Thursday 28th November 2013

8.15amWelcome and Powhiri


Plenary Session: Drug Resistant TB: A Global and Local Problem

Room: Aquamarine 2 & 3 Session Chair: Cathy Pikholz

8.45amDrug Resistant TB: The Global and Regional Picture
Dr Tauhid Islam, Medical Officer, rGLC Secretariat, Stop TB , WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, Philippines
9.25am MDR, XDR and TDR TB: Treatment and Challenges
Dr Rick Stapledon, Consultant, South Australia Tuberculosis Services, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
10.05am TB in the Pacific: Current Trends, Challenges & Successes & SPC's Role in TB Management in the Pacific Island Region
Kerri Viney, Acting TB Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia
10.25am Discussion
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am-12.10pm Plenary Session: Cutting Edge TB Diagnostics and Vaccines
Room: Aquamarine 2 & 3 Session Chair:
11.00am Lightening the Load: Fireflies and the Search For New TB Drugs
Dr Siouxsie Wiles, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
11.20am Laboratory Diagnosis of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Mr Richard Lumb, ipal Medical Scientist, Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia.
11.50am The Highs And Lows Of Effective TB Vaccine Development
Dr Joanna Kirman, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, New Zealand
12.10pm Lunch

Plenary Session: Best Abstract Competition

Room: Aquamarine 2 & 3
Session Chair:

1.00pm Association Of Phylogenetic Lineages of the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex with Patient Demographics in New Zealand
Dr James Bower, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand 
1.15pm Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Western Australia
Dr Joshua Francis,
Mater Children’s Hospital, Spring Hill, Australia  
1.30pm   Identifying Predictors for Tuberculosis Cases with Non-Unique Molecular Types
Ms Esther Lim,
Institute Of Environmental Science And Research (ESR), Porirua, New Zealand
1.45pm Scenario Analysis for Programmatic Tuberculosis Control in Western Province, PNG
Dr JamesTrauer,
The Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia 
2.00pm-3.30pm Plenary Session: Management of TB in Difficult Circumstances
2.00pm HIV Associated TB: A Major Public Health Challenge
Dr Mitzi Nisbet, Infectious Diseases & Respiratory Physician, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
2.25pm Paediatric TB: Progress and Challenges
Dr Lesley Voss, TB and Infectious Diseases Paediatrician, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
2.50pm Tuberculosis Uveitis in NZ: Clinical Presentations and Treatment Outcomes
Dr Jo Sims, Ophthalmologist, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
3.10pm 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
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm-5.00pm Concurrent Session:
Great Cases
Room: Aquamarine 3, Session Chair:
Concurrent Session:
Public Health
Room: Aquamarine 2, Session Chair: Julie Ritchie
Concurrent Session:
Clinical TB
Room: Aquamarine 1, Session Chair:
Tuberculosis and Obesity: A Clash of Epidemics
Dr Rebekah Lane, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
TB Contact Tracing in Secondary Schools – A Case Series of Four
Dr Neil de Wet,
Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service, Tauranga, New Zealand
Late Presentation in Patients with Spinal Tuberculosis
Dr Lisa Noonan
, Western Sydney Local Area Health District, Sydney, Australia
Paradoxical Reaction Following Completion of TB Treatment – A Case Report and Literature Review
Veroncia Playle
, Auckland DHB, Auckland, New Zealand
The Perfect Storm: Super-Transmission of Tuberculosis in an Adolescent Subpopulation in South Australia
Dr Kathryn Taylor,
Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
Cases of Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Stephen McBride,
Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand
Probable Vitamin D Deficiency- Related Myopathy in a Patient with Tuberculosis. A Case Report
Dr Farid Shaba
, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Tuberculosis Outbreak Among Hawke’s Bay Maori
Dr Lester Calder
, Hawke’s Bay DHB,
Napier, New Zealand
Diagnosing Smear Negative TB: How Many Induced Sputum Specimens are Required?
Mrs Jenny Paynter,
Auckland City
Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Pre XDR-TB. Bypassing The Surgeons – A Medical Only Road To Cure?
Dr Bronwen Rhodes,
Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand
“Bro, Game Over!” - Learning From Our Patients In Te Tai Tokerau
Mr Corey Pia
, Northland DHB,
Whangarei, New Zealand
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: High Rates Of Smear Positivity At Presentation
Dr Mitzi Nisbet
, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
5.00pm Conclusion of the Day
7.00pm Conference Dinner, The Floating Pavillion

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