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TBnet EDUCATION


 
The TBnet is organizing and participates in educational activities such as training courses (see TBnet news and Meeting and Events). It also supports young physicians and scientists and foster networks and professional relativonships across borders by awarding independant TBnet awards.
 
 

The TBnet Training Grant

 
The TBnet Training Grant has been announced for the first time in spring 2010. This award offered a bursary for the attendance of the WHO training course: "Implementing the STOP TB strategy: skills for manager and consultants (TB, MDR-/XDR-TB, TB/HIV and more)"
 
  • In May 2010 the TBnet Training Grant has been awarded to Dr. James Prince (Vellore/India)
  • In March 2011 the TBnet Training Grant has been awarded to Laia Fina from Barcelona (Spain)
  • In April 2011 the TBnet Training Grants have been awarded to Dr. Victor Botnaru (Moldova), to Dr. Dimitru Chesov (Moldova) and to Dr. Alexandru Buga (Moldova)
 
 

The TBnet Academy

 
The TBnet Academy is a new 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.
 
  • In March 2011 the first TBnet Academy 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.
  • 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.

 

  • The 3rd TBnet Academy took place in Chisinau / Moldova from May again 4th to 6th 2015 - A  14 young clinicians, molecular and cellular biologists as well as young epidemiologists have been awarded with a TBnet-fellowship grant allowing them to travel to Moldova and participate in this educational TB-course. 6 participants came from Moldova. 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 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 report of the walk here.

 

The 4th TBnet Academy took place in Odessa, Ukraine from May 29th to June 2nd 2016

 

Report will follow

 


 

The European Advanced Course in Clinical Tuberculosis

 

This course offers the opportunity to update your knowledge of clinical tuberculosis.

Topics include: epidemiology and TB control, noting the contributions of molecular biology to this area; diagnosis, with an update on the GeneXpert test and advances in near-patient tests; treatment, noting the evidence base for the new drugs and planned clinical trials; the management of complex patients, including children, people living with HIV and other immunocompromised hosts; and a discussion of the future prospects for TB control and research.

The course faculty has a comprehensive experience in the field of clinical tuberculosis. The program is designed to be interactive, with case presentations and opportunities to discuss topics and network with European colleagues.

 

Find the program 2013 here.

 

  • In September 2014, the course took place in Amsterdam.

Find the program 2014 here. 

 

  • In 2015, the course took place in Borstel, Germany from June 11th to 13th PLUS symposium on June 11th: Management non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary diseasesA workshop for PhD students, Post Docs, Clinical oriented physicians and Clinical scientists.

Program here

 

  • In 2016, the course will take place in Helsinki, Finnland again from September 19th to 21st. 

Program here