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Drug Resistance and Persistence in Tuberculosis
Organizer(s): Ann M. Ginsberg and John D. McKinney
Date: May 13 - 18, 2012
Location: Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Summary of Meeting:
According to the World Health Organization, over 25% of new tuberculosis cases in some subnational regions are multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and, as of March 2010, 58 countries had reported XDR-TB (TB resistant to the major classes of both first- and second-line drugs). The Keystone Symposia meeting on Drug Resistance and Persistence in Tuberculosis aims to bring together basic and clinical researchers and public health experts from diverse backgrounds to explore the following: 1) the fundamental biology underlying genetic and phenotypic drug-resistance in TB; 2) progress in expanding capacity in high-burden settings to perform drug susceptibility testing; 3) identification of novel drug targets; 4) innovative strategies for drug discovery; and 5) advances in developing multi-drug regimens that will be effective against currently drug-resistant as well as drug-sensitive strains of M. tuberculosis. Investigators from outside the TB field will be included to provide new perspectives and stimulate fresh approaches for tackling this global public health priority.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: December 13 2011
Scholarship Deadline: January 13 2012
Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 13 2012
Abstract Deadline: February 14 2012
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 16 2012
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGlaxoSmithKline
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Hain Lifescience GmbH
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

GlaxoSmithKline / DDDW

Tibotec BVBA
$2,500 - $9,999
S. Karger AG - Journal of Innate Immunity
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1R13AI098285-01
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