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A Web-Based Seminar

2:00–3:30pm EST
March 15, 2012

Sponsored By
New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)


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
This web-based seminar will cover the diagnosis and treatment of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Case presentations will explore clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, typical complications, and principles of managing extra-pulmonary TB disease.

Who Should Attend
This web-based seminar is designed for physicians and other health care providers who manage TB patients.

Why Course Is Needed
Tuberculosis can occur in any organ system, causing a wide range of symptoms that present in obscure ways. A high index of suspicion is required in order to avoid delays in diagnosis which may influence treatment outcomes. Increased awareness among clinicians about the changing clinical picture and updated information is important for managing extrapulmonary tuberculosis.


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

  • Describe the clinical features to prompt early recognition and diagnosis of extrapulmonary TB
  • Apply principles of treatment for extrapulmonary disease to achieve successful patient outcomes
  • Discuss the use of appropriate interventions to address challenges in the medical management of extrapulmonary TB

Course Requirements
  • Access to high-speed internet
  • Mulimedia speakers, headphones or telephone connection for listening to audio


2:00 pm            Welcome and Introduction—Alfred Lardizabal, MD     

2:05 pm            TB Lymphadenitis—Elizabeth Talbot, MD

2:30 pm            Uterine TB—Lynn Sosa, MD

2:55 pm            TB of the Central Nervous System—Michelle Paulson, MD      

3:20 pm            Questions and answers with panel of presenters

3:30 pm            Adjourn

Continuing Education Information

Continuing education credits are not provided for this activity.

Registration Information and Fee

Registration priority will be given to individuals within the Northeastern Region, including Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia, and the cities of Baltimore, Detroit, New York City, and Philadelphia.

There is no limit to the number of participants at one location viewing from one room and computer. However, each site must identify a contact person to receive conference information, submit the sign-in sheet, and share the link to the online conference evaluation after the seminar.

Notification of acceptance and additional information will be sent via email. Please be sure to provide a valid email address on the registration form.

Deadline for registration is March 12th.                 

Please register online at:

This activity is free of charge. However, if you register and are unable to participate, we would appreciate you informing us so that we may accommodate others.


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Lynn Sosa, MD
Deputy State Epidemiologist

Dartmouth Medical School/FIND Diagnostics

Elizabeth Talbot, MD
Associate Professor/Medical Scientist

National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Michelle Paulson, MD
Physician, Science Applications International Incorporation –Frederick, Inc.

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

Alfred Lardizabal, MD
Associate Director

Planning Committee


NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

Nickolette Gaglia, MPH
Training & Consultation Specialist

Anita Khilall, MPH
Senior Training & Consultation Specialist

Alfred Lardizabal, MD
Associate Director

If you have additional questions, please contact Nickolette Gaglia at (617) 279-2240 x262, or email at