Tuberculosis (TB)

Scoping meeting for the development of guidelines on screening for active TB
31 May - 1 June 2011

The WHO Stop TB Department organized a scoping meeting for the development of guidelines on screening for active TB, in Geneva 31 March and 1 June.

The objectives of the meeting were:
1. To review available evidence on screening for active TB disease
2. To agree on the type, scope, and set timeline for development of global guidelines on screening for active TB disease
3. To identify key knowledge gaps and suggested additional analysis of secondary data, which could be completed during 2011-2012, and inform the guideline development.

The meeting reviewed available evidence on TB screening; agreed on the scope for TB screening guidelines; identified key knowledge gaps; and formulated questions for additional systematic reviews and other analyses of secondary data that could be performed over the next 6-12 months to inform the guideline development.

The meeting agenda, presentations and draft report are presented below.

Meeting presentations

Session 1: The rationale for TB screening

Session 2: Systematic review findings

Session 3: Country experiences of TB screening

Session 4: Regional perspectives

Session 5: Modelling and other analyses

Session 6: Guideline development plans

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