This year, TSRU will be merged with the TBScience conference, which will take place on 23 and 24 October in The Hague.
TBScience2018 aims to bring together scientists from various disciplines to present and discuss recent findings relevant to the understanding of TB transmission, infection and disease, and to the development of new vaccines, drugs and diagnostics. It is hoped that this preconference will foster greater interaction between TB researchers, clinicians, public health personnel, and policymakers, at both the preconference itself and at the World Conference.
The conference dates, abstract deadlines, registration and all other relevant practical information can be found on the TBScience2018 website (as a pre conference of the 49 Union World Conference on Lunch Health).
More about TSRU
TSRU is a more than 40 year old research community, composed of national TB programs, TB research institutes and universities.
The main objective of the TSRU is to provide a dynamic forum to collaborate, cross-fertilize and critique TB research and surveillance outputs. A complementary goal of TSRU was to foster young TB researchers to ensure a sustainable stream of passionate TB professionals competent to fight the epidemic of the future. The main activity of TSRU is to host a forum to discuss tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology relevant to TB control and surveillance. Planned, ongoing or finalized research projects in various countries are presented in an annual meeting.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation hosts the secretariat of the TSRU. Dr. Michael Kimerling is the TSRU convener.
Information about the history of the TSRU is provided in the article written in 1998 by Annik Rouillon: The International Tuberculosis Surveillance Research Unit: the first 30 years.