Tuberculosis: The hidden epidemic

October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Advisory, Health, Indigenous, Medicine, News, Outreach

The University of Manitoba and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are hosting a public forum to discuss tuberculosis, which is sadly not, as many think, a disease of the past.

True, overall TB rates are declining but in Manitoba and Nunavut, for example, rates are increasing. Experts will discuss this and other aspects of TB at the next CIHR Café Scientific, an informal gathering wherein research experts exchange ideas with each other and the public in a relaxed atmosphere.

Panel experts include:

  • Dr. Anne Fanning, Chair of Stop TB Canada; Member of the Order of Canada and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta
  • Dr. Pamela Orr, Professor of Internal Medicine at the U of M and President Elect, North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Dr. Brenda Elias (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the U of M

What: CHIR Café Scientific, “Tuberculosis: The Hidden Epidemic”
When: Oct. 23, 2012, starting at 7 p.m.
Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg

For more information contact and to RSVP contact research_communications@umanitioba.ca, 204-474-6689.

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