Tuberculosis meeting 2011

ICS TB Working Group meeting, September 22, 2011
Danish Polar Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday, Sept 22, 2011

Co-chairs: Tammy Zulz & Victor Gallant

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  • Share information and knowledge on aspects of circumpolar surveillance of tuberculosis (TB)
  • Strengthen the coorperation between the Circumpolar regions involved in the international Circumpolar Surveillance TB Working Group (ICS-TB)
  • To advance work established in the goals of ICS-TB to conduct collaborative surveillance of TB in the Circumpolar regions

8:30 Welcome/introductions. Tammy Zulz

8:45 Documents (for review)
– Terms of reference. All
– Membership. All

9:00 Tuberculosis Update by Country/Region
– Canada. Victor Gallant
United States. Tammy Zulz
Russia. Liudmila V. Lyalina
Greenland. Thomas Rendal

10:15 Break

10:30 Follow-Up: Khanty-Mansiysk
Debrief. Tammy Zulz
– Impressions from Russian delegates. Alexander Vladimirov

ICS Update. Alan Parkinson
– Aspects of TB surveillance in the WHO European Region with focus on drug resistant surveillance. Andrei Dadu
– MDR-XDR-TB Action plan. Andrei Dadu

12:00 Lunch


13:00 Working Group Documents
– Data Dictionary (to finalize). Victor Gallant
– Data Sharing. Victor Gallant

– Information system for TB surveillance, resource center and knowledge database on TB – the present state, project and the strategy. Igor Chernyaev
– Inter Business Vault – Secure File Transfer. Victor Gallant
– Jurisdictional preparedness. Victor Gallant
– – Data dictionary
– – Extraction process
– – Resources in place
– – Others

15:00 Break

15:15 Retrospective report – Open discussion
– Early outline and table mock-up. Victor Gallant
– Analysis review. All
– Dissemination. All
– – Target audience of the report
– – How results should be used
– – Approval processes for release of report
– – Other

16:45 Next steps
– 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Fairbanks Alaska August 5-10, 2012 (abstract deadline January 31, 2012)
– Next teleconference – to discuss

17:00 Meeting Adjourned

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