TB Intensive


Tyler, Texas 

June 2-4, 2010


Being held at

The University of Texas

Health Science Center at Tyler


Biomedical Research Auditorium


11937 US Highway 271

Tyler Texas 75708



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

Deadline to register is: May 14, 2010 

Register at: www.heartlandntbc.org/training.asp



Wednesday, June 2, 2010


9:30am Participant Sign In

10:00 am Welcome and Introductions

10:15 am Epidemiology of TB

11:15 am TB Pathogenesis

12:15pm Lunch

1:30pm ATS/CDC Guidelines for Treating LTBI

2:30pm Genotyping Basics for the Clinician

3:15pm Break

3:30pm Extrapulmonary TB

4:30pm Questions & Answers


Thursday, June 3, 2010


8:00am Sign In & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am TB Drug Review

9:30 am Diagnosis of TB: Radiology

10:30 am Break

10:45am Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease

11:30am Diagnosis of TB: Laboratory

12:15pm Lunch

1:30pm TB Case Presentations

2:30pm TB/HIV Co-infection

3:30pm Break

3:45pm Infection Control in Health Care Set tings

4:45pm Questions & Answers

Friday, June 4, 2010


8:00am Sign In & Continental Breakfast

8:30am ATS/CDC/IDSA Guidelines

9:30am Break

9:45am Drug Resistant TB

10:45am Handling Mental Illness

11:45am Lunch

1:00pm Pediatric TB

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Interferon Gamma Releasing Assays:

Diagnosing TB in the Twenty-First Century

3:45pm Q & A, Evaluation and Adjourn


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


Target Audience

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.


Conference Goal

The goal of the conference is to enhance the expertise of providers to improve the prevention, treatment, and management of patients with TB.



Conference Objectives

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.

Recommended Lodging

Holiday Inn Select


(903) 561-5800

5701 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75703

Group Name:
Heartland National TB Center

Group rate: $85 + tax
Special rate deadline:
May 17th

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





Timothy Aksamit, MD

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine


Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD

Heartland National TB Center


Edward Bannister, PhD

Dallas County Health and Human Services


Peter Barnes, MD

University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler


Kimberly Connelly-Smith, MD, MPH

University of Texas-Houston Medical School


David Finlay, MD

University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler


David Griffith, MD

Heartland National TB Center &

University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler


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


Adriana Vasquez, MD

Texas Center for Infectious Disease




Continuing Education

CME: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler designates this educational activity for a
maximum of
AMA PRA Category 1  credits TM.   Participants should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 17.00 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.


For more information, please contact:

Jessica Quintero