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The TBnet Academy is a forum for young clinicians and scientists in the field of Tuberculosis to exchange ideas and to learn from each other under expert guidance and mentorship. The grant offers hotel board and lodging, course fee and a travel funding. Read more on the background in the letter to the IJTLD 2017.


 TBnet Academy 2017 Erewan

The 5th TBnet Academy was held in Yerevan in mid May 2017 and provided students and young university graduates from Armenia and other Eastern European countries with the unique opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the group of international TBnet trainers and coaches. During their Academy days, participants gained insights into various European health systems and were trained in different aspects of the fight against tuberculosis, ranging from prevention through diagnostics to therapy. They were also coached in relevant soft skills such as the drafting of a research manuscript or the preparation of scientific presentations. The programme was rounded off by a visit to the National TB hospital and laboratory reference center.


 TBnet Academy 2016 Odessa

The 4th TBnet Academy took place in Odessa, Ukraine from May 29th to June 2nd 2016. The programme can be downloaded here. Participants published a letter in the Journal of Public Health to share the progress being made locally, to highlight the difficulties being faced, and to call for ever stronger international collaboration to tackle the MDR-TB epidemic (link).


 TBnet Academy 2015 Chisinau

The 3rd TBnet Academy took place in Chisinau / Moldova from May again 4th to 6th 2015. 14 young clinicians, molecular and cellular biologists as well as young epidemiologists have been awarded with TBnet-fellowship grant allowing them to travel to Moldova and participate in this educational TB-course. 6 participants came from Moldova. The -academy drew attention to the particular problems of TB control and treatment in high incidence countries by addressing local problems and learning from international and local experts. The participants learned from each other and from their mentors in small study groups with focus on clinical managing, epidemiology, molecular biology, microbiology or immunology. Local experts confronted the participants with their daily problems in the treatment of MDR and XDR tuberculosis. The course was complemented by visits to the local TB-hospital and the local microbiolgical reference laboratory. The course finished with awalk against TB that was organized by TBnet, members of the Patient Exchange Platform www.takethattb.com, and students from the USMF / Chisinau, to show the human face of TB.

See the report of the walk here.


 TBnet Academy 2013 Chisinau

This is a picture taken at the 2nd TBnet-academy that took place in Chisinau, Moldova, in May 2013. 20 young clinicians, molecular and cellular biologists as well as young epidemiologists had been awarded with a TBnet-fellowship grant allowing them to travel to Moldova and participate in this educational TB-course. The TBnet-academy drew attention to the particular problems of TB control and treatment in high incidence countries by addressing local problems and learning from international and local experts. The participants learned from each other and from their mentors in small study groups with focus on clinical managing, epidemiology, molecular biology, microbiology or immunology. Local experts confronted the participants with their daily problems in the treatment of MDR and XDR tuberculosis. The course was complemented by visits to the local TB-hospital, where this picture was taken, and the local microbiolgical reference laboratory. The course finished with a walk against TB that was organized by TBnet, members of the Patient Exchange Platform www.takethattb.com, and students from the USMF / Chisinau, to show the human face of TB.

See the program of the Academy here. See the report of the Academy here.

In March 2011 the first TBnetAcademy took place in St. Leonhard in Austria. Eighteen young and talented clinicians and scientists have been selected to meet international experts on the fields of clinical tuberculosis, tuberculosis immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, epidemiology and public health. See the program of the Academy here.