World TB Day 2015

Come and join us for a series of talks on Tuesday 24th March in the Frank & Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome


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The 24th of March commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

This day has been adopted by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the World Health Organisiation and the Stop TB Partnership, as WORLD TB DAY to raise awareness by highlighting the scope of the disease and discussing measures to prevent and cure it.

There will be a series of talks held in the Henry Wellcome building at Leicester University on Tuesday the 24th of March 2pm-5pm.


1400 Galina Mukamolova Introduction
1405 Gerrit Woltmann Tribute to Wren Hoskins
1415 Gerrit Woltmann An age-old disease affecting all age groups. TB strategy for England 2015-2020 – into the age of prevention
1450 Coffee break
1510 Mike Barer TB: More deaths than Ebola, more people infected than flu, more fallacies than UKIP – why wouldn’t you want to hear about TB research in Leicester?
1545 Andrea Cooper Vaccination against TB - do we know what we are trying to achieve
1615 Ben O'Connor Evaluating techniques to improve the diagnosis of intra-thoracic lymph node TB
1635 Caroline Williams Mask sampling and the TB aerosol
1655 Galina Mukamolova Conclusion

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College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Maurice Shock Building
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