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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The title will be: “Genetic determinants of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their diagnostic value. Farhat, M. R. AJRCCM 1–74 (2016).”
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.
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
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 4:00 PM
Engineering Front Suite 103, UCL
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.”
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
Conor Tweed, a member of the STAND project team presented at the UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit on the 24th of November. The the paper he shared with the team was: “Use of standardised patients to assess quality of tuberculosis care: a pilot, cross-sectional study.” Jishnu Das, PhD, Ada Kwan, MHS, Benjamin Daniels, MS, Srinath Satyanarayana, MD, Ramnath Subbaraman, MD, Sofi Bergkvist, MS, Ranendra K Das, PhD, Veena Das, PhD, Prof Madhukar Pai, MD published in the November 2015 edition of The Lancet.
Existing studies of the quality of tuberculosis care have relied on recall-based patient surveys, questionnaire surveys of knowledge, and prescription or medical record analysis, and the results mostly show the health-care provider’s knowledge rather than actual practice. No study has used standardised patients to assess clinical practice. Therefore we aimed to assess quality of care for tuberculosis using such patients.