TB Cohort Review

San Antonio, Texas

February 24, 2011


Being held at

Texas Center for

Infectious Disease


Heartland National TB Center

Training Room

2303 SE Military Drive

San Antonio, Texas 78223



Sponsored by


Heartland National TB Center




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 provides 5.50 nursing continuing education contact hours 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.


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



Thursday February 24, 2011

8:30 am Sign In

8:45 am Welcome & Introductions

9:00 am Introduction to Cohort Review

9:45 am Elements of a Cohort Review

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Examples from the Field

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Preparing for a Cohort Review:

A Group Exercise

2:00 pm Conducting a Cohort Review:

A Group Exercise

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Cohort Review: Analysis and

Follow Up

3:45 pm Questions & Answers; Evaluation

4:00 pm Adjourn

*Topics and/or times are subject to change.


Target Audience

This course is intended for the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review.


Conference Goal

The goal of this training is to introduce health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises.


Conference Objectives

Using interactive lectures as well as case presentations and group exercises, participants will be able to: list elements of a cohort review; identify key participants and their role; prepare for and conduct a practice cohort review; demonstrate an actual cohort review; and analyze the data to understand outcomes and programmatic follow-up.



The format for the course will include lecture presentations and group exercises with audience discussion and participation. There will be ample time for questions and answers.




Veronica Dominguez, RN, BSN

City of Laredo Health Department


Diana Fortune, RN, BSN

New Mexico Department of Health


Mary Long, MSPH

Heartland National TB Center


Jessica Quintero, BAAS

Heartland National TB Center


Neha Shaw, MD

Center for Disease Control & Prevention





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.



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


Deadline to register is:

February 18, 2011


Space is limited to 25 participants.


Register at:



For more information, please contact:


Jessica Quintero