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Tuberculosis: Science Aimed at Ending the Epidemic

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


The global tuberculous (TB) community has decided that now is the time to eradicate this disease and have developed “The End TB Strategy”. This is an initiative that 194 countries have endorsed with the ultimate goal of ending the global endemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the STOP TB partnership have crafted the STOP TB Plan, and the Treatment Action Group has mapped the resources required to achieve these audacious goals. At the 2018 United Nations High Level Meeting on TB, the heads of the state made a pledge to succeed in these endeavors. Therefore, 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 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, address scientific bottlenecks to 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 and from clinical successes in microbiome science and immunotherapy. By bringing together a program such as this, there will be numerous opportunities for scientists to network and build collaborations that will catalyze scientific advances that address the global scourge 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


Scholarships: August 19, 2020
Abstract Submission: September 2, 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 discounted registration code.

Find out more about financial aid opportunities here!

Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform!

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, complete the event registration process and you will be given access 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

Patricia A. Darrah

NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Sarah M. Fortune

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, 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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