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.
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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