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TB Notes 3, 2007
Director's Letter
Highlights from State and Local Programs
  Georgia Statewide TB Training
NTCA Workshop Poster Contest
2007 EIS Conference a Success for DTBE
National Tuberculosis Indicators Project (NTIP): An Update
Evaluation Team Visits TB Isolation Village in Thailand
TB Education and Training Network Updates
  Member Highlight
  Cultural Competency Subcommittee Update
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Update
  A Review of DTBE’s First Year Using the CDC INFO Call Center
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Updates
  TB/HIV Surveillance in Ethiopia
TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Updates
  2007 World TB Day: TBESC Sites Across the U.S. Get Involved
  “The First Global Symposium on Interferon-Gamma Assays” 2007
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Personnel Notes
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 3, 2007

NTCA Workshop Poster Contest

In June 2007, the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) held its second annual poster contest at the NTCA Workshop in Atlanta. This year, 48 posters were developed and submitted by TB program staff from throughout the country, and were available for viewing during most of the meeting. A panel of judges reviewed and rated the posters on three criteria areas:

  1. Relevance to TB control or elimination
    Topic provides information that can potentially be transferred to another program; addresses or identifies high priority area of TB program or problematic area; provides strategy for better use of resources.
     
  2. Clarity of information
    Information is clearly written, short sentences, bulleted points to enhance readability; adequate amount of information provided to understand project, but not a complete journal article!
     
  3. Graphic presentation
    Graphics utilized to clearly present information (photographs to demonstrate or model, graphs and charts to display data); graphics are appealing to the viewer (not crowded, colors are used appropriately). 

This year the judges gave multiple first-, second-, and third-place awards because of ties among the entrants. First-place awards were given to two posters:

  • “An Ongoing Investigation of Extensive Community Transmission of Tuberculosis as Evidenced by Molecular Genotyping.” The authors were C. Clark, T. Agerton, S. Munsiff, L. Fung, K. Ijaz, and P. Moonan.
  • “Tuberculosis Genotyping: The Importance of the Re-Interview.” The authors were J. Beck, E. N. Pritchett, D. Schlossberg, and B. Dickman.

In addition, the second-place winners were-

  • “The Effectiveness of Providing Tuberculosis (TB) Education Sessions during Congregate Setting Contact Investigations.” The authors were A. Khilall and M. Wolman.
  • “Border TB Photovoice Project.” The authors were E. Moya and M. Villa.

The judges gave third-place awards to-

  • “Medical and Legal Approach to Noncompliant Patients in the Treatment of Tuberculosis.” The authors were E. N. Pritchett, J. Beck, G. Lovett-Glenn, D. Schlossberg, and B. Dickman.
  • “Missed Opportunities for Tuberculosis Prevention in New York City.” The authors were M. Slopen, F. Laraque, S. Munsiff, and A. Piatek.
  • “TB Photovoice: Mobilization and Empowerment in the Hands of TB Affected Communities.” The authors were A. Waller, R. Lacson, E. Moya, and M. Patterson.

Poster topics were varied, reflecting the multiplicity of issues TB programs face and the creative solutions and dedicated actions in response. One of the judges noted that with so many interesting topics, she had to rate all the posters high on relevance to TB control or elimination. The posters ranged from very simple and basic to very dense and data-driven. There was much creative use of graphics and photographs, which aided in attracting viewers and illustrating each poster’s message.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition, and thank you to all submitters for sharing your data, experiences, and excellent solutions!

—Submitted by Wanda Walton, PhD and Ann Lanner
Div of TB Elimination

 


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