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Joint TBnet/UCL TB webinar September 2023

We would like to invite you to our monthly TBnet webinar, this time organised in collaboration with the UCL. The topic is "Implementation of short course regimen in paediatric TB".

Join us in Zoom!

Time: 28 September 2023 at 16:00 CEST

Meeting ID: 827 7551 0087

Passcode: 472923


Our speakers are:

  • Ezgi Seager graduated from the University of Birmingham and is currently an ST8 Paediatric trainee in the West Midlands, working at University Hospital Coventry. Ezgi is undertaking a Special Interest (SPIN) module in Infectious Diseases, as well as the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

  • Steve Welch has been a consultant in Paediatric HIV and Infectious Diseases at Heartlands Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic, University Hospitals Birmingham since 2006. He trained in Medicine at the Universities of Oxford and London, and completed postgraduate training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology in London. He is a past chair of Chiva (Children's HIV Association of the UK and Ireland) and is Training & Education Lead for Penta (formerly the Paediatric European Network for the Treatment of AIDS) and for ptbnet (the European Paediatric TB Network). He has a broad experience of clinical research, including paediatric HIV, TB, meningitis and respiratory infection.

Our experts are:

  • Anna Turkova is a research clinician at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and a Consultant Paediatrician at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She is a Chief Investigator of the D3 trial, a multi-country randomised controlled trial testing if children and young people living with HIV can take two anti-HIV medicines instead of three. Anna is a study physician in several large international paediatric HIV and TB trials and observational multi-centre studies (e.g. ODYSSEY, SHINE, EPPICC). She is co-leading one of the work packages of the UNIVERSAL project, a European-African Project on new treatment formulations for children living with HIV.

  • Folke Brinkmann is chair of ptbnet and Head of Department of Paediatric Pneumology Universtiy Children`s Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck Germany.

The chair of the webinar:

  • Ilaria Motta is the principal Clinical Research Fellow at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. She is an infectious diseases physician with experience in managing HIV and TB infections in resource limited settings with MSF in 2014 (Central Africa Republic) and other Italian NGO in 2011 (Burundi). In 2018, she obtained her PhD in pharmacokinetics of TB drugs and in 2023 she obtained MSc in Public Health at LSHTM. Since 2017 she has been in the role of medical monitor for TB-PRACTECAL, MSF-UK. Ilaria also collaborates as a clinical adviser to the EndTB clinical trial with MSF-France.

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