Plenary speakers for Union World Conference announced
Prof Lee Reichman (USA) will lead off the 43rd World Conference on 13-17 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by giving the Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture on multidrug-resistant TB. Other plenary speakers will be Dr Guy Marks (Australia), Dr Sheila Tlou (Botswana) and Dr Anneke Hesseling (South Africa). Click here for details and registration.
Wednesday, 14 Nov. 2012, 17:30-19:00
Sir John Crofton Memorial Lecture
Timebomb revisited ten years later: can we sustain progress or are we losing the war?
Speaker: Lee Reichman (USA), Founding Executive Director of the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and Professor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the New Jersey Medical School
Thursday, 15 Nov. 2012, 11:30-12:30
Plenary session 1: Global burden of respiratory disease
Speaker: Guy Marks (Australia), consultant physician at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, Australia and Editor-in-Chief (Lung Diseases) of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Friday, 16 Nov. 2012, 11:30-12:30
Plenary session 2: Preparing the workforce for the responsible rollout of new tools
Speaker: Sheila Tlou (Botswana), Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for East and Southern Africa
Saturday, 17 Nov. 2012, 09:00-10:00
Plenary session 3: Childhood TB: we need to do more
Speaker: Anneke Hesseling (South Africa), Director, Paediatric Research, Desmond Tutu TB Centre, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
For further information about the conference, or to register, please go to www.worldlunghealth.org