PATS and ERS Paediatric webinar: TB and MDR TB in children

Speakers: Prof Simon Schaff (South Africa), Dr Clementien Vermont (Netherlands) and Dr Moherndran Archary (South Africa). Chairs: Prof Refiloe Masekela (South Africa)

The PATS and ERS paediatric webinar series continues, with a TB and MDR TB in children: New approaches to treatment webinar on 12 December 2022. 

Tuberculosis (TB) and Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR) are important diseases that affect children globally. TB is still a cause of morbidity and mortality in many low to middle income country settings but is also increasingly seen in Europe, more so in Eastern European countries. Challenges with diagnosis of TB and duration of treatment and registration of new drugs are new opportunities for combating TB in 2022.

Educational aims

There have been recent advances in TB and MDR treatment options in the last decade for paediatric TB. The addition of new anti-TB drugs like Bedaquiline, Delamanid and Pretomanid have revolutionised TB treatments and duration of therapy. Repurposing of old drugs to add to TB drug armamentarium and also newer child friendly drugs have changed the face of TB therapy. This webinar will address the role of new and old repurposed drugs in TB treatment and gaps in current therapies.

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Topics

TB treatment, Treatment duration, Side effects, Future drugs and drug trials.

Target audience

Paediatric pulmonologists, paediatricians, general practitioners, paediatric trainees, paediatric pulmonology fellows, respiratory therapists.

Format

2 lectures 20-minute duration and a Q and A session 15-20 minutes.

Date and Time

Monday, 12 December 2022. 18:00 PM CET/19:00 PM CAT

Learning Outcomes

An understanding of the various treatment options available to treat both TB and MDR TB as well as the new drugs that are currently in trial phase for TB/MDR TB.