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48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

 

KNCV Events at 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health

11 – 14 October 2017 – Guadalajara, Mexico

 

As the world’s leading TB expert organization, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has a significant presence at the 48th Union World Conference in Guadalajara.

KNCV experts can be found at a variety of workshops and symposia throughout the 48th Union World Conference. Kristian van Kalmthout will coordinate a workshop on the impact from digital technologies most used to support TB medication adherence, while Job van Rest, also on the subject of Digital Health, will chair a workshop on quantification challenges in times of new TB medicines and regimen and give a speed-course on using the digital tool QuanTB.

Susan van den Hof is chair on a workshop discussing the programmatic implementation of the new drugs bedaquiline and delamanid, while Fraser Wares will chair the Satellite session on bedaquiline roll-out sharing experience from India and other countries. Netty Kamp and Erik Post together chair a workshop which outcome is going to be a draft roadmap to accelerate urban TB control. And Marleen Heus is the chair during a symposium dedicated to innovative approaches to increase the performance of your health workforce.

KNCV is also present with a booth (8-9-10) in the exhibition area, together with Challenge TB and the city of The Hague.

 

View the full schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, 11 OCTOBER

DIGITAL HEALTH

Event title: The evidence of impact from digital technologies most commonly used to support TB medication adherence / More

Event type: Workshop

Location: Fray Alcalde

Time: 08.00 – 11.00

KNCV Presenter: Kristian van Kalmthout (Coordinator)

 

TB PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Event title: Strengthening performance management

  • Defining and measuring performance
  • Using score cards as a management tool for improving performance management
  • Ten steps to develop a score card

More

Event type: Post-graduate course

Location: Minerva II

Time: 08.00 – 14.00

KNCV Presenters: Steffi Rust (Coordinator), Erson Topcuoglu (Coordinator), Imron Sahetapy

 

NEW DRUGS AND REGIMENS

Event title: Programmatic implementation of bedaquiline and delamanid: experiences in drug procurement, technical assistance, clinical management and drug safety monitoring

  • The role of technical assistance to build National TB Programme (NTP) readiness to introduce bedaquiline, delamanid and shortened treatment regimen: progress from 23 Challenge TB supported countries

More

Event type: Workshop

Location: Hall 8 – Events Ballroom

Time: 11.30 – 17.30

KNCV Presenters: Susan van den Hof (Chair), Fraser Wares

 

TB CONTROL

Event title: Accelerating urban TB control – a road map / More

Event type: Workshop

Location: Fray Alcalde

Time: 11.30 – 17.30

KNCV Presenters: Netty Kamp (Chair/Coordinator), Erik Post (Chair/Coordinator)

 

DIGITAL HEALTH

Event title: Quantification challenges in times of new TB medicines and regimen: country experiences and speed-course using a digital tool

More

Event type: Member Meetings (Regional, Sub-section, Working Group)

Location: Minerva II

Time: 14.30 – 15.30

KNCV Presenter: Job van Rest (Chair)

 

THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER

 

TB CARE AND SUPPORT

Event title: Improving care and support for patients / More

Event type: Short Oral Abstract session

Location: Hall 11 – Jalisco Hall

Time: 10:30 – 12:00

KNCV Presenter: Netty Kamp (Chair)

 

MODIFYING

Event title: Risks and reasons for modifying approaches / More

Event type: Short Oral Abstract session

Location: Hall 9 – Jalisco Hall

Time: 14.00 – 15.30

KNCV Presenter: Michael Kimerling (Chair)

 

TB GENDER CONSIDERATIONS

Event title: Gender and TB- programmatic considerations and tools

  • Masculinities and TB: implications for programming (11.00 – 11.15)

More

Event type: Symposium

Location: Hall 5 – Events Ballroom

Time: 10.30 – 12.00

KNCV Presenter: Ellen Mitchell

 

DIGITAL HEALTH

Event title: Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) TB diagnostic connectivity symposium

– TB diagnostic connectivity: current state, progress and future (16.00 – 16.15)

More

Event type: Symposium

Location: Hall 5 – Events Ballroom

Time: 16.00 – 17.30

KNCV Presenter: Kristian van Kalmthout (Chair)

 

FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2017

 

DIGITAL HEALTH

Event title: PD-784-13 Linking digital health to programmatic activities using the patient pathway: a promising approach

Event type: Poster discussion session

Location: Poster Area

Time: 12.45 – 13.45

KNCV Presenter: Kristian van Kalmthout

 

DIGITAL HEALTH

Event title: Xpert implementation: realities in the field

  • PD-830-13 Assessment for 9 countries supported by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation of Xpert® MTB/RIF spare parts, modules and warranty coverage

Event type: Poster discussion session

Location: Poster Area

Time: 12.45 – 13.45

KNCV Presenter: Jerod N. Scholten

 

PHOTO VOICE

Event title: Innovative approaches to increase the performance of your health workforce

  • PhotoVoices to give a voice to TB patients and make TB care more patient-centered (16.45 – 17.00)

More

http://www.professionalabstracts.com/theunion2017/iplanner/#/session/99

Event type: Symposium

Location: Hall 9 – Jalisco Hall

Time: 16.00 – 17.30

KNCV Presenters: Marleen Heus (Chair), Netty Kamp

 

 

NEW DRUGS AND REGIMENS

Event title: Bedaquiline roll-out sharing experience from India and other countries / More

Event type: Satellite session

Location: Hall 3 – Events Ballroom

Time: 18.00 – 19.30

KNCV Presenter: Fraser Wares (Chair)

 

LATENT TB INFECTION

Event title: Latent TB infection: testing and perceptions / More

Event type: Poster discussion session

Location: Poster Area

Time: 12.45 – 13.45

KNCV Presenter: Michael Kimerling (Chair)

 

SATURDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2017

 

ANNOUNCEMENT  UNION 2018

Event title: Closing session

  • Welcome to The Hague

Event type: Plenary Session

Location: Plenary Hall

Time: 17.00 – 17.45

KNCV Presenter: Kitty van Weezenbeek

Special guest: Margriet Leemhuis – Ambassador of The Netherlands in Mexico