3rd International Meeting on Childhood Tuberculosis

Online meeting hosted from Sofia Bulgaria, 23rd – 24th September 2021


Welcome letter


We look forward to welcoming everyone with an interest in improving care for children with TB to the 3rd International Meeting on Pediatric Tuberculosis in Sofia in March 2020. This meeting is now established as a regular fixture. Following on from the 2nd meeting in Vilnius in 2018, there are many exciting areas of research and clinical development to update on. Long neglected, misdiagnosed and underreported, the importance of pediatric TB is at last being appreciated and important questions are being addressed in research. This research needs to be translated into policy and clinical practice on the ground, and we aim to bring together the best international experts and speakers with those involved in hands on clinical work.

Abstracts and bursaries

Abstracts will be welcomed for submission as eposters, and bursaries will be available to facilitate attendance from areas with high burdens of pediatric TB.

About pTBnet

pTBnet is an international network of over 250 clinicians and researchers in pediatric TB founded in 2009. pTBnet coordinates clinical research and complex case discussion, as well as training and education.

Previous meetings in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2018 and in Padova, Italy in 2013 have been pivotal in bringing together experts in many aspects of paediatric TB Both meetings were attended by over 100 delegates from across the globe. In Sofias we aim to assemble practitioners from Eastern and Western Europe and beyond.

About the conference

This 3rd conference will update the considerable progress in TB programmes and research that is taking place. The conference will take place over 2.5 days starting at 13:00 on Thursday 26th March and finishing on the afternoon of Saturday 28th March 2018.

Sofia is a modern and historic city that sits at the heart of the Balkan region of Europe. It is easily accessible from Eastern and Western Europe and beyond, and is an attractive venue with a strong history of medical conferences.

Dr Steve Welch on behalf of pTBnet

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