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WEST VIRGINIA TUBERCULOSIS SYMPOSIUM: WORKING TOGETHER TO ELIMINATE TB

December 8 - 9, 2011

CME/CNE Certified Activity

Stonewall Resort
940 Resort Drive  
Roanoke, WV

Sponsored By
West Virginia Division of TB Elimination, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and the UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education

Provided By

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 awareness and knowledge of tuberculosis, including TB epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection, TB in congregate settings, and TB & co-morbidities. This training utilizes lectures, panel discussions, and case-based presentations.

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

Why Course Is Needed
As TB incidence declines, maintaining expertise in TB becomes particularly challenging. This symposium aims to build the clinical TB knowledge base to identify and treat TB cases.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the historical perspective of tuberculosis in order to comprehend future challenges in developing effective medication regimens
  • Interpret the global, national and local epidemiology of TB to better screen and treat groups at high risk
  • Apply current recommendations for the risk assessment, testing, and treatment of latent TB infection to prevent development of active disease
  • Coordinate with stakeholders in order to prevent missed opportunities for the diagnosis and treatment of TB in congregate settings
  • Explain the relationship between TB and other co-morbid conditions to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment of TB in patients with co-morbidities

Course Requirements

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


Agenda

December 8, 2011

10:00    Registration
12:00    Overview & Opening Remarks – Loretta Haddy, PhD
12:15    An Interview with Mr. Tubo – Dominick Gaziano, MD
1:15      Why the Decline of TB in the United States? – Michael Gaziano, MD
2:15      Break
2:45      TB Risk Assessment & Targeted Testing: Significance in a
            Low Incidence Area -  Alfred Lardizabal, MD
3:45      Keynote Address: LTBI Treatment Modalities and Completion of Therapy
            David Holland, MD
5:00      Adjourn
6:00-8:00   Dinner and Networking at Stillwaters

December 9, 2011

8:00      TB in Colleges & Universities – R. Gregory Juckett, MD
9:00      TB in Corrections: Lessons Learned in WV – Krista Powell, MD
10:00    Break
10:30    TB & Co-morbidities - Harry Tweel, MD
11:30    Panel Discussion & Case Studies in WV

    • Nikki Dolan, RN
    • Angela Gray, RN
    • Amber Humphrey, RN
    • Patricia Mullins, RN
    • Karen Shannon, RN

12:30    Closing Remarks & Evaluations
12:45    Adjourn


Continuing Education Information

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 The West Virginia Division of TB Elimination. UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-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 8.75 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.

UMDNJ - Center for Continuing and Outreach Education certifies that this continuing education activity meets the criteria for .875 Continuing Education Units (CEU's), as identified by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit, provided the activity is completed as designed. One CEU is awarded for 10 contact hours of instruction.

Approved provider status refers only to continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC COA or NJSNA endorsement of any commercial products.


Disclosure Policy
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Registration Information and Fee

Register online at: http://bit.ly/qFRhst.

The course is free of charge.


Hotel and Travel Information

The conference will be held at the Stonewall Resort, 940 Resort Drive, Roanoke WV.

Lodging is available at the Stonewall Resort for $149/night.  To book a room, call (888) 278-8150 and reference the WV TB Symposium room block. The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is November 8.

From Charleston, WV: Take I-79 N toward Clarksburg. Take US-19 exit 91 to Roanoke. Turn left on US-19 South and follow signs to Stonewall Resort State Park. Our entrance will be on your left, approximately 2.5 miles from the interstate.

From Morgantown, WV:  Take I-79 south to exit 91 US-19 to Roanoke. Turn right on US-19 South and follow signs to Stonewall Resort State Park. Our entrance will be on your left, approximately 2.5 miles from the interstate.

If you need directions coming from a different location, please call the hotel at (304) 269-7400.


Cancellation Information

UMDNJ reserves the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and reserves the right to cancel this activity, if necessary. Participants who are unable to attend may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the course.


Faculty

Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department

Amber Humphrey, RN
Public Health Nurse

Berkeley County Health Department

Angela Gray, RN
Staff Nurse

Cabell-Huntington Health Department

Karen Shannon, RN
Staff Nurse
Harry Tweel, MD, FCCP
Health Officer

Greenbrier County Health Department

Nikki Dolan, RN
Director of Nursing

Harvard Medical School

Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine

Logan County Health Department

Patricia Mullins, RN
Staff Nurse

NJMS Global TB Institute

Alfred Lardizabal, MD
Associate Director

North Carolina TB Control Program

David Holland, MD, MHS
Assistant Medical Director
Professor, Duke University

Surveillance, Epidemiology, & Outbreak Branch, DTBE, CDC

Krista Powell, MD, MPH
EIS Officer

West Virginia Division of TB Elimination

Dominic Gaziano, MD, FCCP
Medical Director

West Virginia Office of  
Epidemiology and Preventive Services

Loretta Haddy, PhD, MS
Director

West Virginia University Student Health Services

R. Gregory Juckett, MD, MPH
Physician


Planning Committee

NJMS Global TB Institute

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

West Virginia Division of TB Elimination

Carmen Priddy, RN, BSN
Program Director
Elizabeth Boggess, RN
Surveillance Nurse


Content Reviewers

NJMS Global TB Institute

DJ McCabe, RN, BSN, MSN
Trainer & Consultant, Clinical Programs

West Virginia Division of TB Elimination

Elizabeth Boggess, RN
Surveillance Nurse

For program information, questions, or if you require accommodation because of a disability or if you have special needs, please contact Barbara Simpkins at WV Division of TB Elimination at 800-330-8126 or Barbara.L.Simpkins@wv.gov