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TB Intensive

May 6 - 9, 2014

Being held at
Heartland National TB Center
On the campus of
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78233

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center

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 supporter. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Presentations may include discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use by all presenters and will be discussed further by the presenter.

CDC does not accept commercial support and NO
commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or UT Health NE for this educational program.

Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center

Joaquín Cervantes, MD
Clínica Médica Internacional

Wendy Chung, MD, MSPH
Dallas County Health and Human Services

Linda Dooley, MD
Austin Travis County Health Department

David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Lynn Horvath, BA, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Ken Jost, BA
Texas Department of State Health Services

Annie Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Michael McCarthy, MD, FACR
University of Texas Health Science Center SA

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

Additional Faculty to be Listed


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.
This activity provides 18.6 contact hours.

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

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

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.

OUR Mission
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.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Day 1:
12:30 – 1:00 pm Sign In

  • Epidemiology of TB
  • TB Pathogenesis and Treatment of Latent TB Infection
  • Nontuberculosis Mycobacterial Lung Disease
  • Treatment of TB

5:00pm Adjourn for the Day

Day 2:
8:15 – 8:30 am Sign In

  • TB Drugs Part 1
  • TB Drugs Part 2
  • Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
  • Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory
  • Interferon Gamma Release Assays
  • Infection Control in Health Care Settings
  • Genotyping

4:10 pm Adjourn for the Day
4:10-4:30pm Optional: Tour of TCID Hospital

Day 3:
8:15 – 8:30 am Sign In

  • Extrapulmonary TB
  • TB and Diabetes
  • Tuberculosis in Children
  • TB in the HIV Patient
  • Recognizing Mental Illness in the TB Patient
  • Technical Instructions
5:00 pm Adjourn for the Day

Day 4:
8:15 – 8:30 am Sign In

  • Ethical Management of Patients with Complicated TB
  • Disease
  • Ethical Consideration in the TB Patient
  • Questions and Answers

12:00 pm Evaluation and Adjourn

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 co-infected 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.

Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
Reservations: (210) 212-5200

La Quinta Inn San Antonio
Alamo Dome South
3180 Goliad Road
Reservations: (210) 337-7171

There is no charge to attend this live event conference
but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to
25 participants.
Registration—opens: February 10, 2014
closes: April 22, 2014
Origination Date: May 07, 2013 Expiration Date: May 07, 2015

Register on-line at:

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment
status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).