"The most unusual and fascinating meeting I ever
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
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
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
"Great and varied discussions on TB: not only a global
perspective, but a really multidisciplinary approach too it
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
"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
Dozie Ikechukwu, Department of Microbiology, Imo State
University Owerri, Nigeria on Tuberculosis 2006
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