Satellite Sessions

Satellite sessions are organised and supported by individuals, non-profit groups, organisations, or commercial entities. The Union offers these groups the opportunity to showcase their work, research and programmes, or draw more attention to a specific subject or area by organising a satellite. All satellite sessions are reviewed for compliance with The Union’s mission and vision.

Satellite sessions in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Wednesday 21 October

18:15-19:45 CEST

Shining a new light on TB diagnostic.

Organised by: Cepheid. Tracks: A3. TB diagnostics, including drug-resistance determination and B1. TB diagnostics.

TB Diagnostic Network Assessment: innovative and comprehensive TB diagnostic network assessment model.

Organised by: USAID / Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project. Track: B1. TB diagnostics.

History of The Union.

Organised by: German Central Committee against Tuberculosis [DZK]. Track: C10. Global and local policies and politics, including funding and accountability.

Thursday 22 October

09:45-10:45 CEST

Approaches to improve TB case finding and treatment outcomes in children.

Organised by: Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health. Track: C3. TB care and treatment in drug resistant-TB.

IMI AMR Accelerator: a new public-private partnership to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

Organised by: Uppsala University and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on behalf of IMI AMR Accelerator. Track: A2. Drug and vaccine development, including for COVID-19.

Leave no one behind: We can defeat COVID-19 and LTBI together.

Organised by: QIAGEN. Tracks: C1. TB infection (LTBI) and A4. COVID-19: molecular and immuno diagnostics.

18:15-19:45 CEST

Advancements in the TB diagnostics pipeline: FIND and NDWG annual symposium.

Organised by: FIND and NDWG. Tracks: A3. TB diagnostics, including drug-resistance determination and C1. TB infection (LTBI).

Discussion on COVID-19: is there a role for the 100-year-old BCG vaccine?

Organised by: This session has been made possible by an educational grant from AJVaccines. Track: A2. Drug and vaccine development, including for COVID-19.

Friday 23 October

18:15-19:45 CEST

Testing to turn the COVID-19 pandemic – the opportunity for TB.

Organised by: FIND and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Tracks: A4. COVID-19: molecular and immuno diagnostics and C15. COVID-19: policies and clinical implementation.

Saturday 24 October

18:15-19:45 CEST

Role of new age technologies of artificial intelligence and machine learning in pandemic of TB and Covid 19 – lessons learnt.

Organised by: DeepTek Inc. Tracks: TBC.

DAY TBC

18:15-19:45 CEST

TB in the COVID era in India.

Organised by: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Tracks: C15. COVID-19: policies and clinical implementation.

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