Advanced TB Diagnostics

Week-long advanced course on TB diagnostics research and implementation – since 2011

Course Description
This course covers advanced topics in TB diagnostics research and implementation, including incremental value of new tests, impact of new tests on clinical decision-making and therapeutic choices, cost-effectiveness in routine programmatic settings, and impact on patient-important outcomes. The course also covers meta-analysis, mathematical modeling, and cost-effectiveness studies. Panel discussions cover topics such as value chain for TB diagnostics development, market analyses, market dynamics, target product profiles, and barriers to scale-up of new diagnostics. Participants have included TB survivors, product manufacturers, donors, product development partnerships, policy makers, academics, clinicians, community advocates, public health implementers and National TB Program managers. First introduced as a stand-alone course, the Advanced TB Diagnostics course is now part of the McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health.

McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

1st Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 5-8 July 2011
2nd Advanced TB Diagnostics course in Cape Town, South Africa – 6-9 March 2012
2nd Advanced TB Diagnostics course in Montreal, Canada- 9-13 July 2012
3rd Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 8-12 July 2013
4th Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 7-11 July 2014
5th Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 13-17 July 2015
6th Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 20-24 June 2016
7th Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 19-23 June 2017
8th Advanced TB Diagnostics course – 18-22 June 2018