Tuberculosis: The Hidden Epidemic

October 23, 2012 – 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
Seating is limited, RSVP to: Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca, (204) 474-6689

Most Canadians think that tuberculosis (TB) is a disease of the past. In reality, while general rates of TB in Canada are slowly decreasing, in some regions such as Nunavut and Manitoba, they have risen over the past decade. In this Café Scientifique, we explore, through the lens of research, clinical care, public health, human rights, advocacy and personal experience, the story behind the numbers —how socioeconomic, environmental, biological and cultural factors are affecting the incidence of TB in Canadian communities, and how our experience fits within the context of global TB and the pursuit of TB control/ eradication.

 

Experts

Dr. Anne Fanning
Chair, Stop TB Canada; Member of the Order of Canada
Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

Dr. Pamela Orr
President-Elect, North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Professor, Internal Medicine and CIHR Researcher
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

An individual who has experienced TB personally will join
our panel for the discussion.


Moderator

Dr. Brenda Elias
Assistant Professor, Community Health Science
Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba