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6th Annual UW Tuberculosis Symposium


“Advances to help end the TB epidemic; a new vision for the 21 st century”

Friday, April 22 nd , 2022;
8am-4:15pm PDT,
SLU Orin Smith Auditorium 8:00-8:30am

Breakfast Session I Moderator, Tom Hawn

  • 8:30-8:35am Tom Hawn (UW), “TRTC Introduction”
  • 8:35-9:35 Keynote: Rada Savic (UCSF), “Translating TB Treatment Response”
  • 9:35-9:45 Keynote discussion
  • 9:45-9:50 Lisa Obimbo, “KTRTP Update”
  • 9:50-10:05 KTRTP trainee award—Jerphason Mecha, “Maternal HIV status and risk of infant M. tuberculosis infection as measured by TST”
  • 10:05-10:15 KTRTP discussion
  • 10:15-10:45 Break

Session II Moderator, Sylvia LaCourse

10:45-11:10 Michael Gerner, “Visualizing immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis”

  • 11:10-11:25 Masa Narita, “TB Update: King County”
  • 11:25-11:40 Monica Pecha, “TB in Washington State”
  • 11:40-11:55 TRTC trainee award 1—Ashenafi Cherkos, “Effect of pregnancy versus postpartum maternal isoniazid prevention therapy on infant growth in HIV-exposed uninfected infants”
  • 11:55-12:05 Open discussion
  • 12:05-1:00pm Lunch

Session III Moderator, Kevin Urdahl

  • 1:00-1:25 Shuyi Ma, “Functional Dissection of Network Response in Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
  • 1:25-1:50 Tanya Parish, “Targeting respiration in M. tuberculosis for new drugs”
  • 1:50-2:05 TRTC trainee award 2— Lauren Cross, “Dissecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis hematogenous dissemination in an ultra-low dose mouse model“
  • 2:05-2:15 Open discussion
  • 2:15-2:45 Break

Session IV Moderator, David Sherman

  • 2:45-3:10 Andrew Fiore-Gartland , “Single-cell analysis of the CD4+ T cell response to BCG re-vaccination in IGRA-negative South African adolescents”
  • 3:10-3:35 Kathryn Pepple, “Mycobaterial associated uveitis in either humans or mice”
  • 3:35-3:50 TRTC trainee award 3— Chandler Church, “A Systematic Review of Oral Swab Analysis for Diagnosing Pulmonary Tuberculosis”
  • 3:50-4:05 Chetan Seshadri, Rhea Coler, & David Sherman, “New Horizons: The Seattle Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (SEA-TRAC)”
  • 4:05-4:15 Open discussion and wrap-up

Download 2022 Annual TB Symposium's agenda here.