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TBnet: Moving to a better world.

„Before – After“
"Tuberculosis Awareness Program at Jagdol Village" Development Committee on World TB Day"
"Tuberculosis Awareness Program at Sindupalchowk, Nepal on World TB Day"
"Face of TB"
"XDR-Hostel in Kathmandu"
"TB child in Benin"
"Imagine the first day"
"La principessa prigioniera - The ivory tower’s princess"
"Carbol fuchsin application to sputum smear for diagnosis of tuberculosis, Socios En Salud-Sucursal Perú Microbiology Laboratory, Lima, Peru."
"Child with MDR-TB examining her films"
"Infected cell clumps within the bronchial lumen"
"TB can make patient and doctor smile"
"Sonia in Isolamento"
"Pasta, meat, juice and mycobacterias from your neighbors"

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Here you find TBnet related news and general news from clinical tuber-culosis to basic tuberculosis research - usually the paper of the month. You can provide informations on news that should be listed by contacting contact@tb-net.org.

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Informations on meetings related to tuberculosis or nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and on our TBnet meetings are provided under this link. If you wish meetings to be listed, please contact the TBnet using contact@tb-net.org.


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  • TBnet Academy
    TBnet Academy


    The 3rd TBnet Academy will take place in Chisinau / Moldova from May 4th to 6th 2015

    Deadline for application: February 20th 2015

    Application process closed.

    The program can be found here.








    What it is about:


    3 Day Tuberculosis Academy especially for residents, fellows, doctoral students and post-docs.

    A forum for young clinicians and researchers in the field of tuberculosis to exchange ideas and to learn from each other under expert guidance and mentorship.



    Chisinau, Rep. of Moldova



    May 03 (arrival) – May 07 (Departure) 2015



    The program includes:


    Keynote lectures on:

    Collaborative TB research in Europe

    Emerging tuberculosis drug-resistance

    Pediatric tuberculosis

    Non-tuberculous mycobacteria infections



    Reviews (provided by participants) on:



    Molecular biology


    Public Health

    Clinical management of TB


    Special features: 

    How to plan a research project

    How to get funded

    How to write a manuscript

    How to give a winning presentation

    Clinical pearls

    Hot topics on the international research agenda





    Sofia Alexandru (Rep. of Moldova)

    Victor Botnaru (Rep. of Moldova)

    Dumitru Chesov (Rep. of Moldova)

    Valeriu Crudu (Rep. of Moldova)

    Liliana Domente (Rep. of Moldova)

    Josè Dominguez (Spain)

    Rodica Gramma (Rep. of Moldova)

    Lorenzo Guglielmetti (France)

    Constantin Iavorschi (Rep. of Moldova)

    Valeriu Istrati (Rep. of Moldova)

    Beate Kampmann (UK)

    Christoph Lange (Germany)

    Ekatarina Norok (Rep. of Moldova)

    Elena Romancenco (Rep. of Moldova)

    Morten Ruhwald (Denmark)

    Doina Rusu (Rep. of Moldova)

    Claudia Schacht (Germany)

    Martina Sester (Germany)

    Timo Ulrichs (Germany)

    Valentina Vilc (Rep. of Moldova)

    Dirk Wagner (Germany)



    Coordination committee:


    Prof. Rodica Gramma (USMF, Moldova)

    Ass. Prof. Dumitru Chesov (USMF, Moldova)

    Prof. Christoph Lange (Research Center Borstel, Germany)

    TBnet secretariate: Mrs. Cordula Ehlers (cehlers@fz-borstel.de)