7th European Advanced Course in Clinical Tuberculosis

The 7th European Advanced Course in Clinical Tuberculosis (TB) offered an informative and interactive program with national and international speakers with a comprehensive experience in the field of clinical tuberculosis throughout Europe.

The purpose of the course is to improve the capacity of medical specialists and TB control professionals in addressing the needs of TB patients and the challenges in TB control in their countries. The program featured updates on the epidemiology and the state-of-the-art of TB-immunology, diagnostics of TB, clinical management and patient-centered care. In addition, the program included an update on global developments in TB research and control. The course provided the participants a forum for interaction and collaboration with international colleagues.

The course was organized by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, in collaboration with Erasmus MC and the consortium members Karolinska Institutet, FILHA and TBNet.

Target audience:

Clinical specialists and public health professionals with a keen interest in the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection. A basic knowledge in tuberculosis case management and TB control is required.

Program:

The complete program you can download here.

Presentations:

Day one:

Trends in global European regional TB epidemiology

Impact of migration on TB in the Netherlands

Update on TB immunology EACCTB

New regimens in LTBI treatment

New guidelines for screening for TB and LTBI in the pre-immunosuppressive therapy phase in the Netherlands

Can we predict tuberculosis cure

Day two:

Combined TB and HIV

Isoniazid Resistance TB – treatment, regimens, outcomes and update on new WHO guidelines

Diabetes and tuberculosis

TB – critically ill patients

Treatment without injectables

Differential diagnosis of TB – other granulomas diseases and oncology

Day three:

Challenges of TB treatment and substance abuse

The role of health care workers in addressing stigma

Digital health solutions to facilitate patient-centered care

The role of TB coordinators in the Netherlands

TB Contact investigation – the role of pulmonologists – case Finland

TB Contact investigation case studies NL

International perspective – improving access to TB diagnosis and care

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