ERS School Course on TB and M/XDR-TB: from clinical management to control and elimination, Bucharest 2012

Target audience
  • Clinicians in training with an interest in respiratory medicine/infectious diseases
  • Microbiology specialists
  • Clinical immunologist
  • Clinical epidemiologists
  • Internal medicine specialists
  • Public health specialists
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Educational aims
  • To apply key epidemiological, immunological and pathological concepts to the clinical practice
  • Use new tools to diagnose TB infection and disease in adults and children
  • Treat latent TB infected individuals and drug-susceptible TB cases correctly (adults and children)
  • Apply the principles underlying treatment of multi-drug resistant (MDR-) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR-) TB cases
  • Manage adverse events of MDR- and XDR-TB treatment
  • Organise contact tracing
  • Plan investigation of a micro-epidemic
  • Discuss the principles behind control and elimination strategies
  • Identify the priority areas for research
  • Discuss the career opportunities in respiratory medicine 
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Course presentation; discussion of learning objectives; revision of training materials
G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Introduction to the FP7 TB PAN-NET EU funded project
D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Filling the global training gap
L. D'Ambrosio (Tradate, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation TB disease and infection. Do we have real news?
M. Sester (Homburg Germany)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation IGRA testing to diagnose TB disease and infection. What is new in clinical practice and for programmatic management
D. Goletti (Rome, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation The new horizons of molecular diagnosis: do we still need conventional microbiology?
D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Exercise: design new diagnostic algorithms
D. Cirillo (Milan, Italy), D. Goletti (Rome, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Radiological diagnosis of TB and the role of bronchoscopy: new insights
C. Lange (Bostel, Germany), G.H. Bothamley (London, UK)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation Interactive sessions on TB diagnosis: imaging/endoscopic procedures
C. Lange (Bostel, Germany), G.H. Bothamley (London, UK)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 10 MDR-TB management: what is new?
G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 11 TB/HIV management: what is new?
G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy), G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 12 Exercise: management of adverse events: discussion of clinical cases
E. Ibraim (Bucharest Romania)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 13 Exercise: management of MDR/XDR-TB cases: discussion of clinical cases provided by participants
G.H. Bothamley (London, UK), E. Ibraim (Bucharest Romania)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 14 TB in children: still a real problem?
G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 15 Contact tracing: new principles
C. Lange (Bostel, Germany), G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 16 Clinical management of LTBI (PDF)// IGRAs for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (PPT)
C. Lange (Bostel, Germany), D. Goletti (Rome, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 17 Evolution of TB control and elimination strategies
C. Lange (Bostel, Germany), D. Goletti (Rome, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 18 Exercise: investigation of a microepidemic in adults and children
G. Sotgiu (Sassari, Italy), M. Sester (Homburg Germany), L. D'Ambrosio (Tradate, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Slide presentation 19 Exercise: define research priorities at programmatic level
G. B. Migliori (Tradate, Italy), L. D'Ambrosio (Tradate, Italy)
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