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Community United to End TB: Live Webcast

Broadcast from Heartland National TB Center

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.

Continuing education credit will NOT be offered for participation in the live webcast. 

 For more information, please contact:
Delphina Sanchez


Friday, March 24, 2017

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

12:15 PM 1115 Waiver TB Project

1:00 PM TB in Congregate Settngs; Panel Discussion


2:15 PM TB and Co-Morbidities; Panel Discussion

3:15 PM Stop the Stigma

4:00 PM Questions, Answers, and Adjourn

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 a web based lecture-style presentation.  There will be ample time for questions and answers.

System Requirements:
To access and view this training event, you will need a computer with internet access.  Audio for this web based training will be through your computer’s speakers. It is recommended that you check your system for compatibility and connectivity prior to the event; instructions to test your system will be sent with registraton confirmation. If you have any questions about connectivity or audio please contact or

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

Deadline to register is:
March 17, 2017

Space is limited to 400 participants.

Register on-line at:

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