Tuberculosis is second only to HIV/AIDS as the “greatest killer worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization. In recognition of World Tuberculosis day, learn about the disease’s effect on individuals, communities, and collective resources. Vaccine types, multidrug-resistant strains, and local case studies will be analyzed in this educational forum with local physicians and experts in the field. While tuberculosis is most prominent in sub-Saharan Africa, TB cases occur worldwide; in healthy people, the disease’s symptoms are often unseen. The event also features the TB Voices Project, which illustrates the perspectives of 28 persons impacted by TB in the Puget Sound area across the generations. Panelists include David Sherman, Professor with Seattle BioMedical Research Institute; Christopher Spitters, Associate Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Epidemiology; Teresa Rugg, Project Director of the TB Photovoice Project; and Rhea Coler, Vice President of Preclinical Biology at the Infectious Disease Research Institute.
Presented by: The American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, The Washington State Tuberculosis Action Coalition, Firland Foundation, Infectious Disease Research Institute, and Seattle BioMedical Research Institute.
Doors open: 5:15 p.m.
Learn more: About tuberculosis in the U.S.