For the first time, we are marking World TB Day at the University of British Columbia (WTBD-UBC)!
WTBD-UBC 2010 is designed to raise awareness about tuberculosis in the university community and in the general public. Tuberculosis (TB) remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of almost 2 million people each year. In Canada, the incidence of TB is particularly high among First Nations people. In Vancouver, TB is a growing concern in the Downtown East side (DTES).
A poster session and short seminars will be part of the day’s event in the West Atrium in the Life Science Centre at UBC. A talk by keynote speaker, P. Donald, MD from Cape Town, South Africa is also scheduled. An outreach community event will be also held in the Downtown Eastside (United Church).
See program for further information or go to the CTBR page.
PROGRAM FOR WORLD TB DAY 2010
Downtown East Side (DTES) events
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
|11:30-12:30||Tuberculosis Information session for DTES community member||
Venue: First United Church, 320 E Hastings Street (DTES)
To follow lunch provided by Church
Jay Johnson, MD, BC CDC
Life Sciences Institute, UBC events
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
|9am -3pm||Poster Session||
|1-2pm||Keynote Speaker - LSC3||
• Centre for Tuberculosis Research (CTBR), UBC
• BC Center for Disease Control
• Centre for Health Lung
• TB Vets Foundation
• Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC
• Life Science Institute, UBC
• Humanities 101 Community Programme