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Community United to End TB

Texas Center for Infectious Disease

2303 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX

March 24, 2017

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 

in collaboration with

Department of State Health Services

City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

RHP6 Texas 1115 Waiver Learning Collaborative

UT Health San Antonio 

University Health System


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Tommy Camden, MS
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Yolanda Cantu, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services
Quratulain ‘Annie’ Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Annie Johnson, BBA
University Health System
Terina S. McIntyre, BSW
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Jessica Quintero, MEd
Heartland National TB Center
Barbara Seaworth, MD
Heartland National TB Center
Norma Santos, BS
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District


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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a providerof continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing education for this activity is pending, see final announcementfor details.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Quintero


Friday, March 24, 2017

8:00 AM  Tour of Texas Center for Infectious Disease (Optional; No CE’s)

8:30 AM  Welcome

8:40 AM  Reading of Proclamation

8:45 AM  Patient Testimonials

9:00 AM Current State of Tuberculosis


10:00 AM New TB Testing Guidelines

10:45 AM Treatment of TB Guidelines

11:15 AM USPSTF Recommendations

12:00 PM LUNCH (Provided)

12:15 PM 1115 Waiver TB Project

1:00 PM TB in Congregate Settngs; Panel Discussion


2:15 PM TB and CoMorbidities; Panel Discussion

3:15 PM Stop the Stigma

4:00 PM Questions, Answers, and Adjourn

4:30 PM Tour of Texas Center for Infectious Disease (Optional; No CE’s)

Times/topics subject to change


Target Audience
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals who work with patients with or at risk of tuberculosis.

Conference Goal
The goal of this training is to enhance the expertise of health care staff through providing updates in TB testing guidelines, treatment recommendations, and providing best practices and lessons learned thru panel discussions.

Conference Objectives
Using interactive lectures, participants will be able to: describe current epidemiology and benefits of treatment; discuss new testing guidelines, available tools, and special considerations; list guidelines for treatment of TB infection including the use of 3HP; discuss USPSTF recommendations and identify factors that add risk ofdeveloping TB; describe lessons learned from implementation of 1115 Waiver TB Project; discuss the role of public health in collaboration with communityproviders; discuss considerations when treating TB in a patient with comorbidities; and identify treatment barriers created by stigma.

The format for this course will be lecturestyle presentations, with case studies and panel discussion.There will be ample time for questions and answers.


*Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Reservations: (210) 212-5200

**Holiday Inn Express and Suites
8222 City Base Landing
San Antonio, TX 78235
Reservations: (877) 410-6667

State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.
*Based on participant recommendations
**Based on proximity to training site

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

Deadline to register is:
March 17, 2017

Space is limited to 100 participants.

Register on-line at:

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