Australian Respiratory Council

Tuberculosis Community Advisory Board (TB CAB)

The Australasian Clinical Tuberculosis Network (ACTnet) is establishing a Tuberculosis Community Advisory Board (TB CAB).

The purpose of this new CAB is to provide community perspectives on TB research in Australasia, assist in the translation of research outcomes, developing new grant proposals, and provide input from affected communities to policy-makers.

The goals and structure of the ACTnet TB CAB have been developed after comprehensive discussions with TB clinicians, epidemiologists, and program officers. Furthermore, experienced CAB leaders from other settings were consulted and literature in this area was reviewed to ensure that the workings of the CAB are in alignment with best practices used globally.

For the membership of the CAB is seeking, TB survivors, families and loved ones, who are passionate about this topic, able to communicate well, and interested in working with others impacted by the disease to increase awareness. There are no minimum technical or educational requirements for this position; acknowledgement that one’s lived experience forms their expertise and are seeking those who would be passionate and interested in being involved in this group on a continuing basis. The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest is Sunday, September 17, 2023.

If there is someone you can think of who would be suitable for the above, could you please share the attached material with them:

  • Invitation video: Introduction to the CAB and application details 
  • Recruitment poster with Expression of Interest form 

Additionally, please feel free to share the above with others who may be in contact with TB survivors or their families (medical, nursing, allied health, public health, public policy, or research professionals), and would be able to nominate individuals or share this further.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel to contact Tania Mukerjee (ACTnet education officer,