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Screening for Tuberculosis Along the US/Mexico Border

San Antonio, TX
June 10, 2016

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78223

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 
AETC South Central

with support of:
Texas Department of State Health Services Region 8
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District City Chest Clinic


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Ricardo Garay, BBS
Migrant Clinicians Network
Annie Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Lillian Ringsdorf, MD, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services
Region 8
Barbara Seaworth, MD, FISDA, FACP
Heartland National TB Center

Additional Faculty to be announced

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.

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 4.5 contact hours and 1.0 medical ethics credit.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Friday, June 10, 2016

9:30-9:45 AM                Registration

9:45-10:00 AM              Welcome

10:00-11:00 AM            Who is at Risk of TB?

11:00-12:00 PM            TB Infection; Who Likely Has it and How to Test for It.

12:00-1:00 PM              LUNCH

1:00-2:00 PM                Ethical Access to Care Along the US/MXBorder: Implementing Recommendations

2:00-3:00 PM                Who Should be Treated and How Should We Treat Them?

3:00-3:30 PM                Partnering with Public Health

3:30 PM                          Adjourn

Times/topics subject to change

Target Audience
This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.

Conference Goal
The goal of this training is to build capacity with community providers by providing guidelines for screening and treating persons for TB infection.

Conference Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able todescribe current epidemiology of TB, list groups of people who are more likely to be exposed to or infected with M. tuberculosis, list risk factors for progression to TB disease if infected with M.tuberculosis, describe tools used in testing for TB infection, USPSTF recommendations, identify gaps in access to care thatimpact TB prevention, discuss social and legal impediments tocare, discuss the role stigma plays in accessing health care, listconsiderations in determining treatment candidates, identify andimplement treatment regimens used to treat TB infection, discuss opportunities and benefits to collaborating with the health department.

The format for this course will be lecturestyle presentations,with case studies. 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:
June 06, 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).