Past events

September 2017 hosted by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Presenter-Helen Fletcher
Paper-Optimization and Interpretation of Serial QuantiFERON Testing to Measure Acquisition of M.tuberculosis Infection. Nemes et al. Am J Respir Cit Care Med. 2017 Jul 24 (available here)
5th July 2017 hosted by The Francis Crick Institute
Chair – Robert Wilkinson
Presenter – Angharad Davis
Papers – Heemskerk et al. Intensified Antituberculosis Therapy in Adults with Tuberculous Meningitis. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 14;374(2):124-34. (available here)
27th June 2017 hosted by Medecins Sans Frontieres
Chair – Bern-Thomas Nyang’wa
Presenter – Catherine Berry
Papers –
Yin et al. Association between Directly Observed Therapy and treatment outcomes in multi drug-resistant tuberculosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis PLoS One. 2016 Mar 1;11(3) (available here)
(Additional paper) Mohr et al. DOT or SAT for Rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis? A non-randomized comparison in a high HIV-prevalence setting PLoS One. 2017 May 18;12(5) (available here)

30 May 2017: ‘Treatment of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis with first-line drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis.’ with Patrick Phillips

Paper: Gegia et al Treatment of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis with first-line drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases Volume 17, No. 2, p223-234, February 2017. Full paper available here: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(16)30407-8/fulltext

Presenter: Dr Patrick Phillips, Institute of Clinical Trials & Methodology, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL

Time: 12:30pm – 13:30pm, Tuesday 30th May 2017

Venue: MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, Aviation House,125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH

 

26 April 2017: ‘A blood RNA signature for tuberculosis disease risk: a prospective cohort study.’ with Jennifer Roe and Maddy Noursadeghi (details here)

24 March 2017: Joint UCL/LSHTM symposium to mark World TB Day (videos to be made available here)

24 February 2017: ‘Recurrent TB in Shanghai’ with Lara Gosce and Tom Yates (details here)

25 January 2017 – ‘INH resistant TB in London’ with Giovanni Satta and Tim McHugh (details here)

December 2016 – no meeting

24 November 2016 – ‘TB cure’ with Julie Demaret and Adrian Martineau (details here)

13 October 2016 – ‘How much TB is treated in the Indian private sector’ with Marc Lipman (details here)

27 September 2016 – ‘WHO treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis’ with Riya Moodley and Patrick Phillips (details here)

[summer break]

14 June 2016 – ‘Weekly rifapentine and isoniazid for treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in HIV-coinfected persons’ with Jenna Wills and Conor Tweed (details here)

May 2016 – no meeting

26 April 2016 – ‘Genetic determinants of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their diagnostic value’ with Fracesc Coll and Helen Stagg (details here)

23 March 2016 – Joint UCL/LSHTM symposium to mark World TB Day (videos available here)

15 February 2016 – ‘Modelling bacillary elimination rates’ with Michael Murphy and Marc Lipman (details here)

27 January 2016 – ‘How long does protection from BCG last?’ with Patrick Nguipdop-Djomo (details here)

December 2015 – no meeting

24th November 2015 – ‘Standardised patients to assess quality of tuberculosis care’ with Conor Tweed (details here)

13 October 2015 – ‘MVA65A and tuberculosis challenge in animals’ with Helen Fletcher (details here)

24 September 2015 – ‘Linezolid for XDR-TB’ with Catherine Berry and Philipp du Cros (details here)

[Summer break]

30 June 2015 – ‘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.’ with Riya Moodley and Patrick Philips (details here)

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

April 2015 – no meeting

24 March 2015 – World TB Day 2015: What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB?’ A day long symposium at the Institute of Child Health (videos of talks available here)

5 February 2015 – ‘How does HIV increase susceptibility to TB?’ with James Brown and Marc Lipman (details here)

19 January 2015 – ‘How much TB is there?’ with Rein Houben and Richard White (details here)

17 December 2014 – ‘Microevolution, molecular epidemiology and (if you’re lucky) mince pies’ with Hollie Hatherell and Ibrahim Abubakar (details here)

11 November 2014 – we had the UCL/LSHTM M.tb Transmission Meeting, in place of TB journal club (presentations available here)

23 October 2014 – ‘Experimental selection of long-term intracellular mycobacteria‘ with Karolina Witt and Tim McHugh (details here)

30 September 2014 – ‘Four-Month Moxifloxacin-Based Regimens for Drug-Sensitive Tuberculosis’ with Patrick Phillips (details here)

[summer break]

26 June 2014 – ‘GeneXpert vs empiric treatment in low burden settings’ with Tino Capocci and Marc Lipman (details here).

2 May 2014 – ‘Carbon dioxide meters, social contact patterns and TB transmission in a high burden informal settlement’ with Tom Yates and Ibrahim Abubakar (details here)

10 April 2014  – ‘Estimated Rate of Reactivation of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in the United States, Overall and by Population Subgroup’ with Rein Houben and Emilia Vynnycky (details here)

24 March 2014 – ‘World TB Day 2014: Reaching the 3 Million’. Joint LSHTM/UCL event, in place of journal club (presentations available here)

25 February 2014 – ‘Short course intensified treatment for children with drug sensitive TB meningitis’ with Anna Turkova and Patrick Phillips (details here)

January 2014 – no meeting.

9 December 2013 – ‘Next generation sequencing, drug resistance and mince pies’ with Dimitrios Evangelopoulos and Tim McHugh (details here)

12 November 2013 – ‘Results from a randomised controlled trial in India looking at shortening treatment with gatifloxacin or moxifloxacin’ with Patrick Phillips (details here)

October 2013 – no journal club

27 September 2013 – ‘High dose rifampicin for TB meningitis’ with Anna Checkley and Alison Grant (details here)

[summer break]

20 June 2013 – ‘6 versus 36-month isoniazid preventive treatment – which is best?’ with Laura Munoz and Ibrahim Abubakar (details here).

21 May 2013 – Do we really need DOT? ‘A meta-analysis of self-administered versus directly observed therapy effect on microbiologic failure, relapse, and acquired drug resistance in tuberculosis patients.’ with Prof. Andrew Nunn and Patrick Phillips  (details here)

29 April 2013 – Linezolid for treatment of chronic extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis with Isobella Honeyborne and Timothy Mchugh (details here)

5 March 2013 – ‘Transmission, outbreaks and whole genome sequencing’ with Jess Mears and Marc Lipman (details here)

11 February 2013 – ‘Modelling TB transmission in Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town’ with Pete Dodd and Richard White (details here).

31 January 2013 – ‘Promising new regimens or studies of uncertain value?’ with Jurgens Peters and Patrick Phillips (details here)

18 December 2012 – ‘Should we kill all the badgers?’ with Sarah Lou Bailey and Dave Moore (details here)

15 November 2012 – ‘Is rifapentine all it’s cracked up to be?’ with Rob Aldridge and Tim McHugh (details here)

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