TBnet webinar November 2021


TB meningitis in children:

what can we learn from European multicenter studies by ptbnet?

Time: November 25th, 16:00 CET

Link: https://zoom.us/j/91792093864

Meeting-ID: 917 9209 3864

During this webinar, we will discuss the diagnostics of TB meningitis in children in Europe.

The presenters are the co-authors of the recent ptbnet study on TB meningitis – see a reference below. Apart from the study findings, they will also share their experience in organizing multicenter studies in Europe – a practical advice for clinical researchers who plan to organize a multicenter study within TBnet.

Webinar structure: 30 minutes presentations + 30 minutes for questions and comments from the panel and audience.

The panel for the webinar consists of young experts from different countries with experience of TB management and/or research.

After the webinar there will be a separate drop-in session (15 minutes) for those who wish to ask questions on how to join/ start a TBnet project and other project-related questions.

Speakers

PD Dr. Renate Krüger, Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Immunology, and Critical Care Medicine; Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Dr. Stephanie Thee, Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Immunology, and Critical Care Medicine; Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Panel

Dr. Simone Tunesi, Infectious diseases Unit, ASST Valle Olona, Busto Arsizio, Italy

Dr. Stanislav Pavskyi, Center for Socially Significant Diseases, Odessa, Ukraine

Emil Nygren, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Reference:

Performance of immune-based and microbiological tests in children with TB meningitis in Europe – a multi-center Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (ptbnet) study

European Respiratory Journal 2020; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02004-2019

Authors

Robindra Basu Roy, Stephanie Thee, Daniel Blázquez-Gamero, Lola Falcón-Neyra, Olaf Neth, Antoni Noguera-Julian, Cristina Lillo, Luisa Galli, Elisabetta Venturini, Danilo Buonsenso, Florian Götzinger, Nuria Martinez-Alier, Svetlana Velizarova, Folke Brinkmann, Steven B. Welch, Maria Tsolia, Begoña Santiago-Garcia, Renate Krüger, Marc Tebruegge on behalf of the ptbnet TB Meningitis Study Group



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