The Community Common

The Community Common

My space, your space, and our space. 

The Community Common is a space for community involvement and grassroots activism within the conference. Open to the public free of charge, the Common is where members of the community, students and advocates can promote their work, discuss challenges and innovative solutions, raise awareness and share ideas with conference delegates from around the world.

Participation is open to local and international groups of all sizes who are committed to improving lung health for everyone. The Community Common will host activities ranging from daily plenary broadcasts to cultural activities.

Submissions for the Community Common are now closed. 

This space attracted a global response with 56 confirmed proposals when the deadline closed on 31 July. These proposals, which included exhibition booths, sessions and cultural activities, will be reviewed and selected by a panel of reviewers each with a level of expertise in their respective fields and according to a pre-determined set of guidelines.

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Community Common Programme

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

  Weaving - our selves, our stories, our society, our strength 07:15-07:45
  LIVE DISPLAY: ACE-1 Cookstove versus open fire 08:00-17:00
  Is TB care really free? 08:10-09:10
  OUTDOOR SOCCER: Kick TB and improve lung health with Liverpool Homeless Football Club 09:00-17:00
  Meaningful community engagement - ‘myth or reality?’ 09:15-10:15
  X-rays and CT scans: what are they and how can they help in the treatment of lung diseases 11:25-11:55
  Creating an understanding of The Union 12:00-12:55
  An advanced cook-stove intervention to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in Malawi: a cluster randomised controlled trial 13:00-14:00
  Urban impact: strategies to improve lung health in cities 14:05-15:35
  Engaging, mobilizing and utilizing communities in the fight against TB (Community Common Abstract Presentations) 15:40-16:40
  Lung yoga with Sahir House - increasing lung capacity with breathing techniques 17:15-18:15

Thursday, 27 October 2016

  Stories from behind the masks 07:30-08:00
  A deadly duo: combatting TB and HIV through policy change 10:15-11:15
  The Global TB Caucus – how to get involved and how to contribute 10:20-11:20
  Asbestos-related disease support groups: a survey of their organisational structures and activities Hazards to workers in developing countries from asbestos-related lung disease 11:25-12:10
  TB 101: An introduction to scientific terminology in tuberculosis 13:20-14:50
  Tobacco-free Sports Stadia: Policy, Practice and Guidance in Europe 15:00-15:20
  “Proud2Bsmokefree” – smoking and vaping in the LGBT community 15:45-16:45
  More of donor and national HIV budgets should be diverted to cover TB-HIV collaborative activities 16:50-17:50
  Voices from the community: the stories of 10 TB patients reached through community-based activities 17:55-18:25
  Championing the political will to end TB 18:30-19:30

Friday, 28 October 2016

  A theatrical play performance by Project Axshya 07:30-08:30
  Research Literacy Networking Zone 07:30-18:00
  Affected communities in Asia & the Pacific: Advancing communities, rights & gender in the TB response 10:15-11:15
  A short film on tuberculosis 13:20-13:50
  Innovative patient driven movements and responses to challenge the status quo in TB 14:10-15:40
  Unite to end stigma associated with TB 15:45-17:15
  Increasing uptake of latent TB testing and treatment among new entrants to low incidence countries 17:20-18:20
  High-resource countries: why is TB even an issue? 18:25-18:55
Saturday, 29 October 2016
  Post-replenishment - what does Global Fund advocacy look like now? 07:30-09:00
  Where do I fit in? Cough to cure pathway board 10:20-11:20
  Empowered community volunteers improve case finding in access-poor areas 11:25-11:55
  Healthy Liverpool Programme: inspiring a generation to be more active 14:55-15:25