24 - 26 March 2017

 

Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre,  Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM)

University of Cape Town, South Africa


 

 

Programme

Draft schedule (subject to change)

Meeting the challenge of drug

resistant tuberculosis

24th – 26th March 2017

Wolfson Pavilion Lecture Theatre

Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa

Friday  24th March 2016

13.30 - 14.00

Registration

 

14.00 - 14.15

Opening of workshop 

Welcome delegates 

Introductory remarks Profs Keertan Dheda and Digby Warner.

WORKSHOP: GENOMES AND TB DRUG RESISTANCE 

 

14.15-15.00

Methods for detecting resistance: a review of current and future tools

A/Prof Ruth McNerney

               

Refreshment break

 

15.30–16.15

Principles and practices of whole genome sequencing and detecting resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs

Prof Taane Clark, LSHTM

16.15- 16.45

Genetics of drug resistance in SA

Prof Rob Warren

From 17.30

World TB Day Quiz and Social Event in a local hostelry

Open to all

SATURDAY  25th March 2017

08.00– 08.45

Registration

 

08.45–09.00

Opening of meeting 

 

SESSION 1:   RESISTANCE & TREATMENT

 

09.00–09.20

The rise and spread of MDR, XDR and incurable TB

A/Prof Ruth McNerney

09.20–09.45

Programmatically incurable TB in home discharged patients

Prof Keertan Dheda

09.45– 10.30

Update on MDR/XDR treatment

tbc

10.30-11.00

Refreshment break

 

SESSION 2: RESEARCH UPDATE

 

11.00–11.30

Children and drug resistant tuberculosis

tbc

11.30-12.00

New TB drugs and HIV

Prof Gary Maartens (UCT)

12.00-12.30

Host mediated therapies

tbc

12.30–13.30

LUNCH

13.30–14.00

Drug gradients in the lung

tbc

14.00–14.30

Research topic

 A/Prof Digby Warner

14.30-15.00

Research topic

tbc

15.00-15.30

Refreshments

 

SESSION 3:  DETECTION

 

15.30-16.00

Current diagnostic tests and strategies for detecting resistance

tbc

16.00 – 16.30

What’s new – drug resistance tests in the pipeline

Industry presentations

16.30 - 17.00

Treatment monitoring, toxicity and tolerance 

Dr Ali Esmail (UCT Lung Institute)

18.00

Home care or revival of the Sanatorium Movement?  A debate on the merits of care models for patients with “incurable TB”

Debate and dinner in a local restaurant

SUNDAY   26th March 2017

SESSION 4: CARE MODELS & PREVENTING TRANSMISION

 

09.00–09.30

Face masks and personal respirators

Amelia Gallie (Halyard)

09.30–10.00

Psychological impact and drug adherence

A/Prof Rod Dawson (UCT Lung Inst)

10.00–10.30

Decentralized care

tbc

10.30– 11.00

Refreshments

11.15-12.00

Managing contacts of patients with MDR and XDR-TB: State of the art. 

tbc

12.00–12.30

Rights and responsibilities

tbc

12.30–13.30

LUNCH

 

SESSION 5:  THE FUTURE

 

13.30–14.00

Priorities and wish lists: meeting patient’s needs

tbc

14.15-14.45

Who to test, when to test, how to test?

Panel discussion on detection and strategies for monitoring treatment

14.45-15.00

Refreshments

 

15.00-15.20

The new TB drug pipeline

tbc

15.20-15.40

Evidence gaps and the research agenda

Panel and audience discussion

15.40-16.00

Summing up

 

16.00

Meeting closure and distribution of attendance certificates