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October 15-17, 2013
Houston, Texas
Being held at
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School

1631 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030

Sponsored by

Heartland National TB Center


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston



Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center

Linda Dooley, MD
Austin Travis County Health Department

Rosa Estrada Y Martin, MD
Heartland National TB Center

David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Elizabeth Guy, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Doug Hornick, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Lynn Horvath, BA, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Quratulian Kizilbash, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Eva Moya, PhD, LMSW
University of Texas at El Paso

Barbara Seaworth, MD, FISDA, FACP
Heartland National TB Center

Kim Connelly Smith, MD, MPH
University of Texas-Houston Medical School

Adriana Vasquez, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Audrey Wanger, PhD
University of Texas-Houston Medical School

For more information, contact:
Jessica Quintero
Jessica.quintero@uthct.edu or (210) 531-4568

Target Audience/Prerequisites
This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.

The format for this live event conference will include lecture presentation and case scenario analysis with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Program Description
Using highly interactive lectures and case studies, participants will be able to identify the facets involved in identifying and treating patients with latent tuberculosis infection and patients with tuberculosis disease by reviewing the current epidemiology, pathogenesis, identification, and treatment of tuberculosis
including issues that complicate treatment such as mental health issues and co morbidities.

Conference Objectives
Describe steps involved in initiating treatment for tuberculosis including distinguishing between infection and disease, distinguishing between tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial lung disease, and treatment of tuberculosis.  Describe the tools used in treating tuberculosis including a
radiologist, laboratory, and medications used in treating tuberculosis. Describe the use of genotyping and interferon gamma release assays in screening for tuberculosis. Identify infection control measures in a health care setting.
Describe additional presentation of tuberculosis to include extra pulmonary, TB and diabetes co infection, and tuberculosis in children. Identify current recommendations for treating a patient coinfected with TB HIV and those suffering from mental health issues. Identify CDC TB technical instructions. Describe the management of patients with drug resistant tuberculosis. Identify
the ethical treatment of patients with tuberculosis.


There is no charge to attend this live event conference but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 60 participants.

Registration—opens: July 10, 2013                         
September 30, 2013

Register Now! Download Brochure!Origination Date: May 07, 2013   Expiration Date: May 07, 2015

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CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing education for this activity is pending. See final announcement for details.

: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA credits TM. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To obtain contact hours, participants must complete and return the Attendance Verification Form and a participant evaluation form.