NOVEMBER 18, 2009

Being held at
Vose Auditorium
First Floor East End, Presbyterian Tower
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Thirteenth and Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

With the support of
Oklahoma City and County Health Department, TB Control Center
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Infectious Disease Section


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 100 participants.

Deadline to register is:
October 28, 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.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009
8:15 A.M. Sign In
8:45 A.M. Welcome and Introductions
9:00 A.M. New Laboratory Tests for TB
10:00 A.M. BREAK
10:15 A.M. Recognizing Early TB Disease
11:15 A.M. Extrapulmonary TB
12:00 P.M. LUNCH
1:30 P.M. Diagnostic Challenges of TB in HIV-Infected Patients
2:30 P.M. Pediatric TB
3:30 P.M. BREAK
3:45 P.M. Challenging TB Diagnosis: A Case Presentation
4:15 P.M. Questions and Answers; Evaluation and Awarding of Continuing Education Hours


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

David Griffith, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Lynn Horvath, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

George Kurdgelashvili, MD
Veterans Medical Center
Oklahoma University Health Science Center

Randal Reves, MD
Denver Public Health Department


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 6.5 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 diagnosis and management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis.


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 in order to improve the diagnosis of challenging tuberculosis cases.


Using highly interactive lectures, case studies and other types of learning exercises, participants will be able to: describe the signs and symptoms of patients presenting with early tuberculosis disease; list the new laboratory methods that aid in the diagnosis of medically challenging TB infections; discuss the diagnosis and management of pediatric TB; describe the diagnosis and management of patients with extrapulmonary TB; and describe the process of diagnosing a medically challenging case of tuberculosis.

For more information, please contact:
Mary Long
mary.long@u t h c t dot e d u
(210) 531-4545


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