The ISR-WHO Scientific Symposium on Systematic Screening for TB and the Role of Chest Radiography was a huge success. The WHO presented its updated guidelines for TB screening, which now include recommendations on the use of chest radiography and computer-aided detection (CAD) systems.
More than 460 participants from all over the world, including radiologists, pulmonologists, radiographers and other related professions, watched the webinar, which gathered high-level speakers from ISR, WHO and other relevant international organizations. The Symposium was held on the occasion of World TB Day, which is commemorated each year on March 24 with the aim to raise awareness that efforts to stop TB must continue despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The recording is available here.
To view the program, please click here.
The ISR collaborates with the WHO as an NGO in official relations, to facilitate the global endeavors to improve patient care and population health through medical imaging. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISR collaborated in the WHO Rapid Advice Guide on the Use of chest imaging in COVID-19 as part of the WHO-ISR collaboration work plan.