MAR 24, 2021 11:00 AM PDT

The Importance of Laboratory Diagnostics in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Sponsored by: BD
Speaker
  • Clinical Microbiologist, Head of the Emerging Bacterial Pathogen Research unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
    Biography
      Daniela Maria Cirillo is a board-certified clinical microbiologist and the Head of the Emerging Bacterial Pathogen Research unit at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan. Dr. Cirillo is also the Director of the ESCMID Collaborating Centre at Ospedale San Raffaele. Her research focuses on mechanisms of detection of drug resistance in MDROs of nosocomial origin and mycobacteria and application of NGS based technology in clinical microbiology. Areas of expertise include clinical bacteriology and infection control, next generation sequencing based diagnostic tools, diagnostic capacity building in high burden TB countries, research on new diagnostics for active and latent TB Infections, nosocomial infection. She and her collaborators provide technical support to more than 12 Countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. She is Co-Chair of the New Diagnostic Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership, core group member of European Laboratory Initiative, Member of the Core Group of the ERLN-TB and of core group of WHO-SRL network, Elected member of the Disease Network Coordination Committee (DNCC) for Tuberculosis at ECDC and President of the European Society of Mycobacteriology since 2016. Awardee of G Middlebrook prize in 2017. She is currently member of the following international Consortia: EU-Seq MyTB, ReSeq TB, Cryptic, E-detect TB. Her scientific production includes more than 250 original papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

    Abstract
    Date:  March 24, 2021
    Time: 11:00am (PDT),  2:00pm (EDT),  7:00pm (CET)
     
    In 2019, roughly 10 million people developed Tuberculosis (TB) globally and 1.4 million of them died, which makes it one of the top 10 causes of death globally.1 By 2030, the targets are clear: 90% reduction in the number of TB deaths and an 80% reduction in the TB incidence rate (new cases per 100 000 population per year), compared with levels in 2015. 1
     
    Laboratory diagnostics continue to play a key role in the strategy to fight TB, and an estimated 60 million lives were saved through TB treatment between 2000 and 2019.1 In this webinar, you will learn how microbiology laboratories play an increasingly important role in the fight against TB.
     
    Key Topics:
    • The fundamental science of the TB disease (introduction & impact)
    • The importance of laboratory diagnostics in the fight against TB
    • The STOP TB Partnership
    • The ongoing work of the European Society of Mycobacteriology
     
    References:
    1. World Health Organization. (2020). Global Tuberculosis Report 2020. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/en/
     
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