Stop TB Partnership

Joint FIND and NDWG symposium

11 October 2017, 13:00 - 17:00
Expo Guadalajara Convention Centre, Guadalajara, Mexico

This year, FIND and the New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG) join in convening partners and members at a symposium to be held on 11 October back-to-back with the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

During the symposium, we will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the global TB diagnostics pipeline and review progress made in various areas to address diagnostic needs towards ending the TB epidemic. Sessions will focus on the use of next-generation sequencing for surveillance, diagnosis and patient management, and on the development of new tests for latent TB infection to support TB elimination.

The event will also involve a round table discussion around the challenges in molecular testing roll-out on a programmatic level. Panelists will consider how the interpretation of genetic mutations can guide clinical decision for treatment and will share different perspectives about the prospects of scaling up molecular approaches in different settings.

Catharina Boehme, FIND, and Daniela Cirillo, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, NDWG Co-Chairs

The agenda will be available soon