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Now online: materials and recording from webinar on TB/HIV in PEPFAR COPS

by Erica Lessem

[image: Inline image 1]Dear all, Thank you for your interest in *Good COPs or Bad COPs? Advocacy to Ensure the Prioritization of TB in 2018 PEPFAR Country Operational Plans (COPs). *This webinar from TAG, ARASA, GNP+, Health GAP, and RESULTS took place on January 11, 2018. Please visit the TAG ... read more

Updated: 19 Jan, 2018
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Concerns about composite reference standards in diagnostic research

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this interesting BMJ article about challenges in using composite reference standards in the evaluation of new diagnostics. URL: http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.j5779 Best Madhu read more

Updated: 18 Jan, 2018
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Fwd: RESIST-TB Webinar Series - Right Diagnosis, Right Treatment: KNCV’s Patient Triage Approach, January 25th

by Erica Lessem

FYI Please contact RESIST-TB directly per below with any questions ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: RESIST-TB <RESISTTB@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM Subject: RESIST-TB Webinar Series - Right Diagnosis, Right Treatment: KNCV’s Patient Triage Approach, January 25th Presentation: Right Diagnosis, Right Treatment: KNCV’s Patient Triage Approach *View ... read more

Updated: 18 Jan, 2018
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MSF is looking for a laboratory medicine referent based in Paris

by monique GUEGUEN

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization created in 1971 that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. The French ... read more

Updated: 18 Jan, 2018
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Roche is looking to recruit a Director of Clinical Science, Infectious Diseases

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this job posting and share: https://www.roche.com/careers/jobs/jobsearch/job.htm?id=E-2520139352&locale=en&title=Director+of+Clinical+Science%2C+Infectious+Diseases Best Madhu read more

Updated: 18 Jan, 2018
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Why Do Diagnostics Companies Fail?

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this interesting analysis on why Dx companies fail, by Halteres Associates. URL: http://www.halteresassociates.com/pdf/Halteres-Dx-Company-Failure-Report-20180110-(v01).pdf Best Madhu read more

Updated: 12 Jan, 2018
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Surrogate endpoints in global health research: searching for silver bullets?

Ruth MCNERNEY replied

I think we are agreed there needs to be changes in the way research questions are formulated and pursued. Diseases of poverty have different drivers and solutions from the medical problems that are of most concern in rich countries. One of the fascinating things about TB is the unique way ... read more

Updated: 11 Jan, 2018
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Fwd: Announcing TB 2018: Submit your abstracts

by Erica Lessem

FYI and apologies for cross-posting. Please contact IAS directly for more information. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: TB 2018 <info@tb2018.org> Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 6:00 AM Subject: Announcing TB 2018: Submit your abstracts To: Erica <erica.lessem@treatmentactiongroup.org> We are pleased to announce TB 2018, an official pre-conference of the ... read more

Updated: 11 Jan, 2018
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This Thursday! January11 Webinar: Ensure the Prioritization of TB in PEPFAR

by Erica Lessem

[image: 1/11 Webinar: Ensure the Prioritization of TB in PEPFAR] <https://default.salsalabs.org/T715fafff-cd9e-47fe-85a8-69170c53fb6b/4993b156-c056-4610-b590-a4988589982e> *Good COPs or Bad COPs? Advocacy to Ensure the Prioritization of TB in 2018 PEPFAR Country Operational Plans (COPs)* *This week! * *Thursday, January 11 - 9am New York || 3pm Geneva || 4pm Cape Town* *Register Now* <https://default.salsalabs.org/T715fafff-cd9e-47fe-85a8-69170c53fb6b/4993b156-c056-4610-b590-a4988589982e> ... read more

Updated: 09 Jan, 2018
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Establishing Ebola Virus Disease diagnostics at a mobile laboratory in Liberia

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this new paper in PLoS NTDs, which describes the implementation of the Xpert Ebola Assay, a rapid molecular diagnostic test run on the GeneXpert platform, at a mobile laboratory in Liberia and the subsequent impact on EVD outbreak response, case management and laboratory system strengthening. http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/authors?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006135 It is ... read more

Updated: 08 Jan, 2018
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