Tuberculosis large capacity-building workshop


8-9 March 2021/2 days


Instructor-led web-based course

Objectives/learning outcomes

Upon the completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • apply isolation and characterisation of mycobacteria in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) when supporting public health initiatives (e.g. molecular typing)

  • identify ways to coordinate national TB laboratory networks.

Target audience

Participants identified within the network. 


The training seeks to strengthen capacity in the Member States with regard to laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. The program will be developed under the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net; ECDC/GRANT/2018/001), by the consortium of partners managing the implementation of activities based on identified needs of the network.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States.