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Post-graduate Course 04. Managing children with drug-resistant tuberculosis: a practical approach

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 9:00 – 17:00, Room: 341

44th Union World Conference on Lung Health, 30 October – 3 November 2013, Paris, France

Description

Despite some advances in expanding access to effective treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), children remain largely neglected. Diagnosis of DR-TB in children is perceived to be challenging and few providers have experience managing children with DR-TB. This course aimed to provide workers with practical advice and guidance to manage children with DR-TB. It addressed diagnosis, prevention, treatment, delivery of medication doses, management of adverse events, and approaches to the programmatic management of DR-TB in children.

This course was aimed at any health care worker who may manage children with drug-resistant tuberculosis. The course’s strong clinical and practical components were of use to those working in the community, clinic, hospital, or TB programme.

Presentations

1. Overview of the epidemiology of DR-TB in children
Soumya Swaminathan (India) [Download Slides Here]

2. Family-centered approach: framework for managing children exposed to DR-TB
Jeffrey Starke (USA) [Download Slides Here]

3. Diagnosis of DR-TB disease in children
Carlos Perez-Velez (USA) [Download Slides Here]

4. Treatment of DR-TB disease in children and preventive therapy for children exposed to DR-TB
H. Simon Schaaf (South Africa) [Download Slides Here]

5. Pharmacokinetics of second-line TB drugs
Helen McIlleron (South Africa) [Download Slides Here]

6. Practical approach to weight-based dosing
Carole Zen Ruffinen (Switzerland) [Download Slides Here]

7. Co-morbidities, monitoring and adverse events, nutritional support and adherence
Jennifer Furin (USA) [Download Slides Here]

8. Program monitoring and evaluation, including registers and forms
Florian Marx (Germany) [Download Slides Here]

9. Implementing a protocol to evaluate child contacts of DR-TB patients
Farhana Amanullah (Pakistan) [Download Slides Here]

10. Managing DR-TB in pregnancy, mothers and newborns
James Seddon (UK) [Download Slides Here]

CoordinatorsMercedes Becerra (USA), James Seddon (UK)

Chairs: Mercedes Becerra (USA), James Seddon (UK)

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