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AFRO-NETS> Tuberculosis: clinical aspects of diagnosis, management and control
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Tuberculosis: clinical aspects of diagnosis, management and control
- From: The British Council <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 02:28:38 -0500 (EST)
Tuberculosis: clinical aspects of diagnosis, management and control
22-28 March 2001
Directed by Peter D O Davies, MA, DM, FRCP
Please note that a full prospectus is also available for this event
Tuberculosis is increasing globally. A combination of an increasing
world population, rising HIV rates and poverty are causing an annual
increase in cases. At the same time freedom of population movement is
bringing tuberculosis back to the developed countries from which it
spread 200 years ago. From Sweden to South Africa, from Pakistan to
Peru tuberculosis is an increasing problem.
The presentation of HIV associated tuberculosis and drug resistance
is making management more difficult. Some headway is being made with
the use of Directly Observed Therapy and molecular advances such as
the use of the Polymerase Chain reaction and DNA fingerprinting.
The main topics will include:
* Molecular techniques in diagnosis
* Clinical presentation
* Prevention: therapy and / or BCG
* Drug Resistance
* TB in Africa
* TB in India
* Care of the patient / complications
* Patient holding and compliance
* Treatment / Implementing Directly Observed Therapy
* Gender aspects of tuberculosis management
This seminar is principally intended for the Clinician, Public Health
professional, Health visitor, Nurses working in TB and laboratory
staff to update him/her on all aspects of tuberculosis management and
control relevant to practice whether in a highly resourced country or
not. Participants will be encouraged to bring specific problems or
cases encountered in their practice, which can be discussed.
Fee: GBP 1,490
For further information, please contact:
International Networking Events
The British Council
1, Beaumont Place
Oxford, OX1 2PJ, UK
Fax: +44-1865-557-368 / 5165-90
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