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UNION World Conference, Liverpool 2016

At the Union World Conference 2016 “Confronting resistance: fundamentals to innovations” KNCV experts will presented at, contributed to, or chaired the sessions on the following topics (and more):

TOPIC: NEW TB DRUGS AND REGIMENS

  • Workshop Lessons learnt from increasing access to Bedaquiline and Delamanid for management of drug-resistant TB 26.10.2016, 11:15 – 14:15, Session Room 11B. Download pdf about this session.

Coordinators: Edmund Rutta and Susan van den Hof.
Among the presentations:
KNCV Senior consultant Gunta Dravniece gave a presentation on “Technical assistance approach in introducing new drugs and regimens – Experience from Challenge TB countries“. 11:35 – 11:45.

Download the presentation here.

KNCV Senior consultant Susan van den Hof gave a presentation on “The Patient Triage Concept: Right Diagnosis, Right Treatment“. 12:25 – 12:35.

Download the presentation here.

TOPIC: SUPPORT TO PATIENTS

Chairpersons: Ernesto Jaramillo and Susan van den Hof
Among the presentations:
Susan van den Hof gave a presentation on “The Effects of Patient Support on Treatment Adherence and Treatment Outcome“. 15:30 – 15:45

Download the presentation here.

TOPIC: TB STIGMA

  • Symposium Magnitude and scope of TB stigma: scale validation and cross-country comparisons 28.10.2016, 10:30 – 12:00; Session Room 11A.

Chair: Ellen Mitchell

  • Community Common Sessions Panel Discussion Unite to end stigma associated with TB 28.10.2016, 15:45 – 17:15 Community Common Silent Theatre. Download pdf about this session.

KNCV Senior consultant Ellen Mitchell contributed to a session on “Unite to end stigma associated with TB”.

TOPIC: LATENT TB INFECTION (LTBI)

  • Symposium Screening for latent TB infection among migrants: from controversy to consensus? 27.10.2016, 13:30 – 15:00 Session Room 1B.

KNCV Senior consultant Gerard de Vries contributed to a session on “Screening migrants for LTBI in Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and UK: a comparative analysis“.

  • Community Common Sessions Panel Discussion Increasing uptake of latent TB testing and treatment among new entrants to low incidence countries.
    28.10.2016, 17:20 – 18:20 Community Common Silent Theatre. Download pdf about this session.

Among the presentations:
KNCV Senior nurse consultant Niesje Jansen gave a presentation on “LTBI screening of new entrants. The current situation in the Netherlands“.

Download the presentation here.

TOPIC: TB CASE-FINDING

  • Symposium Strategies for reaching men through occupational screening.

Among the presentations:
KNCV Nigeria’s Nkem Chukwueme gave a presentation on “Strategies for reaching men through occupational screening in Lagos“.

Among the presentations:
KNCV Scientific advisor Frank Cobelens gave a presentation on “Review of existing computer aid diagnosis (CAD) and retrofit DR plates“.

  • Poster discussion session PD-768-27

Among the presentations:
KNCV Nigeria’s Rupert Eneogu gave a presentation on: “Optimizing TB diagnosis among PLHIV using GeneXpert machines through a robust specimen transport and result reporting system using motorbikes“.

  • “So sweet”? TB-diabetes screening. Poster discussion session 27.10.2016,  12:15 – 13:15 

KNCV Technical Director Michael Kimerling chaired the session.

  • Symposium Driving real-time access to diagnostic data through connected diagnostics, Session Room 11A 27.10.2016, 15:15 – 16:45. Download pdf about this session

Among the presentations:
KNCV Country Representative Mustapha Gidado gave a presentation on “On the ground experiences and challenges of a connected diagnostics intervention“.

Download the presentation here.

TOPIC: TB TRANSMISSION

  • Workshop TB transmission control: advances in the sustainable implementation of the F-A-S-T control strategy and upper room germicidal UV air disinfection. 26.10.2016, 08:00 – 14:30 Session Room 3B – Download pdf about this session.

Coordinator: Sevim Ahmedov, Chairpersons: Edward Nardell and Max Meis.

Among the presentations:
KNCV Nigeria’s Useni Sani gave a presentation on “‘FAST’ pilot to scale-up: Lessons learnt from Nigeria”.

Download the presentation here.

TOPIC: TB PREVALENCE SURVEYS

  • Side meeting WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement: Latest results from national TB prevalence surveys, Non-TB Mycobacteria (NTMs): How did they get into my survey? Current status of patient cost surveys. 26.10.2016; 08:30 – 13:00.

KNCV Senior consultant Eveline Klinkenberg co-organized this session and have presented two presentations.
Together with Charlotte Colvin (USAID) Eveline Klinkenberg gave a presentation together with Charlotte Colvin (USAID) on “Expectation of strengthened Good Clinical Practise for prevalence surveys”.

Dowload the presentation here.

TOPIC: IMPROVING PATIENTS’ ACCESS TO TB CARE

  • Symposium Early warning system to improve patient access to TB medicines: from quantification to decision making. 28.10.2016, 13:30 – 15:00 Session Room 1B

Chairpersons: KNCV consultant Job van Rest and Luis Gustavo do Valle Bastos.

TOPIC: STRENGTHENING COORDINATION

  • e-Poster presentation “Strengthening coordination for TB control at all levels: experience of Challenge TB and Global Fund in Nigeria.”

Presentation by Mustapha Gidado.

Download the e-poster here.

TOPIC: CHILDHOOD TB

  • Poster discussion – “Implementation of task-shifting for childhood TB in Nigeria: the role of pediatricians“.

Presentation by Mustapha Gidado.

TOPIC: TB POLICY

  • Poster discussion #PD-963-28 on 28.10.2016. 12:55 – 13:00

Michael Kimerling contributed to the poster presentation session PD-963-28 – Promoting evidence-informed policy making: lessons learned from setting up the NDOH TB Think Tank in South Africa.

(View the full conference program here)