Calendar

Calendar

February 2019

Conference: End TB 2019: 23rd Annual Conference of The Union-North America Region

Date: February 21-23, 2019
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Notes: The engaging conference program covers topics such as advocacy and policymaker perspectives on the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, the latest on TB diagnostics, drugs, treatment, prevention and clinical trials, LTBI treatment for special populations such as the elderly and non-HIV immunosuppressed, and approaches to effective community engagement. Highlights include keynote addresses from Dr. Patricia Daly on opioid use and TB and from Dr. Eric Goosby on the next steps following the UN High-Level Meeting on TB. For more information, see the conference website.
Sponsors: British Columbia Lung Association and The Union – North America Region.

March 2019

Workshop: TST Train-the-Trainer

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 8:00-5:00 ET
Location: Gainesville, Florida
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 is designed for nurses who are proficient in administering and reading the tuberculin skin test and are responsible for training others in tuberculin skin testing. This course is not intended for those learning how to perform TSTs. For more information, see the SNTC course page.
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center.

Webinar: When TB is the Least of Their Worries: Human Trafficking

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 1:00-2:30 ET
Notes: This webinar series examines the many challenges patients may encounter in conjunction with tuberculosis. This series helps healthcare professionals to identify these challenges and provide strategies for support and intervention. The course is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and field staff who interact with patients with Tuberculosis. For more information, see the SNTC course page.
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center.

Workshop: TST Train-the-Trainer

Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 8:00-5:00 ET
Location: Midfield, Alabama
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 is designed for nurses who are proficient in administering and reading the tuberculin skin test and are responsible for training others in tuberculin skin testing. This course is not intended for those learning how to perform TSTs. For more information, see the SNTC course page.
Sponsor: Southeastern National TB Center.

Conference: Roadtrip to TB Elimination: Packing the Essentials

Date: March 11-13, 2019
Location: Rohnert Park, California
Notes: Join the California TB Controllers for their 54th Annual Spring Conference. The agenda includes a TB controllers meeting on March 11, CTCA Educational Day on March 12, and a Curry International TB Center Educational Day on March 13 (see below to apply). For more information, see the conference website.
Sponsor: CTCA.

Course: Caravanning with Community Partners to Provide LTBI Care

Date: March 13, 2019
Location: Rohnert Park, California
Notes: This training will be conducted in association with the California TB Controllers Association (CTCA) Educational Conference: Road Trip to TB Elimination: Packing the Essentials, which will take place at the same location on March 12, 2019. Separate pre-registration is required. For more information, see the CITC course page. Applications are due by February 15.
Sponsors: CTCA and the Curry International TB Center.

Webinar: TB on a Bus

Date: March 15, 2019
Time: TBD
Notes: Part of a series of TB Nurse Case Conference webinars, this webinar will be hosted by the Rutgers Global TB Institute (GTBI). For more information, contact Amy Lewis.
Sponsors: National TB Nurse Coalition and the Centers of Excellence.

Conference: New York City World TB Day Conference

Date: March 18, 2019
Location: Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center, New York, New York
Notes: This annual conference is held in recognition of World TB Day to highlight strides against TB prevention and elimination in New York City and explore topics that are relevant to area providers. The conference is designed for health care providers who diagnose and manage the care of individuals with TB infection and TB disease. For more information, see the GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.

Course: Tuberculosis Case Management and Contact Investigation Intensive

Date: March 19-22, 2019
Location: Durango, Colorado
Notes: This training is intended for nurses and other licensed medical care providers who provide TB case management of patients with active or latent tuberculosis within the public health setting. For more information, see the CITC course page. Applications are due by February 22.
Sponsor: Curry International TB Center.

Webinar: NTCA Quarterly All-Member Call

Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Notes: For more information, see the NTCA All-Member Call web page.
Sponsor: National TB Controllers Association.

Live Webcast: World TB Day

Date: March 25, 2019
Notes: This webcast is intended for physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals involved in the treatment or management of patients with tuberculosis suffering from mental illness. For more information, see the HNTC website.
Sponsor: Heartland National TB Center.

Conference: Philadelphia World TB Day Conference

Date: March 25, 2019
Location: Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Notes: In commemoration of World TB Day, this conference will address TB prevention and control efforts for the city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Topics will include current epidemiological TB trends in Philadelphia, current updates in TB, patient perspective, and homelessness and TB. The didactic lectures will include time for discussion to engage participants and enhance interaction. For more information, see the GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.

Conference: Screening for TB Infection

Date: March 26, 2019
Location: Temple, Texas
Notes: This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community. For more information, see the HNTC website.
Sponsor: Heartland National TB Center.

April 2019

Conference: 8th Annual TB Summit

Date and Time: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 8:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Epic Campus, Verona, Wisconsin
Notes: For more information and to register, see the SNTC web page for the event.
Sponsor: Public Health Madison & Dane County, the Wisconsin State TB Program, and Southeastern National TB Center.

Course: TB Nurse Case Management

Date: April 9-10, 2019
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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, see the HNTC website.
Sponsor: Heartland National TB Center.

Course: TB Intensive Workshop

Date: April 9-12, 2019
Location: Newark, New Jersey
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 and 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 GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.

2019 National TB Conference

Date: April 23-26, 2019
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Notes: Registration is open, and hotel reservations can be made at the conference hotel’s online reservation site.
Sponsors: National TB Controllers Association and the Association of Public Health Laboratories.

May 2019

Online Course: TB Case Management for Nurses

Date: May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2019
Notes: This interactive online course consists of four live web-based sessions. It will address specific aspects of TB case management from a nursing perspective using a case-based approach. The format will include videos, brief lectures and discussion. Topics include documentation for case management, TB contact investigation, patient-centered care, management of TB in special situations, improving adherence and managing adverse drug reactions. For more information, see the GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.

June 2019

Course: Focus on LTBI

Date: June 25, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington
Notes: This training is intended as an introductory course covering the basics of latent TB infection diagnosis and treatment for physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical care providers who manage patient at risk for TB. For more information, see the CITC Trainings Page.
Sponsor: Curry International TB Center.

Course: Tuberculosis Clinical Intensive

Date: June 26-27, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington
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 CITC Trainings Page.
Sponsor: Curry International TB Center.

Course: Focus on TB Infection

Date: June 27, 2019
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Notes: This training will review key concepts for screening, testing and treatment of TB infection, including considerations for interpreting test results, choosing an appropriate regimen, and providing patient education. This training is designed for providers who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of persons with TB infection, including individual working in primary care settings.
For more information, see the GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.

Course: Tuberculosis Nursing Workshop

Date: June 28, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington
Notes: This training is intended for nurses, communicable disease investigators, and other licensed medical care providers who work with TB patients. For more information, see the CITC Trainings Page.
Sponsor: Curry International TB Center.

September 2019

Conference: Pacific Island TB Controllers (PITCA) Conference

Date: September 9-12, 2019
Location: Koror, Palau
Notes: This 4-day conference will convene tuberculosis experts from throughout the Pacific Islands and United States mainland to engage in learning and discussion on the management and control of TB and provide training and networking opportunities for TB professionals in the Pacific Island region. The conference is comprised of plenary sessions and breakout sessions with tracks for clinicians, nurses, laboratory staff, and program managers.For more information, see the GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.

Course: TB Intensive Workshop

Date: September 24-27, 2019
Location: Newark, New Jersey
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 and 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 GTBI Training Calendar.
Sponsor: Rutgers Global TB Institute.