HOPE Conference: Dr. Grosset "Treatment of MDR-TB"
The HIV Online Provider Education Program and
Harvard University Center for AIDS Research
A HOPE Physicians Conference
"Treatment for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Let's think outside of the box"
Dr. Jacques Grosset
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Visiting Scientist, KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (K-RITH)
*Please note the change in speaker and topic.*
Since the beginning of his professional life in the Pasteur Institute, Paris with Georges Canetti, Dr Grosset has been involved in investigations on drug resistance in TB with the objective of improving the treatment of tuberculosis and preventing the development of drug resistance. During the following 40 years, as professor of microbiology in Algiers then in the school of Medicine Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris and in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Dr Grosset participated in the development of nearly all new drug regimens used for the treatment of tuberculosis and a number of other mycobacterial diseases, namely leprosy, M.avium complex infection, and M. ulceransinfection (Buruli ulcer). At present, his primary interest remains in the use of the mouse model to investigate the efficacy of new drugs and new drug combinations for the treatment of diseases caused by mycobacteria in immune competent and immune deficient humans.
Since 2002, he has been a Professor at the Center for Tuberculosis Research, Johns Hopkins University and, since 2011, he is also Visiting Scientist, KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (K-RITH).
He served as Chairman of the WHO/THELEP (Chemotherapy of leprosy) Steering Committee, Geneva, 1983-1992, and Chairman of the WHO THEMYC (Chemotherapy of mycobacterial diseases) Steering Committee, 1993-1995. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
In Person Location
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
8:00-9:00 AM US EST
MGH Cox Building, 6th Floor Conference Room
*Breakfast will be provided*
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