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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2002

Media Contact:
Anne A. Oplinger
(301) 402-1663
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
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World Congress on Tuberculosis Media Briefing

Date: Monday, June 3, 2002
Time: 11:45-1:15
Place:
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC

Pre-register for the briefing by Wednesday, May 29th at (301) 402-1663 or aoplinger@niaid.nih.gov

Convening for the first time in 10 years, the 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis will meet in Washington, DC, June 3-5 to evaluate progress and define unmet needs in global TB prevention and treatment. The June 3rd media briefing will provide an overview of the disease, highlight current research, and describe the fruitful partnerships forged between private and public sectors in the battle against TB.

Panelists and their topics are:

  • Why Tuberculosis Matters (An Overview)
    Philip Hopewell, University of California, San Francisco
  • Controlling TB in High-Burden Countries
    Mario Raviglione, World Health Organization
  • Research: New Directions in TB Diagnostics, Drugs, and Vaccines
    Ken Duncan, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Forging Partnerships between Private and Public Players
    Carol Nacy, Sequella Foundation
    Maria Freire, Global Alliance for TB Drug Development

Reporters are welcome to attend any part of the meeting (agenda below) subject to space availability. Those planning to attend the media briefing must pre-register by May 29th with Anne Oplinger, NIAID, at (301) 402-1663 or by email aoplinger@niaid.nih.gov. Media may register on-site at no charge to attend other portions of the meeting.

NOTE: The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is easily reached on Metro's Red Line, Woodley Park-Zoo stop.

The 4th World Congress on Tuberculosis is sponsored and organized by:

  • American Lung Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Global Alliance for TB Drug Development Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • IUATLD
  • KNCV
  • Sequella Global TB Foundation
  • STOP TB The Coalition for TB R&D
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • US Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. National Institutes of Health: Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Additional Donors:

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Open Society Institute
  • Pittsfield Anti-TB Association

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