Webinar on TB detection, prevention and treatment in immigrants

The E-DETECT TB project team will be hosting a webinar, via the ERS platform, on Thursday, 2nd November (1400-1530 CET) and all are welcome to take part.

The E-DETECT consortium is actively working in Italy (both at first arrival and at relocation sites) to collect data and to improve screening activities for active and latent tuberculosis infection among migrants. To date, over 3,000 migrants have been screened in Sicily and 12 cases of active TB were detected. Moreover, retrospective analysis of the current screening activities in relocation centres has been performed and highlighted some organisation bugs and data transfer shortages.

In this first webinar, we will summarise and share findings from our activities and will provide a base for discussion for participant experiences. The interactive contribution of participants is strongly welcomed! The programme is below and you can join on the day at https://ers.adobeconnect.com/_a748908266/e-detect.

Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested. If you have any queries about the webinar please get in touch via contact@e-detecttb.eu.
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TB detection, prevention and treatment in immigrants
Moderator: Professor Ibrahim Abubakar, Director, UCL Institute for Global Health, London

14.00 Evidence from systematic reviews of the literature
Dr Dominik Zenner, Consultant Epidemiologist and Head of TB Screening, Public Health England
(20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion)

14.30 Screening at first arrival in Italy: results from E-DETECT intervention
Dr Daniela Cirillo, Head of Emerging Bacterial Pathogens Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
(20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion)

15.00 Screening at relocation sites in Italy: results from E-DETECT intervention
Dr Enrico Girardi, Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Malattie Infettive “L. Spallanzani”, Rome
(20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion)

15.30 Wrap-up and conclusions
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar

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