National TB Conference

The National TB Conference

2019 National TB Conference

The National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) are co-sponsoring the 2019 National TB Conference: Innovate, Implement, Impact. The conference is scheduled for April 23-26, 2019, and will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. APHL’s conference for TB laboratorians, The Evolution of TB Diagnostics, will be conducted on April 23-24. All TB laboratorians are encouraged to stay for the conference sessions on April 25-26.

Visit the conference website to review the agenda, register for the conference, and book your hotel accommodations.

Registration is new open. The online platform provides for full-conference, one-day, APHL conference only, and APHL/NTC registrations. For questions about which registration path best meets your interests, please email Sherry Brown. Pre-conference and post-conference meetings are included in the registration fees, so please consider joining us, as your schedule permits.

For hotel accommodations, conference planners have reserved a block of rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for $152 per night, the federal government rate. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations early, by March 22, 2019, to take advantage of this negotiated rate.

The hotel’s full address and phone number are:
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA
Phone: 1-404-521-0000

For TB programs receiving cooperative agreement funding, the CDC Division of TB Elimination has provided a letter signed by OGS regarding PS15-1501 recipients’ attendance at the 2019 NTCA conference.

Abstracts
Abstracts are due on February 1, 2019. Please submit your abstract using the abstract submission platform.For details on abstract requirements, selection criteria, and conference events to highlight posters, see the email alert. Please consider submitting an abstract showcasing the great work you, or your program, has accomplished over the last year. The opening reception on April 23 includes a poster discussion session–a highlight of recent conferences.

2019 NTCA Travel Grants
The SETC and NTNC now have travel grants available to attend their meetings and the conference.

TB program staff who perform epidemiologic work, consider applying for an SETC travel grant to attend the 2019 SETC Business Meeting and the 2019 National TB Conference in Atlanta on April 23-26, 2019. The online form has more information on eligibility and scoring criteria and instructions on how to apply.

Nurses and nursing students, consider applying for an NTNC travel grant to attend the 2019 NTNC Annual Meeting and the 2019 National TB Conference in Atlanta on April 23-26, 2019. The online form has more information on eligibility and scoring criteria and instructions on how to apply.

The NTNC and SETC travel grant application deadline is February 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance on February 15, 2019.

For clinicians, the 2019 NSTC Travel Grant Application is in preparation and will be announced soon.