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TBnet webinar April 2021

During Clinical TB Webinar, Thursday 29th April @ 16:00 (CET) the panel of experts and the audience will discuss a case of TB - the history of the disease and its management. After the case discussion, there will be a lecture on HIV/TB coinfection.


Case presenter: Angelina Jayakumar

Bio: Angelina is an infectious disease physician in training, based at the Royal London and Royal Free hospitals, with an interest in TB, human rights and migration health

Keynote lecture: Mattia Trunfio

Bio: Mattia is an infectious diseases and tropical medicine consultant at the Unit of Infectious Diseases, Amedeo di Savoia hospital. He started his PhD on antiretrovirals pharmacology at the University of Torino, after gaining a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and undergoing experiences as research fellow in Africa (Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; Ivo de Carneri-Public Health Laboratory, Pemba, Tanzania) and as medical doctor at the Ambrosoli Memorial hospital, Kalongo, Uganda.


Ilaria Motta

Bio: Ilaria is an infectious diseases physician with experience in managing HIV and TB infections in resource-limited settings. She obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2011. In 2018 she has completed her PhD project focusing on the pharmacokinetics of TB drugs. In 2015 she worked for MSF in the Central African Republic as a medical doctor. Since 2017 she has been working with MSF as Medical Monitor and Clinical Advisor for TB-Practecal and EndTB Clinical Trials.

Expert Panel:

Margherita Bracchi

Bio: Margherita specialised in Infectious Diseases in Turin, Italy. Currently she works as consultant in HIV medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where she also runs the combined HIV/TB clinic.

Her specialist interest is in mycobacteria and she has helped writing the TB/HIV and opportunistic infections BHIVA guidelines, and is a member of the EACS guidelines antiretroviral panel committee.

Andrea Calcagno

Bio: He is Assistant Professor at the University of Torino at Department of Medical Sciences, Infectious Diseases. Andrea specialized in infectious diseases in Turin, Italy and obtained the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is member of the Panel of the Italian Guidelines on the Use of Antiretrovirals and Management of patients living with HIV and served as a clinician in infectious diseases and tropical medicine in Sudan, Thailand and Burundi; several phase II, III and IV studies in antiretroviral treatment trials. His main field of interest is the clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of anti-infective agents (antiretroviral, antibiotic, antifungals) and the central nervous system complication of HIV-infection.

Anton Pozniak

Bio: Anton studied medicine at the University of Bristol UK and qualified in 1979. After a doctorate in TB/HIV in Zimbabwe (1991), he ran the HIV research unit at King’s College, London. Since 1998 he works as consultant physician at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he was Director of the HIV service until 2018. He is an Honorary Professor of the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is President of the International AIDS Society and the Chair of the British HIV Association TB HIV guidelines and member of the BHIVA ARV Guidelines committee. He is also Governing board member of the European AIDS Clinical Society and member of the EACS ARV guidelines panel. He was an advisor on HIV and AIDS to the UK Government Health Select Committee and is on the Expert advisory group on AIDS for the UK Department of Health. He is a DSMB chair for several MRC and PENTA studies. He is President of the European AIDS Trial Network NEAT-ID. He is Principal Investigator for a Test and Treat project in Tanzania. He has published widely on clinical aspects of HIV treatment and care and HIV tuberculosis.

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