In honour of World TB Day 2018, this session will highlight what’s new in tuberculosis prevention and control, from global to
• Global: Recent international initiatives, including a snapshot of global TB, policy developments such as the first WHO
Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era and an upcoming UN High-Level Meeting on TB, as
well as use of non-stigmatizing language in TB prevention and care
• Provincial: The TB Laboratory and Whole Genome Sequencing update
• Local: Spotlight on Region of Peel - Public Health’s recent work aimed at improving latent TB infection (LTBI)
treatment completion rate
The session will conclude with a Q & A period with our panel of speakers.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
• Name one recommendation from the WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era held
• Consider the importance of using non-stigmatizing language when communicating about TB
• Describe how whole genome sequencing of tuberculosis is changing the diagnostic and TB control landscape
• Describe one finding from Region of Peel - Public Health’s evaluation of its LTBI treatment completion initiative
Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Rea, Dr. Frances Jamieson, Lisa Fernandes
Elizabeth Rea, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is an Associate Medical Officer of Health in the Tuberculosis Program, Communicable Disease
Control, Toronto Public Health. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of
Frances Jamieson, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a Medical Microbiologist at Public Health Ontario Laboratories, and an Associate
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.
Lisa Fernandes, RN BScN, is the Supervisor of TB Prevention and Health Promotion in Communicable Diseases at Region of Peel -
The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.
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