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A Selection of Participants' Testimonials & Quotes 
"The most unusual and fascinating meeting I ever attended."

Yossef Av-Gay, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia, Canada  on Tuberculosis 2006

“I enjoyed this wonderful meeting in the exotic Gambia.  I had the opportunity to meet recognized people in a “familiar” environment.  I would like to highlight the excellent organization of the meeting as well as the never ending help of the organizer to solve every problem before and during our staying in the country.  An unforgettable experience.”

Horacio Bach, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada on Tuberculosis 2006

"The Tuberculosis 2006 meeting in The Gambia was fabulous for me because as a relatively small meeting I was able to discuss science with top researchers in the field and with researchers who see tuberculosis every day. The information I learned and the collaborations I was able to set up will prove invaluable. It was remarkable as well to see the resourcefulness of the [locally based] researchers working with so few resources - making their own media from day old eggs etc. In addition, the Gambian people were amazingly friendly and generous with their time."

Sarah Parker, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA on Tuberculosis 2006

"The meeting has been well organized. The contact with researchers involved in different aspects of the tuberculosis was really exiting and worthy. Indeed a new collaboration that will be able to enrich our research, is coming on."

"West Africa landscape will remain in our memory."

Mariangela Biava, University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy on Tuberculosis 2006

"Great and varied discussions on TB: not only a global perspective, but a really multidisciplinary approach too it also."

Alexander Aiken, Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia on Tuberculosis 2006

"Attending the Tuberculosis conference was a very worthwhile experience.  As an African based researcher it provided me with the opportunity to interact with professionals from both developed and developing countries.  This provided great insight in to tuberculosis research from a range of perspectives.  The informal, but professional programme encouraged discussion that has resulted in us initiating a number of collaborations with other participants.  Additionally, I was impressed by the determined efforts of the organisers to help attendees visit relevant medical institutions, local doctors and generally experience life in a developing African country.  I would recommend anyone with an interest in applying their research knowledge and experience to participate in a Mangosteen conference."

Claire Geoghegan, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, South Africa on Tuberculosis 2006

"No doubt I liked the meeting and the quality of presentation was simple best and it was also a great experience for me to discuss the subject with highly experienced scientists like Robert Hunter, Yossef Av-Gay, Thomas Keller and other international scientific community and I would like to say thanks for all these to you."

Rajpal Singh Kashyap, Biochemistry Research Lab, Central India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, India on Tuberculosis 2006

"Concerning the TB meeting in the Gambia, it was a small group meeting that I found very interesting. I was attending a TB meeting for the first time and I could easily integrate myself to the group. Breaking the ice was so appropriate to start with. Congratulations for the organization!"

Roger Moyou, Cameroon Medical Research Center, Yaounde, Cameroon on Tuberculosis 2006

"I have wanted to go to Africa for longer than I would like to admit.  This was an ideal first experience.  I had such a good time and the added bonus was that the science was good too.  Standing under a baobab at sunset looking at a bushpig's front door, kingfishers, herons, red colobus, the buzz and colour of Banjul. Tremendous!
It was brilliant that you took the time to talk to me directly.  I was very grateful to you for putting me in touch with Claire and Helen so that Dakar overnight was less intimidating.  The overall organization was great, the venue beautiful and I was thrilled to go to Tendaba."

Gilly Dean, TB Research Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), Weybridge, Surrey, UK on Tuberculosis 2006

"Tuberculosis 2006 was an excellent meeting, well organized, very innovative, very challenging and most importantly, packaged and delivered in the beautiful and serene little West African City of Banjul. I am certain we are all eagerly looking forward to TB 2008. I hope too, the meeting will take place in The Gambia."

Dozie Ikechukwu, Department of Microbiology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria on Tuberculosis 2006

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Start Date of the Meeting 
Tuberculosis 2006
Starts on Monday April 24th, 2006
in Kololi, Atlantic Coast, The Gambia
Primary Technical Programme Advisor/Coordinator for Tuberculosis 2006:

Prof. Rick Friedman ( )
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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Meeting Structure, Duration and Venues 

Be it due to a personal preference, or a hectic schedule - a meeting programme of 3 days is too short for many scientists, while one of a week is just about right for some, but definitely too long for others.

The structure of this meeting therefore aims to be flexible enough to suit the needs, interests and available time of all participants.

The programme will be split into 3 distinct parts as follows:

Part 1 – Monday, April 24th to Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Three full days of oral presentations, general panel discussions and smaller group sub-topic round table/workshop sessions.

If two or three days is all the time you can afford to be away from work at home, then participation in Part 1 will provide you with everything you need from a strong, small meeting programme. 

Venue for Part 1 - Hotel Paradise Suites, Kololi, Atlantic Coast, The Gambia

Part 2 – Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th, 2006

More in depth, with two additional days of general sessions and sub-group discussions.  But also with more free time set aside for one-to-one and small group discussions, to visit local institutions and to see something of the Gambian Atlantic Coast region.

Venue for Part 2 - Hotel Paradise Suites, Kololi, Atlantic Coast, The Gambia

Part 3 – Saturday, April 29th to Monday, May 1st, 2006

A three day symposium/retreat held at a second venue in the Gambian countryside.  Designed to take advantage of the tranquillity and natural beauty of the rural riverside location, which provides the perfect setting and atmosphere for flexible sessions and relaxed, informal discussions.  Time will also be allotted for participants to take in some of the fantastic scenery, flora and fauna in the area, on foot, jeep or or pirogue. 

Venue for Part 3 - Tendaba Camp and Conference Facility, The Gambia

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Co-organizers: International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)


Co-sponsors:         Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics - APUA-Gambia

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