Arctic clinical tuberculosis meeting, Umeå 25-26 January, 2018

Artic Tbc Conference 25 26 JanWelcome to the Arctic Meeting on Clinical Tuberculosis, Umeå
The first Arctic Meeting on Clinical Tuberculosis will take place at Norrland University Hospital and is organized by researchers at Umeå University, Infection Clinic / TB Centrum Norr and TBnet.

Registration (deadline 20 January 2018)
Registration form

FIRST DAY: Thursday, 25 January 2018

13:00
Introduction

Session 1
13:15
Matthias Merker, German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany
New generation sequencing of MTB & antibiotic resistance

13:50
Karen Bjorn-Mortensen, Statens Serum Institut (SSI)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tubercolosis outbreak in Greenland

14:25 Coffee

Session 2
14:40
Christer Larsson, Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University
Developing virulence inhibitors to fight TB

15:15
Henrik Antti, Department of Chemistry, Umeå University
Metabolites-biomarkers of tuberculosis meningitis in Vietnamese cohort

15:50
Coffee and posters

Session 3
16:05
Maria Lerm, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University
Does trained immunity open up a new avenue for TB prevention?

16:40
Viacheslav Zhouravlev, Research Institute of Phthisiopulmonology, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tuberculosis of the spine in Russia; methods of diagnosis and characteristics of the pathogen

17:00
Ekaterina Chernyaeva, Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome BioInformatics,
Saint Petersburg State University, SPBU, Russia
Comparative genome-wide analysis of M. tuberculosis isolates causing pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis spread in Russian Federation

17:35 – Closing

19:00 – Dinner

 

SECOND DAY: Friday, 26 January

9:00
Registration of clinical participants, coffee

9:20
Introduction to the clinical part of the meeting

Session 4
9:30
Andreas Winroth, Department of Clinical Microbioloy, Umeå University
TB epidemiology in Västerbotten County

9:50
Jose Dominguez, Fundació Institut Investigació Germans Trias i Pujol
Microbiology, Badalona, Spain
Advances in the diagnosis of TB and LTBI

10:25 Coffee

Session 5

10:35
Christoph Lange, Clinical Tuberculosis Center, German Center for Infection Research (DZIF),  and University of Lübeck, Germany
The emergence of MDR-TB in Europe, a clinical approach

11:10
Andrii Dudnyk, National Pirogov Memorial Medical University,Tuberculosis, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
MDR-TB in Ukraine, MDR-TB treatment during pregnancy

11:45
Judy Orikiiriza, Irland
Pediatric tuberculosis

12:10 Lunch

Session 6

12:55
Therese Thunberg & Johan Rasmusson, Anna Kauppi, Department of Clinical Microbioloy, Umeå University
TB clinicians presenting one case each with group discussion after each presentation

13:35 Coffee

13:40
Christoph Lange, Clinical Tuberculosis Center, German Center for Infection Research (DZIF),  and University of Lübeck, Germany
MIND THE GAP, before proclaiming the EndTB strategy

14:25
Closing of the international part of the conference

-Sightseeing-

14:25-15:10
Analysis of clinical work on TB in Norther Sweden, in Swedish/University
Other participants: -Sightseeing-

ca. 16:00 or 16:30
Teambuilding activity IKSU sport center



Contact for the organisation committee:

Olena Rzhepishevska, PhD
Department of Chemistry
Department of Clinical Microbiology
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden
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Andreas Winroth, MD
Physician at Department of Clinical Microbiology
Infectious Diseases
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden
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