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TBnet Newsletter February 2022

1. Webinar reminder

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Tuberculosis, today Thursday, February 24. More info here:


2. Video records of TBnet Webinars. Where are they??

Dear members, the TBnet Webinars are organized by the TBnet Steering Committee and the TBnet Office. We have received a lot of questions about the video recording of our webinars. Now, we have the answer to this!

Live interactive webinars are open for everyone, are free of charge and no registration is required.

The video recordings after the webinars will be uploaded on TBnet YouTube channel and will be available on TBnet webpage with members-only access: Members-only access is applied to ensure acertain protection of the webinar content. Right now, we have the January 2022 webinar uploaded and will continue uploading regular (past and future) and other webinars there.


3. TBnet Academy 2022, Call for Applications!

The TBnet Academy is being prepared in beautiful Georgia a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia. Dates are May 15-18 2022. Follow the link to learn more about this epic TBnet event for young TB professionals and to apply for participation:


4. Newly established UNITE4TB Young Investigator Group includes six TBnet members

As a partner in UNITE4TB, a consortium for the development of novel tuberculosis treatment regimens, TBnet took part in establishing the Young Investigator Group (YIG). Young researchers under 40 years of age from different disciplinary backgrounds, representing different regions of the world and different social groups were invited to join the YIG. Their main responsibilities within UNITE4TB will be providing feedback and suggestions during the project’s journey, providing suggestions regarding the engagement and awareness-raising of health care professionals and early career researchers, actively engaging in the preparation of journal clubs, webinars, and educational materials for health care professionals and in the organization of UNITE4TB dissemination activities.

The final list of selected Young Investigators includes 23 candidates from different regions of the world and areas of expertise.

TBnet is happy to see six active TBnet members in the final list:

Olha Konstantynovska (Ukraine); Raquel Villar Hernandez (Spain); Traian Constantin Panciu (Romania); Ilze Petermane (Latvia); Tamara Ursini (Italy); Ulia Zinchenko (Russia).



5. The first UNITE4TB webinar

The first UNITE4TB public webinar is taking place on 3 March 2022 at 13:00-14:00 CET.

Panel discussion on global burden of TB

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Raquel Duarte (Porto, Portugal), Prof. Dr. Christoph Lange (Borstel, Germany);

Speaker: Dr. Mario Raviglione (Geneva, Switzerland);

Discussants: Dr. Raquel Villar Hernández (Badalona, Spain), Dr. Arash Ghodousi (Milan, Italy), Dr. Olha Konstantynovska (Kharkiv, Ukraine).

This is the first UNITE4TB public webinar that involves Young Investigators from the newly established UNITE4TB Young Investigator Group.

The webinar will be divided into two parts approximately 30 min each:

  • Presentation on the global burden of TB (Mario Raviglione)

  • Open discussion and Q&A (moderated by chairs)

The webinar will be held on the ERS platform, it is free and open for everyone. For registration, you will need to create a free myERS profile. More information and registration here:

UNITE4TB has received funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101007873. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and EFPIA, Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung e. V. (DZIF), and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). EFPIA/AP contribute to 50% of funding, whereas the contribution of DZIF and the LMU University Hospital Munich has been granted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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