Today, Thursday 28 September, 16:00 CEST: TBnet webinar on paediatric TB
This is the first joint TBnet/UCL TB webinar. More information about the webinar and the link can be found here: https://www.tbnet.eu/post/joint-tbnet-ucl-tb-webinar-september-2023
Also today but a couple of hours earlier is another great webinar: UNITE4TB webinar Thursday, 28 September, 13:00 CEST.
Topic: Digital adherence technologies in TB care
Speaker: Kristian van Kalmthout from KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (the Netherlands)
Don’t forget to register to this one!
More information and registration: https://www.unite4tb.org/newsroom/unite4tb-webinar-panel-discussion-digital-adherence-technologies-tb-care
TBnet Annual Meeting 2023
On 8 September we all met in beautiful Milano, Italy for the TBnet Annual Meeting 2023.
Dr Daniela Cirillo and her team hosted us at San Raffaele Hospital. We spent the day discussing TBnet activities, current and future projects, shared research ideas and formed potential collaborations. There were almost 70 participants in the room and some colleagues also joined online. Our special guest Stop TB Italia shared their experiences of working in Africa and making the lives of TB-affected communities better. And they also made our lives a bit better by inviting us to a dinner in a beautiful location in the very heart of Milano!
We thank everyone who helped to organise this event and those who joined in person and online. See you next year in Vienna!
TBnet Steering Committee elections
During the TBnet Annual Meeting, the elections for the next term in the Steering Committee have taken place. TBnet members present in the room voted for the candidates while also knowing the results of the opinion poll conducted online before the elections for those who could not attend the event in person. In total we voted for 12 positions in the TBnet Steering Committee as well as Chair of NTM-NET and ptbnet.
We welcome five new members of the Steering Committee:
Gunar Günther – TBnet Vice-Chair
Natalie Lorent – Chair of NTM-NET
Conor Tweed – Advocacy representative
Simone Tunesi – Clinical TB representative
Francesca Saluzzo – Microbiology representative
Seven members who have already been in the TBnet Steering Committee will continue in the next term:
Thomas Jürs – Treasurer
Irina Kontsevaya – Diagnostics representative
Martina Sester – Translational Research representative
Lorenzo Guglielmetti – Clinical trials representative
Berit Lange – Epidemiology representative
Christoph Lange – Education representative
Folke Brinkmann – ptbnet representative
TBnet Chair Liga Kuksa welcomes the new and old members of the TBnet Steering Committee and hopes for successful work together towards a world free of TB!
We would also like to say thank you to those members who are leaving the TBnet Steering Committee: Olena Rzhepishevska (Vice-Chair), Jose Dominguez (Microbiology), Ilaria Motta (Clinical TB), Jessica Potter (Advocacy), and Jakko van Ingen (NTM-NET). You will be missed!
Two workshops in Namibia
The University of Namibia is organising two workshops in Windhoek, Namibia:
Research Methods Workshop, 28 –31 January 2024
Writing Workshop & Retreat, 31 January – 02 February 2024
The workshops are aimed primarily at participants from Africa but applications from Europe are also welcome.
More information and registration forms can be downloaded here:
Deputy Editor – Irina Kontsevaya
Layout & formatting – Liga Rusmane
Cover picture – Irina Kontsevaya