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PENNSYLVANIA TB UPDATE 2011

August 5, 2011
CNE/CME Certified ACTIVITY

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Rd  
Harrisburg, PA

Jointly Sponsored By

Pennsylvania Department of Health, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ),and UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education

This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute is the tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Center for the northeastern United States

 
Course Description and Overall Goal
The purpose of this training is to increase provider knowledge and awareness of tuberculosis, including TB epidemiology, TB treatment, laboratory diagnosis, pediatric TB, missed opportunities, and contact investigations. This training utilizes lectures, discussions, and case-based presentations.

Who Should Attend
This training is designed for physicians and nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with TB.

Why Course Is Needed
As the incidence of tuberculosis continues to decline, maintaining clinical and public health expertise in TB is particularly challenging. This training aims to build the TB knowledge base of clinicians in order to promptly identify and adequately treat cases of latent TB infection and TB disease.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Interpret the global, national and local epidemiology of TB to better screen and treat groups that are at high risk for TB  
  • Apply current recommendations for the treatment of TB to prevent  development of primary drug resistance
  • Apply current standards of practice in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB in children and adolescents to ensure successful outcomes
  • Coordinate with local providers and organizations in order to prevent missed opportunities in the diagnosis of TB
  • Apply the fundamentals of contact investigation in assessing potential TB exposure and transmission in the community
  • Review the role of the laboratory for TB diagnostic testing and monitoring response to therapy

Course Requirements

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire course and complete an evaluation form at the end of the course. A post-course follow up evaluation will be sent to participants within 2 months of the course.


Agenda

7:30 am            Registration
8:15 am            Overview and Opening Remarks
8:30 am            Epidemiology of Tuberculosis-- Edward Zuroweste, MD
9:30 am            Treatment of TB: General Overview-- Lee Reichman, MD, MPH
10:15 am          BREAK
10:30 am          Bench to Bedside: Laboratory Diagnosis of TB-- Lisa Dettinger, MT
11:30 am          Management of TB in Children & Adolescents-- George McSherry, MD
12:45 pm          LUNCH
   1:45 pm            Errors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of TB--David Schlossberg, MD
2:45 pm            BREAK
3:00 pm            Fundamentals of TB Contact Investigations-- Mark Wolman, MPH     
4:15 pm            Closing Remarks and Evaluations
4:30 pm            Adjourn  


Continuing Education Information

UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute and Pennsylvania Department of Health.

UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

UMDNJ -Center for Continuing and Outreach Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by NJSNA, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (COA).

Provider Number P173-11/09-12. Provider Approval is valid through November 30, 2012.

This activity is awarded 6.75 contact hours. (60 minute CH)

Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13780. Approved provider status refers only to continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC COA or NJSNA endorsement of any commercial products.


Disclosure Policy
disclosure

Registration Information and Fee

Please click on the link to register: http://pa2011.eventbrite.com

Registration for this training will close on July 25th.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Nickolette Patrick at (617) 279-2240 ext. 262, or send an email to npatrick@hria.org 

The fee for this training is $25.00 and payment must be received by July 25th. Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order made payable to NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute and sent to the following address:

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute
PO Box 1709
225 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07101-1709                                                                                      
Attn: DJ McCabe

Hotel and Travel Information

Lodging is available at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. The room rate is $134.00 + 11% state and local taxes. Please call 1-800-325-3535 or 717-564-5511 to make a reservation and mention PA TB Update 2011 to get the group rate. To make your reservation online, click on the link below: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/PAATBUpdate2011  
The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is July 14th.

Directions to Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA

From East
Take the Airport Access Road to 283 West towards Harrisburg. Proceed on 283 North to Swatara Exit (#2). Turn right off ramp, then turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From Baltimore and York (South)
From Interstate 83 North to I-283 South. Take the Swatara Exit (#2). Turn left onto Lindle Rd. At the second light turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From North
From Interstate 78 West or 81 South, proceed to I-83 South. Continue to 283 South to the Swatara Exit (#2). Turn left onto Lindle Rd. At the second light turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From West
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) to Exit #247. Follow 283 North to the Swatara Exit (#2). At top of the ramp, turn right. Then, turn left at the first light. The hotel is on the left hand side.


Cancellation Information

UMDNJ reserves the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and reserves the right to cancel this activity, if necessary. There is no cancellation fee; however, registrants who are unable to attend may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the course for a full refund. Refunds cannot be given to registrants who do not cancel in advance.


Faculty

Migrant Clinicians Network
State College, PA

  • Ed Zuroweste, MD
    Chief Medical Officer

NJMS Global TB Institute
Newark, NJ

  • Lee Reichman, MD, MPH
    Executive Director, NJMS Global TB Institute
  • Mark Wolman, MPH
    Program Manager—GTBI TB Control Program

Penn State Children’s Hospital
Hershey, PA

  • George McSherry, MD
    Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease Division

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Exton, PA

  • Lisa Dettinger, MT
    Bacteriology Supervisor, Bureau of Laboratories

Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Philadelphia, PA

  • David Schlossberg, MD
    Medical Director, TB Control Program

Planning Committee

NJMS Global TB Institute
Newark, NJ

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR
Anita Khilall, MPH, CHES
Training & Consultation Specialist

MEMBERS

  • DJ McCabe, RN, BSN, MSN
    Trainer & Consultant, Clinical Programs
  • Nickolette Patrick, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of TB/STD
Harrisburg, PA

  • Tracina Cropper, BS
    Senior Public Health Advisor, CDC
  • Debbie Dean
    Public Health Program Assistant Administrator
  • Lisa Paulos, RN, MPH
    TB Program Manager

Content Reviewers

NJMS Global TB Institute
Newark, NJ

  • DJ McCabe, RN, BSN, MSN
    Trainer & Consultant, Clinical Programs
  • Nickolette Patrick, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of TB/STD
Harrisburg, PA

  • Lisa Paulos, RN, MPH
    TB Program Manager

For program information, questions, or if you require accommodation because of a disability or if you have additional needs, please contact DJ McCabe at (973) 972-0978, or send an email to mccabedj@umdnj.edu