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Thursday, February 25th 2021; 16:00-17:00 CET (Berlin time)

Link to online webinar:

Chairs: Ilaria Motta (MSF, UK), Christoph Lange (Research Center Borstel, Germany)

16:00-16:30: Clinical case presentation and expert panel discussion

16:30-16:50: Grand Rounds: CNS Tuberculosis

16:50-17:00: Discussions


Christoph Lange, Professor of Respiratory Medicine & International Health, University of Lübeck and Medical Director of the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center, Germany. His scientific work is focused on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and the development and implementation of Precision Medicine methods for the benefit of patients affected by tuberculosis. Read more here:


Raquel Duarte, Ass. Professor, Epidemiology, University of Porto, has devoted her work to the development of strategies aimed at reducing incidence of tuberculosis. She is the Vice president of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Europe Region and elected to the new Assembly Secretary of the Respiratory Infections Group of the European Respiratory Society. Read more here:

Marc Lipman, Professor of Medicine, UCL and Consultant in Respiratory & HIV Medicine and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He is Director of UCL-TB, UCL's cross-disciplinary TB research grouping. His research focuses on mycobacterial disease, respiratory infection and HIV - with a particular interest in translational and health services research. Read more here:

Martin Boeree, Professor of Clinical Tuberculosis and other Mycobacterial Diseases, Radboud University/Radboudumc. His work involves searching for shorter and better treatments for drug sensitive and resistant tuberculosis. Martin Boeree also conducts interdisciplinary research in the field of non-tuberculous mycobacteria. Read more here:


Guy Thwaites, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford has been the Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme in Viet Nam since 2013. His research interests are focused on the management of severe bacterial infections, especially those involving the central nervous system. Read more here:

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