National TB Conference

The 2020 National Tuberculosis Conference (NTC) Goes VIRTUAL

Although our in-person conference, planned for Minneapolis, was cancelled, the NTCA and the its 2020 Conference Planning Committee are pleased to announce arrangements for this year’s virtual NTC. Registration is open: The platform contains detailed information about the conference and the registration fees.

For conference overviews, highlights, and news, see the Virtual 2020 NTC e-Newsletter: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5, and Issue 6.

Conference Agenda

The conference has an abbreviated, highly curated agenda, focused on topics with the greatest relevancy and time-sensitivity for TB programs. The live broadcasts are scheduled starting on Friday, September 18, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. Note that one session with emerging content will be broadcast on a date to be decided before December 15. For details on topics, presenters, and live broadcast dates, see the Conference Agenda.

Continuing Education Credits

To provide continuing education (CE) opportunities, NTCA is honored to partner with the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine, Office for Continuous Professional Learning and the Eastern New Mexico School of Nursing.

Eligible participants can earn CE credits for participating in the live broadcasts or for viewing the recorded broadcasts. Recorded broadcasts will be available as enduring credit materials for up to one year and will remain available for all participants to access throughout the year. For more, see the CE statement.

CDC Office of Grant Services (OGS) Guidance

The January 15, 2020, letter and its June 23, 2020, addendum outline the importance of this conference for TB programs receiving CDC cooperative agreement funding.

The letter provides guidance and a reminder that recipients of cooperative agreement funding that at least one key individual from their program should attend the meeting. In previous years, many participants have found this letter very helpful when added to their travel approval request. As well, travel prohibitions should not apply for a virtual meeting.