TB Summit event, Tackling TB Together
October 27–28

Global TB Summit 2022

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world's most deadly infectious diseases. As part of our commitment to tackle TB together, our annual Global TB Clinical and Educational Summit took place this October to present the latest TB science.

This year’s summit enabled participants to learn the latest about TB from global TB experts, network with their peers, hear first-hand accounts of clinical TB cases and participate in games and community exchange activities throughout the event.

In case you couldn’t attend or would like to refresh your memory, you can still watch all talks on-demand at your convenience, learn the latest about TB and earn CPD and CME credits until December 30.

Personal invite from Prof. Kon. Watch the video to learn more about the Global TB Summit 2022.
Global TB Summit 2022: Tackling TB together
All of Global TB Summit content in one place – now available on-demand. 

Meet the speakers

  • Prof. Onn Min Kon

    Prof. Kon is a Respiratory Physician and Head of Service for TB at Imperial College London Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He is the chair of the UK National MDRTB Clinical Advice Service and the British Thoracic Society Joint Tuberculosis Committee. His research interests include the clinical and immune diagnosis of TB and the delivery of care and management of the disease. 

    Onn Min Kon
  • Dr. Giorgio Roscigno
    Dr. Roscigno is a senior drugs and diagnostics development executive with 35 years of managerial and medical experience. At Aventis, he led the clinical work of all TB fixed-dose combinations containing rifampicin, the development of rifapentine and DFMO eflornithine up to their FDA approvals. He is the founder and the Chair of Next2People, and a member of the PRC of UNITAID since 2017. In his talk at the summit, Dr. Roscigno will share a “Global TB update”.
    Giorgio Rosigno
  • Dr. Suvanand Sahu

    Dr Sahu is the Deputy Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, which is a UN-based global partnership against tuberculosis (TB), located in Geneva. He is a medical doctor and public health expert, with over 25 years of experience, working at country, regional and global levels, including over 20 years in TB alone. He is passionate about universal access to TB prevention and care, access to new tools, innovations in care delivery and people-centred approaches. 

  • Dr. Aula Abbara
    Dr. Abbara is a consultant in Infectious Diseases/General Medicine at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. She has experience in a range of refugee and humanitarian settings. In her talk, “TB and forced displacement: a pressing challenge”, she will discuss the intersection between TB and forced displacement and the potential wider impacts.
    Aula Abbara
  • Dr. Cybéle Abad
    Dr. Cybéle Lara R. Abad is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at the University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital in Manila and is a research collaborator at Mayo Clinic. She is also a full-time consultant of the Section of Infectious Diseases at The Medical City, Philippines where she is Chair of Infection Control. Join her talk at the summit as she shares her latest insights into TB infection in solid organ transplantation.
    Cybele Abad
  • Prof. Carlton Evans
    Carlton Evans is Professor of Global Health at Imperial College London and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Honorary Consultant (Attending) Physician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is Head of IFHAD. Attend his talk “Empowering communities: breaking the vicious cycle of TB and poverty” to learn how addressing the social determinants of TB can improve TB outcomes and prevent TB contagion and disease.
    Carlton Evans
  • Prof. Rupesh Agrawal

    Associate Professor Rupesh Agrawal, MD is a practicing Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is also co-head of Ocular infections and antimicrobials at Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore. He is currently the secretary of the International Society of Ocular trauma and the Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society. At the summit, he’ll share his latest insights into “Ocular TB”.

    Rupesh Agrawal
  • Prof. Timothy McHugh

    Timothy McHugh is Professor of Medical Microbiology and Director at the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology (CCM). His primary research work focuses on infections of the respiratory tract. CCM provide reference laboratory facilities and clinical trial laboratory supervision for Phase 2 and Phase 3 studies performed for the TB Alliance, Medecins sans Frontiers and within the EDCTP funded PanACEA consortium. He’ll talk about “Novel diagnostics for TB” at the summit. 

    Timothy McHugh
  • Prof. Guy Thwaites
    Prof. Thwaites qualified from Cambridge University and the United Medical and Dental schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’, and trained in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in Brighton, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, Imperial College London and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London. His research interests focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe bacterial infections. Watch him talk about “TB and meningitis” at the summit.
    Guy Thwaites
  • Prof. Geraint Davies

    Geraint Davies is Professor of Infection Pharmacology and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the University of Liverpool. He is the TB lead clinician for Liverpool and a member of the steering group of the British Thoracic Society MDR-TB Clinical Advice Service. He is an editor for the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, specializing in tuberculosis and has extensive experience of Phase II and III clinical trials in tuberculosis in differing roles.  At the summit, he will provide “An update on MDR TB treatment regimens”.

    Geraint Davies
  • Dr. Anna Turkova
    Dr. Turkova is a Pediatric Consultant at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in England. Join her on the second day of the summit as she shares an update on TB pediatrics – SHINE study. 
    Anna Turkova
  • Dr. Louis Grandjean
    Dr. Grandjean works between the UK and Lima, Peru where he has a genomic sequencing laboratory, an active research group and support the running of a BSL3 TB research laboratory. He is a member of the UK Government Expert Advisory Group on Infections and is the course director of the UCL START Meeting on infectious diseases. In his talk, he will explore the potential to use novel genomic techniques to get ahead of drug resistance.
    Louis Grandjean
  • Dr. Luis Carlos Berrocal Almanza
    Dr. Almanza holds a bachelor’s degree in Bacteriology from the Universidad San Buenaventura, Cartagena, Colombia, an MSc in International Health from Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany and a doctoral degree in natural sciences from the Freie University, Berlin, Germany. Join Dr. Almanza as he provides an overview of public health interventions – pre-entry screening for active TB in high-incidence countries and primary care-based systematic LTBI testing and treatment for migrants – in England.
    Luiz Berrocal Almanza
  • Dr. Lorenzo Guglielmetti
    Dr. Guglielmetti is an Infectious Diseases doctor and an Epidemiologist. He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology at Sorbonne University and is currently working as a clinician and researcher with MSF and at the National Reference Center for Mycobacteria in Paris, France. His talk will discuss the shortcomings in availability of rifapentine and other drugs, as well as of drug susceptibility testing capacity, in particular at a European level.
    Lorenzo Guglielmetti
  • Prof. Joseph Keane

    Prof. Keane is a consultant respiratory physician at St James’s Hospital and the professor of medicine at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital. He co-directs the TB Service in St James’s Hospital, which is a designated Supra-Regional Centre for Tuberculosis. At the summit, he will share his insights into “A case of CNS paradoxical reaction - remote from previous post anti-TNF Ab related TB treatment”.

    Joseph Keane
  • Dr. Martin Dedicoat

    Dr. Dedicoat is an infectious diseases physician in Birmingham. He also works for the TB unit part of the national infection service in public health England and is the TB lead for Birmingham and Solihull. He trained in Birmingham and South Africa. Join him on the second day of the summit as he discusses a clinical TB case on “Tuberculosis in pregnancy”. 

    Martin Dedicoat
  • Dr. Felicity R. Perrin

    Dr Felicity Perrin is a consultant Respiratory Physician at King’s College Hospital, London. She is clinical lead for the TB and NTM service there. She undertook a research degree in TB, looking at markers of treatment outcome and has been involved in ongoing multicenter studies both in TB and in NTM. She is a member of the British Thoracic Society TB Specialist Advisory Group and a member of the NTM Network UK Management Group. Join her as she discusses “TB in an immune storm”.

    Felictiy Perrin
  • Dr. Pranab Haldar
    Dr. Haldar is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He co-chairs the Leicester TB Research Group (LTBRG) and provides leadership to the Clinical TB Research Programme at Leicester. Clinically, he leads the largest rapid access TB service in the UK, providing a pathway for expedited assessment and management of new TB suspects. At the summit, Dr. Haldar will discuss what early TB infection looks like.
    Pranab Haldar
  • Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori

    Prof. Migliori specializes in Respiratory Medicine and Medical Statistics, has >30 years of global experience in technical assistance, research and training. Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases at Maugeri Research Institute, Tradate, Italy, he is Honorary Professor at the Queen Mary University, Londo and Visiting Professor at the University of Monterrey, Mexico and Insubria, Italy. Join his talk at the summit as he discusses “Clinical standards for drug-susceptible pulmonary TB”.

    Giovanni Migliori
  • Dr. Toby Capstick

    Dr Toby Capstick is Consultant Pharmacist - Respiratory Pharmacist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He is the past Chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Respiratory Group and is a member of the British Thoracic Society Pharmacists Specialist Advisory Group, the UK Inhaler Group, the British Thoracic Society Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Clinical Advice Service, and NTM Network UK. In his talk, he’ll provide an overview of “Therapeutic drug monitoring in TB”.

    Toby Capstick
  • Dr. S. Sonia Qasba

    Dr. Qasba is a practicing physician at Suburban Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is Board-certified in infectious disease, internal medicine and pediatrics. In her talk on “Covid 19 and TB”, Dr. Qasba will review the challenges of managing TB amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. Additionally, she will discuss how the pandemic has impacted the management of patients with TB and review U.S. and global trends in COVID 19 epidemiology.

    Sonia Qasba
  • Onn Min Kon
    Prof. Onn Min Kon
  • Giorgio Rosigno
    Dr. Giorgio Roscigno
  • Dr. Suvanand Sahu
  • Aula Abbara
    Dr. Aula Abbara
  • Cybele Abad
    Dr. Cybéle Abad
  • Carlton Evans
    Prof. Carlton Evans
  • Rupesh Agrawal
    Prof. Rupesh Agrawal
  • Timothy McHugh
    Prof. Timothy McHugh
  • Guy Thwaites
    Prof. Guy Thwaites
  • Geraint Davies
    Prof. Geraint Davies
  • Anna Turkova
    Dr. Anna Turkova
  • Louis Grandjean
    Dr. Louis Grandjean
  • Luiz Berrocal Almanza
    Dr. Luis Carlos Berrocal Almanza
  • Lorenzo Guglielmetti
    Dr. Lorenzo Guglielmetti
  • Joseph Keane
    Prof. Joseph Keane
  • Martin Dedicoat
    Dr. Martin Dedicoat
  • Felictiy Perrin
    Dr. Felicity R. Perrin
  • Pranab Haldar
    Dr. Pranab Haldar
  • Giovanni Migliori
    Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori
  • Toby Capstick
    Dr. Toby Capstick
  • Sonia Qasba
    Dr. S. Sonia Qasba
On-demand recordings
The summit’s on-demand recordings featuring 21 speakers and 12 hours of content will be available until December 30. Watch the full summit at your convenience, learn the latest about TB and earn CPD and CME credits.
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