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Advanced Management of Patients with Tuberculosis

August 13-14, 2014

Being held at
ADH Auditorium
On the campus of
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham
Little Rock, AR

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center
Arkansas Department of Health

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

Linda Dooley, MD
Austin Travis County Health Department

David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Doug Hornick, BA, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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

Additional Faculty to be Listed


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:
8:00 – 8:15 am Sign In
  •  Epidemiology of TB
  •  TB Pathogenesis and Treatment of Latent TB Infection
  •  Treatment of TB
  •  TB Drugs
  •  Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
  •  Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory
  •  Interferon Gamma Release Assays
4:30 pm Adjourn for the Day

Day 2:
7:45 – 8:00 am Sign In
  •  Infection Control in Health Care Settings
  •  Genotyping
  •  TB and Diabetes
  •  TB Case Presentation
  •  Extrapulmonary TB
  •  Tuberculosis in Children
  •  TB in the HIV Patient
4:00 pm Evaluation and Adjourn

*Times and/or topics subject to change
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.

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

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.

Conference Objectives
Describe steps involved in diagnosing and treating tuberculosis
including distinguishing between infection and disease. Describe the
tools used in treating tuberculosis including radiology, laboratory,
and medications. 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, tuberculosis in children, and patients
co infected with TB HIV.

Hotel Information Coming Soon!

There is no charge to attend this live event conference
but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to
75 participants.
Registration—opens: June 23, 2014
closes: August 08, 2014

Register on-line at:

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