News and Activities

August 31st, 2017

Introduction to TB Contact Investigation

October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017

This course is intended for the health care professional with little to no experience in conducting a TB contact investigation. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-5 & 6-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


August 18th, 2017

TST Practicum: Train the Trainer

Sept. 19, 2017

This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).


August 17th, 2017

Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants.


August 16th, 2017

Screening for TB Infection

Sept. 20, 2017

This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.


August 11th, 2017

TB Intensive

Oct. 24-27, 2017

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients, with, or at risk of TB. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


August 04th, 2017

Laboratory Updates on Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Testing

August 18, 2017

This webinar is intended for the prescribing physician and healthcare staff who may be involved with the decision to utilize an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test in screening individuals for tuberculosis.


July 31st, 2017

New Continuing Education Article: Tuberculosis: A New Screening Recommendation and an Expanded Approach to Elimination in the United States

Tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control has traditionally been a core function of public health departments, with nurses at the forefront. However, many of those at high risk for TB infection and TB disease who need to be tested and treated receive their care from private health care providers and community health centers. As in public health departments, nurses in these settings play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection and TB disease, as well as in the prevention of TB transmission through infection control practices.


July 27th, 2017

TB Contact Investigation 101

September 6-7, 2017

This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations.


July 26th, 2017

TB Nurse Case Management

September 12-14, 2017

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


June 27th, 2017

(CLOSED) Practical Aspects for the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) Test

July 14, 2017

This webinar is intended for the prescribing physician and healthcare staff who may be involved with the decision to utilize an interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test in screening individuals for tuberculosis.


May 11th, 2017

Introduction to TB Contact Investigation

June 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2017

This course is intended for the health care professional with little to no experience in conducting a TB contact investigation. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-5 & 6-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


May 05th, 2017

Access to Care Along the U.S. - Mexico Border Webinar

June 20, 2017

This webinar is intended for healthcare staff who care for persons diagnosed with tuberculosis and/or HIV/AIDS along the U.S.-Mexico Border.


April 05th, 2017

TB Intensive

May 9-12, 2017

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients, with, or at risk of TB. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


April 03rd, 2017

Essential Skills for the TB Nurse Case Manager

May 3-4, 2017

This course is intended for the nurse with primary responsibilityfor TB case management.


March 09th, 2017

Community United to End TB (In-person & Webcast)

March 24, 2017

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals who work with patients with or at risk of tuberculosis.


In-Person Registration:

Webcast Registration - View from your computer


January 11th, 2017

Practical Implementation of the 2016 ATS/CDC/IDSA Treatment Of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Guidelines: Caveats and Controversies

February 3, 2017

This 90-minute webinar will provide practical implications of the recommendations in the "2016 Official American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug Susceptible Tuberculosis" to guide clinical decision making. This webinar will discuss implementation of the guidelines from various TB program settings.


December 22nd, 2016

TB Nurse Case Management

March 7-9, 2017

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


November 11th, 2016

Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

January 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2017

This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


October 06th, 2016

Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 5: HIV/AIDS

November 14, 2016

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


September 26th, 2016

Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management Part 4: Diabetes

November 14, 2016

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


August 01st, 2016

TB Intensive

October 11-14, 2016

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients, with, or at risk of TB. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


July 15th, 2016

TB Nurse Case Management

September 7-9, 2016

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


June 14th, 2016

Train the Trainer for TB Programs

August 10, 2016

The target audience for the Train the Trainer for TB Programs course are health care professionals working in TB who are responsible for giving presentations to a variety of audiences.


May 17th, 2016

Screening for TB Along the US/Mexico Border - Live Webcast

June 10, 2016

This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.


May 17th, 2016

Screening for TB Along the US/Mexico Border

June 10, 2016

This conference is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis infection in the community.


May 05th, 2016

Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016

This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


April 08th, 2016

Web Series Part III: Behavioral Health

May 18, 2016

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


March 30th, 2016

(FULL) TB Skin Test Practicum: Train the Trainer
May 25, 2016

This course is designed for the TB professional who is responsible for training staff and other health care workers on the proper placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test (TST).


March 25th, 2016

Web Series Part II: Substance Abuse

April 12, 2016

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


March 08th, 2016

CLOSED TB Contact Investigation 101

April 5-8, 2016

This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations.


February 19th, 2016

CLOSED TB Intensive

April 5-8, 2016

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients, with, or at risk of TB. This is not an introductory course. It is required that nursing participants have a minimum of one year experience in TB case management and attend the TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


February 16th, 2016

CLOSEDContact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course

April 1, 4, 11, 18, 2016 / April 26-28, 2016

The target audience for the TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is health care professionals responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interviews.


January 29th, 2016

Part I: Effects of Comorbidities on TB Nurse Case Management

March 24, 2016

This course is intended for the TB nurse case manager responsible for providing care to patient with TB and most commonly identified co morbidities.


January 28th, 2016

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis - Edited by Jeffrey R. Starke and Peter R. Donald

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis is a state of the art clinical reference written and edited by the world's leading experts in childhood tuberculosis. It offers clinicians in any geographic setting practical, evidence-based advice on all aspects of the disease, including its natural history, epidemiology, presentation, treatment, and prevention-all in a format that synthesizes literature with the clinical experience of the leading authorities in this challenging field.

To order your copy, visit oup.com/us and enter promo code AMPROMD9 at checkout to save 30%

ISBN: 9780190220891

Hardcover $125.00 ($87.50 with promo code)


January 28th, 2016

Central College Health Association Annual Meeting

March 21, 2016

This course is intended for college health professionals seeking to increase patient satisfaction in the areas affecting todays college campuses.


January 14th, 2016

Save the Date!

TB Education and Training Network (ETN) and TB Program Evaluation Network (PEN) Conference

September 20-22, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia

For more information, please visit the TB ETN conference website in March 2016 http://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/tbetn/conference.htm


January 14th, 2016

TB Education and Training Projects: Updates from the Field

January 28, 2016

The TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) is pleased to invite you to a National Webinar highlighting exciting and unique local-level TB education and training projects.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about what is happening on the ground in TB education and training.

Continuing education credits will not be offered for this activity.


January 04th, 2016

Using Epidemiology for Data-Driven Decision-Making in Tuberculosis Programs

February 24, 2016

This training is jointly sponsored by the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, Heartland National Tuberculosis Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center and The Union. The training will take place in association with the The Union-NAR / NTCA Joint 20th Annual Conference and is an official pre-conference workshop.


December 30th, 2015

TBeat December 2015 is now available for download!


In this issue:


Childhood tuberculosis in the US

In the last century, the United States has transi??oned from a high to a low tuberculosis (TB) incidence country. A major factor in this decline has been the emphasis on identification and treatment of patients with tuberculous infection.


Notes from the Field

On February 21, 2012, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (SAMHD) Tuberculosis Clinic was notified that two students at Madison High School had laboratory-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).


Hello from Louisiana

Per US Census Bureau, the estimated population for the state of Louisiana (LA) was 4.65 million as of 2014. 63% of the population is white and 32% black, 1.8% Asian, and 4.8% Hispanic or Latino.


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December 04th, 2015

2016 Central College Health Association Annual Meeting

March 21-23, 2016


Hosted by Northwest Missouri State University

Additional Information

  • CNE, CME, CEU application pending.
  • Conference Objectives:
    • Identify new evidence-based approaches for health-care, including:
      • Women's Health
      • Legal
      • Tuberculosis
      • Transgender Awareness
      • Title IX and Compliance
      • Alcohol Education
    • Provide opportunity for collaboration and networking with other college health professionals.
    • Develop personal growth for the caregiver and learn how to increase patient satisfaction.

REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY, 2016

www.nwmissouri.edu/wellness/ccha


December 01st, 2015

CDC | TB Strategic Planning

Dear Colleagues:


Over the past year, we have engaged in a review, revision and consolidation of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination's (DTBE) strategic planning documents. I am pleased to share with you the product of these efforts: DTBE's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan (http://www.cdc.gov/tb/about/strategicplan.htm), which aligns with the "National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Strategic Plan Through 2020." Six specific strategies provide the framework for DTBE's strategic plan. These strategies are derived from the U.S. government's response to the Institute of Medicine Report, "Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States" (2000) and were reaffirmed in "A Call for Action on the Tuberculosis Elimination Plan" published by STOP TB USA in 2010. DTBE's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan details how the division's activities, objectives and targets align with the six strategies, all of which are aimed at the overall goal of reducing tuberculosis morbidity with special attention to addressing health disparities.


I would like to thank NCHHSTP and DTBE leadership and staff, as well as our partners, for providing essential input during the revision process. We look forward to continue working with you on our joint mission to promote health and quality of life by preventing, controlling, and eventually eliminating tuberculosis in the United States.


Sincerely,


Philip LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP
Director
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


November 23rd, 2015

Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

January 6, 2015

This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


October 22nd, 2015

2016 NTCA Awards

TB Colleagues,

This is the seventh year the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) will honor individuals or organizations for their dedication and distinguished service in the field of tuberculosis. Nominations can be submitted by anyone and nominees do not need to be members of NTCA. Please give some thought to recognizing your colleagues by nominating them for an award. This is a great way to recognize contributions "above and beyond" in our efforts to control, and eventually eliminate, TB.

The award categories include:

  • TB Controller of the Year
  • Carol Pozsik TB Nursing Award
  • William Stead TB Clinician Award
  • Ed Desmond TB Laboratorian Award
  • RobertKoch Award
  • Dixie Snider Award
  • Charles DeGraw TB Advocacy Award
  • Joe Ware TB Partner Service Award

The nomination form can be found below. Nomination forms must be submitted by December 12, 2015.


October 22nd, 2015

2016 TB Survivor Communication Skills Workshop

February 22-23, 2016

Stop TB USA, RESULTS, Inc. and the NTCA are excited to provide you with the Applicant Form for the 2016 TB Survivor Communication Skills Workshop which will be held Feb. 22nd and 23rd at the Sheraton in Denver, CO. This training provides those willing to share their stories a chance to learn public speaking skills and how to engage not only with other survivors, but the media and those that can affect change within our government. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share this information and help us identify TB survivors who are willing to join us in this effort and share their stories.

Application submissions due no later than, Monday, Nov. 16th 2015. Please submit completed applications via e-mail to ntca@tbcontrollers.org.


September 28th, 2015

Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) released provisional 2014 surveillance data on reported TB cases in the United States and is pleased to announce that the full report, entitled "Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2014", is now available for viewing online.


September 04th, 2015

TB Intensive

November 17-20, 2015

This course is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


September 03rd, 2015

Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course

October 29, 2015

This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 1-9 and present a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session.


August 13th, 2015

Comprehensive Care of Patients with TB and Their Contacts

October 19, 2015

This course is intended for TB contact investigators, nurses, correctional health, and other public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis and their contacts.


August 07th, 2015

TB in Corrections: Best Practice for TB Prevention and Care

October 21, 2015

This conference is designed for the correctional staff, nurse's, and public health workers who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis care.


August 07th, 2015

Delivering Culturally Competent Patient Education and Care to Tuberculosis Program Clients

October 22, 2015

This course is intended for TB nurses, TB nurse case managers and TB program and clinical staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with or at risk for TB infection.


August 01st, 2015

Bi-State Infectious Disease Conference

October 16, 2015

Designed for public health personnel, family physicians, generalists, hospitalists, infectious disease specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infection preventionists, correctional nurses, school nurses and dental assistants.


July 16th, 2015

CLOSED TB Skin Test Practicum

September 24, 2015

This course is designed for the TB nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.


July 16th, 2015

TB Nurse Case Management

September 22-24, 2015

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


June 17th, 2015

CLOSED Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: Online

August 5, 2015

This course is intended for the registered nurse, licensed practical/vocational nurses with less than one year TB experienceand greater than 25% of job duties dedicated to TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Participants must complete the CDC Self Study Modules 19 andpresent a Certificate of Completion prior to the first session


April 10th, 2015

CLOSED Course Treatment of TB in Correctional Facilities along the U.S. and Mexico Border
June 24, 2015


April 10th, 2015

CLOSED TB Skin Test Practicum: Train the Trainer
May 19, 2015


March 26th, 2015

CLOSED TB for Pulmonologists
May 13, 2015


March 25th, 2015

CLOSED TB for Community Providers
May 12, 2015


March 25th, 2015

CLOSED TB Skin Test Practicum: Train the Trainer
May 5, 2015


March 12th, 2015

CLOSED Collaborating with Community Providers : Live Webcast
March 24, 2015


March 06th, 2015

This is the sixth year the NTCA will be honoring individuals or organizations for their dedication and distinguished service in the field of tuberculosis. Nominations can be submitted by anyone.


February 20th, 2015

CLOSED Tuberculosis for Epidemiologists: Outbreak Investigations
May 27-28, 2015


February 16th, 2015

FULL Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course
May 7-28, 2015


February 06th, 2015


February 05th, 2015

CDC has added resources to the World TB Day section on the DTBE Website at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/WorldTBDay/default.htm that may be helpful to you as you are planning World TB Day activities.

February 02nd, 2015

CLOSED Course TB Skin Test Practicum
April 8, 2015


February 02nd, 2015

CLOSED Course TB Infection Diagnosis and Treatment
April 7, 2015


January 26th, 2015

*Webinar* Mycobacteria Series - Register for one webinar or save $60 when you register for all three!


January 26th, 2015

*Webinar* Microbiology, Tuberculosis & Pulmonary Infections (MTPI)

The MTPI efforts to provide important information related to the pathogenesis, host response, diagnosis, and management of lower respiratory tract infection now include a live webinar series addressing novel, controversial, and timely issues.


January 21st, 2015

OPEN Full/Closed TB Nurse Case Management
March 17-19, 2015


January 21st, 2015

CLOSED Course Pharmacology of Anti-TB Medications: Live Webcast
March 18, 2015


January 20th, 2015

The 2015 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) will be held in Denver, Colorado May 15-20, 2015. For general information regarding the conference, please visit conference website


January 20th, 2015

Full/Closed TB Skin Test Practicum
March 19, 2015


January 09th, 2015

Webinar
Thought Leader Series: New TB Drugs for Children: Planning for uptake, maximizing access - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:30 - 10:30 am ET


January 06th, 2015

TB Nursing Webinar: It's Never Just TB-Juggling TB and HCV - January 22, 2015

During this hour-long webinar, Dr. Karla Thornton and Jennifer Jacovetti, RN, will share insights on how to manage TB patients who have the hepatitis C virus (HCV).


December 16th, 2014

TB Articles and Studies - Download published documents relating to Tuberculosis.


December 04th, 2014

CLOSED Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management
February 4, 2015


November 17th, 2014

Wallace: TB also is a killer we should be fighting - Despite the risk, an El Paso hospital employee working with newborns was kept on the job for six weeks even after showing typical signs of TB, potentially exposing 860 infants and 43 employees.

View Article


November 17th, 2014

Out of Step - Deadly implementation gaps in the TB response. A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries.

Download PDF


October 21st, 2014

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, "How Pharmacists Can Improve Our Nation's Health." This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2014/oct2014.htm


October 13th, 2014

CLOSED Diagnosis of TB Laboratory: Live Webcast
November 12, 2014


September 17th, 2014

CLOSEDBi-State Infectious Disease Conference
October 17, 2014


September 09th, 2014

Closed Ethical Considerations in the TB Patient: Live Webcast
November 14, 2014


September 02nd, 2014

CLOSED TB Intensive
November 11, 2014


September 02nd, 2014

CLOSED Course TST Practicum
October 16, 2014


August 29th, 2014

CLOSEDIntroduction to TB Nurse Case Management
October 14 - 16, 2014


July 28th, 2014

CLOSED Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course
August 12, 2014.


July 25th, 2014

Job Opening: Training Specialist II

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Training and Education Director, performs highly complex administrative duties to plan, develop, coordinate, participate in and evaluate all aspects of education and training.

For additional information, please visit: http://uthct.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-599989.html


July 16th, 2014

Suspension of Some Tuberculosis Laboratory Services at CDC


July 15th, 2014

CLOSED TB in Corrections
October 7, 2014.


July 09th, 2014

CLOSEDManagement of A TB Contact Investigation for Public Health Workers
October 1, 2014.


July 03rd, 2014

CLOSED Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course
August 13 - September 5, 2014.
This course requires online and in person participation.


June 26th, 2014

CLOSED Advanced Management of Patients with Tuberculosis
August 13-14, 2014.


June 19th, 2014

CLOSED :: Webinar Effect of Substance Abuse on the Treatment of TB Along the Border :: June 19, 2014.


May 08th, 2014

CLOSED Course :: TB in the HIV Patient: Live Webcast :: May 8, 2014


May 07th, 2014

On June 10, the National Society of TB Clinicians (NSTC) and the National TB Nurse Coalition (NTNC) will be holding their annual meetings. The meetings provide free educational content and CE credits. The National TB Conference follows Wednesday, June 11, to Friday, June 13. The agenda and registration information for the conference are available online at the conference website.


May 05th, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 2014 National TB Conference (NTC) held June 11-13, 2014, at the Grant Hyatt in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. See conference website.


April 14th, 2014

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April 14th, 2014

FULL Course :: Intro. to Nurse Case Management: An Online Course :: July 2-23, 2014


March 04th, 2014

CLOSED :: Evaluation and Treatment of TB Contacts :: April 11, 2014


February 17th, 2014

The CDC, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination is pleased to announce the release of the updated Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, 6-9. These educational modules are designed to provide TB programmatic information in a self-study format for health care workers, including outreach workers, nurses, physicians, and health educators.


February 17th, 2014

Registration CLOSED for TST Practicum April 3, 2014


February 17th, 2014

Registration CLOSED for TB Nurse Case Management April 1-3, 2014


February 13th, 2014

Registration OPEN for TB Intensive May 6-9, 2014


January 06th, 2014

Sailing thru the "Perfect Storm" - NCM of the TB Patient with Diabetes
January 23, 2014


For more information please contact Deborah Isaacks at 505.827.2471 or email deborah.isaacks@state.nm.us


January 06th, 2014

Registration OPEN for Introduction to TB Nurse Case Management: An Online Course Jan. 26, 2014


December 03rd, 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Clinical Update - Meeting the Challenges of Managing TB with New Tools of the Trade
February 26, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST) Boston, MA
For more information and to register visit:
http://globaltb.njms.rutgers.edu/courses/toolsofthetrade2014


December 03rd, 2013

Important Opportunities: MTPI Announces New Webinar and Case Report Series
The MTPI efforts to provide important information related to the pathogenesis, host response, diagnosis, and management of lower respiratory tract infection will now include a live webinar series addressing novel, controversial, and timely issues.


November 13th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for TST Practicum Jan. 28, 2014


October 24th, 2013

Provisional CDC Guidelines for the Use and Safety Monitoring of Bedaquiline Fumarate (Sirturo) for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis


September 30th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for Treatment of Pediatric TB: Live Webcast Oct. 14, 2013


September 27th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for TB and Diabetes: Live Webcast Oct. 16, 2013


September 25th, 2013

Feedback Form - Heartland National TB Center welcomes your suggestions for improving our products. If you have an idea for a new feature or improvement to our products, please fill out the feedback form.


September 06th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Nov 19-22, 2013


August 26th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for Pediatric Intensive Oct 14, 2013


August 12th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for TB Intensive Oct 15, 2013


July 30th, 2013

A Message from the CDC:

We are pleased to announce that RADM Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Assistant Surgeon General, Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), has agreed to serve as Acting Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention...


July 30th, 2013

Webinar: The Burden of Tuberculosis and Infectious Diseases in the U.S. and Abroad: A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar
July 30, 2013 | 12:30-2 PM EDT

Public health has made great strides in reducing the incidence of infectious diseases


June 28th, 2013

India Warns It is Running out of TB Drug - Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal.


April 29th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for Webinar: Language and Person Centered Approaches in Tuberculosis Care May 23, 2013


April 23rd, 2013

A company official for Sanofi has notified DTBE-CDC that Tubersol tuberculin PPD antigen solution for skin testing is available directly from the company. Read more…


April 05th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for TB Intensive May 7 - 10, 2013


April 05th, 2013

Registration CLOSED for Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course April 30 - May 3, 2013


March 06th, 2013

Registration CLOSED forTB Nurse Case Management April 9, 2013


March 06th, 2013

TB Update - Live Webcast March 22, 2013


February 19th, 2013

Join the 5k Fun Run/Walk World TB Day at the Center for Infectious Diseases (TCID) March 22, 2013


February 19th, 2013

TB Update March 22, 2013


December 17th, 2012

Registration CLOSED Contact Investigation January 14-15, 2013


November 01st, 2012

Registration CLOSED TB Intensive: Dec 5-7, 2012


October 19th, 2012

Understanding the IGRA: What you need to know.: October 19, 2012


October 10th, 2012

"TDR-TB: Myth or Reality" TB Expert Network Conference: Sept. 27, 2012


August 23rd, 2012

Registration CLOSED TB Nurse Case Management(Introduction to Basics): October 4, 11, 25, 2012


August 22nd, 2012

Registration now CLOSED: October 23rd and 24th, 2012 - 18th Annual Four Corners TB & HIV Conference DoubleTree Hotel, Durango Colorado


July 06th, 2012

The Federal Custody from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, United Stated Marshals Service and Immigration & Customs Enforcement has released the TB Case Management for Removable Alien Inmates/Detainees in Federal Custody. The files are available for download below.


June 21st, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: TB Intensive: August 7-10, 2012

This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


May 16th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: Contact Investigation : June 5, 2012


This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations and outbreaks.


May 15th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management: July 18, 2012

This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


May 15th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Practicum: July 20, 2012

This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.


May 08th, 2012

Dr. Griffith talks about LTBI. Watch the video by following the link below.


May 04th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: Diagnosis & Treatment of Tuberculosis in the HIV Patient (Webinar): June 21, 2012

This webinar is intended for TB or HIV program staff and clinical personnel including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff who manage and treat patients infected with tuberculosis and HIV.


May 04th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: The Use of IGRAs in Pediatric TB (Webinar): May 30, 2012

This webinar is intended for TB program staff and clinical personnel including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare staff who diagnose and treat pediatric TB cases.


April 12th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management (Introduction to Basics): May 31, Jun 7, 21, 2012

This course is intended for the registered nurse with less than one year TB experience and greater than 25% of job duties in TB case management including case identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


March 29th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: Moving Past the Basics of Tuberculosis : May 8-10, 2012


This course is designed for the public health provider, registered nurse, correctional staff, and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis control.


February 29th, 2012

New Treatment Regimen for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Dr. Kenneth Castro, Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at CDC, discusses the December 9, 2011 CDC guidelines for the use of a new regimen for the treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection.


February 27th, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management: Mar 7-9, 2012


February 27th, 2012

Registration Closed for: TST Practicum: Mar 9, 2012

This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.


February 21st, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: TB Intensive : Apr 3, 2012


This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


February 21st, 2012

Registration CLOSED for: Foundations of TB Nurse Case Management : Mar 27, 2012


This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are new in the field of identifying, case managing, and treating patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


February 01st, 2012

RTMCC-NSTC Pre-Conference Workshop - 16th Conference of the Union North America Region Pre-Workshop: February 22, 2012.


January 09th, 2012

Registration FULL for: *** CLOSED *** TB Nurse Case Management (Introduction to Basics)
: Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 1, 2012


January 09th, 2012

Short-Course (3-Month) Therapy with Weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine Is NOT RECOMMENDED for HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy The purpose of this supplemental information is to alert clinicians about the use of short-course therapy with weekly isoniazid plus rifapentine (INH-RPT) for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in HIVinfected patients.


December 27th, 2011

Registration Closed for: Webinar: CI: Strategies for TX Sized Events: Dec 28, 2011


December 22nd, 2011

The CDC has released recommendations for the use of an Isoniazid-Rifapentine regimen with direct observation to treat latent mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Please see the following link to the MMWR Weekly Report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6048a3.htm?s_cid=mm6048a3_e&source=govdelivery. Please refer to your states website for guidance on implementation of these recommendations in your state.


December 21st, 2011

View the 12-Dose (3HP) Regimen FAQs A Web-based Seminar and powerpoint slides


November 07th, 2011

Essential Components of A TB Program - A Webinar Series : Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 2011

This webinar series is intended for the new as well as the experienced TB Program Manager who is responsible for the programmatic development, management, and evaluation of Texas TB programs.


October 12th, 2011

2010 TB Surveillance Annual Report has been released


September 19th, 2011

REGISTRATION FULL for TB Intensive : Nov 29-Dec 2, 2011
This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


September 07th, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for UNIDOS TB Conference : Nov 15-16, 2011
This course is intended for clinicians that are actively engaged in the diagnosis and management of TB patients and suspects along the US-Mexico border.


August 22nd, 2011

REGISTRATION FULL for TB Nurse Case Management : Nov. 2-4, 2011
This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


August 22nd, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for Managing TB in the Dialysis Patient : Sep. 28, 2011
This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients who are on renal dialysis. Additionally, it targets the renal dialysis nurse who would like a better understanding of how to manage their renal patient that also has tuberculosis.


August 22nd, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for Understanding the Tuberculin Skin Test : Sep. 8, 2011
This course is intended for the pharmacist or non-TB staff who is tasked with the placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test.


August 01st, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for Contact Investigation : Oct. 11 - 12, 2011
This course is intended for the healthcare worker involved with tuberculosis contact investigations as a means of prevention and control.


July 11th, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Nurse Case Management : Sep 27-28, 2011
This course is intended for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease.


June 06th, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Intensive : August 2-5, 2011
This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a TB Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive.


May 31st, 2011

NEW PRODUCT Case Studies in TB A collection of nurse case studies and accompanying tools.


May 31st, 2011

REGISTRATION OPEN for TB Education and Training Network :: September 20-22, 2011 The 11th annual TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) Conference, TB Education, Training, and Evaluation: Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, September 20-22, 2011, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. For a third year, TB ETN and the TB Program Evaluation Network (TB PEN) will join forces to highlight the common aspects of TB education, training, and evaluation. The conference will focus on a variety of topics including public health workforce development in response to health care system changes, effective health education messages, and new technology tools for TB education, training, and evaluation. Conference activities will also include skills-based workshops, informational presentations, and networking opportunities.


May 31st, 2011

On behalf of The National TB Nurse Coalition (NTNC), Dawn Ferrell, president of NTNC, would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information about the organization and invite you to become a member. The NTNC is a strong and active organization that plays an integral role in providing a collective voice for nurses working in TB control activities as well as an advocate for TB elimination throughout the nation.


April 18th, 2011

National Webinar: Behavioral Aspects of Substance Abuse (3-Part Series: Impact on Managing TB) :: May 5, May 12, May 19 2011 This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues OR health care staff who work with patients with underlying substance abuse or mental illness who are at risk of, or have, tuberculosis. Nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Waguespack for more information.


March 25th, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for Substance Abuse and TB:: Springfield, Illinois:: April 27, 2011. This course targets physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues. The goal of the conference is to share information and strategies to enhance the treatment and management of TB among patients that suffer from substance abuse. Nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Waguespack for more information.


March 11th, 2011

2011 National TB Controller Association Award Nominations Open This is the second year that the NTCA will be honoring individuals or organizations for their dedication and distinguished service in the field of TB. Nominations can be submitted by anyone, and nominees do not need to be members of NTCA. The award categories are described in the Awards Announcement. The deadline for nomination forms is April 18, 2011. Awards will be presented at the 2011 National TB Conference.


March 10th, 2011

Course FullTB Intensive:: San Antonio, Texas:: April 6-8, 2011. This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive. The format for this course will include lecture presentation and case scenario analysis with audience discussion and participation. Physician and nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. You may contact the Lead Educator, Mary Long for more information.

March 03rd, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Cohort Review:: Phoenix, Arizona:: March 23, 2011. This course is intended for the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review and will introduce health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.


March 03rd, 2011

REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB in Corrections:: Phoenix, Arizona:: March 24, 2011. This course targets the registered nurses and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis in correctional facilities at the local, state, and federal level and will enhance their knowledge of TB prevention and control measures within the correctional setting. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.


January 10th, 2011

Course Completed. TB Nurse Case Management:: San Antonio, Texas:: March 2-4, 2011. This course targets nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. The goal of the conference is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse with primary responsibility for TB case management. The course covers the evaluation, treatment and case management of medically and psychosocially difficult-to-treat patients. The workshop goes beyond the basic TB curriculum and enhance the participants ability to be accountable for all facets of case management. You may contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.


January 09th, 2011

Course Completed. TB Cohort Review:: San Antonio, Texas:: February 24, 2011. This course targets the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review and introduces health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.


January 09th, 2011

Webinar Archived:Regional Webinar: Understanding Mycobacterium bovis:: February 2, 2011:: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

This webinar describes the epidemiologic risk factors and transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, discusses the differences between Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and identifies case management best practices during treatment of Mycobacterium bovis.

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  • December 29th, 2010

    2011 courses and webinars have been added to the Heartland Training Page. As more dates are confirmed with our partner states the listings will be updated. Please check back regularly. Courses with APPLY listed are open for registration.


    November 09th, 2010

    Course for Texas Residents ONLY Completed TB 202 and Field Staff Basics:: December 9, 2010 :: Houston, Texas This course is designed to enhance the medical knowledge and field practices of the the TB field staff worker in the state of Texas. Updated information will be presented on TB infectiousness, treatment, and co-morbidities. Shared discussions among participants will include field worker safety, techniques to improve patient relationships, and ways to increase DOT adherence.


    October 10th, 2010

    Course Completed. TB Intensive:: December 1-3, 2010:: San Antonio, Texas

    This 3 day seminar sponsored by Heartland was held at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease. The course emphasized best practices for working with patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. The target audience was the physician who manages TB patients and advanced practice nurses.


    October 01st, 2010

    Substance Abuse and TB:: Course Completed November 17, 2010:: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    This 1 day seminar was sponsored by Heartland, Oklahoma City County Health Department, Oklahoma Department of Health, and the Mid America Addiction Technology Transfer Center. The course emphasized best practices for working with patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis who have underlying substance abuse.


    September 23rd, 2010

    Course moved to 2011 - TB in Vulnerable Populations:: Chicago, Illinois This 2 day seminar sponsored by Heartland, the City of Chicago Department of Health TB Program, and the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center has been postponed and moved to 2011. Please check back for a new date.


    August 23rd, 2010

    TB Nurse Case Management Course Completed:: November 3-5, 2010:: San Antonio, Texas. This introductory course was designed for nurses seeking training on the case management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. You may contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information at jessica.quintero@uthct.edu


    August 23rd, 2010

    Course Completed. Advanced TB Nurse Case Management:: St. Paul, Minnesota:: October 19, 2010. This conference was a joint sponsorship with the Minnesota Department of Health, TB Program. It was an advanced course and targeted nurses with extensive experience with TB patients OR had previously Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information at jessica.quintero@uthct.edu


    August 16th, 2010

    NEW DATE for Understanding and Managing Latent TB Infection:: Arnold, Missouri:: October 5, 2010. Arnold, Missouri is a suburb of St. Louis. You may contact the Lead Educator, Mary Long for more information at mary.long@uthct.edu


    August 16th, 2010

    Handling TB and HIV Co-Infection:: Fargo, North Dakota:: September 15-16, 2010. This conference was a joint sponsorship with North Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Department of Health, and the Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center. You may contact the Lead Educator, Robert Granger for more information at robert.granger@uthct.edu


    August 16th, 2010

    Regional Webinar: Contact Investigation Overview, August 26, 2010:: 12:00-1:30 PM CT


    August 16th, 2010

    Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Special Topics :: August 17, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT


    August 01st, 2010

    Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Treatment :: August 3, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT


    July 26th, 2010

    Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Part 1 Diagnosis :: July 27, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT

    July 23rd, 2010

    The 10th TB Education and Training Network Annual Conference TB Education, Training, and Evaluation: Fitting the Pieces Together was held in Atlanta, Georgia August 10-12, 2010. Visit the Conference webpage for more information.


    July 02nd, 2010

    Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD to our Heartland team as a Medical Consultant.

    Dr. Armitige is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT-Tyler) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT-Houston Medical School. She received a BA in Biochemistry from Rice University in 1989, and in 1998 was the 50th graduate of the UT-Houston MD/PhD Program. Dr. Armitige pursued a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics (1998-2002) and completed a Fellowship in adult infectious diseases (2003-2005) at UT-Houston.

    Upon completion of her training, Dr. Armitige joined the faculty at UT-Houston Medical School where she taught medical students, residents and infectious diseases fellows on inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Her outpatient clinics included a full service HIV clinic and a hospital-based tuberculosis clinic in Harris County, Houston, Texas.

    Her research interest is pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Studies in her laboratory have included investigations of M. tuberculosis virulence factors and correlates of bacterial behavior with human host response. Dr. Armitige has published several abstracts and peer-reviewed articles in her field.

    Dr. Armitige has numerous awards which include the 2004 UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship Award, the 2004 Infectious Diseases Society of America Bayer Harold Neu Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, the 2006-2007 UT-Houston Dean Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2010 Benjy F. Brooks Teaching Award from UT-Houston.

    While in Houston, Dr. Armitige many teaching responsibilities included roles as Preceptor for the UT-Houston second-year Fundamentals of Medicine course (1999-2003, 2006-2008), Faculty Advisor for the UT-Houston first-year Immunology course (2003-2009); she was voted Best Teacher Clinical Immunology(2006-2009), Lecturer for the UT-Houston first-year Microbiology course (2004-2010); she was voted Best Teacher Microbiology in 2004-2009, and Facilitator for the UT-Houston second-year Problem-Based Learning course (2007-2009).

    Dr. Armitige holds membership in the following professional societies: American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    You may contact Dr. Armitige at 210-531-4548 or lisa.armitige@dshs.state.tx.us.


    July 02nd, 2010

    Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Robert Granger, MPH to our Education and Training team as an Education Specialist.

    Coming to San Antonio from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, Robert is a native Floridian who attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelors of Science in Health Education and Behavior, with a concentration in Health Promotion. While an undergraduate, Robert developed an interest in chronic disease prevention. Prior to graduation, he completed two internships in personal training and diabetes education. Robert has recently completed his Masters in Public Health with a concerntation in Behavioral Health Sciences.

    Prior to graduate school, Robert worked at the Florida Department of Health as a Health Education Consultant for the Bureau of Chronic Disease and Prevention. His desire to promote chronic disease prevention in underserved population groups led him to pursue a Masters degree in Public Health from Morgan State University. During his matriculation of the program, Robert developed an interest in program planning and evaluation and subsequently selected Behavioral Health Sciences as his concentration. For his practicum experience, he planned and implemented a pilot program entitled P.L.A.Y. at Morgan which is a five-week summer program designed to gain insight on the strategies needed to develop successful obesity intervention for African American adolescents.

    You may contact Robert at 210-531-4509 or Robert.granger@uthct.edu.


    April 06th, 2010

    The 2010 National TB Conference presentations submitted by session speakers are available to download. Visit the Conference webpage for the archived presentations. Click the scheduled day of the presentation on the left navigation bar to open the online agenda. The presentations are linked to each presenter’s name. Click on the presenter’s name for the presentation you want to download. The presentations will be linked to the agenda on this online registration site as soon as they are received. Please keep checking the website for further postings.


    March 22nd, 2010

    Please check back for the recording of Heartland's Regional Webinar: Handling Mental Illness in the TB Patient :: March 25, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CST


    February 24th, 2010

    Every year, programs around the globe utilize March 24th, World TB Day to highlight the continuing threat of tuberculosis to individuals and national health. Click below to visit the CDC website and find out what you can do, or participate in, to raise the awareness of the impact of TB to today's national and global health.

    TB Elimination – Together We Can! World TB Day, March 24. www.cdc.gov/tb


    February 15th, 2010

    The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease North American Region (IUATLD NAR) held its 14th annual conference in Orlando, Florida March 11-13, 2010. Visit the Union's webpage for more information


    February 15th, 2010

    In conjunction with the IUATLD's NAR annual conference in Orlando, Florida; the four Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers held a free pre-conference course entitled TB/HIV Updates on March 10, 2010 from 1:00- 5:00 pm. World renowned experts shared the latest information on: The Challenging Epidemic of TB/HIV; TB/HIV Clinical Management Overview; Case Management Issues in the Co-infected Patient; Drug-Drug Interactions and Issues Related to TB Drugs in HIV Patients; TB Infection Control in TB/HIV; and New IGRA Guidelines and IGRAs in Special Populations. View the pre-conference brochure for more information


    February 15th, 2010

    The 2010 Training Calendar for Heartland has been posted to the Training Page. Please check frequently for updates as scheduling changes with our partners may occur.


    October 06th, 2009

    COMPLETED Regional Webinar: MDR TB Updates-Missouri Rehabilitation Center :: October 21, 2009 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT.

    Visit our Training page for more information on the archived recording


    October 06th, 2009

    COMPLETED-NATIONAL WEBINAR: TB Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing: New CDC Guidelines :: October 29, 2009 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT.

    Visit our Training page for the archived recording information.


    February 10th, 2009

    Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Alisha Blair, LVN to our Medical Consultation team.

    Alisha comes to Heartland from San Antonio's City Chest Clinic where she managed clients with latent tuberculosis infection or suspected of having TB disease. Alisha also provided assessment and clearances for clients from special populations, such as refugees, homeless shelters, and drug/alcohol abuse centers. Alisha has worked in public health with a concentration in TB since 2007, and we are excited to have her as an addition to the Heartland team.

    You may contact Alisha at 210-531-4546 or alisha.blair@uthct.edu.


    February 10th, 2009

    Download our new product: Impact of Poor Nutrition on TB Relapse. Prints double-sided, flipchart orientation (6.33" W x 13.58" H).


    September 09th, 2008

    Recording of TEXAS-ONLY WEBINAR: Expanding a Contact Investigation, Part 2 on August 28, 2008:

    No continuing education credits will be available for viewing the presentation via the website. If you have any questions, please contact laura.muraida@uthct.edu at 210-531-4509.


    August 25th, 2008

    Recording of TEXAS-ONLY WEBINAR: Expanding a Contact Investigation, Part 1 on August 14, 2008:

    No continuing education credits will be available for viewing the presentation via the website. If you have any questions, please contact laura.muraida@uthct.edu at 210-531-4509.


    July 21st, 2008

    Introducing the new Heartland Training Calendar Page.

    This interactive calendar, using month-by-month format, allows the user to navigate the current and previous years to locate dates of Heartland trainings.

    Clicking on a highlighted date brings up a small pop-up window that gives the course title. Clicking on the title takes the user to a new window that gives a course description, staff contact, and the training location.

    You can further navigate to the training brochure. If the course is in the future and registration is open, a link is provided allowing the user to go directly to the online registration form.


    July 09th, 2008

    Recording of NATIONAL Webinar: Pediatric TB on June 27, 2008:

    This national webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It is available for viewing; the accompanying PDF of the PowerPoint slides may be printed to follow along. The presentations can be viewed in Windows Media Player; special viewing steps are required. For technical questions, please email Eddie McHam at eddie.mcham@uthct.edu; for all others, email Jessica Quintero at jessica.quintero@uthct.edu.


    March 13th, 2008

    Recording of TB Medications: Adverse Drug Reactions with Case Studies (Part 2) on March 12, 2008:

    This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.


    March 05th, 2008

    Recording of TB Medications: Adverse Drug Reactions with Case Studies (Part 1) on March 5, 2008:

    This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.


    December 18th, 2007

    Recording of Tuberculosis: Un Vistazo General para Trabajadores de la salud on December 17, 2007:

    This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.


    December 14th, 2007

    Recording of REGIONAL Webinar, Nontuberculous Mycobacterial [NTM] Lung Disease on December 13, 2007:

    This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.


    December 13th, 2007

    Recording of REGIONAL Webinar, TB Medications: Recognizing and Responding to Adverse Drug Reactions on December 10, 2007:

    This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.


    December 05th, 2007

    Recording of NATIONAL Webinar, TB/HIV: Managing the Co-Infected Patient, November 27, 2007:

    The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player.

    This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.


    September 05th, 2007

    Videoconference Series: Tuberculosis Education for the Medical Professional

    Archived video presentations may take a few minutes to load. No continuing credits are available for viewing these presentations.


    June 08th, 2007

    The CDC publication warehouse is now open.

    To order CDC TB publications, please use the online ordering system at https://www2.cdc.gov/nchstp_od/piweb/tborderform.asp.

    Most publications are also available on the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination website at http://www.cdc.gov/tb.


    May 29th, 2007

    Download TB at a Glance, which is available on our Products page.


    May 07th, 2007

    Download our REVISED Tuberculosis Treatment Guidelines - 2003 (Poster), which is also available on our Products page.


    March 30th, 2007

    NOW AVAILABLE: TB Core Reference Set for Clinicians CD-ROM!NOW AVAILABLE: TB Core Reference Set for Clinicians Set CD-ROM!

    This CD-ROM provides an array of documents and resources with the latest information on tuberculosis. These resources will assist the clinician in making the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for adults and children based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, Francis J. Curry National TB Center, and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

    To obtain this CD, please download and complete our Product Request Form. Then email or fax the form to Delfina Sanchez at delfina.sanchez@uthct.edu or 210-531-4590.


    January 25th, 2007

    Questions of Interest page now available here!

    Heartland staff answers the more unusual questions of tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment, and patient management. Answers to each question are provided as PDF documents, so you will need the Adobe Reader to view.


    January 11th, 2007

    Videoconference Series: The Nurse's Role in TB Control: Implementing the New Guidelines (2005) for Controlling Tuberculosis in the United States

    No continuing education credits are available for viewing these presentations.