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TB Intensive

June 26-29, 2018

Texas Center for Infectious Disease
2303 Southeast Military Drive
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

Andrea Cruz, MD, MPH
Baylor College of Medicine

Linda Dooley, MD

Denise Dunbar, BA
Texas Department of State Health Services

Miguel Escobedo, MD
New Mexico

David Griffith, BA, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Quratulain ‘Annie’ Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Barbara Seaworth, MD, FISDA, FACP
Heartland National TB Center

Barbara Taylor, MD, MS
UT Health San Antonio

Adriana Vasquez, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Additional faculty to be announced

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing education for this activity is pending.
See final announcement for details.

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 cutting edge 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 NE for this educational program.

For more information, please contact:


Delphina Sanchez

Heartland National TB Center
Jessica Quintero, M.Ed.
Heartland National TB Center

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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, June 27, 2018
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 Disease
        - Interferon Gamma Release Assays
        - Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
        - Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease
        - Genotyping
5:00 pm Adjourn

Thursday, June 28, 2018
8:15 am Sign In
        - Extrapulmonary TB
        - TB and Diabetes
        - Tuberculosis in Children
        - TB in the HIV Patient
        - Recognizing Mental Illness in a Patient with TB
        - Technical Instructions
4:45 pm Adjourn for the Day

Friday, June 29, 2018
8:15 – 8:30 am Sign In
        - MDR/XDR TB
        - Ethical Access to Care Along the US/Mexico Border
        - Ethics and Tuberculosis
        - Questions and Answers
12:00 pm Adjourn

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 presentations and case scenario analysis with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk
201 N. St. Mary’s Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205

Embassy Suites

7610 South New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas, 78235
*State rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability
There is no charge to attend this workshop but
preregistration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
June 5 , 2018
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Register online at:

Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment
status via email (unless otherwise requested).