VTC hosts visitors from Brazil, South Africa, UW for grant project meeting

Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center recently hosted a meeting of researchers involved in our LTBI R01 project “Immunogenetic predictors of active and incipient TB in HIV-negative and -positive close TB contacts” (NIH R01AI147765). The event, which took place between May 31st and June 2nd, included presentations about ongoing research and initial data, working group sessions, and breakout meetings.

While the event was held in a hybrid format, it was the first opportunity to have an in-person meeting since early 2020! Many of our international collaborators were able to join us in Nashville, including visitors from the Instituto Brasileiro para Investigação da Tuberculose (IBIT), University of Washington, and University of Cape Town.

It a was productive week, with discussion focused around accomplishing project goals.