The 2015 TB Summit : Not too late to submit a poster


We welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentation and will have an open oral and poster session where abstracts can be sent relating to any aspect of TB research

Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event.

You can download the instructions for authors at

24 March 2015 – 26 March 2015
This three day international event will explore new research into TB detection, treatments and vaccination as well as new development in controlling and preventing TB Infection.

Talks include : 

Early minimally invasive surgical treatment for pott’s diseases:
Dr Stefano Rigotti, Ospedale Sacro Cuore, Negrar, Verona, Italy

The role of surgery in active TB: Professor Khaled M. AlKattan, Professor of Surgery, Dean, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
Investments in tuberculosis research 1997-2013 – an analysis of the UK research portfolio:
Dr. Michael Head, Infectious Disease Research Network, Rowland Hill St., London, UK

MDR-TB – excellent treatment outcome in the Netherlands – teamwork with all stakeholders: 
Dr. Tjip S van der Werf, MD PhD, pulmonologist, Professor of Medicine,  Infectious Diseases Service, Dept of Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Diseases & Tuberculosis, UMCG, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Pulmonary tuberculosisi and systemic mycosis co-infection – clinical implications
Prof. Rinaldo Poncio Mendes, Professor of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases – Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, University: São Paulo State University – UNESP, Rua Marechal Deodoro, Brazil

Immunoprophylactic and immnunotherapeutic roles of different immnunomodulators during the disease process
Prof. (Dr) Subrata majumdar, MSc., Ph.D. FNASc, FAScT, Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, P1/12 C.I.T. Scheme VIIM, Kolkata-700 054, India

Immunoregulatory effect of ESAT-6—potential mechanism for tuberculosis pathogenesis.
Associate Professor Buka Samten, M.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Pulmonary and Infectious Disease Control, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, USA

The immunopathogenesis of tuberculosis in Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)
Dr. Jennifer (Jaime) Landolfi, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Zoological Pathology Program, Zoological Pathology Program, Maywood, Illinois, USA

Gender Disparity in Tuberculosis : Global Health Issue and its Challenges
Ms. Navjot Kaur, School of Mathematics and Computer Applications, Thapar University, Patiala, India

Design, Syntheses and Studies of New Potent and Selective Anti-tuberculosis Agents Based on Imidazopyrine Cores
Dr Marvin J. Miller, George and Winifred Clark Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA

Predictors and prognostic indicators of stroke in CNS tuberculosis
Professor Mohammad Wasay MD, FRCP, FAAN, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Professor. P K Das, University of Amsterdam, Pathology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam,  Amsterdam, AZ, The Netherlands.

Detecting infection with “dangerous” genotypes
Dr. Richard Anthony, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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