The Union conference is fast approaching and we are delighted to share some updates with you, along with what activities TBEC will be participating in at the conference. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s conference will once again be held virtually between 19-22 October, but there are still lots of interesting events happening! The virtual format also means that some of the sessions are open-access and available on-demand (more information below). 

The Union has set up a new website for the conference where you can view the programmes and find up-to-date information. The virtual conference platform is also now up and running and if you have already registered you can login here.

What TBEC is Doing at the Union Conference

TBEC has organised 3 events as part of the Community Connect track of the conference. All the sessions in the Community Connect track are open-access and available on-demand with some sessions also containing a live Q&A session. You can view the Community Connect programme here. If you have not yet registered for the Community Connect Sessions you can do so here

TBECs events: 

Fulfilling Commitments of the Political Declaration from UNGA HLM on TB: MAF-TB from theory to practice in the EECA region.

This session will be available on-demand with a live Q&A session which will take place on Wednesday 20th October at 14:00-14:45 CET. 

The speakers for this session are: 

  • Ms. Yuliia Kalancha, Executive Director of TBEC
  • Ms. Sayohat Hasanova, WHO/ Euro Program Manager
  • Ms. Mariia Chuprynska, Programme Manager, TBEC

Meaningful engagement of civil society and TB affected communities and the value of their role in the TB response in the time of COVID-19 pandemic in the EECA Region

This session will be available on-demand with a live Q&A session which will take place on Wednesday 20th October at 15:00-15:45 CET. 

The speakers for this session are: 

  • Yuliia Kalancha, Executive Director of TBEC
  • Ms. Olya Klymenko, Director of TBPeople Ukraine and TBEC Board Member
  • Ms. Parvana Valiyeva, Executive Director of “Saglamliga Khidmat” Public Union (SK PU) and TBEC Board Member

Informed consent, human rights, and patient-centered care for Tuberculosis

This session will be available on-demand for the duration of the conference. 

The speakers for this session are: 

  • Jonathan Stillo, Professor at Wayne State University and TBEC Board Member 
  • Daniel Kashnitsky, Program Manager at REG and TBEC Board Member
  • Oxana Rucsineanu, Director of SMIT and TBEC Board Member

CSO intervention to support TB care of prisoners and ex-prisoners during COVID-19

This session will be available on-demand with a live Q&A session which will take place on Friday 22nd October at 15:00-15:45 CET. 

The speakers for this session are:

  • Ms. Parvana Valiyeva 
  • Ms. Sevinj Huseynova
  • Ms. Svetlana Doltu  

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