Tuberculosis Clinicians Course (TCC)

Held on: 11-13 February 2013, Cape Town

tccourse_logoAbout the course

The TCC is an intensive 3 day practical training course offered to clinicians wanting to improve their understanding of tuberculosis. The course is designed to share our experience in dealing with the day-to-day management of tuberculosis with a strong international focus.

The course is run from the UCT Lung Institute, which is an established leader in new TB drug development and TB diagnostic research. Initially created to train visiting Dutch pulmonologists to share our local experience with dealing with tuberculosis; the success of the TCC over the last 5 years has prompted us to offer the course to a wider audience.

Given our mandate at the UCT Lung Institute to improve lung health, we are now inviting pulmonologists, specialist physicians and general practitioners seeking to broaden their training and experience in the field of tuberculosis to attend. The TCC course program has a strong international component and is designed to be applicable to clinicians worldwide.

The TCC program is based on a tried and tested formula of case-based experiential learning with support from leading specialist in TB and TB/HIV management MDR/XDR TB and ethics. Popular teaching areas include the rapidly developing field of new TB diagnostics, new TB drug development and the management of complicated drug resistant disease. There is also a focus on radiological interpretation of TB that has proved popular on other TB training courses run at the UCT Lung Institute.

The course is CPD accredited for both general as well as ethics points(2).
During the course, handouts, lunches and snacks are provided as part of the registration fee.


2013 speakers included:

Prof. Eric. Bateman:
Director of the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

Prof. Keertan Dheda:
Head of the Division of Pulmonology, University of Cape Town

Prof Simon Schaaf:
Paediatric MDR/XDR TB consultant– University of Stellenbosch

Prof Heather Zar:
Head of Paediatric pulmonology Red Cross Children’s hospital

Prof. Graeme Meintjies:
Infectious Diseases Consultant, Institute of infectious diseases and molecular medicine UCT

Prof Mark Hatherill:
South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI)

Dr. Rod Dawson:
Consultant Pulmonologist and Head of the Centre for TB Research Innovation

Dr Rob van Hest:
Public health and TB control – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr Marleen Bakker: Pulmonologist Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands