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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January’s North London journal club to be presented by Patrick Djomo

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 4:00 PM
Engineering Front Suite 103, UCL

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We are very pleased to be welcoming the Patrick Djomo from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to present the first journal club of 2016. Patrick will be presenting his recently published work on the longevity of BCG efficacy

This will follow on from the UCL-TB seminar presented by Helen Jenkins on “Estimating the global burden of childhood tuberculosis.”

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2016 Journal Club meetings announced

Here are the first three North London TB Journal Club meetings for 2016

  • Wednesday 27th Jan 1600 presented by Patrick Djomo at UCL
    (this follows the UCL-TB Winter Seminar given by Helen Jenkins)
  • Monday 15th Feb 1600 presented by Marc Lipman at the Royal Free Hospital
  • Tuesday 26th April 1600 Francesc Coll at UCL

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