Speaker Abstracts

Please refer to the programme to see what day and time each abstract will be presented.

Challenges of Contact Tracing in NZ: Expectation vs Reality

Dr Margot McLean, Medical Officer of Health, Clinical Leadership and Intelligence Group, Regional Public Health, Wellington, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

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 Read On...
 
 

Lightening the Load: Fireflies and the Search for New TB Drugs

Dr Siouxsie Wiles, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Immigration Screening for Latent Tuberculosis: A Pathway to TB Elimination?

Dr Justin Denholm, Infectious Diseases Physician and Epidemiologist, Victoria Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Read On...
 
 

2nd-Generation Analogues Of The “New” TB Drugs PA-824 And Bedaquiline

Dist. Prof. Bill Denny, Principal Investigator, Maurice Wilkins Centre, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

TB Genotyping: The Last (Or First) Piece Of The Puzzle

Dr Cathy Pikholz, Medical Officer of Health, ADHB, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Laboratory Diagnosis Of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Dr Richard Lumb, ipal Medical Scientist, Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia Read On...
 
 

Building Laboratory Capacity In High Burden Countries: Lessons Learnt

Dr Richard Lumb, ipal Medical Scientist, Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia Read On...
 
 

Paediatric TB: Progress and challenges

Dr Lesley Voss, TB and Infectious Diseases Paediatrician, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland DHB, Auckland, NZ Read On...
 
 

Tuberculous uveitis in NZ: clinical presentations and treatment outcomes

Dr Jo Sims, FRANZCO, Ophthalmologist, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Bovine TB in New Zealand: History, Cases and Elimination

Dr Stuart Hutchings, Acting Chief Executive, Animal Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Tuberculosis and diabetes: the double burden for Pacific Islanders

Kerri Viney, Acting TB Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia Read On...
 
 

Tuberculosis in the Pacific: Current trends, challenges and successes and SPC’s role in TB managem

Kerry Viney, Acting TB Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia Read On...
 
 

Fishing for new ideas: Using naturally infected Zebrafish to screen novel anti-TB compounds

Dr Jimmy Dalton, Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, The University of Auckland Read On...
 
 

HIV Associated TB: A Major Public Health Challenge

Dr Mitzi Nisbet, ID and Respiratory Physician, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

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 Read On...
 
 

Drug Resistant TB: The Global and Regional Picture

Dr Tauhid Islam, Medical Officer, rGLC Secretariat, Stop TB , WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, Philippines Read On...
 
 

TB Control: Shifting Gears & New Paradigms

Dr Tauhid Islam, Medical Officer, rGLC Secretariat, Stop TB, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, Phillipines Read On...
 
 

TB and Tobacco Control

Assoc. Prof. Chris Bullen Director, The National Institute for Health Innovation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Structural and Biochemical Characterisation of TB Proteins in the Search for New TB Therapies.

Shaun Lott, AgResearch Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology, Laboratory of Structural Biology & Maurice Wilkins Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

QUANTIFERON-Gold testing: Practical Issues And Clinical Implications

Assoc. Prof. Timothy Blackmore, ID Physician and Microbiologist, Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley DHB, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

MDR, XDR, TDR-TB : Treatment and Challenges

Dr Richard Stapledon, SA TB Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital Chest Clinic Read On...
 
 

Contact Tracing: New WHO Guidelines

Dr Richard Stapledon, SA TB Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital Chest Clinic Read On...
 
 

Advances in TB molecular diagnostics and Typing

Dr Sally Roberts, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 
 
 
 

A Fast Diagnostic Test to Identify the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Rangipo Strain

Md Ali Ruthe, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Active Case Finding as strategy for TB care and control- India

Dr Banuru Prasad, International Union Against Tuberculosis And Lung Disease, New Delhi, India Read On...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Identifying predictors for tuberculosis cases with non-unique molecular types

Ms Esther Lim, Institute Of Environmental Science And Research (ESR), Porirua, New Zealand Read On...
 
 
 

Scenario analysis for programmatic tuberculosis control in Western Province, PNG

Dr James Trauer, The Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia Read On...
 
 

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Western Australia

Dr Joshua Francis, Mater Children’s Hospital, Spring Hill, Australia Read On...
 
 

Diagnosing smear negative TB: how many induced sputum specimens are required?

Mrs Jenny Paynter, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Late presentation in patients with spinal tuberculosis

Dr Lisa Noonan, Western Sydney Local Area Health District, Sydney, Australia Read On...
 
 

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: high rates of smear positivity at presentation

Dr Mitzi Nisbet, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Cases of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Stephen McBride, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Pre XDR-TB. Bypassing the surgeons – a medical only road to cure?

Dr Bronwen Rhodes, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand Read On...
 
 
 

Tuberculosis and Obesity: A clash of epidemics.

Dr Rebekah Lane, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand Read On...
 
 
 

“Bro, Game over!” Learning from our patients in Te Tai Tokerau

Mr Corey Pia, Northland DHB, Whangarei, New Zealand Read On...
 
 
 

Tuberculosis Outbreak Among Hawke’s Bay Maori.

Dr Lester Calder, Hawke’s Bay DHB, Napier, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

TB contact tracing in secondary schools – a case series of four

Dr Neil de Wet, Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service, Tauranga, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

New collaborative approaches to tuberculosis research and control in Australia.

Prof Warwick Britton, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP Centenary Institute & University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Read On...
 
 
 

The highs and lows of effective TB vaccine development

Dr Joanna Kirman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Univfersity of Otago, New Zealand Read On...
 
 

Evaluation Of The Diagnostic Accuracy Of High Resolution Melting (HRM) Curve Analysis In Rapidly Det

Dr Kenneth Samala, University Of The Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, Malate, Philippines Read On...
 
 
 
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