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TB Conference 2018

  • November 19 - 21, 2018
  • Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West
    (*Please note the pre-conference is at Toronto Public Health, 277 Victoria Street, 5th Floor)
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5G 1Z4

Event Workshops

Monday Nov 19 - Pre-Conference Session 1: TB 101 With Julie Seemangal And Genevieve Armstrong (Please Note, The Pre-conference Is At Toronto Public Health, 277 Victoria St. 5th Floor)

November 19, 2018  13:00 - 14:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:22

An introductory look at tuberculosis.

Tuesday Nov 20 - Regular Schedule + Concurrent Session 1: Interpretation Of X-rays And Other Diagnostic Tools In Children From High Risk Populations With Dr. Ian Kitai

November 20, 2018  15:40 - 16:40
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:72

At 3:40pm, you opt to attend: 
Concurrent Session 1: Interpretation of x-rays and other diagnostic tools in children from high risk populations - Dr. Ian Kitai, The Hospital for Sick Children

Day 1 - Tuesday November 20, 2018


8:30am – Opening Remarks – George Habib, The Lung Association – Ontario

8:40am – Keynote Speech – Stephen Lewis, Co-Director, AIDS-Free World (www.aids-freeworld.org)

9:40am – TB: The Big Picture - Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Canada and Chief Medical Advisor, PHAC


10:55am – LTBI Debate: 9 months of INH vs 4 months of Rifampin – Dr. Kamran Khan and Dr. Jane Batt, Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

11:35am – More Reasons Why Smoking is Bad For You – Dr. Elizabeth Rea, Bernard Lee, Toronto Public Health

12:05pm – LUNCH, EXHIBITS & POSTERS     

1:05pm – Nunavut outbreak – Dr. Kim Barker, CMOH, Nunavut

1:50pm – Thunder Bay outbreak - Diane Gowanlock, Manager Infectious Diseases and VPD, Thunder Bay District Health Unit

2:35pm – BREAK, EXHIBITS & POSTERS        

3:05pm – Lab talk: Molecular Drug Sensitivity Testing - TBD

3:35pm – Announcements and Housekeeping remarks

3:40pm – Concurrent Sessions. Please choose one of the following:

  1. Interpretation of x-rays and other diagnostic tools in children from high risk populations – Dr. Ian Kitai, The Hospital for Sick Children
  2. TB and Palliative Care – Rehannah Khan, Public Health Nurse, Toronto Public Health; Dr. Russell Goldman, Director, The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital
  3. TB in the Tibetan Community – Dr. Mary Rose MacDonald, Parkdale CHC and Tenzin Nawang Tekan, Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS)

4:40pm - End of Day 1

Wednesday Nov 21 - Regular Schedule

November 21, 2018  08:00 - 16:50
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:147

Day 2 - Wednesday November 21, 2018


8:30am – Welcome Day 2 - TBD

8:35am – TB in the Life of a Patient - Priya Amin and Gloria E., patient representatives, Toronto

9:05am – Stop Stigmatizing Language in TB Care – Dr. Elizabeth Rea, Toronto Public Health

9:35am – Ethics in TB Prevention and Care – Diego Silva, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, BC

10:20am – BREAK, EXHIBITS & POSTERS       

10:50am – Rifapentine - Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez, The Ottawa Hospital

11:35am – Global TB Elimination - TBD

12:05pm – LUNCH, EXHIBITS & POSTERS      

1:05pm – MDR TB – Dr. Natasha Sabur, University of Toronto

1:50pm – Hospital Infection Control for TB – Dr. Matthew Muller, Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

2:35pm – BREAK, EXHIBITS & POSTERS        

3:05pm – History of TB – Dr. Chris Rutty, University of Toronto

3:50pm – TB Radiology: How to Read an X-ray - Dr. Micheal McInnis, University of Toronto

4:45pm – Closing Remarks