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TB Intensive

San Antonio, TX
November 17-20, 2015

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78223

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Joaquín Cervantes, MD, MPH
Clínica Médica Internacional
Linda Dooley, MD
Austin Travis County Health Department
Mike Frick, MPH
Treatment Action Group
David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center
Elizabeth Guy, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Lynn Horvath, BA, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Ken Jost, BA
Texas Department of State Health Services
Kenneth A. Kist, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center SA
Annie Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSP
HUT Health Northeast
Barbara Seaworth, MD, FISDA, FACP
Heartland National TB Center
Kim Connelly Smith, MD, MPH
University of TexasHouston Medical School
Adriana Vasquez, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

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 cuttngedge 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.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isaccredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Educationby the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commissionon Accreditation.

This activity provides 18.6 contact hours.

CME: The University of Texas Health Science Center atTyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association tosponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity provides 19.0 contact hours and 2.0 ethicscredit.

For more information, please contact:

Delphina Sanchez


Day 1:
12:30 – 1:00 pm Sign In

  • Epidemiology of TB
  • TB Pathogenesis and Treatment of Latent TB Infection
  • Treatment of TB

4:25 pm Adjourn for the Day
4:25-5:00pm Optional: Tour of TCID Hospital

Day 2:
8:15 – 8:30 am Sign In

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

4:45 pm Adjourn for the Day

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

4:45 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

Times/topics subject to change

Target Audience
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.

Conference Goal
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 nontuberculosis mycobacterial lung disease, and treatment of tuberculosis. Describe the tools used intreating 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 addittonal presentation of tuberculosis to include extra pulmonary, TB and diabetes co-infection, and tuberculosis in children. Identify current recommendations for treating a patient coinfected 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.

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.

Recommended Lodging
Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
8222 City Base Landing
San Antonio, TX 78235
*State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability
There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
November 03, 2015

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Register on-line at:

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