TB IS CHANGING

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St Catherine's College

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From 2017 all TB samples in England will have routine whole genome sequencing performed.

This one-day conference will be an essential update for practitioners on the upcoming launch of routine whole genome sequencing and the implications for TB diagnosis, management and control.

The conference is aimed at all those involved in the diagnosis, management and prevention of TB including; Hospital and Public Health consultants involved in the mangement of TB; Trainees in Respiratory Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Public Health; TB nurses; Biomedical scientists; PHE staff.

This event has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians for 6 CPD credits.

** Early-bird deadline extended to 1/2/17**


PROGRAMME

09:20–09:55 Registration


09:55–10:00 Introduction
Derrick Crook, Director, National Infection Service, Public Health England

10:00–10:35 The changing epidemiology of tuberculosis in England
Ibrahim Abubakar, Director, Institute for Global Health, University College London & Peter White, Head of Modelling and Economics Unit, Public Health England

10:35-11:00 The changing structure of TB services in England
Grace Smith, Director, National Mycobacterial Reference Services, Public Health England


11:00-11:15 Discussion and Coffee break


11:20–11:40 Changes in phenotypic drug sensitivity testing
Ana Gibertoni Cruz, Clinical Fellow, University of Oxford

11:40–12:00 Predicting drug susceptibility from Whole Genome Sequencing
Tim Walker, Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford

12:00-12:20 Whole Genome Sequencing compared to MIRU-VNTR for outbreak detection
David Wyllie, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford

12:20-12:30 New format of TB reference laboratory reports
Tim Peto, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases - University of Oxford


12:30-13:45 Discussion and Lunch


13:45–14:05 Round-up of recent clinical trials and their implications
Gerry Davies, Reader in Infection Pharmacology, University of Liverpool

14:05–14:25 New drugs – access and experience of use
Graham Bothamley, Clinical Director, North East London TB Services

14:25–14:45 The impact of new laboratory data on clinical practice
Marc Lipman, Director, UCL-TB Centre

14:55-15:15 Future of MDR-expert advice services
Onn Min Kon, Lead Clinician for TB Services, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

15:15-15:35 The role of TB control boards in local TB prevention and control
Sarah Anderson, Head, National TB Office, Public Health England


15:35-15:50 Discussion and Coffee break


15:50-16:10 Early experiences of using WGS data for outbreak detection in Birmingham
Martin Dedicoat, Infectious Diseases Consultant and TB Lead, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

16:10-16:25 Role for social network analysis - fewer but more focused investigations?
Lauren Ahyow, Specialist Registrar, Public Health England, East Midlands

16:25-16:40 Experience from the Find and Treat programme – a model to be replicated
Al Story, Founder and Clinical Lead of the pan-London Find & Treat Service

16:40-16:55 Future of screening for latent TB
Hanif Esmail, Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford

16:55-17:10 Developing an MDR-TB contact registry
Kate Gaskell, Academic Clinical Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

17:10-17:25 Global Potential of TB WGS
Tim Rodwell, FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics) and Associate Professor at University of California at San Diego

17:25-18:10 Case presentations and panel discussion
Chris Conlon, Professor of Infectious Diseases and TB Lead, Oxford University Hospitals
Helen Booth, Respiratory Medicine consultant and TB Lead, University College London Hospitals
Martin Dedicoat, Infectious Diseases consultant and TB Lead, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital


18:10-18:15 Closing remarks and round-up
David Moore, Professor Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


18:15–19:00 Networking Reception with wine


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