JUNE 1-3, 2009

Being held at
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Biomedical Research Auditorium
11937 U.S. Highway 271
Tyler, Texas 75708

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center


There is no charge to attend this workshop but pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited to 30 participants.

Deadline to register is:
May 15, 2009

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


Monday, June 1, 2009
10:00 A.M. Participant Sign-In
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Epidemiology of TB
  • TB Pathogenesis
12:15 P.M. LUNCH
  • ATS/CDC Guidelines for Treating LTBI
  • Medical Evaluation as a Tool in the Diagnosis of TB Disease
3:45 P.M. Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays: Diagnosing TB in the Twenty-First Century
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
8:00 A.M. Sign-In & Continental Breakfast
  • Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Disease
  • Diagnosis of TB: Radiology
  • TB Drug Review
12:15 P.M. LUNCH
  • TB Case Presentations
  • Genotyping
3:45 P.M. Infection Control in Health Care Settings
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
8:00 A.M. Sign-In & Continental Breakfast
  • ATS/CDC/IDSA Guidelines
  • Extrapulmonary TB
  • Drug Resistant TB
11:45 A.M. LUNCH
  • Pediatric TB
  • TB/HIV
3:45 P.M. Q & A, Evaluation and Adjourn

* Agenda subject to change

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


Timothy Aksamit, MD
Mayo Clinic

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

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

David Finlay, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Edward A. Graviss, PhD, MPH
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

David Griffith, MD
Heartland National TB Center

Douglas Hornick, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Robert Longfield, MD
Texas Center for Infectious Disease

Barbara Seaworth, MD
Heartland National TB Center

John Wilson, MD
Mayo Clinic

Additional faculty to be announced


CME: The University of Texas Health 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 Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

Heartland National TB Center will offer 16.5 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.


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.


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.


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 of LTBI and TB disease; describe current laboratory methods for the detection, identification, genotyping and drug susceptibility testing of M. tuberculosis; identify and implement measures to eliminate transmission of TB in a medical facility; recognize the presentation of tuberculosis disease in various clinical settings; discuss antituberculosis drugs including common side effects; identify TB in a pediatric patient; discuss the diagnosis and management of TB in an HIV-infected patient; and implement CDC guidelines for therapy of TB, MDR TB, and XDR TB.


Using interactive lectures participants will be able to: identify how TB is transmitted; describe the infection control guideline updates; list environmental and personal infection control measures; describe the legal aspects of infection control; and identify partners and resources within the community.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Muraida
laura.muraida @ u t h c t . e d u
(210) 531-4509


Holiday Inn Select
(903) 561-5800
5701 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75703
Group Name: Heartland National TB Center
Group rate: $85 + tax
Special rate deadline: May 10th

NOTE: Heartland National TB Center will provide daily round-trip ground transportation from Holiday Inn Select to the University.