FINAL PROGRAMME

Annual meeting 2010, Friday, September 17th, 2010, Barcelona, Spain

The meeting takes place at the Health Sciences Research Institute of the “Germans Trias i Pujol” Foundation (Badalona), ground floor, “Sala Polivalent”

09:00-09:05
Welcome address by Jose Domínguez, local hosts of the TBNET meeting
09:05-09:15
Introduction to the meeting and the agenda
Christoph Lange, Germany and Giovanni B. Migliori, Italy
09:15-10:40
TBNET affairs (chaired by Graham Bothamley, UK, and Delia Goletti, Italy)
09:15-09:25
TBNET constitution and Terms of References Christoph Lange, Germany and Giovanni Battista Migliori, Italy
09:25-09:40
Report from the treasurer Thomas Juers, Germany
09:40-09:50
TBNET/ERS, TBNET/ECDC relationship Christoph Lange, Germany Giovanni B. Migliori, Italy
09:50-10:00
ECDC contract: “Evidence assessment on the use of IGRA testing in diagnosing latent and active tuberculosis” Christoph Lange, Germany
10:00-10:10
ECDC contract: “Analysis of TB case management in the EU and EEA/EFTA countries with special focus on MDR/XDR TB”
Giovanni B. Migliori, Italy
10:10-10:20
TBNET Training Grant 2010 and launch TBNET Training Grant 2011 Lia D'Ambrosio, Italy
10:20-10:40
TBNET Reserach Grant 2010: Winning Studies (chaired by Christiane Gerlach, Germany, Rosella Centis, Italy)
10:20-10:30
A database to facilitate collaborative research studies for childhood TB in Europe - a multinational ptbnet initiative Beate Kampmann, UK and Giovanni Sotgiu, Italy
10:30-10:40
Exposure to non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM): Are showerheads a source of pulmonary NTM-diseases? Dirk Wagner, Germany
10:40-11:10
Coffee break
11:10-12:00
TBNET branches, EU activities: (chaired by Martina Sester, Germany, and Morten Ruhwald, Denmark)
11:10-11:20
Update onpTBNET Beate Kampmann, UK
11:20-11:30
Update on NTM-NET Dirk Wagner, Germany
11:30-12:00
Upcoming EU call: Network of Excellence Claudia Giehl, Germany
12:00-13:35
Progress of ongoing projects I: (chaired by Raquel Duarte, Portugal, and Daniela Cirillo, Italy)
12:00-12:20
Update on TB-PAN-NET EU Project: “Clinical aspects of MDR-TB in Europe” Gunar Günther, Germany, Frank v. Leth, The Netherlands and Giovanni Sotgiu, Italy
12:20-12:35
TBNET #1: TIGRA in Immunocompromised Patients (TIPS) Martina Sester, Germany
12:35-12:45
TBNET#2: Use of IGRA testing in TB contact tracing: database supported analysis Jean-Pierre Zellweger, Switzerland, Roland Diel, Germany
12:45-12:55
TBNET #16: A database for paediatric tuberculosis in Europe
Beate Kampmann, UK, Giovanni Sotgiu, Italy
12:55-13:05
TBNET #17: The negative prospective value of IGRA for the diagnosis of latent TB in children in Europe Beate Kampmann, UK
13:05-13:15
TBNET#18: TB patients perceptions of their illness by implementation of the brief illness perception questionnaire (BIPQ) Dragica Pesut, Serbia
13:15-13:25
TBNET#19: A multinational case-control study on predisposing host and environmental factors for infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) Dirk Wagner, Germany
13:25-13:35
TBNET#20:Differentiation profile of antigen-specific T-cells in M. tuberculosis Delia Goletti, Italy
13:35-15:00
Lunch
15:00-15:30
Progress of ongoing projects II: (chaired by Ivan Solovic, Slovakia, and Fusun Eyuboglu, Turkey)
15:00-15:10
TBNET#21:Rates of TB in European capital cities from low incidence countries Graham Bothamley, UK
15:10-15:20
TBNET#22: TBNET collaboration project: Evaluation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria effect in the tuberculosis infection diagnosis Jose Domínguez, Spain
15:20-15:30
TBNET#23: FIAT 500 study (False negative IGRA results in Active Tuberculosis) Aik Bossink, The Netherlands and Monica Losi, Italy
15:30-16:50
Presentation and discussion of new TBNET research proposals (chaired by Dirk Wagner, Germany and Jean-Pierre Zellweger, Switzerland)
15:30-15:40
A snapshot of the geographic diversity of nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from pulmonary samples Dirk Wagner, Germany
15:40-15:50
Spectrum of tuberculosis and IGRA responses Graham Bothamley, UK
15:50-16:00
Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific immune activation markers and regulatory immune homoeostasis in individuals treated for active tuberculosis: a proof-of-principle study Matthias Hoffmann, Switzerland
16:00-16:10
Serum microRNAs as biomarkers for tuberculosis Daniela Cirillo, Italy
16:10-16:20
Evaluation of CD4- and CD8 T- cell responses to RD1 and latency antigens during the different stages of tuberculosis infection Monica Losi, Italy
16:20-16:30
Genetic and epigenetic factors of susceptibility to tuberculosis development in immunocompetent hostMartina Vasakova, Czech Republic
16:30-16:40
Measurement of urinary neopterin levels to discriminate between active and latent tuberculosis and to monitor response to antituberculous treatment Michael Eisenhut, UK
16:40-16:50
Biomarkers for tuberculosis in urine Delia Goletti, Italy
16:50-17:10
Coffee break
17:10-17:40
TBNET Consensus Statements (chaired by Beate Kampmann, UK and Giovanni Sotgiu, Italy)
17:10-17:20
TBNET Consensus Statement on the risk of tuberculosis related to TNF antagonists Ivan Solovic, Slovakia
17:20-17:30
TBNET Consensus Statement on management of MDR/XDR TB
 
Christoph Lange, Germany and Giovanni Battista Migliori, Italy
17:30-17:40
TBNET Consensus Statement on TB and transplantations
 
Martina Sester, Germany and Dragos Bumbacea, Romania
17:40-17:50
ERS/TBNET/TB-PAN-NET School Course, May 27th-29th 2010, Borstel, Germany Christoph Lange, Germany
17:50-18:00
Summary of the meeting (chaired by C. Lange, Germany and Jose Domínguez, Spain)
18:00
Departure by bus

 

After the meeting a bus will leave from the Main Entrance of the Institution at 18.00. The bus will take all participants to the “Plaça de la Catedral” in the city center of Barcelona.
All participants will be invited to a private guided tour in the Old Town by licensed professional guides.
 
For those of you that will attend the TBNET dinner, a bus will leave from “Plaça de la Catedral” at 20.30 to the Arenal Restaurant, where dinner will be served around 21.00.
The cost of the dinner will be € 40 per person; this price includes bus transport and the dinner buffet. Money will be collected at the dinner. Please bring the exact amount of € 40 in cash.
 

Health Science Research institut of the “Germans Trias i Pujol” foundation. (Carretera del canyet s/n, Badalona). How to get here from Barcelona: