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TB Research Methods

Patient in background laying on stretcher. Hand holding xray in foreground. TB Research Methods | June 6-10, 2022


Course will be live to both the in-person and online participants approximately 9:00am-4:30pm (Montreal time) each day June 6-10, 2022. Live content will be recorded and small group sessions will be conducted both in-person and online.

**Online session for 2022 is full. We are still accepting registrations for the in-person session.**


An intensive course on methods of operational research, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, qualitative / community based research, decision analyses and modeling. Format will include lectures, debates, panel discussions and small group work.


Dick Menzies, MD, MSc
Director, Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit, McGill University Health Centre
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis Research
Director, McGill International TB Centre


  • Gonzalo Alvarez, MD, MPH – University of Ottawa
  • Marcel Behr, MD, MSc – McGill University
  • Andrea Benedetti, PhD – McGill University
  • Bill Burman, MD – Denver Public Health
  • Jonathon Campbell, PhD – McGill University
  • Dick Chaisson, MD - Johns Hopkins University
  • Amrita Daftary, PhD, MPH – York University
  • Maziar Divangahi, PhD – McGill University
  • Greg Fox, MD, PhD – University of Sydney
  • Anthony Harries, MD – The Union, Paris
  • James Johnston, MD, MPH – University of British Columbia
  • Faiz Ahmad Khan, MD, MPH – McGill University
  • Richard Long, MD, FRCPC, FCCP – University of Alberta,
  • Dick Menzies, MD, MSc – McGill University
  • Olivia Oxlade, PhD – McGill University
  • Kevin Schwartzman, MD, MPH – McGill University
  • Alice Zwerling, PhD, MSc, BSc – University of Ottawa

Faculty are still being confirmed and there may be changes to the above list.


This course will introduce broad tuberculosis research topics –the World Health Organization’s Research plan as part of the End TB strategy, priorities in drug resistant and HIV-related tuberculosis, as well as the missing pieces of the TB Research puzzle. Every morning session will focus on a different methodology – operational research, molecular epidemiology, systematic reviews, randomized trials and economic analysis. In the afternoons, there will be “late-breakers”, short presentations of exciting new findings from course faculty, followed by basics in biostatistical methods, then small group sessions to work in operational research, epidemiology, systematic reviews, qualitative/ community based research, randomized trials or cost analysis. The output from each group will be presented to the entire group on the final afternoon.


  • Clinicians interested in TB research

  • MSc, MPH and PhD students interested in TB research projects

  • Postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents interested in TB research

  • Junior faculty with a strong interest in TB research

  • Research staff, nurses and coordinators managing TB research projects

  • Persons involved in TB control programmes with interest in research and evaluation methods


40 in-person participants maximum (limited space in small groups)

40 participants online (limited space in small groups) Online session for 2022 is full. We are still accepting registrations for the in-person session.


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