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Health Protection 2008

15 Sep 2008 ~ 17 Sep 2008

Venue: University of Warwick
Warwick
United Kingdom
Event website: www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk
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Comment: This one day symposium is orgainised by BTS, the Health Protection Agency and the All Parliamentary Group on TB. Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in the United Kingdom with over 8000 cases reported each year. Nine million new cases of TB are estimated to occur around the world each year and, while progress in tuberculosis control is being reported from some regions, substantial obstacles to control remain in others. Drug resistance, including multi-drug (MDR) and extended drug (XDR) resistance, are particular concerns in some areas. In addition to strengthened programmes to deliver effective TB services, new approaches to control of this disease are needed including better diagnostics and a more effective vaccine. This all day symposium will consider current issus in the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and control of TB. Sessions will include TB diagnostics and strain typing, screening for TB, treatment and control of TB at the local level, and national and international perspectives. The symposium will be of interest to clinicians, public health professionals, microbiologists, those concerned with the development of policy and services for the control of TB, patient groups. This symposium is part of the programme for Health Protection 2008 (15-17 September), the leading multi-disciplinary health protection conference.

MedicaList Event Code: 27