September 2017

September 2017

CONFERENCE: Pacific Islands TB Controllers Association (PITCA) Conference

Date: September 11-15, 2017
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI
Sponsor: PITCA, the Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis (MCCT), The Hawaii State Tuberculosis Control Program, The Curry Center, and other partners
Notes: This 5-day conference will provide training and networking opportunities for TB professionals in the Pacific Islands region. The conference is comprised of plenary sessions and breakout sessions. During the half-day breakout sessions, attendees will separate into four groups for TB trainings specific to their role: clinicians, nurses and outreach workers, laboratorians, and program managers. For more information and to register, please see training calendar.

CONFERENCE: 35th Annual Southeastern TB Controllers’ Meeting

Date: RESCHEDULED to November 29-December 1, 2017
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Columbia, SC
Sponsor: South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
Notes: The meeting coordinator, Debra Ray, will be sending an email with details. For information on the hotel, see the 35th Annual Southeastern TB Controllers Meeting hotel reservation site.

TRAINING: TB Intensive Workshop

Date: September 12-15, 2017
Location: Newark, NJ
Sponsor: 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 will includes lectures, interactive discussions, small group work, and case studies. For more information, please check the Global TB Institute training calendar or contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

TRAINING: Comprehensive TB Course

Date: September 18-22, 2017
Location: Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center
Notes: This five-day intensive course will familiarize the clinician and healthcare worker with all the aspects of tuberculosis infection, disease and clinical care using an interdisciplinary and interactive approach. The curriculum is provided through lecture and interactive case management sessions. The faculty is selected for their unique skill in encouraging interaction and building rapport with participants. The atmosphere is relaxed with an expectation that a free exchange of questions, comments and information will occur. For more information, please see training calendar.

ZOOM TELECONFERENCE & WEBINAR: NTCA Quarterly All-Member Call

Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
Sponsor: National TB Controllers Association
Notes: The NTCA Board is committed to frequent and transparent communication with the membership. One mechanism for accomplishing this has been the Quarterly All-Member calls conducted over the last year. All NTCA members are invited to join the next Quarterly All-Member Call scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, at 2:00 PM. If you are an NTCA member, you will receive an email from the ntca@tbcontrollers.org email account with information on how to join the call. If you haven’t received this email by September 18, please contact NTCA staff at 678-503-0503 or ntca@tbcontrollers.org to request the agenda and dial-in instructions.

TRAINING: Tuberculin Skin Test Train-the-Trainer

Date: September 23, 2017
Location: Emerging Pathogens Institute – SNTC
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 check the SNTC training calendar.