Tuberculosis Scientific Conferences in Peru: Sharing local evidence for local decisions

Alvaro Schwalb, Rodrigo Cachay, Maricela Curisinche-Rojas, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Julia Ríos, César Ugarte-Gil

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Introduction: International conferences on tuberculosis (TB) have been held since the 19th century. In Peru, the TB Scientific Conferences have been held annually in Lima since 2013 as a means of developing a national TB research network and setting the stage for researchers and institutions to present and share new findings from studies conducted in Peru. Methods: Systematization of information on speakers and presentations from TB Scientific Conferences in Peru. Presentation files and official agendas for the conferences from 2013 to 2019 were obtained from the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Directorate's website. Results: A total of 426 scientific presentations have been delivered by 230 speakers, with a steady annual increase. 37.1% of the talks were given by female speakers. To date, 61.4% of the research presented has been published. Out of all the studies, 10.9% (30/275) were part of international, multicentric research projects. Main research lines were epidemiology (40.1%), drug-resistance (29.6%) and treatment (22.1%). Conclusions: TB Scientific Conferences serve as a platform to share region-specific TB evidence between local stakeholders (health officials, academics, and others) who aim to facilitate the implementation of measures with the goal of reducing the national gaps towards the End TB Strategy goals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100232
JournalJournal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases
StatePublished - May 2021


  • Conferences
  • Institutions
  • Partnerships
  • Research
  • Tuberculosis


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