Thank you for attending TB Conference 2018.

We hope you will join us again in 2020!

The Better Breathing Conference brings together health-care professionals from a range of disciplines, all focused on the respiratory health of the people of Ontario, including academic and community respirologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, physiotherapists and pharmacists. 



The Lung Association - Ontario is pleased to invite you to attend the 2018 Tuberculosis Conference from November 19 - 21, 2018 at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

Conference Goal:

To provide advanced information to health-care providers on the challenges of TB elimination in the local, national and global context.

Conference Objectives:

•   To identify current strategies for TB diagnosis and management of latent infection and disease in diverse communities
•   To heighten awareness of the challenges of preventing and managing TB
•   To highlight innovations in TB diagnosis and care

Who Should Attend:

Health and social service professionals and others working with populations at high risk of TB in such fields as medicine, nursing, public health, community health, infection control, institutional health, communicable disease and correctional services.

Click here to see the program.


Register before October 22, 2018 to take advantage of the early bird discount!

 CONFERENCE FEES              

Early Bird (pre Oct 22)

Regular Fee (post Oct 22)

 Full Conference (Nov 20 and 21)                



 Half Conference (one day only)                            



 Student Full Conference (Nov 20 and 21)            



 Student Half Conference (one day only)



SOLD OUT! Two-day Conference + Pre-Conference (Mon Nov 19 - Wed Nov 21)  $425 SOLD OUT! $475 SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! Student Two-day Conference + Pre-Conference (Mon Nov 19 - Wed Nov 21) 

$275 SOLD OUT!

$275 SOLD OUT!

 SOLD OUT! Pre-Conference only (Mon Nov 19)  



*Dietary Restrictions:
If you have any dietary restrictions that are not listed in the meal options, please add this as a note to your ticket. If you do not note any allergies or restrictions we cannot guarantee that an appropriate meal will be available.

A limited block of rooms is being held at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto at a rate of $170 per room, per night for single or double occupancy (applicable taxes). Reservations: 416-595-1975 or 1-800-243-5732 or

Complete venue, accommodation and travel details will soon be available on the TB Conference webpage at:

To secure your sponsorship or for questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Rice at 416-864-9911 x220 or by email at

 The TB Conference is a fragrance-free and smoke-free event.


TB Conference 2018 v2

  • 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

SOLD OUT! 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:0

An introductory look at tuberculosis.

Tuesday Nov 20 - Regular Schedule

November 20, 2018  07:30 - 17:10
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:113

TB Conference 2018 – Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West

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 (

9:40am – TB in Canada: 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 -  An update on 3HP use in Canada - Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez, The Ottawa Hospital


1:05pm -   Response to Tuberculosis (TB) Outbreak in a Northern and Remote Region of Canada                 – Dr. Kim Barker, CMOH, Nunavut

1:50pm -   TB in TBay - Diana Gowanlock, Manager Infectious Diseases and VPD,   Thunder Bay District Health Unit

2:35pm -  BREAK, EXHIBITS & POSTERS       

3:05pm -  Lab talk: Molecular Drug Sensitivity Testing – Dr. Frances Jamieson, Associate professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto

3:35pm -  Announcements and Housekeeping remarks

3:40pm - TB in Children and Adolescents from High Risk Populations: Utility of the Immigration Medical Exam; Who and How to Test - Dr. Ian Kitai, The Hospital for Sick Children

4:25pm - Your TB patient needs palliative care-now what?- Rehannah Khan, Public Health Nurse, Toronto Public Health; Dr. Russell Goldman, Director, The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital

5:10pm -  End of Day 1

Wednesday Nov 21 - Regular Schedule

November 21, 2018  08:00 - 16:50
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:123

Day 2 - Wednesday November 21, 2018



8:30am -   Welcome Day 2 – Helen Twigg and Ray Lam, TB Committee Co-Chairs

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 – More Reasons Why Smoking is Bad For You (and for TB) – Dr. Elizabeth Rea and Bernard Lee, Toronto Public Health

11:35am –  WHO TB elimination strategy/STOP TB Partnership - Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the STOP TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland (via teleconference)

12:05pm - LUNCH, EXHIBITS & POSTERS      

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

1:50pm -   A practical approach to the investigation and management of TB exposures in Acute Care – Dr. Matthew Muller, Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

2:35pm -  BREAK, EXHIBITS & POSTERS       

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

3:50pm –  The Radiology of Thoracic Tuberculosis: A case-based approach - Dr. Micheal McInnis, University of Toronto

4:45pm -  Closing Remarks