National TB Conference

The National TB Conference

2018 National TB Conference

NTCA and the California TB Controllers Association (CTCA) are pleased to announce their partnership to co-sponsor the 2018 National TB Conference. The conference will be held May 21-24, 2018 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs, California. The 2018 NTC conference theme is TB Elimination in the US: Mirage or Oasis?

Travel Grants
The National TB Controllers Association is pleased to announce that travel grants are available for the 2018 NTNC, NSTC and SETC Annual Meetings on May 21, 2018 and the 2018 National TB Conference May 22-24, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. Eligibility criteria vary. Applications were due on March 16. Notification of decisions will be emailed Friday, March 30, 2018.

Registration, Hotel Bookings, Agendas
The 2018 conference registration website is open. Please visit the website to access conference-related information, including the draft agenda, conference registration, hotel reservations, air travel options, etc.


  1. This year’s national conference is jointly sponsored by the National TB Controllers Association and the California TB Controllers Association. We are excited to take the conference “on the road” and recognize the opportunities for networking with our colleagues from local health programs throughout California!
  2. he registration fee for the 2018 NTC includes the NTCA Section Meetings on Monday, May 21st, and the post-conference meetings, conducted by our DTBE colleagues, on Thursday afternoon, May 24th. If your schedule permits, please plan to join us for the entire 4 days of cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. You will not be disappointed. However, should you schedule preclude participating on all 4 days, there are one-day registration options available.
  3. If you are unable to attend the NTCA Section meetings on Monday, May 21st, please plan to join us for the official start to the 2018 National TB Conference – the Poster Discussion/Reception scheduled for 5:00 PM on Monday, May 21st. Please plan your travel to arrive at the hotel in time for this very special opening event. You won’t want to miss it!

This conference is an annual forum that brings state, local, territorial, and other TB control professionals together to discuss a wide array of clinical, technical, policy, and programmatic TB issues. A draft agenda is attached for your travel approval purposes. A final agenda will be distributed as we get closer to the conference.

We look forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new friends at the 2018 conference, sharing successes and challenges experienced over the last year, being inspired by the presenters, encouraged to think differently about the disease, and identifying and taking pride in who we are – a group of individuals working on the front lines of tuberculosis prevention and control who are dedicated to eliminating tuberculosis!

Please share this information with those in your area who will be attending and invite colleagues in other areas of disease control whom you think would enjoy the conference. Given the conference’s focus on TB elimination, we encourage you to think about your community-based partners working with individuals who come from areas with high TB incidence and invite them to the conference. They will not be disappointed!

Finally, we anticipate yet another outstanding conference developed by a committed group of your colleagues who have selected topics of great relevance, currency, and practical significance for the work we do together! Although it will be hard to top the conferences over the last few years, the 2018 one may be the best yet!

On Behalf of the 2018 National TB Conference Planning Committee,
Julie Higashi, MD, PhD – CTCA
Diana Fortune, RN, BSN – NTCA
2018 NTC Conference Planning Committee Co-chairs