The Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities (CCSA), with representatives from all of The Union’s Scientific Sections and the Institute, develops the scientific programme for the Union World Conference. Organising international conferences on TB and related subjects has been a core activity of The Union since its founding in 1920.
Dr Keren Middelkoop, Chair, CCSA
Dr Middelkoop is a clinician-researcher at Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (University of Cape Town), performing HIV and TB research. Dr Middelkoop’s early research involved clinical trials for HIV vaccine candidates and antiretroviral treatment options. Over the past 12 years, Dr Middelkoop has focused on public health and epidemiology research, including running a number of community-based studies on the HIV epidemic and its impact on community TB disease rates and transmission. Dr Middelkoop is now pursuing her interests in TB transmission studies and expanding her skills in the field of molecular epidemiology.
Conference Programme Lead, TB Section
Conference Programme Lead, Zoonotic TB Sub-Section
Conference Programme Lead, Nurses & Allied Professionals Sub-Section
Conference Programme Lead, Bacteriology & Immunology Sub-Section
Conference Programme Lead, Adult & Child Lung Health Section
Conference Programme Lead, HIV Section
Conference Programme Lead, Tobacco Control Section
Scientific Director, The Union, EMT representative
Director, Department of Lung Health, The Union
Director, Department of TB and HIV, The Union, Institute representative
Civil Society Representative
Director, Policy & Strategy, The Union
President, The Union Europe Region