ERS Vision – Live Panel Discussion

Is TB elimination still achievable?


Taking place on 26 September, 2023, this ERS Vision Live panel discussion will explore ‘Is TB elimination still achievable?’

The expert panellists will discuss key areas, including:

  • The history of TB elimination, why and for which countries
  • What countries can do to prepare for elimination
  • What can scientific societies and pulmonologists do to sustain the process

This event is free to access but registration is required.


Prof. Raquel Duarte  - profile image
Prof. Raquel Duarte

Raquel is a Portuguese Pneumologist, Coordinator of the Regional Reference Center for Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosi in Portugal, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Medical School and in the Institute of Public Health of Porto University, Portugal.

Her international appointments include Chair of the "Europe Region Officers International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease".

She was recently elected the Chair of ERS Assembly Group 10.2 – Tuberculosis

Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori  - profile image
Prof. Giovanni Battista Migliori

A specialist in respiratory medicine and medical statistics with over 30 years of global experience in technical assistance, research, and training.

Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases at Maugeri Research Institute, Tradate, Italy, he is Hon. Professor at the Queen Mary University (London) and Visiting Professor at the University of Monterrey (Mexico) and Insubria (Italy).

He is presently supporting countries in different continents to implement their TB National Strategic Plans and to develop Global Fund Proposals.


Prof. Mario Raviglione  - profile image
Prof. Mario Raviglione

Mario is Full Professor of Global Health at the University of Milan, Italy, and co-director of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Health Science (MACH).

Between 1991 and 2017, he worked at WHO in Geneva where he was Director of the Global Tuberculosis (TB) Programme (2003-2017) and responsible for global policies and standards on TB care, control, and research.

He graduated from Turin University, and trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases and AIDS at Cabrini Medical Centre, New York, and Beth Israel Hospital, at Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Prof. David Dowdy  - profile image
Prof. David Dowdy

David is a Professor of Epidemiology and Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose work focuses primarily on tuberculosis (TB).

He is the lead investigator for the Johns Hopkins TB Modeling and Translational Epidemiology Group and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins TB Research Advancement Center (TRAC) and Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC).

Dr. Dominik Zenner  - profile image
Dr. Dominik Zenner

Dominik is a Clinical Reader in Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Queen Mary University London.

Previously he worked as European migration health advisor for IOM and consultant epidemiologist in the national TB section, Public Health England.

He helped develop the TB strategy for England and rolled out latent TB screening and led on health aspects of the UK refugee and the UK pre-entry screening programmes.