Programme: Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

Online/virtual, E-posters, all day

KNCV presenter: Puck Pelzer: Does BCG vaccination protect against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Vietnamese schoolchildren? 

 

10:00 – 11:00: Person-centred care: the advantages and challenges

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speakers:

  • Puck Pelzer: Using patient pathway analysis in Rwanda: methods, problems and the importance of data and sensitivity analysis
  • Jason Alacapa: The accuracy of 99DOTS digital adherence technology

 

10:00 – 11:00: TB: data matters

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speakers:

  • Mustapha Gidado: Assessment of TB underreporting by level of reporting system in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Mamman Bajehson: Strengthening hospital DOTS linkage using ad hoc staff to find missing TB cases

 

10:00 – 11:00: Overcoming barriers in the contact cascade of care

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speakers:

  • Sani Useni: A missed opportunity: active contact investigation of diagnosed TB patients in Nigeria
  • Chidubem Ogbudebe: Effectiveness of contact tracing intervention for improving TB case detection in Nigeria

 

10:00 – 11:00: Improved acceptability of TB regimens needed

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Sani Useni: From pilot to nationwide scale-up of shorter treatment regimen for drug-resistant TB treatment: lessons from Nigeria

12:30 – 13:50: The people-centred framework for national and subnational TB planning and programming: early adopters share lessons learned and experiences

Online/virtual, Channel 4

KNCV speaker:

  • Emmy van der Grinten: Introduction to the people-centred framework for TB planning and programming

KNCV moderator: Kathy Fiekert

 

15:00 – 16:20: Different approaches to improve treatment and care

Online/virtual, Channel 2

KNCV speaker:

  • Eunice Moturi: The potential of mHealth to improve TB awareness and case detection in Tanzania

KNCV moderator: Kathy Fiekert

 

16.30 – 17.50: What patient-centred care really means

Online/virtual, Channel 1

KNCV moderator: Niesje Jansen

 

Programme: Thursday, 22 Oct 2020

Online/virtual, E-posters, all day

KNCV presenter: Puck Pelzer: Does BCG vaccination protect against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Vietnamese schoolchildren? 

 

10:00 – 11:00: HIV and diabetes comorbidities

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Chukwuemeka Austin Ihesie: Impact of universal TB screening (TB-Surge) on HIV case finding in selected facilities. Lessons from the TB-Surge intervention in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

 

10:00 – 11:00: Quality and modelling of TB

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speakers:

  • Nkiru Nwokoye: Lateral flow lipoarabinomannan test for diagnosis of TB among people living with HIV in selected health facilities in Nigeria: hype or hope?
  • Sani Useni: Access to quality TB diagnostic services in Nigeria: the role of specimen transport systems
  • Mustapha Tukur: A quarterly trend analysis of the contribution of the Wellness on Wheels intervention to TB case finding in Kano State, Nigeria

 

10:00 – 11:00: Scaling up TB preventive therapy: it is about time!

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Abdulsemed Umar: Good proportion of household contact children under 5 years were TB screened but not getting preventive therapy in two regions of Ethiopia

 

11:00 – 12:20: Partnerships for integrating services

Online/virtual, Channel 3

KNCV speaker:

  • Ogoamaka Chukwuogo: Provider-initiated active TB case finding in high volume, healthcare facilities

 

12:30 – 13:50: Xpert in low- and middle-income countries: ensuring quality and quantity

Online/virtual, Channel 6

KNCV speaker:

  • Ogoamaka Chukwuogo: Overcoming barriers to GeneXpert optimisation in Nigeria

12:30 – 13:50: COVID-19: the great disrupter

Online/virtual, Channel 4

KNCV speaker:

  • Bethrand Odume: The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on active TB case finding interventions in Nigeria: the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria experience
  • Chukwuebuka Ugwu: Willingness to test for TB among symptomatic community members in an era of COVID-19: findings from an exploratory mixed methods study from Anambra State, Nigeria

 

15:00 – 16:20: Improving access to laboratory-based diagnosis for young children: recent advances using stool and urine as alternative sample types

Online/virtual, Channel 4

KNCV speaker:

  • Edine Tiemersma: Update on simple one step stool testing method and practical guidance on the best placement of this test in the diagnostic algorithm

KNCV Moderator: Petra de Haas

 

16:30 – 17:50: Leveraging a multiplex platform for TB, HIV and coronavirus for diagnostic testing and clinical monitoring: country experiences

Online/virtual, Channel 6

KNCV speaker:

  • Prisca Ajiboye: Authorized service provision for GeneXpert through KNCV in Nigeria: shifting GeneXpert network from a TB diagnostic network to a multiplexed network with sufficient capacity

KNCV collaboration:

  • Siti Nadia: Optimization of the GeneXpert network to leverage COVID-19 testing in Indonesia

KNCV Moderator: Jerod Scholten

Programme: Friday, 23 Oct 2020

Online/virtual, E-posters, all day

KNCV presenter: Puck Pelzer: Does BCG vaccination protect against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Vietnamese schoolchildren? 

 

10:00 – 11:00: Improving knowledge: the benefits for person-centred TB care

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Chidubem Ogbudebe: Engaging first line care providers for screening and referral of presumptive TB patients in Nigeria: results of a targeted approach

10:00 – 11:00: Innovative strategies to find the missing cases

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Igbaji Basil Uguge: Patent and propriety medicine vendor-led community engagement: an innovative approach to finding missing TB cases in rural communities in Boki local government, Nigeria

 

12:30 – 13:50: The social impact of TB in Europe

Online/virtual, Channel 6

KNCV speaker:

  • Ineke Spruijt: Tuberculosis Source Investigation in the Netherlands – is it Effective?

 

15.00 – 16.20: TB educational material discussion session

Online/virtual, Symposium, Channel 1

KNCV moderator: Niesje Jansen

Programme: Saturday, 24 Oct 2020

Online/virtual, E-posters, all day

KNCV presenter: Puck Pelzer: Does BCG vaccination protect against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Vietnamese schoolchildren? 

 

10:00 – 11:00: Quality improvement of the TB cascade of care

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speakers:

  • Ifiok Ekanim: Evaluation of TB active case finding cascade: results from a TB surge intervention in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Ogoamaka Chukwuogo: Cascade analysis for active TB case finding intervention in Nigeria
  • Daniel Egbule: Impact of TB cascade loss in a facility-based, intensified TB case finding intervention in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • Mustapha Gidado: A country tailored package approach to TB case finding: Challenge TB project experience across 23 countries
  • Chidubem Ogbudebe: Finding additional TB cases through symptom screening for diagnosis in high burden setting: cough of two weeks is not enough

 

10:00 – 11:00: From bench to the bedside

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Nkiru Nwokoye: Impact of the human resource support scheme and sample transportation system on GeneXpert services in selected states in Nigeria: the KNCV/Challenge TB experience

 

10:00 – 11:00: Where are the undiagnosed TB cases?

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Chidubem Ogbudebe: Active TB case finding targeted at high burden health facilities in Nigeria: results from a pilot intervention

 

10:00 – 11:00: Allied against TB: new and old partners

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speakers:

  • Chidubem Ogbudebe: TB case yield of at-risk groups using modified screening algorithm in Nigeria secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities
  • Igbaji Basil Uguge: Periodic performance review with patent medicine vendors: a fulcrum for improving TB case detection in the community – a case study of Nasarawa state, Nigeria

10:00 – 11:00: Molecular testing for TB infection and drug resistance

Online/virtual, E-posters

KNCV speaker:

  • Sani Useni: Did expansion of GeneXpert machines find missing TB patients? Experience from Nigeria

 

12:30 – 13:50 The role of pharmacies in the TB cascade of care

Online/virtual, Channel 1

KNCV speaker:

  • Maxwell Onuoha: The impact of patent medicine vendors in increasing TB case detection among hard-to-reach dwellers in selected districts in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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