IUATLD NAR Postgraduate Course

The CDC TB Centers of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation postgraduate course was held on February 24, 2021 preceding the IUATLD NAR Conference. The course explored the dynamic and essential role of the laboratory in the diagnosis and management of persons with tuberculosis with the main goal of providing an overview of the expanding toolbox available to TB focused laboratories and how to apply results in the clinical setting. Illustrative case examples delve into available testing methods, highlight challenges in test interpretation and clinical application, and emphasize the importance of communication between the clinician and laboratorian as part of a collaborative approach.

The recording of the full IUATLD NAR Conference is available from the conference organizers for a fee. Please visit this website or contact Matthew Wong at mwong@bc.lung.ca for more information. 

Welcome and the Role of the Laboratory in the Diagnosis and Management of TB

Welcome and Overview and the Role of the Laboratory

 

Clinician and Laboratory Collaboration to Solve Diagnostic Challenges

Clinician and Laboratory Collaboration to Solve Diagnostic Challenges

 

Resistance Testing and Interpretation of Discordant Test Results

Resistance Testing & Interpretation of Discordant Test Results

 

The Role of MICs in Optimizing TB Treatment

The Role of MICs in Optimizing TB Treatment