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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  

TB Notes 1, 2005

No. 1, 2005

Highlights from State and Local Programs

2004 Northeast TB Controllersí Conference

The 2004 Northeast TB Controllersí Conference was hosted by the Rhode Island TB Program. Members of the Northeast TB Training Consortium, including the Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention and Control and the New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center, played active roles in planning and sponsoring the conference. The conference was held on October 18-19, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport, RI. There were over 120 participants consisting of TB control officers, nurses, physicians, managers, epidemiologists, laboratorians, and public health professionals from states in the Northeast TB region, as well as from Florida, Georgia, and Hawaii. The conference addressed many identified needs and interests of TB programs such as advocacy, regional approaches to TB control, clinical case presentations, outbreak investigations, and partnerships with TB laboratories. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Center for Continuing and Outreach Education granted approval for the following types of continuing education credits: continuing medical education credits (CME), continuing education units (CEU), and nursing contact hours.†††††

A separate meeting for TB controllers addressed advocacy in state government, strategies for achieving state initiatives in the face of changes in funding, a report on training and education needs in the Northeast, and a discussion on the purpose and format of the annual meeting.

The 2005 Northeast TB Controllersí Meeting will be hosted by the New York State TB Control Program.

óReported by Anita Khilall, BS, and
DJ Mccabe, RN, MSN
NJMS National Tuberculosis Center
Education and Training Department

 


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