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World TB Day: Tuberculosis from the Perspective of the Patient

March 23, 2018

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 Southeast Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78223

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center 

In collaboration with

Texas Department of State Health Services


City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District


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.

Continuing education credit will not be awarded for participation in this training event.

NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or UT Health Northeast for this educational program.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero


Friday, March 23, 2018

8:00 AM      Registration

8:15 AM      Welcome & Reading of Proclamation

8:30 AM      Texas Center for Infectious Disease Gallery Walk

9:45 AM      BREAK

10:00 AM    TB Infection Project Update

10:30 AM    Making a Difference; A Look at Support Groups for and by Individuals Affected by

11:00 AM    LUNCH (Provided)

12:00 PM    Patient Panel Discussion: TB Infection

1:00 PM      Patient Panel Discussion: TB Disease

1:00 PM      TB in Congregate Settngs: Panel Discussion

2:00 PM      The Big Picture; Social Issues that Impact Patient Care

2:30 PM      Questions, Answers, and Adjourn

Topics and time subject to change

Target Audience
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and health care professionals who work with patients with or  at risk of tuberculosis.
Conference Goal
The goal of this course is to highlight and discuss the social impact treatment for TB infection or TB disease may have on the individual patient.
Conference Objectives
Using immersive learning, participants will be able to highlight various aspects of patient care from evaluating groups at highest risk of progression from infection to disease, to outpatient care, to treatment in a specialty hospital. Participants will also be able to identify patient support groups, patient motivators for starting and completing treatment for TB infection, factors associated with successful treatment outcomes, and issues that may impact a patients ability to undergo or complete treatment.
The format for this course will be lecturestyle presentations, with case studies, and panel discussion preceded by a gallery walk. 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 20, 2018

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Register on-line at:

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