The 4th Baltic TB symposium is postponed to May, 2021
The 4th Baltic States Tuberculosis Symposium is postponed to May 2021. The Symposium will be devoted to the Baltic States perspectives towards achieving the global targets for TB: reviewing the progress of countries, assessing the successes in implementing the Action plan for TB control in the WHO European region 2016-2020 in Baltic countries, identifying the gaps and challenges achieving the end-TB milestones for 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, as well as discussing the progress and interventions towards improving the situation in the Baltic region's priority areas.
Agenda of the Symposium will include topics on strengthening the inter-sectoral collaboration on TB, HIV and Hepatitis C, latent TB infection treatment and management, importance of monitoring and evaluation in countries, as well as updates in countries on drug-resistant TB treatment with new drugs and treatment regimens and patient-centered care approaches, including video-observed treatment.
Acknowledging the need for strengthening cooperation between three Baltic countries to exchange of experiences and establish common approaches in tuberculosis (TB) control in the Baltics, as well as to advocate for TB priority areas in countries, the Baltic State symposiums are organized in Riga since 2016.