Inter-sectoral collaboration for quality services and accountability

4th Baltic Tuberculosis symposium
25-26 of August 2021 ONLINE

4th Baltic TB online symposium on Inter-sectoral collaboration for quality services and accountability is organized by the International Training Center of the Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, Riga East University hospital - WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, in collaboration with partners from Latvian Society Against Tuberculosis, Republican Klaipeda hospital, the WHO Country office Latvia, PATH Ukraine, Global TB Caucus and TBnet. 

Objectives of the symposium are:

  • to update participants knowledge on the implementation of TB screening at the country level
  • to share the latest evidence on the management of TB infection
  • to discuss successes, challenges, and gaps in the management of TB infection and patient centered approach.

BACKGROUND

The goal of National Tuberculosis Programs is to provide the best possible treatment to people who have been in contact with someone with tuberculosis (TB) disease or who is sick him/herself and need support and care. Twenty-five years ago, TB, including its drug-resistant (DR) forms, was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) and still, today causes a lot of suffering and deaths. TB is driven by numerous social factors, therefore, the global response must be revisited and a learning platform established to exchange approaches and solutions among countries and partners.

To reach global targets in TB control it has been acknowledged that people-centered delivery of TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care services is a way forward. COVID-19 pandemic has added the urgency for transitioning to more outpatient and community-based TB care as data shows substantial reductions in TB notification in many high TB burden countries since the start of the pandemic. Innovative, people-centred approaches and maximizing joint support to tackle both diseases can help to maintain continuity of essential services for people affected with TB during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inter-sectoral collaboration, intensified use of digital technologies, availability of health care workers with appropriate skills set, and supporting financing mechanisms are some of key the enablers to achieve the change.

SESSIONS & AGENDA

  • From screening to preventing tuberculosis - is it possible? 
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • People-centered tuberculosis care
  • Patients and healthcare workers perspective

DRAFT AGENDA OF THE SYMPOSIUM

SPEAKERS

  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • European Center for Diseases Prevention and Control 
  • TBnet
  • The Nehterlands National TB program
  • International Council of Nurses
  • PATH Ukraine
  • Global TB Caucus
  • WHO CC Latvia 
  • WHO Country Office in Latvia
  • Klaipeda Republican Hospital 

PARTICIPANTS

Please note, that participants places are limited and priority will be given to the participants coming from the WHO European Region countries. Target audience: 

  • Clinicians in the field of TB
  • Public health personnel
  • National TB program managers
  • Policymakers
  • Scientists
  • Donors
  • Patient representatives

TIME & FORMAT

25 - 26 of August 2021

(according to the Latvian timezone - EEST)

Online symposium - virtual presentations, expert panel discussion, patient video booth & case studies

REGISTRATION*

Online registration for the symposium is available until 19 of August 2021

For registration please fill in the online registration form here

LANGUAGE

English with simultaneous interpretation into the Russian language

* The Symposium will be organized using the Zoom.us platform. After successful registration, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your registration has been completed. One week before the Symposium you will receive a Zoom invitation to join the symposium, the final agenda, and other relevant information. Please note that participants' places are limited and priority will be given to the participants coming from the WHO European Region countries.

Please contact the organizers in case of any questions: WHO CC Latvia, e-mail: mdr.tb.training@aslimnica.lv, t. +371 67048246 

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