JULY 14-16, 2009

Being held at
Texas Department of State Health Services
Region 2/3 Headquarters
1301 South Bowen Road
Arlington, Texas 76013

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of
Texas Department of State Health Services
Region 2/3


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 50 participants.

Deadline to register is:
June 23, 2009

Register at:


David Griffith, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Natasha Johnson, RN
Nurse Consultant
Region 2/3 Health Department

Additional faculty to be announced


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 Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center will offer 14.0 Nursing Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this educational activity.

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


Tuesday, July 14, 2009
1:00 P.M. Registration
1:30 P.M. Welcome and Introductions
1:45 P.M. Principles of TB Nurse Case Management
2:00 P.M. TB Epidemiology
2:30 P.M. BREAK
2:45 P.M. Diagnosis & Medical Management of LTBI
3:45 P.M. Diagnosis & Medical Management of TB Disease
5:00 P.M. Questions and Answers
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
8:00 A.M. SIGN IN
8:15 A.M. Pediatric TB
9:15 A.M. TB Medications and Adverse Effects
10:15 A.M. BREAK
10:30 A.M. The Laboratory's Role in TB Diagnosis and Treatment
11:30 A.M. Infection Control
12:30 P.M. LUNCH on your own
1:45 P.M. TB/HIV Co-Infection
2:45 P.M. TB in the Correctional Setting
3:30 P.M. BREAK
3:45 P.M. Treatment Updates and Maximizing Adherence
4:45 P.M. Questions and Answers
Thursday, July 16, 2009
8:00 A.M. SIGN IN
8:15 A.M. Contact Investigation
9:30 A.M. Legal Aspects of Tuberculosis
10:15 A.M. BREAK
10:30 A.M. Foreign Born and High Risk Populations
11:30 A.M. Quality Improvement and Nursing Case Management
12:30 P.M. Questions and Answers, Evaluation and Adjournment

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


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.


La Quinta Inn & Suites
4001 Scots Legacy Drive
Arlington, Texas 76015
(817) 467-7756 — Reservation and General Info
State Rate $85.00 + tax (Texas residents only)
Out-of-State Government Rate $109 + tax (double bed)

Holiday Inn Express Arlington
1721 Pleasant Place
Arlington, Texas 76015
(817) 784-8750
State and Government Rate $85.00 + tax

For more information, please contact:

Erika Kido, MPH
erika.kido @ u t h c t . e d u
(210) 531-4538


This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the case management, identification, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


The format for this conference will include lecture presentations, and interactive case scenarios. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


The goal of the conference is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse with primary responsibility for TB case management. The course is designed to provide coverage of the evaluation, treatment and case management of medically and psychosocially difficult-to-treat patients. The workshop will go beyond the basic TB curriculum and enhance the participantís ability to be accountable for all facets of case management.


Upon course completion, participants will be able to competently practice TB case management including: diagnosing and managing latent TB infection and TB disease; monitoring response to treatment; performing drug toxicity assessments; identifying and managing foreign-born and persons at risk for TB; diagnosing and managing TB in pediatric, HIV-positive and correctional patients; performing case review and quality assurance; balancing responsibilities for public health with patient's needs; assessing adequate infection control measures; and preventing non-compliance through use of DOT and enablers.

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