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Evaluation and Treatment of TB Contacts

April 11, 2014

Being held at

UT Health Northeast


11937 US Highway 271
Tyler Texas 75708

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center

In Collaboration with

Texas Department of State Health Services 4/5N

David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center

Jessica Quintero, BAAS
Heartland National TB Center

Additional Faculty to be Listed

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.

NO commercial support was given to Heartland
National TB Center or the UT Health Northeast for
this educational program.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Friday, April 11, 2014
8:308:45 am          Registration

8:459:00 am          Welcome

9:009:15 am          TB Epidemiology

9:1510:15 am        Contact Investigation: Where do we begin?

10:1510:30am       BREAK

10:3011:00 am      TB Nurse Assessment

11:0012:15 pm      Diagnosis and Medical Management of TB Disease

12:1511:15 pm      LUNCH

1:152:00 pm          Monitoring Patients for TB Adverse Reactions and
Side Effects

2:002:15 pm          BREAK

2:153:15 pm          Interferon Gamma Release Assays: Understanding the Test

3:153:45 pm          Effectiveness of Short Course Treatment for Latent                                                   Infection

3:454:00 pm          Questions and Answer and Adjournment

*Times and/or topics are subject to change

Target Audience
The target audience for this course is public health department nurses and staff who are tasked with identifying and managing contacts to a known TB case.

The format for this conference will include lecture presentation with case scenarios and audience discussion. There will be ample time for questions and

Conference Goal
The goal of the training is to increase the knowledge and skills of the public health department nurse and staff in order to effectively identify, evaluate, and treat a contact to a known TB case .

Conference Objectives
Using interactive lectures participants will be able to:
Describe the current TB epidemiology of the world; US and the Heartland Region; identify the TB diagnostic process; discuss current recommendations for the medical management of active TB; discuss the monitoring process of antiTB drugs; discuss nursing interventions for common adverse drug toxicities and side effects; conduct a thorough nurse assessment to develop care plans and make community referrals for successful completion; identify the  components of a TB contact investigation; describe the Interferon Gamma
Release Assay; identify the key points of the updated CDC guidelines for using IGRAs to detect TB infection and TB disease; review recommendations and options for treating LTBI in the US; and discuss the effect of treatment duration on completion rates.


Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites: Tyler North
3247 West Gentry Parkway
Tyler, Texas
Reservations: 18884654329

There is no charge to attend this live event conference
but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to
50 participants.
Registration closes: April 8, 2014

Register on-line at:

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