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THE LANGUAGE OF TUBERCULOSIS

CNE/CME Certified ACTIVITY

November 5, 2012

Online & In-person Training

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

Jointly Sponsored By
The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention & Control
Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response, and Services—Massachusetts Department of Public Health
New England TB Consortium
Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses

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 strengthen providers’ knowledge of tuberculosis and health communication strategies.  This training utilizes lectures, discussions, and 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 to facilitate appropriate risk assessment, testing, and treatment of TB.


Objectives

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

  • Apply current recommendations for the risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of TB in order to effectively treat latent TB infection
  • Integrate health communication strategies to ensure patients understand their diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Utilize strategies for finding quality health information in order to guide patients to appropriate resources
  • Define health literacy in the context of TB programs in order to engage TB patients in a sensitive, accessible manner
  • Assess patient attitudes and beliefs towards latent TB infection with the aim of improving communicaion and treatment completion

Course Requirements

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


Agenda

8:15        Registration
9:00        Welcome
9:15       TB Infection: Where We Are and Where We’re Going**
10:00     Overview of Health Literacy**
10:45     BREAK
10:55     The Personal Perspective: Experiences with TB Infection
11:45     Breakout Rotation #1
                        Topics:
                        --Teach Back Method
                        --Talking about TB
                        --Guiding Patients to Quality Health Information on the Internet
12:30    LUNCH
1:15      Breakout Rotation #2
2:00      Breakout Rotation #3
2:45      Case Study
3:30      Cookie Break
3:35      Report Back & Closing
4:00      Adjourn  

**The online training will be from 9:15 to 10:45, and will contain only these two talks. Please note that continuing education credits are not available for online participants.


Continuing Education Information

The Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation  in the activity.

The Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 Infectious Disease Prevention, Response, and Services, MA Department of Public Health, MA Association Of Public Health Nurses, Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention and Control, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and the New England TB Consortium.

This program has been offered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response, and Services.  A maximum of 5.75 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).

MAPHN Education and Professional Practice is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED NURSES, INC., an ACCREDITED APPROVER by the AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER’S COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION. This event is approved for 5.75 contact hours.

Please note that continuing education credits are not available for online participants.


Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the UMDNJ – Center for Continuing and Outreach Education that all speakers and planners disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of this educational activity and also disclose discussions of off-label or investigational uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). These disclosures will be made in the activity handouts.


Registration Information and Fee

Please register by October 22nd. This event is free of charge.

For the in-person training, register at:
http://TBlanguage.eventbrite.com

For the online training (9:15-10:45 am), register at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/323262422


Hotel and Travel Information

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

From Main Campus/Downtown Worcester:
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

If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so that others may be accommodated.


Faculty

Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center

  • Joanne Calista, LICSW
    Executive Director
  • Tatyana Gorodetsky, M.Ed
    Director, Outreach Worker Training Institute

CommunicateHealth

  • Xanthi Scrimgeour, MHEd, CHES
    Director

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Dalit Wolfe, RN, BSN, MPH
    TB Control Coordinator

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • John Bernardo, MD
    TB Medical Officer
  • Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, BC
    Director of Patient Management

Planning Committee

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Mark Lobato, MD
    Medical Officer, New England Region
    Division of TB Elimination

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, TB Control Program

  • John Bernardo, MD
    TB Medical Officer
  • Kate Rose Bobseine, MPH
    CDC Fellow
  • Sally Cheney, MA
    Associate Director
  • Judith Chevarley, MPH
    Health Educator
  • Jennifer Cochran, MPH
    Director
  • Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, BC
    Director of Patient Management
  • Carmen Laorenza, BS
    Outreach Program Coordinator
  • Maura McGarty, RN, BSN
    Nurse
  • Sharon Sharnprapai, MPH
    Community Outreach Manager

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Dalit Wolfe, RN, BSN, MPH
    TB Control Coordinator

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

  • Nickolette Gaglia, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

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