July 2017

July 2017

WEBINAR: TB and Tobacco: Assessment and Practical Counseling Skills

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern Time
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center
Notes: Register online for this webinar. Description: This 1-hour webinar is the third in a series of webinars that updates TB Healthcare providers with the latest information regarding the link between tobacco and tuberculosis as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and ways to treat tobacco dependence among TB patients.

WEBINAR: Practical Aspects for the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Test

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Sponsor: Heartland National TB Center
Notes: Register online for this webinar that offers 1.25 Category 1 ACCME continuing education hours/nursing education hours. This webinar is intended for the prescribing physician and healthcare staff who may be involved with the decision to utilize an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test in screening individuals for tuberculosis. Upon completion of this web-based training, participants will be able to list the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for screening individuals for tuberculosis using the IGRA test, discuss the mechanics of the test, and define benefits and challenges related to IGRA testing methods.

TRAINING: Hawaii Case Management/Contact Investigation (CMCI)

Date: July 17-21, 2017
Location: Maui, HI
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Center for TB
Notes: This 4-day intensive course will provide training for TB Case Management and TB Contact Investigation Training. The audience is public health nurses and physicians from the US Affiliated Pacific Islands and Hawaii. This course is planned in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Curry International Tuberculosis Center, Heartland National TB Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, and Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center. Jointly provided by Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development and Mayo Continuing Nursing Education. For more information and to register, please check the training calendar o.