Handling TB and HIV Co-Infection


September 15-16, 2010

Fargo, North Dakota


Being held at

Best Western Fargo

Doublewood Inn

3333 13th Avenue S.

Fargo, North Dakota 58103


 Sponsored by:

Heartland National TB Center


With the support of:

North Dakota Department of Health

South Dakota Department of Health

Dakota Aids Education and Training Center



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


Registration opens: July 12, 2010

And closes: August 20, 2010


Space is limited to 75 participants.


Register at:




Wednesday, September 15, 2010

8:00 am Registration

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions

8:45 am Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

and HIV

9:30 am Break

9:40 am Risk Factors for TB and HIV

10:25 am Break

10:30 am Tuberculosis Overview

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm HIV Overview

2:00 pm Break

2:10 pm Treatment of the TB and HIV Co-Infected Patient

3:10 pm Break

3:20 pm Case Management of the

Co-Infected Patient

4:20 pm Questions & Answers


Thursday, September 16, 2010

8:15 am Sign In

8:30 am HIV Treatment Issues in the TB Co-Infected Patient

9:30 am Break

9:45 am Opt Out Testing for HIV

11:00 am Break

11:15 am Pulling It all Together: Case

Studies from the Field

12:00 pm Questions and Answers,

Evaluations, and Adjournment




Augusto Alonto, MD

Sanford Health and Dakota AIDS Education &
Training Center (AETC)


Rachel Birk

North Dakota Department of Health


Denise Larson

North Dakota Department of Health


David McNamara, MD

Sanford Health and Dakota AETC


Tracey Salameh, RN, ACRN

Dakota AETC


Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD

Sanford Health and Dakota AETC


Charles Shafer, MD

Sioux Falls Community Health Center


Dean Tsukayama, MD

University of Minnesota


Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, other health care workers (counseling nurses, HIV case managers) who work with TB patients who are co-infected with HIV.

Conference Goal

The goal of this training is to provide designated healthcare workers with the expertise to treat and manage patients that have been co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV.

Conference Objectives

Using interactive lectures and other types of learning exercises, participants will: describe the current epidemiology of TB and HIV; identify the risk factors and population groups that are more susceptible to TB and HIV co-infection; describe Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease along with the methods for diagnosis; recognize the history of HIV and the advancements that have been made in regards to diagnosis and treatment; list the treatment and management of TB and HIV co-infection; describe the nurse case management of TB/HIV co-infected patients; illustrate the treatment strategies and problems associated with HIV in the TB patient; and discuss the federal and state guidelines for HIV Opt Out testing.


The format for this course will be lecture presentations, and problem solving case scenarios with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


Recommended Lodging

Best Western Fargo Doublewood Inn

(701) 235-3333

3333 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103



 Continuing Education


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

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler designates this educational activity for a
maximum of 9.0
AMA credits TM.   Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 will offer 9.0 Nursing Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this educational activity.


To obtain contact hours, participants must complete and return the Attendance Verification Form and a participant evaluation form.


For more information, please contact:


Robert Granger