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Laboratory Updates on Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Test


August 18, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM PT
12:00 AM - 1:30 PM MT
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center

Presented by:


Edward A. Graviss, PhD, MPH, FIDSA
Director, HMRI Molecular Tuberculosis Laboratory
Houston Methodist Research Institute


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 will not be offered for participation in this webbased training. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided only upon request. 

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero

Target Audience

This webinar is intended for the prescribing physician and healthcare staff who may be involved with the decision to utilize an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test in screening individuals for tuberculosis.

Conference Goal
Upon completion of this webbased training, participants will be able to discuss natural history and diagnosis of TB infection, identify issues with IGRA interpretation, and point out changes in the
QFTPlus test.

Continuing Education
Continuing education will not be offered for participation in this web-based training. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided only upon request.

Viewing Requirements
To access and view this live webcast, you will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. 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 confirmation of participation.

Registration and participation is FREE for this webinar,
but pre-registration is mandatory. Applicants will receive
notification of their enrollment status as well as connection
instructions via email..

Deadline to register is:
August 17, 2017
Register on-line at: