A Tale of Two Pandemics: a plea on World TB Day 2020

UKAPTB members have co-authored an article in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing and contrasting the COVID-19 and TB pandemics. An abridged version of the article is below. It is the worst of times. We are facing a pandemic. A quarter of the world’s population is estimated to be infected. By the end of 2020, it is likely that 10 million people will have fallen ill, three million will not have been tested and treated, and over 1 million, mostly vulnerable people, will die. This pandemic is not caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which leads to COVID-19. It is caused […] Continue Reading»

World TB Day Symposium 2020 – booking now open

The running order and booking details for the popular annual World TB Day symposium have been announced. The event will take place in central London on Tuesday, 24th March, coinciding with other activities worldwide. UKAPTB members are involved in running the symposium, which provides the London tuberculosis community with the opportunity to gather and hear about the latest research in the fight against the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Representatives from University College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute and Birkbeck, University of London have been planning the programme to provide a wide range […] Continue Reading»

Reflections on World TB Day 2019

Three UKAPTB member organisations joined forces on 22nd March 2019 to host a World TB Day symposium featuring talks from a wide range of tuberculosis researchers. The symposium attracted a packed house of over 300 attendees who came to hear over 20 speakers present and discuss their work. Now in its tenth year, the symposium, co-organised by UCL, LSHTM and this year’s hosts, the Francis Crick Institute, gives the TB community an annual opportunity to catch up on the latest research, and with each other! 2019’s symposium was further enhanced by a two-hour live link-up with the University of California […] Continue Reading»

TB research shared with MPs on LSTM visit

In November, UKAPTB member the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine hosted a memorable visit from four Members of Parliament. Three local MPs, Dame Louise Ellman (Liverpool Riverside), Angela Eagle (Wallasey) and Dan Carden (Liverpool Walton), were joined by All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB co-chair Nick Herbert (Arundel and South Downs). A full report of the visit is on the APPG’s website.  A recording of Nick Herbert’s lecture from the day is available here. Continue Reading»

MPs visiting Liverpool institutions on 16th November to promote TB research

The co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis  and Global TB Caucus, Nick Herbert MP, and other local MPs (including Louise Ellman MP, Dan Carden MP, and Angela Eagle MP) will be visiting Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) on Friday 16th November 2018. Continue Reading»