The University of Washington (UW) Tuberculosis Research and Training Center (TRTC) held its 6th Annual TB Symposium on Friday April 22, 2022 from 8am-4:15pm in Orin Smith Auditorium, South Lake Union campus. Professor Rada Savic from UCSF was the keynote speaker. Links to recorded presentations are below.
Session I Moderator, Tom Hawn
8:30-8:35am Tom Hawn (UW), “TRTC Introduction”
8:35-9:35 Keynote: Rada Savic (UCSF), “Translating TB Treatment Response”
9:45-9:50 Lisa Obimbo, “KTRTP Update”
9:50-10:05 KTRTP trainee award—Jerphason Mecha, “Maternal HIV status and risk of infant M. tuberculosis infection as measured by TST”
Session II Moderator, Sylvia LaCourse
10:45-11:10 Michael Gerner, “Visualizing immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
11:10-11:25 Masa Narita, “TB Update: King County”
11:25-11:40 Monica Pecha, “TB in Washington State”
Session III Moderator, Kevin Urdahl
1:50-2:05 TRTC trainee award 2— Lauren Cross, “Dissecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis hematogenous dissemination in an ultra-low dose mouse model“
Session IV Moderator, David Sherman
3:35-3:50 TRTC trainee award 3— Chandler Church, “A Systematic Review of Oral Swab Analysis for Diagnosing Pulmonary Tuberculosis”
Symposium flyer: 6th Annual TB Symposium Flyer.pdf
Dr. Rada Savic is a Professor at the University of California San Francisco and the Associate Director of the UCSF Center for TB. Her research focuses on data integration and modeling to solve problems in drug development and routine drug therapy in infectious diseases including special populations such as children and pregnant women. Dr. Savic is a world recognized pharmacologist and expert on drug regimen design and optimal dosing approaches and was named the 2021 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award recipient, which recognizes and honors young scientists for outstanding accomplishments in the field of clinical pharmacology achieved early in their career.