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October 14, 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



Kim Connelly Smith, MD, MPH

University of Texas-Houston Medical School

Andrea Cruz, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Susan D. John, MD
University of Texas-Houston Medical School

Anna Maria Mandalakas, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Jeffery R. Starke, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

For more information, contact:
Samuel Caballero
samuel.caballero@uthct.edu or (210) 531-4545


CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support. NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for this educational program.


No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.


The vision of Heartland National TB Center is to provide excellence, expertise, and innovation in training, medical consultation, and product development to reduce the impact of tuberculosis in our region.


The mission of the Heartland National TB Center is to build capacity with our partners. We will share expertise in the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis by: developing and implementing cutting edge trainings, delivering expert medical consultation, providing technical assistance, and designing innovative educational and consultative products.

RP2268 (EV)

Monday, October 14, 2013

7:45-8:00 am          Registration

8:00-8:15 am          Welcome

8:15-9:15 am          Epidemiology of Childhood Tuberculosis

9:15-10:15 am        Diagnosis of TB in Children

10:15-10:30 am      Break

10:30-11:30 am      Radiographic Manifestations of Pediatric TB

11:30-12:30 pm      Treatment of Pediatric TB

12:30-1:45 pm         LUNCH

1:45-2:45 pm           Extrapulmonary TB

2:45-3:15 pm           Adolescent TB

3:30-4:30 pm           Case Study Review

Hardware /Software
There are no participant hardware and software requirements for this course.


Presentations offered to participants to be copied at their expense.

Target Audience

Course intended for physician, nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending Pediatric 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 pediatric and adolescent patients with either latent tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis disease. In addition, participants will review the current epidemiology, pathogenesis, identification, and treatment of tuberculosis affecting children and adolescent children.

Conference Objectives

1. Describe the epidemiology of pediatric TB.
2. Discuss the difference between TB exposure, infection and disease in children.
3. Identify the risk of progression from infection to TB disease in different age groups.
4. Describe how the diagnosis of TB infection in children is made.
5. Identify the diagnostic challenges of identifying TB in children.
6. Discuss the radiographic manifestations of TB in children.
7. Describe alternative imaging modalities fro pediatric TB.
8. Describe the treatment of TB in children.
9. Discuss monitoring children on treatment for TB disease or latent infection.
10. Treatment of drug resistant TB in children.
11. Describe the presentation, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of extrapulmonary TB in children.
12. Discuss monitoring children on treatment for TB disease or latent infection.
13. Discuss the duration of treatment of extrapulmonary TB in children.
14. Describe the differences between various groups that create distinctive challenges for clinicians managing TB in adolescents.
15. Summarize evidence for best practices in diagnosing and treating latent and active TB in adolescents.
16. Identify potential strategies to apply these practices in their own settings.
17. Discuss pediatric TB cases that illustrate common difficulties with diagnosis and case management.

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 17, 2013                         
September 30, 2013

Register Now! Download Brochure!Anticipated Origination Date: August 2013 & Expiration Date: August 2015 


Holiday Inn: Houston Reliant Park Area

8111 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas

Reservations: 800-315-2621

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Government Rate: $109.00 + tax



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.

CME: 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 6.5 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.


Holiday Inn: Houston Reliant Park Area

  8111 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas