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TB Intensive

San Antonio, TX
April 5-8, 2016

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
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
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
Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPH
UT Health Northeast
Catalina Navarro, RN, BSN
Heartland National TB Center
Barbara Seaworth, MD, FISDA, FACP
Heartland National TB Center
Kim Smith, MD, MPH
University of TexasHouston Medical School
Thanh T. Van, MD
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
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 is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by 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.

Pending Approval

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
  • Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory
  • Interferon Gamma Release Assays
  • Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
  • Genotyping
  • Nontuberculosis Mycobacterial Lung Disease

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 HIV Co-Infection
  • Recognizing Mental Illness in the TB Patient
  • CDC TB 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 Care of Patients Seeking Asylum or Refugee Status
  • 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 TB. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB 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 TB infection and patients with TB disease by reviewing the current epidemiology, pathogenesis, identification, and treatment of TB including comorbidities that complicate treatment such as mental health , HIV, diabetes and others.

Conference Objectives
Describe steps involved in initiating treatment for TB including distinguishing between infection and disease, TB and NTM lung disease, and treatment of TB. Describe the use of laboratory and radiographic tools for management of persons with TB. Identify correct treatment regimens for TB disease and LTBI. Describe the use of genotyping and interferon gamma release assays in screening for TB. Identify infection control measures in a health care settng. Describe diagnostic considerations in extra pulmonary TB and diabetes coinfection, and TB in children. Identify current recommendations for treating persons with TB and HIV and those suffering from mental health conditions. Identify CDC TB technical instructions. Describe the management of patients with drug resistant TB. Identify ethical considerations in treating patients with TB.

The format for this live event conference will include lecture presentations 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:
March 21, 2016

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Register on-line at:

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