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The Road to Mexico : Accelerating Towards Elimination

October 11, 2017 - October 14, 2017

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October 11 – 14
Guadalajara, Mexico

This year’s Union World Conference, ‘Accelerating Toward Elimination,’ will focus on how to accelerate our efforts towards the elimination of lung diseases on multiple fronts, especially Tuberculosis (TB). We have a long way to go and only together we will succeed.

This year, and the next, there are some great political opportunities that we must capitalize on: the upcoming 2017 Global Ministerial Conference on TB in Moscow and the 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB in New York. These great opportunities, together with the unprecedented momentum towards ending the global TB crisis, that has recently emerged out of the commitments by the G20 Ministers of Health and Heads of States in Germany, and the BRICS Ministers of Health in July, are amazing milestones in the long road to end TB.

The Union World Conference is yet another milestone on this road in which the TB community can build on, through strong engagement and planning, to continue the drive towards ending TB, as well as access to all TB diagnosis, treatment and care, for all people sick or infected with TB.

As with every year, a list of events taking place in Guadalajara will be shared, starting with the ones we know the best – because we organize or fund them (totally or partially).

The Stop TB Partnership is kicking off the conference with a Mexican gala dinner on Monday 9 October, which will include the Second TB Awards ceremony, continuing on a similar format from the Liverpool event last year.

Please see the below initial list of events that are taking place in Guadalajara. Please note that this does not replace the official list of events as highlighted on The Union website.

Sunday 8 October
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Westin Guadalajara
1st Focus Group Discussion on TB Adherence Technologies 

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location To Be Confirmed
Pre-Workshop Dinner With Organizers, Presenters/Speakers, and Country Decision Makers

Monday 9 October
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Westin Guadalajara
1st Innovators & Adopters Workshop re: TBDx and Adjunct Technologies

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location To Be Confirmed
Zero TB Meeting

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location To Be Confirmed
Community Strategizing for Advocacy & Engagement: The Union, the Global Ministerial Conference & the UN High Level Meeting on TB

Time and Venue To Be Confirmed
Communities Meeting

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location To Be Confirmed
Stop TB Partnership Gala Dinner and Awards Night

Wednesday 11 October
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Hall 5
Transitioning from Global Fund Financing and Ensuring Sustainability

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Colomos II
Shorter Regimens Today, New Regimens Tomorrow: The Practicalities of Transitions, Waste and Procurement Cycles

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Los Arcos
Accelerating the Uptake of New Diagnostics, Medicines and Regimens to Eliminate TB Through Improved Guidance and Coordination

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hall 3
Accelerated Access to New TB Medicines, Regimens, and Diagnostics: The Supply Management Challenges During Transitions

11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Hall 8
Programmatic Implementation of Bedaquiline and Delamanid: Experiences in Drug Procurement, Technical Assistance, Clinical management and Drug Safety Monitoring

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Degollado II
Unveil, Map and Triangulate Underutilised Sources of Data to Identify Missing TB Cases Locally for Differentiated Programme Planning

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Minerva II
Quantification Challenges in Times of New TB Medicines and Regimen: Country Experiences and Speed-Course Using a Digital Tool

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cabanas I
Designing Digital Health Solutions for Supporting Patient & Community Based TB Monitoring 

Thursday 12 October
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Westin Guadalajara
Programme Steering Group in Person Meeting

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Plenary Hall
The Road to the UN HLM

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Hall 2
National and Sub-national Strategic Approaches to TB Elimination

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Hilton Guadalajara
Launch of Wave 6 of TB Reach Grants

Friday 13 October
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hall 4
Preventing a Public Good from Becoming a Market Failure: Sustainability of DR-TB Medicines Markets Amidst Decentralized Financing and Procurement

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hall 2
Cross-Cutting Issues in Advancing Research and Development of New Tools to End TB

Saturday 14 October
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hall 5
Quality of TB Drugs – Evidence and Policy Action

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Hall 4
TB Care: Who Pays, How Much, and to What End?

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Hall 4
Improved and Differentiated TB Programme Planning Through More Effective Use of Various Sources of (Sub-national) Data

2:00 PM – 15:30 PM
Hall 8
Ethical Considerations in TB and Migration




October 11, 2017
October 14, 2017
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Guadalajara, Mexico


Stop TB Partnership