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Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Infections: An Update in Singapore

 

Co-organised by ESGMYC, ESCMID and the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore)

26 – 28 September 2019, Singapore

 

The ESCMID Postgraduate Educational Course on TB and Mycobacterial Infections was successfully held 26 - 28th September 2019 in Singapore, jointly organised with the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore).  The Organising Faculty were Jon Friedland, Delia Goletti, Catherine Ong, David Lye and Paul Tambyah, with the first 3 from ESGMYC. Emmanuelle Cambau from ESCMID Council and ESGMYC together with Guy Thwaites, Reinout van Crevel and Tauhidul Islam from World Health Organisation comprised the other overseas faculty.  Topics ranged from Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, Care delivery, Basic research, Case-based discussions, to non-tuberculous mycobacteria including leprosy.  There were excellent talks given by the 21 local and the overseas faculty in addition to poster presentations.  The judges decided on awarding 3 prizes: Best Award for Lab Scientist, Best Award for Clinical Research and Best Award for TB Control/Public Health.  Participants and speakers came from the Singapore Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation, TB Control Unit in Singapore, the Singapore Central TB laboratory, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, paediatric and adult infectious disease physicians from all the major Singapore hospitals and the region. Over 80 delegates from 17 countries including the neighbouring ASEAN countries, Canada to New Zealand attended.   12 delegates including those from Laos, Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia (low/low-middle income countries) had their registration fees sponsored by the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore), or waived by ESCMID.  The course was supported by major sponsors World Health Organisation and the Lee Foundation, and corporate sponsors Sanofi, Qiagen and Biomedia Holdings.

Programme

Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

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Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Infections: An Educational Update

Co-organised by ESGMYC, ESCMID and the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore)

26 – 28 September 2019, Singapore

The aim of the course is to provide an educational update on the topic of tuberculosis and to a lesser extent other mycobacterial infections in South-East Asia. Tuberculosis remains the infectious disease with the single greatest mortality worldwide and the majority of cases are in Asia. The specific education aims are: to provide an update on the latest thinking in the management, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis; to introduce aspects of the immune response to tuberculosis as relevant to the potential development of new diagnostics and host directed therapies; to outline recent developments in the management of non- tuberculous mycobacteria commonly found in South-East Asia.

Programme

Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

Emerging infections for clinicians and the WHO Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network

Co-organised by ESGMD, ESGMYC, ESGITM and ESGPHM

Florence, Italy, 13 – 15 May 2019

This workshop aims to bridge the gap between advanced diagnostics (such as metagenomics and whole genome sequencing) and clinical practice. The program will include presentation of diagnostic methods and diagnostic strategies, as well as case stories presented by clinicians. The last day is focused on the emergency teams deployed by the WHO in collaboration with the WHO Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN).

Programme

Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

2018

ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

Management of Mycobacterial Infections and Associated Comorbidities

Co-organised by ESGMYC and the National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani

27 – 28 September 2018, Rome, Italy

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an updated insight into tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections in the increasing susceptible population worldwide. The course will develop a detailed understanding of immunopathogenic, clinical, therapeutic and preventive aspects of mycobacterial infections associated with the most common comorbidities.

Programme

Course material in the ESCMID eLibrary

Global tuberculosis report 2018

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations (UN). The 2018 edition of the global TB report was released on 18 September, in the lead up to the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on TB on 26 September 2018.

 

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