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Free Content Annual meeting of the Tuberculosis Surveillance and Research Unit, 2008[Meeting report]

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The Tuberculosis Surveillance and Research Unit (TSRU) held its last annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland, from 1 to 4 April 2008. Several topics of current interest for tuberculosis (TB) research and new research projects were presented and discussed in depth by 60 delegates from Europe, Africa and Asia. This paper summarises some of the highlights of the meeting which may be of interest to epidemiologists and managers active in the field of TB.
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Keywords: research; surveillance; tuberculosis

Document Type: Invited Paper

Affiliations: 1: Swiss Lung Association, Berne, Switzerland 2: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands; and Academic Medical Centre, Centre for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 3: Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa 4: World Health Organization Stop TB Department, Geneva, Switzerland 5: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on lung health world-wide.

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