The TB 2018 Conference programme is now available

With the theme, Bridging the TB and HIV communities, the programme will highlight advances in TB research and challenges in service delivery. TB 2018 is aimed at catalyzing political commitment to address issues at the upcoming UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB.
See the meeting programme
As an official pre-conference of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), TB 2018 will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Sunday, 22 July 2018. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect:

Preventive TB therapy for people living with HIV
Bringing TB prevention to scale for people living with HIV, implementing WHO consolidated guidelines, adopting new avenues in TB preventive therapy, and identifying health system constraints. It will showcase community-centred approaches to preventing TB/HIV co-infection.

Unpacking TB/HIV mortality
Strategies to expand testing to facilitate early diagnosis and address barriers to accessing new diagnostics; address challenges in scaling up TB/HIV treatment integration; and look at the convergence of multi-drug resistant TB with the HIV epidemic.

TB and HIV in prisons
Discussing TB and HIV in prisons and other closed settings as reservoirs and drivers for community transmission. A community perspective will focus on what TB care in prisons really looks like and on best practices.

Moving towards sustainable financing
Highlighting the challenges in filling funding gaps. It will look at financing TB and HIV control in high-burden countries, implementing alternative financing models, and employing domestic resources more efficiently to ensure universal TB and TB/HIV service coverage through health insurance and social protection.

Driving the accountability framework at all levels
Applying lessons learned from community experience and disease control programmes for other infectious diseases to strengthen accountability, build government support and hold governments accountable.

Towards the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB and beyond
Participants will discuss country progress and challenges in the context of political, financial and access barriers, with a call to action for the acceleration of targeted interventions to be presented at the upcoming UN High-Level Meeting.

Poster exhibition
Up to 50 abstracts co-submitted to AIDS 2018 and TB 2018 will be invited for inclusion in the poster exhibition. The list of selected abstracts is available on the TB 2018 website.

 

Save the date
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Time: 8:00 – 20:00
Location: Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Scholarship opportunities 
TB 2018 organizers are delighted to support attendance to TB 2018 for community and civil society representatives from low- and middle-income countries through a dedicated scholarship programme. Eligible candidates are invited to submit their application through this online form by Friday, 18 May.
Join us
All TB 2018 attendees must be registered for AIDS 2018 or have a pre-conference day pass. Attendance at TB 2018 will be on a first-come first-served basis. Please visit TB 2018 to read the detailed meeting programme, view selected abstracts and sign up to receive regular updates.

TB 2018 follows TB 2016, which took place before the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. Once again, the International AIDS Society will co-host the meeting, this time in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership and the United States Agency for International Development.

If you have any questions, please contact info@tb2018.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam.




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