Friday 29th November 2013

7.15am Aeras Breakfast
7.40am Aeras Breakfast Presentation, International Collaborations for TB Vaccine R&D
Vicky Cardenas
, Aeras Director of Epidemiology & Site Utilisation
Salma Salmad, Senior Director, Donor Relations
8.15am Housekeeping


Plenary Session: TB Management in Specific Circumstances
Room: Aquamarine 2&3 Session Chair:

8.30amTB and Tobacco Control
Assoc. Prof. Chris Bullen, Director, The National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
8.50am Smoking Cessation & Smokefree Environments for Tuberculosis Patients: The Union's Guideline
Dr Karen Bissell,
Coordinator, Health Policy Research Unit, Deputy Director, Centre for Operational Research, International Union
Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Auckland, New Zealand
9.10am Tuberculosis and Diabetes: The Double Burden for Pacific Islanders
Kerri Viney, Acting TB Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia
9.30am Contact Tracing: New WHO Guidelines
Dr Rick Stapledon
, Consultant, South Australia Tuberculosis Services, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital,
Adelaide, Australia
9.50am Discussion
10.00am Morning Tea

Concurrent Session:
TB Science: Showcasing Local and Regional Research
Room: Aquamarine 3 Session Chair:

Concurrent Session:
Challenging Times
Room: Aquamarine 2, Session Chair:
10.30am Bovine TB in New Zealand: History, Cases and Elimination
Dr Stu Hutchings
, Acting Chief Executive, Animal Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand 
Immigration Screening for Latent Tuberculosis: A Pathway to TB Elimination
Dr Justin Denholm Infectious Diseases Physician and Epdidemiologist, Victorian Infectious Disease Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital , Melbourne, Australia
10.50am Structural And Biochemical Characterisation of TB Proteins In The Search For New TB Therapies
Dr J. Shaun Lott,
AgResearch Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology Laboratory of Structural Biology & Maurice Wilkins Centre School of Biological Sciences, Auckland New Zealand
Quantiferon - Gold Testing: Practical Issues And Clinical Implications
Dr Tim Blackmore
, Infectious Diseases Physician, Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand
11.10am Advance in TB Molecular Diagnostics and Typing
Dr Sally Roberts, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
Communities Affected Contribution To TB Policy Change: A Case Study in Brazil
Ezio Tavora dos Santos Filho
11.30am New Collaborative Approaches To Tuberculosis Research And Control In Australia
Prof. Warwick Britton,
Centenary Institute & University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 
Challenges of Contact Tracing in NZ: Expectations V's Reality
Dr Margot McLean,
Medical Officer of Health, Clinical Leadership and Intelligence Group, Regional Public Health, Wellington, New Zealand
11.50am Discussion Discussion
12.10pm Lunch  
1.00pm-2.30pm Concurrent Session:
Difficult Laboratory Cases
Room: Aquamarine 3
Session Chair:
Concurrent Session: TB Around The World
Room: Aquamarine 2 Session Chair:
Concurrent Session: Poster Presentations
Room: Aquamarine 1 Session Chair:
1.00-1.15pm The Use Of MPT64 For Identification Of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex in Broth Cultures: Results From A Low Burden Tuberculosis Setting
Ms Odette Lowe
, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
A Syndemic Approach To Relationships Between Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Mobilities, And Poverty
Prof. Julie Park
, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
5 minute presentations using 2 PowerPoint slides. Q&A session at the end of the presentations. Click Here to View the Poster Presentation List
1.15-1.30pm Genotypic Characterisation Of Multi-Drug Resistant M. Tuberculosis Isolates In New Zealand (2002- 2012)
Dr Indira Basu,
Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
Tuberculosis Case Burden And Treatment Outcomes In Children, Adults And Older Adults On Vanuatu: 2007 – 2011
Mr Markleen Tagaro
, Ministry Of Health, Port Vila, Vanuatu
1.30-1.45pm Treatment Failure Associated With Phenotypically Occult Rifampicin Resistance
Dr Gary McAuliffe,
Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
Prevalence Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis In HIV-Infected Patients In A national Referral Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dr Genevieve Walls
, Counties Manukau DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
1.45-2.00pm A Fast Diagnostic Test To Identify The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Rangipo Strain
Ms Ali Ruthe
, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
TB Incidence And Characteristics In The Remote Gulf Province Of Papua New Guinea
Dr Gail Cross,
Monash Health, Clayton, Australia
2.00-2.15pm Evaluation Of The Diagnostic Accuracy Of High Resolution Melting (HRM) Curve Analysis In Rapidly Detecting MDR-TB
Dr Kenneth Samala,
University Of The Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Malate, Philippines
A Promising Paradox: The Contribution of Traditional Healers to TB Management in Vanuatu
Mr Saen Fanai, Vanuatu Ministry of Health, Vanuatu 
2.15-2.30pm Fishing for New Ideas: Using Naturally Infected Zebrafish to Screen Novel Anit- TB Components
Dr James Dalton
, Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Medicine & Pathology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm-5.00pm Plenary Session: TB Controversies
Room: Aquamarine 2&3 Session Chair: Chris Lewis
3.00pm Can TB Disease be Eliminated in New Zealand and the Pacific
McAuley Prof. Philip Hill,
Co-Director, Centre for Internal Health & the Otago International Health Research Network, University
of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
3.30pm TB Control: Shifting Gears & New Paradigms
Dr Tauhid Islam
Medical Officer, rGLC Secretariat, Stop TB, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, Phillipines  
4.00pm Building Laboratory Capacity In High Burden Countries: Lessons Learnt
Mr Richard Lumb, ipal Medical Scientist, Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia. 
4.30pmPanel Discussion
4.45pmConference Summary and Close
Dr Chris Lewis,
Respiratory and TB Physician, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
5.00pm Conclusion of the Day

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