NSTC Purpose

As a section within the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA), the purpose of the National Society of TB Clinicians (NSTC) is to advance the elimination of tuberculosis in the United States and its territories.

NSTC Mission

The NSTC works in partnership with the TB control officials of federal, state, local, and territorial governments, and with other entities in the public and private sectors to provide the clinician’s perspective on issues vital to the success of eliminating tuberculosis.

NSTC Objectives

  1. To promote excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and medical management of tuberculosis
  2. To build regional and national capacity in clinical expertise through mentoring of clinicians
  3. To organize and facilitate TB-related educational opportunities for clinicians
  4. To promote understanding and collaboration between clinicians and public health programs in the control and prevention of tuberculosis in communities
  5. To promote the evaluation and implementation of new diagnostic and treatment technologies as they become available
  6. To promote and participate in a research agenda addressing the needs of tuberculosis clinicians
  7. To provide a network for collaboration and communication among clinicians engaged in the control and prevention of tuberculosis
  8. To advocate for national policies and resource allocations which promote and enable achievement of the goal of tuberculosis elimination in the United States


Membership in NSTC is open to all physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The annual dues are $150 for members who are TB controllers at the local, state, or national level or $80 for those who are not TB controllers. By joining NSTC, you will automatically become a member of NTCA, our parent organization. To join, see our Membership page.


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