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TB Notes 2, 2008
Director's Letter
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  TB Housing Village for Homeless Patients, Yuma County, Arizona
  Public Health and Correctional Partnership in Georgia
Laboratories Offering QFT Testing
Strategies for Targeted Testing and Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Applying ATS/CDC Guidelines to a Best Practice Evaluation
TB Education and Training Network Updates
  Member Highlight
  New Steering Committee Member
  Ask the Experts
  Correction to Error in Previous “Ask the Experts” Column
  TB ETN Cultural Competency Workgroup Update
  TB ETN Membership Is Global
  Training and Education Resources for BCG Vaccine
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Update
  Teachback Methodology: An Award-Winning Curriculum for Training Trainers
Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch Updates
  Study 26 Reaches Enrollment Goal
  Tuberculosis Diagnosis at Death Among HIV-Infected Persons: US Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1998–2003
  New Publication to Arrive Soon
Mycobacteriology Laboratory Branch Update
  Expert Panel Meets to Discuss Drug Susceptibility Testing
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Updates
  SEOIB Welcomes Three Graduate Students
  12th Semiannual Meeting of the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium
New CDC Publications
Personnel Notes
Calendar of Events
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 2 , 2008

Calendar of Events

August 4–5, 2008
Interferon Gamma Release Assay Meeting
Atlanta, GA

August 5–7, 2008
Eighth Annual TB Education and Training Network Conference
“TB Education and Training: Going for the Gold!”
Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

August 11–13, 2008
Fifth National Conference on Laboratory Aspects of Tuberculosis
San Diego, CA
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

August 21–22, 2008
Northern Rocky Mountains TB Controllers Meeting
Jackson, WY

August 24–28, 2008
Sixth Annual Public Health Information Network (PHIN) Conference
Atlanta, GA
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Theme: Public Health Informatics: Collaboration at the Crossroads.
Sponsors: CDC and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

September 8–10, 2008
First IUATLD Conference of the Southeast Asia Region
New Delhi, India
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

September 14–16, 2008
26th Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology
Tucson, AZ
American College of Epidemiology

September 16–19, 2008
Southeast TB Controllers Meeting
Mobile, AL

September 18–19, 2008
Northeast TB Controllers Meeting
New York City, NY

October 4–8, 2008
Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society
Berlin, Germany
European Respiratory Society

October 14–17, 2008
Midwest TB Controllers Meeting
Minneapolis, MN

October 16–20, 2008
39th IUATLD World Conference on Lung Health (PDF)
Paris, France
International Union Against TB and Lung Disease

October 25–28, 2008
ICAAC/IDSA 2008 – Joint meeting of ASM and IDSA
48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and 46th IDSA Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
American Society for Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Society of America

October 25–29, 2008
136th APHA Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
American Public Health Association

October 25–30, 2008
Chest 2008
Philadelphia, PA
American College of Chest Physicians

October 27–29, 2008
Southwest TB Controllers Meeting
Four Corners TB & HIV Conference

Flagstaff, AZ

October 27–31, 2008
TB Program Managers' Course
Atlanta, Georgia

December 1–5, 2008
Pacific Island TB Controllers Meeting
Honolulu, HI


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