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TB CHALLENGES: WHEN YOUR PATIENT HAS OTHER COMPLICATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS

October 18, 2011

 CEU/CME Certified ACTIVITY

Course Location
Hoagland Pincus Conference Center
222 Maple St  
Shrewsbury, MA

Sponsored By
Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention and Control, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, New England TB Consortium, and the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control—Massachusetts Department of Public Health

This activity is supported 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 & TNF-alpha antagonists, TB & viral hepatitis, TB & pregnancy, TB & diabetes, TB & mental health, and medications for TB. This training utilizes lectures, discussions, and small interactive breakout sessions.

Who Should Attend
This training is designed for nurses, community health workers, physicians, and public health professionals.

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 clinical and public health staff 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:

  • Explain the relationship between TB and diabetes, and apply current recommendations for proper diagnosis and treatment of TB in patients with diabetes
  • Utilize current recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of latent TB infection and TB disease in patients taking TNF-alpha inhibitors in order to avoid complications related to the development of TB in those infected and the cure of active TB disease
  • Apply current recommendations for TB testing and diagnosis in patients with viral hepatitis so that patients are tested appropriately and diagnosed promptly
  • Assess cultural and logistical barriers to appropriate medication regimens and implement strategies to overcome barriers in order to ensure effective treatment completion
  • Apply current standards of practice in the medical management of tuberculosis in pregnant women to provide cure and prevention of adverse effects
  • Discuss challenges in working with patients with mental health issues and choose appropriate strategies to ensure completion of treatment

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

8:30 am            Overview and Opening Remarks—Kevin Cranston, MDiv

8:45 am            TB & TNF-alpha Antagonists—John Bernardo, MD

9:30 am            TB& Viral Hepatitis—Jussi Saukkonen, MD

10:15 am          BREAK

10:30 am          TB & Pregnancy—Cindy DeLuca, RN

11:00 am          TB & Diabetes—Hardy Kornfeld, MD

11:45 pm          TB & Mental Health—Jim O’Connell, MD

12:30 pm          LUNCH

1:30 pm            Presentation of the New England TB Heroes Awards

1:40 pm            TB Drugs 101
                       
                        Station A: Drug Regimens—John Bernardo, MD
                        Station B: Adherence & Interviewing—Carmen Laorenza
                        Station C: Drug Interactions & Side Effects—Carolyn Harris, RN and
Dipak Desai
                        Station D: Cultural Ideas Surrounding Medicine—Mary Bich Ngoc Vu
and Olivia Peters
           
2:45 pm            Cookie Break, then continue stations
3:45 pm            Adjourn  


Continuing Education Information

The Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Sponsorship of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, MA Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention and Control, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and the New England TB Consortium.

The Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, MA Department of Public Health is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program has been offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control.  A maximum of 5.25 contact hours for this program will be provided in accordance with the regulations governing continuing education requirements for the following Boards of Registration:

Board of Registration in Nursing (CMR 244 5.00), Board of Registration of Social Workers (258CMR 31.00et seq), Board of Mental Health Professions (262CMR 7.00), Board of Certification of Health Officers (241CMR 4.03), Board of Registration of Sanitarians (255CMR 5.02).


Disclosure Policy
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Registration Information and Fee

Please register online by October 4th at:http://ma2011.eventbrite.com/

Confirmation and additional information will be sent via email. Please be sure to provide a valid email address. This event is free of charge.


Hotel and Travel Information

The conference will be held at the Hoagland Pincus Conference Center, 222 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury MA.

Directions:

From Main Campus/Downtown Worcester Rte. 9 East:

Take Route 9 East over the Lake Quinsigamond Bridge. At third set of traffic lights after the bridge, bear left onto Maple Avenue (intersection marked by Fairlawn Shopping Center, Chili's Restaurant). Follow Maple Avenue to top of hill. Turn left at the maroon sign for University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Foundation Campus. The Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center is on the right.

From Route 9 West:

Westbound from Westborough Rte. 495: Proceed West past Route 140 in Shrewsbury, continue to the second stop light. This is Oak Street; there will be a bowling alley on the right. Turn Right on Oak Street, and proceed until you reach a stop sign. This is Maple Avenue. The entrance to the conference center is directly across the street. The Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center is the first building on the right.

From the Mass Pike (I-90):

Westbound from Boston: Take exit 11A to Route 495 North to Route 9 West.

Eastbound from Springfield: Take Exit 10 to Route 290 East.

From I-290:

Eastbound from Auburn: Proceed on Route 290 East to Exit 22 - Main Street, Shrewsbury. Take Exit 22, at end of ramp take a right onto Main Street.

Westbound from Marlborough: Proceed on Route 290 West to Exit 22 - Main Street, Shrewsbury. Take exit 22, at end of the ramp take a left onto Main Street.

Once on Main Street, Shrewsbury:

Proceed on Main Street through the first set of lights and up the hill. Take right onto Gage Lane (the first right after passing St. John's High School). Follow Gage Lane to the end. Turn right onto Maple Avenue. Proceed one-half mile, turn right at the maroon sign for UMMS Worcester Foundation Campus. The Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center is the first building on the right.


Cancellation Information

UMDNJ reserves the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and reserves the right to cancel this activity, if necessary.


Faculty

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

  • Jim O’Connell, MD
    President

Boston University School of Medicine

  • Jussi Saukkonen, MD
    Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep, and Critical Care Medicine

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • John Bernardo, MD
    TB Medical Consultant
  • Kevin Cranston, MDiv
    Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease
  • Dipak Desai
    Community Health Worker
    TB Prevention and Control
  • Carolyn Harris, RN
    TB Surveillance Area Nurse
  • Carmen Laorenza
    Outreach Program Coordinator
    TB Prevention and Control
  • Olivia Peters
    Regional Coordinator
    Refugee & Immigrant Health Program
  • Mary Bich Ngoc Vu
    Regional Coordinator
    Refugee & Immigrant Health Program

South Shore Hospital

  • Cindy DeLuca, RN
    Nurse

University of Massachusetts

  • Hardy Kornfeld, MD
    Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Planning Committee

NJMS Global TB Institute

  • Nickolette Gaglia, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • John Bernardo, MD
    TB Medical Consultant
  • Marisa Chiang, MPH
    Program Manager
    Immigrant & Refugee Health
  • Jennifer Cochran, MPH
    Director
    Immigrant & Refugee Health
  • Sue Etkind, RN, MSN
    Director
    TB Prevention and Control
  • Carmen Laorenza
    Outreach Program Coordinator
    TB Prevention and Control
  • Pat Iyer, RN, MSN
    Director of Case Management
    TB Prevention and Control

New Hampshire Department of Public Health

  • Lisa B. Roy, MS
    TB Education & Training Focal Point

Rhode Island Department of Public Health

  • Michael Gosciminski, MPH
    TB Program Manager

US Centers for Disease Control

  • Mark Lobato, MD
    New England Regional Consultant
    Division of TB Elimination

For program information, questions, or if you require accommodation because of a disability or if you have additional needs, please contact Nickolette Gaglia at (617) 279-2240 x262, or send an email to ngaglia@hria.org