimens in certain circumstances? How should children be treated? What is the role for surgery in managing drug-resistant TB?

If you plan to attend, please email patrick.phillips@ucl.ac.uk before the meeting. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow time to clear security.

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TB journal club is on summer break

North London TB Journal Club is on a summer break during July and August. However, we will be back in September 2016 under new management – more details soon. In the meantime, you may like to catch up with videos of previous TB events held in North London – the M.tb Transmission Meeting, the World TB Day 2016 event, or the recent RSTMH meeting on the End TB Strategy.

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Francesc Coll and Helen Stagg announce paper for 26th

The title will be: “Genetic determinants of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their diagnostic value. Farhat, M. R. AJRCCM 1–74 (2016).”

Free tickets available via eventbrite

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Thank you to Dr Michael Murphy at Royal Free

Dr Michael Murphy presented the February meeting, with Dr Marc Lipman chairing, from 4pm on Monday 15th February in room TR9, The Royal Free Hospital (UCL Medical School), Hampstead, London.

The title of the article was “Pharmacodynamic modelling of bacillary elimination rates and detection of bacterial lipid bodies in sputum to predict and understand outcomes in treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis” from Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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UCL & LSHTM TB symposium 23/03/16: Tickets now available

UCL-TB and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will be holding their annual tuberculosis symposium at the John Snow lecture theatre at the LSHTM on Wednesday 23rd March, 2016.
Find out more and get your free ticket here

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