Connie Erkens, MD Technical Coordinator The Netherlands & Elimination
Connie Erkens has a broad professional experience in TB control. Previously she worked as a TB control physician and as Epidemiologist within the Municipal Public Health Services (MPHS) in The Netherlands.
Her fields of expertise are: Tuberculosis monitoring and evaluation, TB surveillance and epidemiology, TB control policy development, Operational research, Childhood TB, Contact investigation and management of latent TB (LTBI).
At KNCV she is Senior TB consultant and Executive Secretary of the Committee for Practical TB control (CPT). Her specific tasks include guideline development in specific areas. She is also the project leader of the ZonMW research project TB Endpoint on behalf of a research consortium of MPHSs, EMC, UvA, RIVM and GGD GHOR Netherlands. The 4-year project will focus on the optimal implementation of latent tuberculosis infection screening among new immigrants and asylum seekers in the Netherlands.