The Coordinating Committee of Scientific Activities (CCSA), with representatives from all of The Union’s Scientific Sections and the Institute, develops the scientific programme for the Union World Conference. Organising international conferences on TB and related subjects has been a core activity of The Union since its founding in 1920.
Dr Keren Middelkoop, Chair, CCSA
Dr Middelkoop is a clinician-researcher at Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, in the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (University of Cape Town), performing HIV and TB research. Dr Middelkoop’s early research involved clinical trials for HIV vaccine candidates and antiretroviral treatment options. Over the past 12 years, Dr Middelkoop has focused on public health and epidemiology research, including running a number of community-based studies on the HIV epidemic and its impact on community TB disease rates and transmission. Dr Middelkoop is now pursuing her interests in TB transmission studies and expanding her skills in the field of molecular epidemiology.
Programme Secretary, TB Section
Programme Secretary, Zoonotic TB Sub-Section
Programme Secretary, Nurses & Allied Professionals Sub-Section
Programme Secretary, Bacteriology & Immunology Sub-Section
Programme Secretary, Adult & Child Lung Health Section
Programme Secretary, HIV Section
Programme Secretary, Tobacco Control Section
Civil Society Representative
Scientific Director, The Union
Director, Department of Lung Health, The Union