Community Corner

The Community Corner is a space for all Union conference attendees to gather, discuss, debate and share ideas on the most pressing issues facing the fight against tuberculosis. The Corner will feature Oxford-Style debates*, roundtable discussions and an open gathering space for conference attendees.

Hosted by the ACTION partnership, The Global Coalition of TB Activists and the Stop TB Partnership, you’ll find the Corner in the Exhibition Hall at booths 49 and 51.

Thursday, 30 October

10:15 – Roundtable Discussion

What a universal % of GNI spent on aid could do, and how we can achieve it.

Operation ASHA

13:00 –Oxford Style Debate

Debate Motion: DOTS-plus is the most effective TB control strategy.

15:00 – Roundtable Discussion

Using the power of storytelling to advocate for TB.



Friday, 31 October

10:15 – Roundtable Discussion

What's in a name? Do we need to change the way we speak about TB?

The Global Coalition of TB Activists

13:00 – Oxford Style Debate

Debate Motion: TB advocacy should focus more on the social determinants of health than on the disease.

15:00 – Roundtable Discussion

Drug registration: how to accelerate new and repurposed Group 5 drugs into markets and into bodies.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

17:00 – Roundtable Discussion

Renewed hope: Compassionate use of new drugs for those who need them most

Treatment Action Group


Saturday, 1 November

10:15 – Roundtable Discussion

Experience and enablers for decentralised DR-TB management.


13:00 –Oxford Style Debate

Debate Motion: The private sector is the solution to the crisis in global R&D for TB.


*An "Oxford Style" debate is a competitive debate format featuring a sharply framed motion that is proposed by one side and opposed by another. A “winner” is determined based on audience votes prior to and following the debate.