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TB Intensive

San Antonio, TX
November 11-14, 2014

Being held at

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Building 501

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78223

Sponsored by:

Heartland National TB Center


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
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
Amy Mumbower, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center SA
Colleen Daniels,
Treatment Action Group
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.
This activity provides 19.0 contact hours and 2.0
ethics credit.

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 may include discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use but will be discussed further by the presenter.

CDC does not accept commercial support. 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

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.

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


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 TB
  •  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.

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201 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Reservations: (210) 212-5200

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3180 Goliad Road
San Antonio, TX 78223
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*State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
October 28, 2014
Origination Date: May 07, 2013
Expiration Date: May 07, 2015

Space is limited to 25 participants.


Register on-line at:

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