European Tuberculosis Laboratory Initiative - Regional TB and MDR-TB Diagnosis Workshop Report (2017)



The European Tuberculosis Laboratory Initiative (ELI) regional TB and MDR-TB diagnostics workshop was conducted by ELI and its Secretariat at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark on 24–25 August 2017. The ELI core group members meeting followed at the same venue on 25 August 2017.

The workshop brought ELI core group and ELI members, including 17 heads of national tuberculosis (TB) reference laboratories of the Region, and international experts together in order to strengthen the technical capacity to diagnose multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and to advance laboratory biosafety measures using state-of-the-art techniques. The most recent developments in these fields were covered during expert presentations and were open to extensive discussions.