Symposium: Innovate to eliminate tuberculosis


24 March: World Tuberculosis Day,
Symposium: Innovate to eliminate tuberculosis,
Wednesday 24 March 2010, 16h30-18h30, followed by cocktail reception
Location: European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Room 6Q2, interpretation EN/FR.

Organized under the patronage of MEP Françoise Grossetête in collaboration with the European Parliamentary Working Group on Innovation, Acces to Medicines and Poverty-related diseases

Programme (see invitation)

(Moderator: Philippe Busquin, former MEP)
16.00: Welcome
16.30: Introduction by Ms Françoise Grossetête, MEP
16.35: Dr Jorge Sampaio, UN Special Envoy to Stop TB: Partnering to Stop Tuberculosis
16.45: Mr John Bowis, former MEP: Unite forces to innovate new tools
16.55: Mr Philippe Douste-Blazy, UNITAID chair executive board: Innovative ways of funding to fight poverty-related diseases
17.05: Mr Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Executive director of the access to essential medicines campaign, Medecins Sans Frontières: How to address the need for innovation & access for TB  
17.15: Mr Peter Gondrie, Director of KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation: Innovation in TB control: what’s in it for the Field?
17.25: Mr Dima Sherembey, All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH, treated for MDR-TB and HIV positive: Experiences of affected communities
17.35: Conclusions by MEP’s Françoise Grossetête and Eleni Theocharous, vice chair of the  Working Group on Innovation, Acces to Medicines and Poverty-related diseases
17.45 : Discussion
18.30 : Cocktail reception

Unfortunately the registration period closed on Wednesday March 17. If you didn't register yet, you can only visit the symposium if you have a permanent badge to enter the European Parliament building. For further information, please contact Erna Balk, TBVI.


Ms. Erna Balk
Director Advocacy & Communications
+31 320 277 552