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TB Intensive

San Antonio, TX
October 24-27, 2017

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

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 


Juzar Ali, MD, FRCP(C); FCCP
LSU Health Sciences Center
Lisa Y. Armitige, MD, PhD
Heartland National TB Center
Linda Dooley, MD
Austin Travis County Health Department
Elizabeth Guy, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center
Ken Jost, BA
Laboratory Consultant
Quratulain ‘Annie’ Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Erica Lessem, MPH
Treatment Action Group
Barbara Seaworth, MD, FISDA, FACP
Heartland National TB Center
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.

CME: The University of Texas Health Science Center atTyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association tosponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Pending Approval

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Tuesday, October 24, 2017
12:30-1:00 pm Optional: Tour of TCID Hospital
1:00 pm Sign In
-    Epidemiology of TB
-    Treatment of TB Infection
-    Treatment of TB Disease
4:45 pm Adjourn

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:15 am Sign In
-    TB Drugs: Part 1
-    TB Drugs: Part 2
-    Methods of Isolation and the Role of the GeneXpert
-    Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory
-    Interferon Gamma Release Assays
-    Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
-    Genotyping
-    Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease
5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:15 am Sign In
-    Extrapulmonary TB
-    TB and Diabetes
-    Tuberculosis in Children
-    TB in the Patient with HIV
-    Recognizing Mental Illness in a Patient with TB
-    Technical Instructions
4:45 pm Adjourn for the Day

Friday, October 27, 2017

8:15 – 8:30 am Sign In
-    Ethical Considerations
-    Ethics and Tuberculosis
-    Questions and Answers
12:00 pm 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 TB infection and patients with TB disease by  reviewing the current epidemiology, pathogenesis, identification, and treatment of TB including issues  that complicate treatment such as mental health, HIV, diabetes and others.

Conference Objectives
Upon  completion of this course, participants will be able to describe steps involved in initiating treatment  for TB including distinguishing between infection and disease and TB and NTM lung disease; describe the use of laboratory and radiographic tools for management of persons with TB; identify correct treatment  regimens for TB disease and infection; describe the use of genotyping; describe the use of interferon gamma release assays in screening for TB; identify methods of airborne infection isolation and the  role of the GeneXpert in release from isolation; describe diagnostic and therapeutic considerations  in extra pulmonary TB, 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 will include lecture  resentations 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
Reservations: (210) 2125200

(*)**Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Brooks City Base
8202 City Base Landing, San Antonio, TX 78235
(210) 3334800

**Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa
7610 South New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas, 78235
Reservations: (210) 5341000

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:
October 10, 2017

Space is limited to 25 participants.

Register on-line at:

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