Inaugural lecture: Tuberculosis – the never ending story?

Troels Lillebæk
Troels Lillebæk

NB: The lecture has been postponed to 11 September due to COVID19.

Global Health Section and Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, invites all interested to the inaugural lecture by Troels Lillebæk, Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology with special focus on Molecular Epidemiology:

Tuberculosis – the never ending story? From Molecular to Global Perspective

Despite vaccine, diagnostics and efficient inexpensive treatment for decades, tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading infectious killer worldwide. Even in Europe, high rates of multi-drug resistant TB in former Soviet Union countries is an imminent concern, and in the Danish Kingdom, Greenland continues to struggle with high rates of TB. At the same time, the welfare state Denmark experiences extraordinary high rates of TB among socially marginalised persons. It is a never ending story.

Programme:

  • Welcome and introduction by Head of Department Steffen Loft, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Inauguration by Vice-Dean for Education Hans Henrik Saxild, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • Inaugural lecture by Troels Lillebæk
  • Reception outside the lecture room

See campus map here - Building 35 is accessed easiest from Gammeltoftsgade 13

For pratical reasons we encourage people to register.