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Course spotlight: Tuberculosis Research Methods
McGill Global Health Programs
McGill Summer Institute, Infectious Diseases & Global Health, July 6-17, 2015

Course Spotlight:
Tuberculosis Research Methods

June 12-16, 2017

Back for a fourth year. Watch the video to learn more!

An intensive course on methods of operational research, molecular epidemiology, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, qualitative / community based research, decision analyses and modeling. Format will include lectures and small groups to develop and present study protocols.


This course will introduce broad tuberculosis research topics – research as part of the World Health Organization’s new Global Plan to End TB, priorities in drug  resistant and HIV-related tuberculosis, as well barriers and progress in indigenous TB in Canada. Every morning session will focus on a different methodology – operational research, molecular epidemiology, systematic reviews, randomized trials and economic analysis and disease modelling. In the afternoons, there will be  two “late-breakers”, short presentations of exciting new findings from course faculty, followed by basics in biostatistical methods, then small group sessions to  develop study protocols in operational research, molecular epidemiology, systematic reviews, qualitative / community based research, randomized trials or  cost-effectiveness analysis. These protocols will be presented to the entire group on the final afternoon.

Who should take this course?

• Trainees starting their TB research careers
• MSc, MPH and PhD students working on TB research projects
• Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents working on TB projects
• Junior faculty with a strong interest in TB research
• Research staff, nurses and coordinators managing TB research projects
• Persons involved in TB control programmes with interest in research and evaluation methods

Meet the Course Director

Dr. Dick Menzies, MD, MSc
Dr. Menzies is a Professor of Medicine, and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University, and the Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre. His research program is focused on the epidemiology and clinical aspects of tuberculosis, including clinical studies of new diagnostic tests, treatment including treatment of drug resistant TB, and latent TB therapy, as well as the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis with tuberculin skin tests and interferon gamma release assays. He coordinated the tuberculosis research methods course in Montreal in 2014.

Course Faculty

Now accepting applications

You are encouraged to apply early as evaluation for acceptance is rolling. The deadline for those needing a VISA for Canada is Feb 28th and registration closes on April 24th
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Week 1: June 12-16, 2017

TB Research Methods

Global Health Diagnostics Course

Bioinformatics for Neglected Parasitic Diseases

Week 2: June 19-23, 2017

Advanced TB Diagnostics

Introduction to Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Qualitative Methods of Global Infectious Diseases

You are encouraged to apply early as evaluation for acceptance is rolling. The deadline for those needing a VISA for Canada is Feb 28th and registration closes April 24th
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Phone: 514-398-8564

Summer Institute Director
Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Course Director
McGill Global Health Programs
summerinstitute.med@mcgill.ca



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