Advanced TB Research Training Course

Tuberculosis remains the leading infectious cause of mortality worldwide with ~10 million people who develop active disease each year. There remains an incomplete lack of understanding the TB pathogenesis and immunology, and the existing BCG vaccine is ineffective for preventing TB disease. In addition, many of the current diagnostic tests are inaccurate, and anti-tuberculosis drugs remain sub-optimal requiring lengthy treatment duration with many harmful side effects.

The University of Washington Advanced TB Research Training Course will cover diverse topic in TB research, including the current understanding of TB pathophysiology, diagnostics, therapeutics and prevention, immunology and vaccine development, transmission dynamics, implementation science, and disease modeling. In addition, the course will cover special topics, including TB maternal and child health and people living with HIV.

Participants will develop knowledge and skills in both theory and methods for advancing TB research. Participants will learn from case studies, lectures, panel discussions, and interactions with attendees and faculty. Finally, participants will engage in active learning opportunities to develop a hierarchical priority list and research plan to help advance tuberculosis research.

Course Details

Dates and times:  September 18-22, 2023; 7:30 am – 11 am, US Pacific time

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The virtual course will use a mix of short (20-30 min) lectures, case studies, and break-out discussion groups.


Attendance rate is $100 per participant. Registration is required for individuals from LMICs, however, the fee will be waived. Please use promotional code “LMIC” upon checkout. Your registration form will be reviewed to verify your LMIC status (OECD vs non-OECD Payment Status).

Target Audience

  • Basic science and clinical researchers, including students, trainees, fellows, and junior faculty
  • Public health implementers and laboratory managers/technicians
  • Clinicians and nurses
  • Product manufacturers and company representatives
  • Individuals from relevant funding agencies and non-governmental organizations
  • Policy makers, community advocates, and civil society

Discount Code

Discount codes are provided to course participants from lower-middle income countries. To use the discount code, please click "APPLY" after entering code LMIC to waive the fee for the course. Please contact for registration questions.