NOVEMBER 10-12, 2009

Being held at
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

With the support of
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Pediatrics


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

Deadline to register is:
October 19, 2009

Register at:
http://www.heartlandntbc.org/training . a s p

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


Tuesday, November 10, 2009
8:00 A.M. Sign-In and Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Epidemiology of TB
  • TB Pathogenesis
  • ATS/CDC Guidelines for Treating LTBI
11:30 A.M. LUNCH
  • Medical Evaluation as a Tool in the Diagnosis of TB Disease
  • Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory
  • Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays: Diagnosing TB in the Twenty-First Century
  • Discussion of IGRA Case Studies
4:30 P.M. Questions & Answers
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
8:00 A.M. Sign-In & Continental Breakfast
  • Infection Control in Health Care Settings
  • Impact of Mental Illness on TB Case Management
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease
11:45 A.M. LUNCH
  • TB/HIV
  • Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
  • TB Drug Review
4:30 P.M. Questions & Answers
Thursday, November 12, 2009
8:00 A.M. Sign-In & Continental Breakfast
  • ATS/CDC/IDSA Guidelines
  • TB Updates in Refugee Populations
  • Drug Resistant TB
12:00 P.M. LUNCH
  • Extrapulmonary TB
  • Pediatric TB
  • Clinical Management of TB Patients in Collaboration with Private Providers
4:30 P.M. Questions & Answers, Evaluation

* Agenda subject to change


David Griffith, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Barbara Seaworth, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Kimberly Connelly Smith, MD, MPH
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Adriana Vasquez, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Audrey Wanger, PhD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Doug Hornick, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Linda Dooley, MD
Austin / Travis County Health Department

Lisa Armitige, MD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Lynn Horvath, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Peter Barnes, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Robert Longfield, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Sundari Mase, MD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Timothy Aksamit, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Rosa Estrada-Y-Martin, MD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston


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 Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center will offer 18.5 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.


This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


The format for this conference will include lecture presentation and case scenario analysis with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


The goal of the conference is to enhance the expertise of providers to improve prevention and control of tuberculosis through the effective treatment and management of their TB patients.


Using highly interactive lectures, case studies and other types of learning exercises, participants will be able to: describe current epidemiology of TB in the US and globally; identify immunologic tools for diagnosing TB and demonstrate their application in the management of TB; list components of the radiographic diagnosis of TB; implement CDC guidelines for treatment and management of latent TB infection (L T B I), TB disease, and MDR/XDR TB; discuss current laboratory methods for the detection, identification, genotyping, and drug susceptibility testing of M. tuberculosis; identify and implement infection control measures to eliminate transmission of TB; discuss tuberculosis disease in various clinical settings; list antituberculosis drugs including common side effects; describe TB in a pediatric patient; identify TB updates pertaining to refugee populations; discuss the diagnosis and management of TB in an HIV-infected patient; describe the mental health assessment in the TB patient with underlying issues of mental illness and substance abuse; and discuss collaborating with private providers to care for TB patients.

For more information, please contact:

Delfina Sanchez
(210) 531-4528
OR Sarah Hoffman
(210) 531-4580


Hilton Houston Plaza / Medical Center
(713) 313-4000
6633 Travis Street, Houston, Texas 77030-1308
Group Name: HLT
Group rate: $110 + tax
Special rate deadline: October 19th