News


11/20/18: Christopher Sauer and colleagues from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School developed a model to predict TB treatment failure using deep learning on TB Portals data. They report their findings in the latest issue of PLoS One.


11/20/18: TB Portals Consortium member Yixiang Wang gave the oral presentation “Differential cavity lesion characteristics of drug sensitive and multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis” at the 2018 Chinese Congress of Radiology in Beijing, November 7-11, 2018.


11/01/18: Two papers have recently been published by TB Portals Consortium members and partners: "Radiological signs associated with pulmonary multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: an analysis of published evidences" by Yixiang Wang and "Detecting drug-resistant tuberculosis in chest radiographs" by Stefan Jaegar.


08/06/18: The TB Portals Program has submitted an abstract to SXSW 2019 Health & MedTech track on using data and analytics to combat #MDRTB. Public voting on your favorite abstracts is open through the end of the month. Check it out.


06/04/18: The TB Portals Program was featured in NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science.


05/16/18: The National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Year Two Report highlighted the TB Portals as an example of new tools and approaches for detection of drug-resistant TB that are being supported and developed by US government.


05/16/18: NIAID Funding News featured the TB Portals in their regular bulletin.


11/30/17: The TB Portals Program closes out one of its biggest years, as featured in the November Stop TB Newsletter.


11/30/17: The TB Portals Program and the DEPOT were highlighted at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2017 Annual Meeting.


9/1/17: Journal of Clinical Microbiology has accepted for publication the manuscript “The TB Portals: An open-access, web-based platform for global drug-resistant tuberculosis data sharing and analysis.” Click here for the published manuscript.


3/27/17: Kaiser Family Foundation mentioned the TB Portals Program in their Daily Global Health Policy Report.


3/24/17: The TB Portals Program was featured by Science Speaks blog for World TB Day.


Upcoming Events


Previous Events


2018 International Tuberculosis Portals Consortium

The TB Portals Program will convene October 15-18, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania for its Annual Steering Committee Meeting. This meeting brings together researchers, clinicians, and IT specialists to discuss challenges in research and treatment of MDR-TB, and to identify new ways for using technology (image analysis, genomics, data sciences, and advanced analytics) to address those challenges.


2018 Union World Conference on Lung Health

The TB Portals Program will be presenting at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, Netherlands on October 24-27, 2017. We will present the following abstracts:

“Online resource for GWAS analysis for large annotated DR-TB database: identification of unique genomic markers for M. tuberculosis strains circulating in Belarus”, PS10-511-25, October 25, 13:35 – 13:40, Poster Area.

“Online resource for data explorations in large annotated DR-TB database. Comparative analysis of annotated CT scans of patients with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis,” SOA16-1163-26. October 26, 16:35-16:42, Everest 1 & 2 (120).

“Genomic context of drug resistance among Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Moldova,” PS34-779-26. October 26, 13:20 – 13:25, Poster Area.

Please contact us if you would like more information on or would like to meet at any of these events.


Union Conference Side Meeting: “Advancing TB research through data science and informatics for public heath impact”

The TB Portals Program, along with Critical Path to TB Regimens, will be hosting a side meeting at the Union Conference in the Hague on October 25, between 10am and 1pm. This meeting, will highlight how data science-based approaches can be used to advance TB research, while also stressing the extensive collaboration and data sharing it requires. Panelists will include a diverse range of stakeholders from government, academia, policy, and NGOs to provide a breadth of perspective on the subject and encourage discussion on how to move forward in this area. More information and registration for the meeting can be found on the event page.


MICCAI 2018

Medical imaging and radiomics work will be presented at the DATRA satellite event at the 21st International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI).


TB Research in Paraguay meeting

The TB Portals Program will be participating in the "Seminario sobre Investigación en Tuberculosis en Paraguay" September 6-7 in Asunción, Paraguay. This meeting will discuss and share best practices to address TB in the Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil region, including using state-of-art scientific tools and informatics-based methods.


Genomics Analysis Portals (G-AP), the Program's newest analytical tool, will be presented at ASM Microbe 2018 on Friday June 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on location and time, see the online abstract.


Keystone Symposium

The TB Portals Program will be attending and presenting at the Keystone Symposium, Tuberculosis: Translating Scientific Findings for Clinical and Public Health Impact, April 15 - 19, in Whistler, Canada.


RSNA

We will present “Radiomics and radiogenomics analysis of large collection of tuberculosis data with TB DEPOT” at the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA, November 26 – December 1.


2017 International Tuberculosis Portals Consortium

The TB Portals Program will convene October 24-25, 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan for its Annual Steering Committee Meeting, bringing together researchers, clinicians and IT specialists to discuss challenges in research and treatment of MDR-TB, and to identify new ways for using technology (image analysis, genomics, data sciences, and advanced analytics) to address those challenges.


Union World Lung Conference

The TB Portals Program will be attending and presenting at the 48th Union World Lung Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 11-14, 2017. We will present the following abstracts:

“Advancing MDR-TB research through the multi-national TB Portals Program and online database platform, PD-695-13,” October 13, 12:45 – 13:45, Poster Area.

“MDR/XDR TB DEPOT: a novel, open-access bioinformatics tool to query and analyze large-scale radiological, genomic and clinical data from the multi-national TB Portals Program database, SOA-422-13.” October 13, 14:00-15:30, Hall 14 - Jalisco Hall.

Please contact us if you would like more information on or would like to meet at any of these events.