World Tuberculosis Day Symposium

March 22, 2016
New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ


Note: Presentations will be posted as they become available so please check back regularly for complete listing. Presentations may not be final versions and will be updated after the workshop if needed.

Reynard J. McDonald Lecture
Gerald Friedland, MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Tuberculosis: A Historical Perspective
Lee Reichman, MD, MPH, Global Tuberculosis Institute

The Global Plan to End TB: The Paradigm Shift, 2016-2020
E. Jane Carter, MD, Brown University

Strategic Plan for TB Elimination in the United States, 2016-2020
Terence Chorba, MD, DSc, MPH, MPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Current State of TB in New Jersey
Frank Romano, MPH, New Jersey Department of Health

Clinical Update on Tuberculosis
Diana Nilsen, MD, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Molecular Methods for TB Diagnosis & Treatment
Barry Kreiswirth, PhD, Public Health Research Institute

Clinical Case Presentations
Amee Patrawalla, MD, Global Tuberculosis Institute
Kristina Feja, MD, Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Addressing the Challenges of TB Diagnosis & Treatment through Research
Neil Schluger, MD, Columbia University Medical Center

A Novel Platform for Immunological Detection of A Novel Platform for Immunological Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection
Marila Gennaro, MD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute

The Path of Anti-tuberculosis Drugs: From Blood Lesions to Mycobacterial Cells
Brendan Prideaux, PhD, New Jersey Medical School, Public Health Research Institute

Learning from the Past to Plot a Course to Future TB Drugs
Joel Freundlich, PhD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Exploring the Relationship Between Air Pollution & Tuberculosis
Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health