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March 23, 2012
8:30am – 4:00pm

CNE/CME Certified Activity

Course Location
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Gotham Center
Auditorium, Room 03-32
42-09 28th Street
Long Island City, Queens
New York 11101-4132

Jointly Sponsored By
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of TB Control, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute 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
In commemoration of World TB Day, this conference will address TB prevention and control efforts in New York City to highlight progress in the fight against TB. Topics will include a review of the local epidemiology, taking steps to address TB among the foreign born, new treatment options for latent TB infection, laboratory testing for TB, working with prison populations, and managing TB and co-morbidities. Case studies and question and answer sessions will be included to enhance discussions as well as to share experiences.

Who Should Attend
This conference is open to providers (pulmonary, infectious disease, community health, infection control) and health care workers who manage patients at risk for or diagnosed with TB.

Why Course Is Needed
The management of TB requires a multidisciplinary approach which relies on knowledge of the most current information of TB rates, populations at risk and interventions that are successful. This conference will provide a forum for learning this information as well as for discussion among colleagues.


Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Apply current recommendations for the treatment of latent TB infection to improve treatment outcomes
  • Describe the available laboratory testing for the diagnosis of TB and monitoring patient response to therapy
  • Describe the rationale, methods, and implementation of needs assessment conducted as part of the New York City Foreign-Born Initiative
  • Discuss the principles of TB screening, diagnosis and treatment in correctional facilities
  • Explain the relationship between TB and other co-morbid conditions to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment

Course Requirements

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to register in advance, attend the entire conference, and complete an evaluation form.


8:30 am            Registration
9:00 am            Opening Remarks / Epidemiology of TB in NYC - Diana Nilsen, MD
9:15 am            New Modalities in the Treatment of Latent TB Infection - Neil Schluger, MD
10:15 am          Laboratory Testing for Diagnosis and Treatment of TB - Jennifer Rakeman, PhD
11:05 am          Break
11:15 am          Foreign-Born Initiative: Engaging Patients, Providers and Communities through Needs Assessments - Alexandra Santana Camacho, MPH, LMSW
12:00 pm          Lunch
1:00 pm            Corrections & TB: Working with Prison Populations - Farah Parvez, MD, MPH & Margaret Oxtoby, MD
1:45 pm            TB and Co-Morbid Conditions - E. Jane Carter, MD
2:35 pm            Break
2:45 pm            Ask a TB Expert - E. Jane Carter, MD, Alfred Lardizabal, MD, Diana Nilsen, MD, Neil Schluger, MD, Sundari Mase, MD and Margaret Oxtoby, MD
3:15 pm            Case Studies - Alfred Lardizabal, MD & Felicia Dworkin, MD
3:45 pm            Closing Remarks / Evaluation

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 and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of TB Control. UMDNJ – Center for Continuing and Outreach Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UMDNJ – Center for Continuing and Outreach Education 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.

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

This activity is awarded 5.67 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

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 handout materials

Registration Information and Fee

Please complete the online registration at:

The deadline for registration is March 16, 2012.

Please register early because all spaces may be filled. Priority will be given to applicants from the Greater NYC Area. We reserve the right to cancel registration due to limits on seating capacity.

There is no fee for this conference. However, we do ask that if you are unable to attend, that you inform us as soon as possible so that others may be accommodated.

Hotel and Travel Information

Please bring a valid photo ID and plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the program to allow for security clearance in the building.

By Subway:
Gotham Center is centrally located between two large MTA subway stations.  Take the E, M, R trains to Queens Plaza and the 7, N and Q trains to Queensboro Plaza.  The G train is 5 blocks away at Court Square.

By Bus:
The Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67, Q69, Q100, Q101, Q102 and B62 bus lines stop within a few blocks from Gotham Center.

By Train:
Take the Long Island Railroad and switch trains at the Jamaica station and take the connections to Hunters Point Avenue.  From the Hunters Point Avenue station, walk across the street to the Hunters Point subway station and take the 7 train two stops to Queensboro Plaza.

By Car:
Parking lots surrounding Gotham Center:

One Parking
42-09 28th St.
LIC, NY 11101
(718) 392-0796

Mutual Auto Park
4555 Pearson St.
LIC, NY 11101-4307
(718) 729-6055

Queens Plaza Parking
27-09 Queens Plaza
LIC, NY 11101-4115
(718) 482-9180

Cancellation Information

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


Brown University School of Medicine

  • E. Jane Carter, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine

Columbia University

  • Neil Schluger, MD
    Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Environmental Sciences

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

  • Alfred Lardizabal, MD
    Associate Director

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

  • Felicia Dworkin, MD
    Deputy Director of Medical Affairs
  • Diana Nilsen, MD
    Acting Assistant Commissioner/Director, Bureau of TB Control
  • Farah Parvez, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Office of Correctional Public Health
  • Jennifer Rakeman, PhD
    Associate Director, Microbiology Section, Public Health Laboratory
  • Alexandra Santana Camacho, MPH, LMSW
    Public Health Prevention Service Fellow, Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Planning Committee

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute


  • Anita Khilall, MPH
    Senior Training & Consultation Specialist


NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

  • Anna Sevilla, MPH
    Research Coordinator

New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene – Bureau of TB Control

  • Martha Alexander, MHS
    Director of Education, Training and Outreach
  • Elvy Barroso, MSc, RN
    Professional Development Coordinator
  • Diana Nilsen, MD
    Acting Assistant Commissioner/Director
  • Angel Roca
    Deputy Director

For additional program information, questions, or if you require special arrangements to attend this conference, please contact Anna Sevilla at (973) 972-9100 or send an email to