miology, and surveillance; to diagnosis, treatment, and infection control; to issues pertaining to the drug supply chain, laboratory capacity, and needs of vulnerable populations. Each workshop will address some or all of these multiple disciplines and facilitate discussion about a global “blueprint for action.”

•   Present promising new research, and also to identify specific gaps in knowledge and consider potential needs for additional research, funding, and international attention.

The workshop series has been hosted over a period of several years, creating a venue and body of knowledge that explicitly considers and addresses developments over a period of time, thus permitting relatively quick adjustments in knowledge and strategy. The workshop series convenes international experts, permitting exchange of information among experts from each of the participating countries and globally. Each workshop in the series results in a U.S. National Academies publication summarizing the workshop presentations and discussions.

This workshop in Beijing will address the current status of drug-resistant tuberculosis globally, and in China, and consider lessons learned from the other three high burden countries; highlight global challenges to controlling the spread of drug-resistant strains; and discuss innovative strategies to advance and harmonize local and international efforts to prevent and treat drug-resistant TB. The workshop will consider urgent themes relating to the problem of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB, extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB, and emergent TB strains that are potentially untreatable with drugs available and will consider the critical leadership role of the BRICS countries in addressing the threats and opportunities in drug-resistant TB.

THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS AND THE LEADERSHIP OF THE BRICS COUNTRIES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Beijing, China

DAY 1
 
7:00 a.m. Registration
 
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
(Moderator: LIXIN ZHANG)


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