Meeting of the European Laboratory Initiative (ELI) on TB, HIV and Viral Hepatitis Core Group (2018)
The European Laboratory Initiative (ELI) on TB, HIV and Viral Hepatitis meeting was conducted by ELI and its Secretariat at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark on 1-2 November 2018.
The meeting brought ELI Core Group Members, ELI Advisers, international experts, WHO consultants and WHO Technical officers together in order to strengthen TB, HIV and viral hepatitis laboratory diagnostics, testing and monitoring capacity.
The most recent developments in these fields were covered during expert presentations followed by extensive discussions. Panel discussions, roundtable discussions and group discussions were conducted on whole genome sequencing use for TB, HIV and viral hepatitis; algorithm updates; SL-SLPA updates and future directions.
The Core Group agreed on ELI future directions, next steps and deadlines.