Substance Abuse and Tuberculosis


Oklahoma City,


November 17, 2010


Being held at


Francis Tuttle, Rockwell Campus

Construction Trades Building

Room 101 North


12777 North Rockwell Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73142


Sponsored By:

 Heartland National TB Center



 Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma City-County Health Department

Mid-America ATTC




There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited
50 participants. Deadline to register is: October 29, 2010

Register at:


NO commercial support was given to Heartland National TB Center or the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for this educational program.



November 17, 2010

8:00 am Registration

8:20 am Welcome

8:30 am Epidemiology of Substance Abuse and Tuberculosis

9:15 am Kinds of Substance Abuse

10:00 am Understanding the Addictive


10:45 am Break

11:00 am Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Drug Interactions

1:45 pm Adherence Issues

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Co-morbidities that Impact
Managing TB

3:45 pm Working with Partners:
Connecting Patients to

4:30 pm Questions and Answers;
Awarding of CEUs


Target Audience

This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues.


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.

Conference Goal

The goal of the conference is to share information and strategies to assist in the treatment and management of TB among patients that suffer from substance abuse.

Conference Objectives

Using highly interactive lectures, case studies and other types of learning exer­cises, participants will be able to: discuss the epidemiology of the overlap of tuberculosis and substance abuse; describe the different types of substance abuse; identify the psychosocial factors of an addictive personality and discuss their implication in TB case management and treatment; describe the physiological effects of substance abuse that increase the risk of TB infection and disease; list the impact mental illness has on substance abuse and the management of the patient; discuss drug interactions that impact the TB patient; identify the barriers and strategies to promote TB treatment adherence; describe co-morbidities that impact TB case management; and identify ways to connect patients to local resources for TB and substance abuse.

 Recommended Lodging

La Quinta Inn and Suites

4829 Northwest Expressway

(405) 773-5575‎

$78 per night


Fairfield Inn & Suites

5700 Northwest Expressway


$82 per night





Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD

Heartland National TB Center


Phillip Lindsey, MD

Oklahoma Department of Health


Stephanie Marrs

Okalahoma City County Health Department


Karina Forrest-Perkins, MA

Mid-Atlantic ATTC


Jessica Quintero, BAAS

Heartland National TB Center


Mary Long, MPHS

Heartland National TB Center


Diane Wermy

Oklahoma City County Health Department






Continuing Education

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 up to 6.50 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.



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.


For more information, please contact:


Robert Granger