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TB Notes 3, 2006
Introduction
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  Art Therapy Helps Isolated Patients: Exhibition at Bellevue Hospital Center
  Surgeon General Visits Clinic in Hawaii
DTBE World TB Day Activities
National TB Controllers’ Association Poster Contest
EIS Conference a Success for DTBE
Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers’ Needs Assessments
Laboratory Update
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Updates
TB Education and Training Network Update
  Member Highlight
  Cultural Competency Subcommittee
TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Update
  TBESC Task Order 6 (TO6) Update: Regional Capacity-Building in Low-Incidence Areas
  New TBESC Study to Be Launched: Evaluation of New Interferon-gamma Release Assays in the Diagnosis of Latent TB Infection in Health Care Workers
New CDC Publications
Personnel Notes
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 3, 2006

National TB Controllers’ Association Poster Contest

The first NTCA poster contest was held at this year’s annual meeting. A panel of judges reviewed and rated all 59 posters based on relevance to TB control or TB elimination; clarity of information; and graphic/visual presentation. 

poster entitled “Tuberculosis Outbreak Among People Using Methamphetamines--Snohomish County, WA.The first-place award went to the poster entitled “Tuberculosis Outbreak Among People Using Methamphetamines--Snohomish County, WA.”  The authors were D. Allis, E. Pevzner, S. Robinson, J. Oeltman, R. Frieden, C. Spitters, H. Bruce, K. Ijaz, W. Hinds, and D. Peterson. The winning poster is pictured here.

The second-place award went to the poster entitled “Factors to Promote Screening for LTBI in Primary Care.” The authors were J.C. Jackson, J.W.Y. Pang, S. Bryant, and N. DeLuca.

The third place award went to the poster entitled “Key Findings from the Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers' TB Education and Training Needs Assessments.” The authors were A. Khan, N. DeLuca, D. Ruggerio, R. Bhavaraju, C. Hayden, L. Lam, S. Meyers, K. Simpson, and A. Williamson.

One of the judges noted that what made these posters stand out from all the others were the relevant topics for all TB programs, as well as the use of clear, concise bullets instead of long passages of text. Other award-winning characteristics included a variety of graphic images such as graphs, charts, and photographs that were clear and concise, and the use of “white space” in the poster. The “white space” was beneficial in making the posters appealing to the eye, as well as easy to read. 

Thank you to all the submitters for the research and hard work your posters represented, and congratulations to all the winners!

—Wanda Walton, PhD
Div of TB Elimination

 


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