National TB Conference

2021 National TB Conference


The NTCA and the its 2021 Conference Planning Committee are pleased to announce arrangements for the 2021 National TB Conference. The conference will be held online again this year, June 9-July 23, on the Cvent conference platform. To provide continuing education (CE) opportunities, NTCA is honored to partner again with the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, Office for Continuous Professional Learning and the Eastern New Mexico School of Nursing.

The conference platform is open for registration.

The conference agenda is available on the conference website.

DTBE Letter Encouraging Conference Participation
For use in securing approval for registration, our CDC colleagues have provided a letter encouraging participation in the 2021 Virtual National TB Conference – for educational and networking opportunities – and reminding those in TB programs with cooperative agreement funding of DTBE’s recommendation for participation in the annual conference.

Call for Abstracts
Abstracts for the Virtual 2021 NTC are due Friday, May 14, 2021. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Friday, May 21, 2021. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics:

  • TB epidemiology
  • TB clinical care
  • TB research – clinical, programmatic, translational, operational
  • TB nurse case management
  • Latent TB infection reporting and surveillance
  • Social, behavioral, psychosocial, education and training activities
  • TB outcomes of program initiatives
  • TB laboratory updates
  • TB and COVID 19

Please make sure to include the following in your abstract:

  1. Descriptive title, list of authors, and affiliations
  2. Background/statement of problem/objectives of the analysis
  3. Methods (if applicable)
  4. Results/key findings
  5. Conclusions

Abstract length is limited to 350 words. However, the word count does not include the abstract title or the authors’ names and affiliations.

NTCA is committed to stigma-free language and the use of non-stigmatizing language is expected in the abstract for poster presentation. During the review process, if stigmatizing language is identified, authors will be encouraged to substitute non-stigmatizing language for stigmatizing terms.

There will be a virtual poster display in 2021 which will remain posted until June 2022, and a special session for brief oral presentations of highly scored abstracts will be held in mid-July. This unique session, devoted to exploring the work of your colleagues, will elevate the visibility of the posters and the great work being conducted by TB programs and our TB lab partners.

Submit your abstract using the Abstract Submission Portal.