Call for abstracts: The 2015 TB Summit


The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is December 10th 2014
Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event.

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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

Immune responses 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.

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