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Congratulations to the poster prize winners at Euroscicon’s TB Summit – Dr Linda Stewart(Queen’s University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre), Mrs Pauline Claxton (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh) and Mrs Arundhati Maitra (Birkbeck, University of London). Photos below show the prizewinners receiving their prizes.

 

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Dr Derek Sloan (Chair) and poster presenter Dr Linda Stewart (RAPID AND SPECIFIC DETECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS IN
VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC SAMPLES BY A NOVEL LATERAL FLOW ASSAY
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Professor Philip Hill and poster prize winner Mrs Pauline Claxton (EVALUATION OF THE SENSITITRE MYCOTB PLATE FOR SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING OF Mycobacterium tuberculosis ISOLATES)

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Poster prize winner Mrs Arundhati Maitra (from L-R): Professor Edith Sim, Mrs Arundhati Maitra and Dr Derek Sloan (NSAIDs TO TACKLE DRUG RESISTANCE IN MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS FROM PAINRELIEF TO TB RELIEF )

 

 

 

 

feedback from the meeting:

I liked learning about “all” the different angles of TB and meeting people busy fighting TB” commented a delegate at Euroscicon’s 2014 TB Summit. This exciting 3 day event explored the Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The Chairmen for each day of the Summit were Dr Derek Sloan (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine), Professor Philip Hill, (Centre for International Health, New Zealand) and Dr. Sanjib Bhakta (Birkbeck, University of London and UCL), respectively.

Delegates liked the interesting talks, the interaction with speakers and felt the meeting provided a good opportunity to network. They said the event was well planned and that there was a broad coverage of topics (including information on human and animal TB and both molecular and epidemiological studies). They liked the venue and commented that the meeting was well organised.

Comments included:

All speakers were excellent today”

“The speaker gave a detailed and well explained presentation”

“Expansive talk”

“The speaker gave a most interesting talk, raising aspects that I hadn’t considered before”

“Brings very informative approaches on how to prevent delay in diagnosis”

“Included novel information and was very well presented”

“Excellent presentation and showcase of feline TB, for the insight in the animal world and for pointing out how TB is an ecological issue”

“The chance for a discussion session is very good – that is rarely possible”

“I liked the variety of aspects relating to TB, both molecular and epidemiological studies”

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