April 2017

April 2017

TRAINING: TB Intensive Workshop

Dates: April 4-7, 2017
Location: Global TB Institute, 225 Warren Street, 1st Floor, Newark, NJ
Sponsors: Global TB Institute at Rutgers
Notes: This four-day workshop for clinicians provides comprehensive information on the principles and application of TB diagnosis and treatment, as well as the management of TB in special populations. Topics include transmission & pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, drug resistance, TB-HIV co-infection, TB in children and adolescents, and key aspects of patient management. The format includes lectures, interactive discussions, small group work, and case studies. For more information, see the training brochure. Register online by March 17. Contact: Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

WEBINAR: The U-Shaped Curve of Concern: Where Are We 26 Years Later?

Dates: April 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center
Notes: Register online for this webinar that offers 1.5 CEs. In 1991, Lee Reichman, MD, MPH penned an editorial titled The U-Shaped Curve on Concern, which makes the connection between public health funding and the rates of disease. On September 11, 2001, he published Timebomb: The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, which focuses on the resurgence of TB among declining public health funds and resources. Presenters: Dave Ashkin, MD, FCCP, and Lee B. Reichman, MD, MPH.

CONFERENCE: 2017 National TB Conference

Dates: April 18-21, 2017
Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Sponsors: NTCA, APHL
Notes: The NTNC, NSTC, and SETC section meetings will be held on April 18, and the conference will follow from April 19-April 21 (noon). For more information about the conference program and agenda, hotel bookings, or registration, please see the
conference website.