• Date: October 24-27, 2018
  • Start Time: 8:00 am
    End Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: The World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands

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ICAP at the Union World Conference on Lung Health 2018

Wednesday, October 24
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Post-Graduate Course PGC02 – TB prevention in children in high TB burden settings: implementing the child contact management (CCM) care cascade (Antarctica)

This course aims to develop knowledge and build operational capacity to effectively implement and enhance the CCM care cascade in high tuberculosis (TB) burden settings.


    • Anna Mandalakas
    • H. Simon Schaaf


    • Yaël Hirsch-Moverman
    • Daria Szkwarko


    • Introductions and overview of course
      H. Simon Schaaf, South Africa
    • The World Health Organization strategy for child contact management
      Alexander Kay, Swaziland
    • CCM overview: What are the main drivers of CCM? What are the various strategies?
      Karen Du Preez, South Africa
    • Regimens for preventive treatment
      Lindsay Hatzenbuehler, United States of America
    • Preventive treatment considerations for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
      Susan Purchase, South Africa
    • Programmatic examples of child contact management from the field
      Yaël Hirsch-Moverman, United States of America
    • Breakout groups: common challenges and possible solutions in CCM
      Daria Szkwarko, United States of America
    • Group discussion
      Anna Mandalakas, United States of America


Thursday, October 25
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Symposium SP01 – Children exposed to tuberculosis have rights too! Improving child contact identification (Europe)

The WHO recommends CCM for preventing progression of TB disease in children in high TB burden settings. The first step is the identification of all exposed children aged < 15 years living in the same household with an adult TB patient. One barrier is defining household and exposure. Most household definitions underestimate the number of child contacts because children are exposed to adults outside their household and may spend significant time with them (e.g., caregivers). This session will engage stakeholders by discussing barriers/facilitators to the identification of child contacts. Sharing evidence-based experiences is essential to identifying strategies that will ultimately eliminate paediatric TB.


    • Yaël Hirsch-Moverman
    • Daria Szkwarko


    • Very low yield of child TB contacts to adult TB cases in Lesotho
      Yaël Hirsch-Moverman, United States of America
    • Child contact identification: a comparison between urban and rural populations in Kenya
      Ann Masese, Kenya
    • TB contact management experience from Pakistan: a household with a child TB patient can have more children with TB
      Hamidah Hussain, Singapore
    • Child contact screening and management in high TB setting in Papua province, Indonesia
      Trisasi Lestari, Indonesia
    • Reduced losses in the latent tuberculosis care cascade in Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT-) Brazil
      Solange Cavalcante, Brazil


ICAP Oral and Poster Presentations


Thursday, October 25
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
E-poster Session EP03 – Preventive therapy and intensified case finding among people living with HIV/AIDS (South America)

    • 12:20 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. – Gaps in the intensified case finding and isoniazid preventive therapy cascade among PLHIV in Lesotho
      Presented by: Andrea Howard
    • 12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. – High uptake of IPT with integration of TB-HIV services in RMNCH settings in Manzini region, Swaziland
      Presented by: Andrea Howard


Friday, October 26
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Poster Discussion Session PS22 Treating TB-HIV patients under programmatic conditions (Poster Area)

    • 1:33 p.m. – 1:37 p.m. – HIV disclosure by partnership status among PLHIV initiating IPT in Dire Dawa and Harar, Ethiopia
      Presented by: Tsigereda Gadisa Belachew

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