Tuberculosis Surveillance and Research Unit (TSRU)

This year the TSRU will team up with the TBScience conference, which will take place on 23 and 24 October 2018 in The Hague.

Please register through TBScience2018 on the Union website. More information regarding registration and abstract submission can be found on this website soon.

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.

More information and registration for the 2018 TSRU meeting can be found here.


Group photo TSRU 2017.