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 ramon@mail.ubc.ca if you would like to attend both sessions and participate in the lunch. Registration is not required for the keynote.