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HIV/TB Drug Resistance and Clinical Management Workshop & Book Launch, Ghost Mountain Inn, Mkuze, South Africa, 7-8 Mar 2013

SATuRN - 2013-02-18

Organised by the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies and Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN) in collaboration with the uMkhanyakude District Health Office. This workshop is aimed at developing knowledge and skills around the prevention and management of drug resistance and treatment failure in both HIV and TB.

Participants will develop understanding of HIV and TB drug resistance and will learn how to apply that knowledge to the management of individual patients and to the prevention and management of drug resistance at programmatic level.

The workshop will combine theoretical and case-based learning. It is aimed at doctors, nurses and pharmacists, particularly those taking a key role in the delivery of HIV and TB treatment and care in their sub-district.

The event will also be accompanied by the launch of a new book HIV&TB Drug Resistance and Clinical Management Case Book.

The workshop will start at 9am,Thursday 7 March and end at 4pm, Friday 8 March

Workshop attendees will be eligible for 12 CPD points

Lunch & tea/coffee will be provided each day. Accommodation can be provided if required.

Contact: Richard Lessells or Tulio de Oliveira

The HIV & TB Drug Resistance Clinical Management Case Book is free for download at our website


Links:

http://www.bioafrica.net/cases.php

Publication cited

RegaDB: Community-driven data management and analysis for infectious diseases. Libin P, Beheydt G, Deforche K, Imbrechts S, Ferreira F, Van Laethem K, Theys K, Carvalho AP, Cavaco Silva J, Lapadula G, Torti P, Assel M, Wesner S, Snoeck J, Ruelle J, De Bel A, Lacor P, De Munter P, Van Wijngaerden E, Zazzi M, Kaiser R, Ayouba A, Peeters M, de Oliveira T, Alcantara L, Grossman Z, Sloot P, Otelea D, Paraschiv S, Boucher C, Camacho R, and Vandamme AM, Bioinformatics (2013), 29 (11):1477-1480, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btst162 .

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