TB UPDATES FOR THE COMMUNITY PROVIDER:
PARTNERING TO ELIMINATE TB

AMARILLO, TEXAS

JULY 23, 2009

Being held at
Amarillo College
West Campus Lecture Hall
6222 West 9th Avenue
Amarillo, Texas

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of
Region 1, Texas Department of State Health Services

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

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

CNE: Heartland National TB Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center provides up to 6.25 nursing continuing education contact hours for successful completion of this educatinal activity.

To obtain contact hours, nurses must complete and return the Certificate of Successful Completion and Attendance Verification Form and the Participant Evaluation Form.

AGENDA

Thursday, July 23, 2009
8:00 A.M. SIGN IN
  Welcome and Introductions
  TB Community Partnerships
  Epidemiology of TB
  Transmission of TB
  BREAK
  Screening and Diagnosis of TB Infection and Disease
  Treatment of TB Infection
  Treatment of TB Disease
12:15 P.M. LUNCH Provided
  Pediatric TB
  Infection Control
  Legal Issues in TB Control
  BREAK
  TB Case Presentation and Discussion
4:30 P.M. Questions and Answers; Evaluation

NO commercial support was given or received for this Heartland provided continuing educational activity.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for community providers such as physicians and nurses and other health care professionals who work with patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis.

CONFERENCE GOAL

The goal of this training is to enhance the expertise of health care providers to recognize, treat, and reduce transmission of tuberculosis in their community.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

Using interactive lectures participants will be able to: describe the epidemiology of TB; identify how TB is transmitted; list screening and diagnostic procedures for latent TB infection and TB disease; discuss the treatment options for TB infection and disease; describe pediatric TB; identify effective infection control measures; discuss case management of a TB suspect; and identify partners and resources within the community.

FORMAT

The format for this course will be lecture-style presentations and case presentation discussions. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

FACULTY

Todd Bell, MD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center

David Griffith, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Melanie Lee, RN, BSN
Texas Department of State Health Services

Bob Martinez, MPH
Texas Department of State Health Services

Paul Nolan, RN, MD
Amarillo Children's Clinic

Sonja Oates, LVN
City of Amarillo Health Department

Harvey Richey, DO
Texas Tech University Health Science Center

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero
jessica.quintero @ u t h c t . e d u
(210) 531-4568

REGISTRATION

There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory.

Deadline to register is:
July 3, 2009

Space is limited to 100 participants.

Register at:
http://www.heartlandntbc.org/training.asp

Recommended Lodging

Country Inn and Suites
(806) 795-5271
2000 Soncy Road
Amarillo, Texas 79124

Group Name:
Texas Department of State Health Services

Group rate: $85.00 + tax
Special rate deadline: July 1, 2009

Heartland National TB Center
2303 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78223
Phone: 1 (800) TEX-LUNG
Fax: (210) 531-4590