Tuberculosis (TB) is not just a major killer in developing countries; Canada is also facing TB outbreaks. As part of World TB Day, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre invited the public to a Café scientifique to talk about TB, the world’s second deadliest infectious disease.
Front-line TB experts, including nurses, scientists and public health representatives, shed light on this international public health issue. The outcome of the event was clear: we need to continue our fight against TB - a disease that kills someone every 22 seconds around the world.
Moderator: Dominique Forget, journalist and author.
It was also the opportunity to officially launch the McGill International TB Centre, which will bring over 20 world-renowned scientists with expertise ranging from economics to mouse models, with a number of collaborating international groups, all in an effort to fight TB.
This new entity will coordinate the findings of people working around the world in a variety of fields related to the disease, from public health initiatives to the latest in scientific research to the social workers on the frontlines.
To know more about the McGill International TB Centre: http://www.mcgill.ca/tb/
This event has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
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