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Symposium on multidisciplinary research to eliminate TB

When: Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Thursday, 23 March 2017
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
Adler Museum of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, York Road, Wits University
Start time:17:30




A symposium on interdisciplinary research for TB elimination ahead of World TB Day.

The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Office of Research & Postgraduate Affairs invite you to a symposium on interdisciplinary research for Tuberculosis (TB) elimination in commemoration of World TB Day.

The symposium takes place on Thursday 23 March. World TB Day is Friday 24 March 2017.


Symposium opening

Prof. Zeblon Vilakazi, DVC: Research and Postgraduate Affairs and Prof. Maria Papathanasopoulos, Assistant Dean: Research and Postgraduate Affairs

TB and Big Data analysis

Prof. Lesley Scott, Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology

HIV and TB

Dr Neil Martinson, Deputy Executive Director of Wits Perinatal HIV Research Unit

Can we find all the bacteria?

Prof. Bavesh Kana, Co-Director DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research

Implementation of the GeneXpert

Puleng Marokane, Programme Manager at the National Health Laboratory Services

Drug resistant TB: NIX and STREAM trials

Dr Nokuphiwa Mvuna, Sub-investigator at Clinical HIV Research Unit, Wits Health Consortium

Informed Consent

Prof. Claire Penn, Professor of Speech Pathology & Audiology

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