MARCH 31-APRIL 2, 2009

Being held at
Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072

Sponsored by
Heartland National TB Center

with the support of
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The American Lung Association in Wisconsin


The goal of the conference is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for nurses with primary responsibility for TB case management. The course is designed to provide coverage of the evaluation, treatment, and case management of medically and psychosocially difficult-to-treat patients. The workshop is designed to go beyond the basic TB curriculum and to enhance the participantís ability to be accountable for all facets of case management by capturing the experience and competencies of expert TB public health nurses now working in settings throughout the Heartland Region.


Participants will be able to competently practice TB case management including: partnering with the community, planning; conducting contact investigations, monitoring response to treatment, performing toxicity assessments, implementing measures to reduce TB transmission, identifying and managing foreign-born persons at risk for tuberculosis, diagnosing and managing pediatric TB, TB/H I V, and other high risk patients, performing case review and quality assurance, balancing responsibilities for public health with patientís needs and preventing non-compliance through use of D O T and enablers, communication skills, proper use of an interpreter and cultural sensitivity.


Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072

Reservations: (888) 540-7016 or (262) 581-4168

Group Block Name: WDPH   A L A W Program
Program Room Rate: $80 single, $90 double + 13.1% tax
Reservation deadline: February 28, 2009

NOTE: You must call the hotel directly to get the discounted rate.


Airport Connections is a 24-hour shared ride service available at the (M K E) Mitchell Field International Airport baggage claim #3. Online reservation is recommended but not required.

Charges: Approximately $29.40 per person one way or $58.80 round trip. Service to other areas available upon request. Major credit cards accepted.
For more information call 1 (800) 236-5450 or go to http://www.groundnet.com/.

Taxicabs are also available upon request.



Tuesday, March 31, 2009
11:00 A.M. Registration
Principles of TB Nurse Case Management
TB Epidemiology
Diagnosis and Medical Management of L T B I
TB Radiology for Nurses
Collecting Quality Sputum Specimens
Nurse Case Management Overview
5:30 P.M. Questions and Answers
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:30 A.M. Registration
Pediatric TB
Cultural and Individualized Patient Challenges
Building Bridges across Cultures
Effective Contact Investigation
TB Medication, Adverse Effects and Monitoring
Directly Observed Therapy
Financial Challenges for TB Patients
5:00 P.M. Questions and Answers
Thursday, April 2, 2009
7:45 A.M. Registration
The Laboratoryís Role
Diagnosis and Medical Management
Drug Susceptibility Testing
New Laboratory Advances
Public Health Advocacy 101
Summary of Training
4:45 P.M. Adjourn


  • Heather Busig, RN, BSN
  • Norma Denbrook, BA
  • Linda Dooley, MD
  • June Doyle, RN
  • Patricio Escalante, MD
  • Mary Heckel, RN
  • Douglas Hornick, MD
  • Michelle Hulse, MD
  • Tim Maher, RN, PHN
  • Jane Moore, RN
  • Tanya Oemig, RM
  • Jessica Quintero, BAAS
  • Barbara Seaworth, MD
  • Julie Tans-Kersten, BS, BSMT, MS
  • Savitri Tsering, BA, MSSW
  • Dean Tsukayama, MD
  • David Warshauer, PhD, MD
  • Lorna Will, RN, MSN


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 up to 17.5 Nursing Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this educational activity (attendance and completion of a Certificate of Successful completion and Verification of Attendance Form).

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

There is a $75.00 payment required of all participants by March 13, 2009 to cover lunches and breaks. Please make check or money order payable to:

American Lung Association of Wisconsin
Subject: TB Training
c/o Michelle Mercure
13100 West Lisbon Road, Suite 700
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005-5180

Questions concerning payment should be directed to American Lung Association of Wisconsin at (800) 586-4872 or (262) 703-4200. Enrollment is limited to 125 participants, and pre-registration is mandatory. Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment status via e-mail (unless otherwise requested).

To register, go online to:

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

Or you may contact:

Jessica Quintero
(210) 531-4568
or e-mail: jessica.quintero @ u t h c t . e d u


The format for this conference will include lecture presentations, and interactive case scenarios. There will be ample time for questions and answers.


This course is intended for public health TB nurses and program managers who are actively engaged in the case management, identification, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.

Heartland National TB Center
2303 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78223
Phone: 1 (800) TEX-LUNG
Fax: (210) 531-4590