Professional events

Upcoming events:

Educational TB Symposium:
“Turning the tide by detecting latent tuberculosis infection”
Friday 26 September, 2014
Royal College of Physicians, London

This dynamic and interactive one-day event covers a number of issues in latent TB, including:

  • the current state of play in epidemiology
  • Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs)
  • Find & Treat Service
  • LTBI screening
  • preventive therapy
  • London’s work on TB in the new NHS

Find out more and book your place.

Syposium: TB for Non-TB Specialists 
2 October 2014
Public Health England, Collindale

This one-day symposium will allow non-TB specialists and those requiring a refresher an insight into TB management; from identifying risk factor, through to diagnosis, to treatment and outbreak control. By the end of the day participants will have gained knowledge and understanding of:

  • TB trends in the UK
  • TB risk factors in different settings
  • TB detection methods
  • TB and other co-morbidities
  • infection control principles to TB.

Delegate fee: £85.

Find out more and book your place for the symposium. 

Public Health England Second Annual Conference

16-17 October, 2014
University of Warwick, Coventry

Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second annual conference will bring together over 1300 participants representing around 400 organisations, to learn and meet each other.

The conference is an important showcase for the latest advances, knowledge and best practice in public health, with evidence into practice at the core of the programme.

The wide range of topics covered in the five track programme will enable delegates to optimise their time at the conference, selecting sessions most relevant to their work and interests. Information about the topics to be covered in each session is available on the Programme page and full details of speakers and presentation titles will be available in June.

TB Alert is working with the British Thoracic Society to co-organise a session at the conference, which will outline the role of public health and technological advances in tuberculosis control.

Find out more about the conference

Tuberculosis Management and Control
BCC Training
20-22 October, 2014

A two and a half day advanced course in the principles and practice of tuberculosis management and control in the UK for doctors, TB nurses and related non-medical scientists will be held at the Birmingham & Midland Institute in central Birmingham.

Topics include, among others:

  • natural history of tuberculous infection and disease
  • diagnostic methods and problems
  • problem areas in management – MDR-TB, XDR-TB, tuberculosis and HIV infection, drug toxicity
  • BCG immunisation and treatment of latent tuberculous infection
  • organizing a tuberculosis aftercare service
  • dealing with outbreaks
  • control of infection in hospitals
  • new laboratory techniques
  • prospects for new drugs and vaccines.

Find out more and apply for the course.


Attendees at the Race Against TB presentationTuberculosis 2014 Conference
Thursday 6 November 2014
Postgraduate Education Centre
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust Manchester Royal Infirmary

This one-day conference is suitable for nurses involved in TB management, GPs, hospital physicians, microbiologists, public health doctors and anyone else involved in the care of TB patients and their families.

Organised by Prof Mark Woodhead and Prof Bertie Squire in conjunction with TB Alert, the Manchester Medical Society and the Liverpool Medical Insitution.

There will be a wide range of topics including:

  • extended case management
  • public engagement and TB
  • tricky cases
  • paradoxical reactions
  • TB screening and anti-TNF
  • new entrant screening.

To find out more please download and complete the registration form. This event costs £40 including lunch.

COPD 2015
19-21 February, 2015
Valencia, Spain

COPD 2015 will be dedicated to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and its impact on lung health. The congress will cover new updates and developments in the discipline, including such important topics as OMICS and COPD; major definitions in the area; COPD risk factors: not only active smoking; COPD complications; COPD controversies; pneumonia and COPD; exacerbations of COPD, and many other important aspects. Find out more from the Congress website: 

Please check back here regularly to find out about professional events held by TB Alert and our partners.