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Tuberculosis: Science Aimed at Ending the Epidemic

December 2-4, 2020*
*Program is in development and subject to change

The aim of this symposium is to mobilize the rigor, creativity and forward-momentum of scientists worldwide to discover and develop new tools that will end the TB epidemic. A few unique features of this conference include sessions that will explore advances across the ecosystem from early discovery through translation and real-world application, as well as sessions that address scientific bottlenecks to be overcome in the search for new tools to prevent, diagnose and definitively cure TB. Finally, the conference will include sessions dedicated to lessons learned from leprosy. There will be numerous opportunities for scientists to catalyze scientific advances that address the global burden of TB.

Program is intended for scientific researchers and clinical audiences.

Join us for this landmark virtual event, brought to you by Keystone Symposia.


Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD


Abstract Submission
for Short Talk Consideration:
October 29, 2020

ePoster Abstract Submission: November 18, 2020

Financial Aid Application: November 18, 2020


Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!

Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform!

Submit your abstract for the opportunity to be selected for a short talk presentation alongside field leaders on the meeting program! See Abstract Deadline for Short Talk Consideration

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract
  • Poster PDF for download
  • Lightning talk— up to 5 minute video presentation, available on-demand
  • Live chat function to answer audience questions in real-time
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, and to be considered for short talk selection, go to the “Submit an Abstract” tab on the event homepage.

Program Details

Speaking at this eSymposia

David Alland

Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, USA

Bruno B. Andrade

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Clifton E. Barry III

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Yasmine Belkaid

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Julio Croda

Ministry of Health, Brazil

Patricia A. Darrah

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Sarah M. Fortune

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, USA

Neel R. Gandhi

Emory University, USA

Lei Gao

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

Annemieke Geluk

Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Mark Hatherill

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Deborah T. Hung

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA

Babak Javid

Tsinghua University School of Medicine, China

Shabaana Khader

Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Purvesh Khatri

Stanford University, USA

Cressida Madigan

University of California, San Diego, USA

Guy B. Marks

University of New South Wales, Australia

Katrin D. Mayer-Barber

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Robert L. Modlin

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Milton Ozório Moraes

Oswaldo Cruz Institute- Fiocruz, Brazil

Mihai G. Netea

Radboud University, Netherlands

Olivier Neyrolles

IPBS, CNRS-University of Toulouse, France

Kyu Y. Rhee

Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Padmini Salgame

Rutgers University, USA

Christopher M. Sassetti

University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Alan Sher

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

David R. Sherman

University of Washington, USA

Soumya Swaminathan

World Health Organisation, Switzerland

Gabriel D. Victora

Rockefeller University, USA

Program details will be available soon.

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