October 2017

October 2017

TRAINING: Enhancing the Continuity of HIV/TB Care in the San Diego Border Region

Dates: October 2-4, 2017
Location: Imperial Beach, CA
Sponsors: Los Angeles Region Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (LA PAETC), The Curry Center, and other partners.
Notes: For more information, see the Curry Center’s Trainings Web Page.

CONFERENCE: Midwest TB Controllers Meeting

Dates: October 3-4, 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Sponsor: Wisconsin TB Program

TRAINING: TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation

Date: October 3, 10, 17, 2017
Location: Newark, NJ
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute
Notes: This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues in TB, including recent advances and key areas in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB. For more information, see the brochure or contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu.

CONFERENCE: 15th Annual Washington State TB Educational Conference

Date: October 4, 2017
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, SeaTac
Sponsors: Washington State Department of Health and the Firland Foundation
Notes: This year, we are offering the ability to attend our Annual State TB Educational Conference
via webinar. While in person attendance is preferred, we understand reasons why this may not be possible, especially for our national partners. To register for the webinar, see the GoToMeeting Registration for Remote Viewing Web Page. For more details about the conference, see the Washington DOH website. Additionally, our Washington Local Health Jurisdiction partners can attend the LHJ TB Business Meeting online.

CONFERENCE: 48th World Union Conference on Lung Health

Date: October 11-14, 2017
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Sponsors: The Union
Notes: This year’s theme is Accelerating Toward TB Elimination. For more details about the conference, see the conference website.

MEETING: New York TB Update

Date: October 13, 2017
Location: Rochester, NY
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute
Notes: This annual meeting of TB consultants in the northeast is by invitation only and will include updates on new and emerging issues in diagnosis and management of TB. For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu.

TRAINING: Clinical Intensive

Date: October 16, 2017
Location: Des Moines, IA
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Center for TB
Notes: This one-day intensive course will familiarize the primary care clinician with all aspects of tuberculosis infection, disease and clinical care using an interdisciplinary and interactive approach. The course is designed for primary care physicians who provide healthcare for patients with tuberculosis and may not have expertise in managing the disease. The content includes all aspects of tuberculosis epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, medication review and case management. The curriculum is provided through lecture and interactive case management sessions. The faculty is selected for their unique skills in encouraging interaction and building rapport with participants. For more information, see the Course Web Page.

TRAINING: Focus on LTBI

Date: October 17, 2017
Location: Oakland, CA
Sponsor: Curry International TB Center
Notes: This training is intended as a basic introductory course covering the basics of latent TB infection (LTBI) diagnosis and treatment for physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical care providers who diagnose and treat patients with Latent TB infection. For more information, see the Course Web Page.

TRAINING: TB Clinical Intensive

Date: October 18-20, 2017
Location: Oakland, CA
Sponsor: Curry International TB Center
Notes: This training is intended as an intensive clinical course for experienced physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical care providers who diagnose and treat active TB disease. For more information, see the Course Web Page.

TRAINING: 2017 NTM Lecture Series for Providers

Date: October 19-20, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Sponsor: National Jewish Health
Notes: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in our environment. The clinical manifestations include but are not limited to chronic pulmonary infection, lymphadenitis, disseminated disease or skin and soft tissue infection. As we watch the incidence of tuberculosis drop to historically low numbers, the rates of infection due to NTM are increasing. These infections are under recognized and cause significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment options are arduous but with the right tools, patients will improve clinically. We will have experts from across the country here to discuss this growing medical challenge. Come join us for an invaluable educational experience. Who should attend: Family physicians and internal medicine physicians, along with pulmonologists, infectious disease physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, and other health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM). For more information and to register, see the Course Web Page.

CONFERENCE: TB Medical Consultants Meeting

Date: October 19-20, 2017
Location: West Orange, NJ
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute
Notes: This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues in TB, including recent advances and key areas in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB. For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

CONFERENCE: Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference 2017

Date: October 20, 2017
Location: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, St Louis, MO
Sponsor: Heartland National TB Center, APIC, Missouri-Illinois Public Health Officials
Notes: Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants. For more information and to register, see the conference web page.

TRAINING: TB Intensive

Date: October 24-27, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Sponsor: Heartland National TB Center
Notes: This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. For more information and to register, see the course web page.

TRAINING: Contact Investigation and Interviewing Skills Course

Date: October 24-26, 2017
Location: Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center
Notes: The TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is designed as an interactive, skill-building training to improve the abilities of both new and experienced staff that are responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interviews. The course provides an overview of the contact investigation process, basic communication and interviewing skills, and opportunities to apply those skills in role play activities. For more information, please see the training calendar.

TRAINING: TST Train-the-Trainer Course – North Carolina

Date and Time: October 25, 2017 — 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Eastern Tine
Location: Wake Community College – Public Safety Education Center
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center
Notes: This one-day skill-building course provides the knowledge needed to plan, teach, and evaluate a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) course. The course content includes skills for planning and conducting a TST training, including adult learning principles and teaching strategies. The curriculum is provided through lecture and participatory activities, including practicum in TST administration and reading and instructional skills demonstration. Each participant must demonstrate proficiency in delivering course content plus administering and reading the TST. Participants will receive feedback from experienced trainers as they practice their skills. Topics include: adult learning principles for instructors, tips and tools to plan and conduct a successful TST training, and TST course curriculum review and demonstration. For more information, please see training calendar.