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Screening & Treating TB Infection

July 13, 2018

Dallas County Health & Human Services
2377 North Stemmons Freeway
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75207

Sponsored by:
Heartland National TB Center
With the support of
Texas Health and Human Services,
The County of Dallas,
Texas Department of State Health Services


Wendy Chung, MD
Dallas County Health and Human Services

George Samuel, MD, CM, MSc
University of North Texas Sciences Center

Garry Woo, MD
Dallas County Health and Human Services

Additional faculty to be announced

CNE, CME, & CEU credit has been applied for this
activity through the CDC Continuing Education

See final announcement for full 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:


Jessica Quintero

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


Friday, July 13 2018

9:309:45 AM           Registration

9:4510:00 AM         Welcome

10:0011:00 AM       Who is at Risk of TB?

11:0012:00 PM       TB Infection Diagnosis Recommendations

12:001:00 PM        LUNCH

1:002:00 PM          Ethical Access to Care Along the US/MX Border

2:003:00 PM          Who Should be Treated and How Should We Treat Them?

3:003:30 PM          Partnering with Public Health

3:30 PM                 Adjourn

Times and/or agenda subject to change 

Target Audience
This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.

Conference Goal
The goal of this training is to build capacity with community providers by providing guidelines for screening and treating persons for TB infection.

Conference Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to describe current epidemiology of TB, list groups of people who are more likely to be exposed to or infected with M. tuberculosis, list risk factors for progression to TB disease if infected with M. tuberculosis, describe tools used in testing for TB infection, discuss USPSTF recommendations, identify gaps in access to care that impact TB prevention, discuss social and legal impediments to care, discuss the role stigma plays in accessing health care, list considerations in determining treatment candidates, identify and implement treatment regimens used to treat TB infection, discuss opportunities and benefits to collaborating with the health department.

The format for this course will be lecturestyle presentations, with case studies. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center
2727 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Market Center
2325 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

*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 29 , 2018
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Register online at:

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