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Tuberculosis: Mechanisms, Pathogenesis and Treatment
Organizer(s): Christina L. Stallings, Veronique Anne Dartois, Stewart T. Cole and David Barros
Date: January 17 - 21, 2019
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB, Canada
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) research and development landscape has seen many exciting breakthroughs over the past two decades. New diagnostics have emerged, innovative research has significantly reduced biological uncertainties and two novel drugs have been launched. In addition, public-private partnerships have been formed, which have dedicated massive efforts aimed at dramatically shortening TB therapy, tackling resistant disease, and developing new vaccines. However, shifts in funding priorities and a false sense of success could threaten the current focus and momentum, which would have catastrophic consequences, making the timing of this conference of paramount importance. This conference seeks to: 1) Reignite collaborative and multidisciplinary research by bringing together experts in basic science, translational research, and drug discovery and development; 2) Bring together young brilliant minds and established investigators to encourage new discussions and the exchange of innovative ideas for strategies moving forward; and 3) Foster cross-fertilization at the interface between research and development, all aspects of which are critical if we are to tackle the TB pandemic and achieve the next innovative leap.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: August 14 2018
Scholarship Deadline: October 11 2018
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 11 2018
Abstract Deadline: October 23 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 20 2018
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Merck & Co., Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Grant No. 1 R13 AI140635-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI140635-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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