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TUBERCULOSIS: OLD CHALLENGES, NEW SOLUTIONS

June 7, 2012

Best Western Plus Carrier Circle
6555 Old Collamer Road South
E.Syracuse, NY 13057

Sponsored By

New York State Department of Health – Bureau of TB Control         New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

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 new treatment options for latent TB infection, issues related to interjurisdictional collaboration, laboratory techniques used to diagnose TB, use of Inter-FERON Gamma Release Assays (IGRA), 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 working in the state of New York who are involved in the management of patients with tuberculosis.

Why Course Is Needed
As TB incidence declines, maintaining expertise in TB becomes particularly challenging. This course 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:

  • Apply current recommendations for the treatment of latent TB infection to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Describe laboratory methods to diagnose and guide treatment of TB patients.
  • Explain the relationship between TB and diabetes to ensure proper diagnosis and avoid complications in treatment.
  • Discuss the practical applications of interferon gamma release assays in local health department settings.
  • Describe the interjurisdictional process and discuss challenges in collaborating with other agencies.

Course Requirements

In order to meet the learning objectives, 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

June 7, 2012

8:30   am          Registration
9:00   am          Welcome & Course Overview
9:15   am          New LTBI Treatment Option: 3HP       
10:00 am          Interjurisdictional Collaboration
10:45 am          Break
11:00 am          Laboratory Update
12:00 pm          Lunch****
1:00   pm          Management of Patients with TB & Diabetes
1:45   pm          Case Presentation
2:30   pm          Break
2:45   pm          Answering Your IGRA Questions
3:45   pm          Review & Evaluation   
4:00   pm          Adjourn

**** Please note that lunch is on your own. For your convenience, a buffet will be offered for $12.00. Form of payment is cash. Please bring exact change.


Registration Information and Fee

The training is free of charge.  Registration is limited to health care professionals in New York State and is due by May 24, 2012.
Register online: http://tuberculosis.eventbrite.com

Or contact Melanie Vavruick at msl02@health.state.ny.us or call (518) 474-4845.


Hotel and Travel Information

The training will be held at the Best Western Plus Carrier Circle. The address is 6555 Old Collamer Rd. South, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Lodging is available at the Best Western.  To book a room, call (315) 437-2761 and refer to the Global TB Institute. The group rate is $89 plus state (8%) and room occupancy (5%) taxes.  The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is May 16, 2012.

Directions:


From: The north. On Route 81 take 690 East. Exit 16N (Thompson Road North) to Carrier Circle. Exit circle at 298 East (Bridgeport). Take first left onto Old Collamer Road South. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carrier Circle Syracuse is ahead on left.

From: The south. On Route 81 take 690 East. Exit 16N (Thompson Road North) to Carrier Circle. Exit circle at 298 East (Bridgeport). Take first left onto Old Collamer Road South. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carrier Circle Syracuse is ahead on left.

From: The east. On the NYS Thruway (Interstate 90) take Exit 35 to Carrier Circle. Exit circle at 298 East (Bridgeport). Take first left onto Old Collamer Road. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carrier Circle Syracuse is ahead on left.

From: The west. On the NYS Thruway (Interstate 90) take Exit 35 to Carrier Circle. Exit circle at 298 East (Bridgeport). Take first left onto Old Collamer Road. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carrier Circle Syracuse is ahead on left.

If you need directions coming from a different location, please call the hotel at: (315) 437-2761.



Faculty

New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Tuberculosis Control

  • Margaret Oxtoby, MD – Bureau Director
  • Cheryl Kearns, MPH - Data Unit Director

New York State Department of Health
Wadsworth Center
Mycobacteriology Laboratory

  • Vincent Escuyer, PhD -  Laboratory Director

University of Rochester Medical Center

  • Carol-Lynn Petronaci, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine

Planning Committee
  • Christina Faulkner
  • Colleen Flynn, RN, BSN
  • Anita Khilall, MPH
  • Christopher Klemfuss
  • DJ McCabe, RN, MSN
  • Paul Sexton
  • Melanie Vavruick, MPH

For program information, questions, or if you require special arrangements in order to attend this activity, please contact Melanie Vavruick at (518) 474-4845.