World Tuberculosis Day at UBC
UBC’s Centre for Tuberculosis Research, the BC Centre for Disease Control, the BC Lung Association, and the TB Vets Charitable Foundation are proud to host UBC’s 3rd annual World Tuberculosis Day event. From 10:30-12:30, four local TB researchers will be giving short talks at a symposium-style event in LSC1330. Speakers include:
•Israel Casabon, Ph.D., (Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC and CTBR)
“Characterization of Acyl-CoA synthetases essential to cholesterol catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.”
• Jennifer Gardy, Ph.D. (BC Centre for Disease Control, UBC and CTBR) “Outbreak, The Sequel: Using Genomics and Social Network Analysis to Understand BC’s Latest TB Outbreak.”
• Jan Burian, (Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC and CTBR) “Intrinsic antibiotic resistance, the Achilles’ heel of Mycobacterium tuberculosis?”
• Annalee Yassi, MD, MSc, FRCPC (UBC School of Population and Public Health) “Building capacity to prevent transmission of tuberculosis in healthcare: Global efforts and innovative tools.”
At 1:30, a special keynote address by Ted Cohen, MD, MPH, DPH (Harvard School of Public Health) will take place in LSC3. Dr. Cohen will be speaking on “The Current Threat and Uncertain Future of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis).
The symposium and keynote are open to all. If you plan to attend the entire event, a catered lunch will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend both sessions and participate in the lunch. Registration is not required for the keynote.
Hosted by the UBC Arts & Culture District in partnership with @dogspot.ubc and Sisugirls.ubc As a dogless dog-lover, I’ll never pass up an opportunity to be around dogs. Despite the rain, I joined students and their furry friends on March 16 at the first Doggo meetup in the Arts and Culture district (located in the […]
As a fellow enthusiast for world change, any event that mentions making a global difference definitely piques my interest. The training session was nothing short of brilliance and insightfulness – I came in as an eager student willing to listen and learn, but I came out being able to be critically reflective and motivated to […]
As we near the end of the term, take a break from the rush of papers and assignments and head out to one of the many events taking place in UBC. Can’t decide? Here are 5 events you should check out before the term ends: Impact Lab March 18th 2017 The theme of this year’s Impact […]