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PENNSYLVANIA TB UPDATE 2012

CME CERTIFIED ACTIVITY

Course Location
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg, PA

Jointly Sponsored By
Pennsylvania Department of Health, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ),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
The purpose of this training is to provide updates on current topics in tuberculosis, including diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection, pediatric TB, contact investigations in congregate settings, legal interventions, and TB in correctional facilities. The training will also provide an opportunity to network with colleagues. The format will include lectures, discussions and case studies.

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

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 clinicians in order to promptly identify and adequately treat cases of latent TB infection and TB disease.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the application of Pennsylvania laws in the control of TB
  • Discuss strategies for addressing the challenges of TB prevention and control involving correctional facilities
  • Utilize principles of contact investigation to assess potential TB transmission and exposure in congregate settings
  • Apply current recommendations for assessing risk, testing and treating latent TB infection to prevent development of disease
  • Explain the relationship between TB and other co-morbid conditions to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment
  • Discuss methods for detecting and treating TB infection and disease in children and adolescents

Course Requirements

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire course and complete an evaluation. A credit letter will be mailed to participants within 2 months of the conference. Participants will also be asked to complete a follow-up evaluation within this time frame.


Agenda

7:30 am - Registration
8:00 am - Overview and Opening Remarks
8:15 am - Pennsylvania Public Health Laws – J. Kolb, JD & Y. Kostelac, JD
9:30 am - TB in Correctional Facilities – Tara Wildes
9:45 am - BREAK
10:00 am - Immigration & Customs Enforcement – D. Schneider, DrPH, MA
10:45 am - Contact Investigations in Congregate Settings – M. Wolman, MPH
11:30 pm - Panel: Corrections, ICE and Contact Investigations
12:15 pm - LUNCH
1:00 pm - The New 12-Dose LTBI Regimen – A. Lardizabal, MD
2:00 pm - BREAK
2:15 pm - TB and Co-Morbidities – J. Sunstrum, MD
3:15 pm - Management of TB in Children & Adolescents – G. McSherry, MD
4:15 pm - Closing Remarks and Evaluations
4:30 pm - 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, NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 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 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Pennsylvania Division of School Health is authorized to provide continuing education for nursing credits. The Pennsylvania TB Update is approved by the Division of School Health to provide 6.5 hours of RN (Act 58) continuing education.


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 online by October 17th at: http://pennsylvaniaupdate2012.eventbrite.com

The fee for this training is $50.00 and payment must be received by October 17th. Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order made payable to NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute and sent to the following address:

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute
PO Box 1709
225 Warren Street Newark, NJ 07101-1709
Attn: Bernie Rodriguez


Hotel and Travel Information

Lodging is available at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Information about room details will be forthcoming. If you have any questions about the hotel, please contact Jennifer K. Campbell at (973) 972-1261, or send an email to campbejk@umdnj.edu.

Directions to Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA

From East
Take the Airport Access Road to 283 West towards Harrisburg. Proceed on 283 North to Swatara Exit (#2). Turn right off ramp, then turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From Baltimore and York (South)
From Interstate 83 North to I-283 South. Take the Swatara Exit (#2). Turn left onto Lindle Rd. At the second light turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From North
From Interstate 78 West or 81 South, proceed to I-83 South. Continue to 283 South to the Swatara Exit (#2). Turn left onto Lindle Rd. At the second light turn left onto High Point Dr. The hotel is on the left hand side.

From West
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) to Exit #247. Follow 283 North to the Swatara Exit (#2). At top of the ramp, turn right. Then, turn left at the first light. The hotel is on the left hand side.


Cancellation Information
UMDNJ reserves the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and reserves the right to cancel this activity, if necessary. There is no cancellation fee; however, registrants who are unable to attend may cancel up to two weeks prior to the course for a full refund. Refunds cannot be given to registrants who do not cancel in advance.

Faculty

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Jacksonville, FL

  • Tara Wildes
    Chief, Jails Division

NJMS Global TB Institute
Newark, NJ

  • Alfred Lardizabal, MD
    Associate Director
  • Mark Wolman, MPH
    Program Manager—TB Control

Penn State Children's Hospital
Hershey, PA

  • George McSherry, MD
    Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease Division

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

  • Jalene Kolb, JD, RN
    Senior Counsel
  • Yvette M. Kostelac, JD
    Senior Counsel

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC)
Washington, D.C.

  • Diana Schneider, DrPH, MA, CDR USPHS
    Chief, Epidemiology

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

  • James Sunstrum, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor

Planning Committee

NJMS Global TB Institute
Newark, NJ
ACTIVITY DIRECTOR

  • Anita Khilall, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

MEMBERS

  • Jennifer K. Campbell, MPH, CHES
    Training & Consultation Specialist
  • Beth Hurley, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of TB/STD
Harrisburg, PA

  • Tracina Cropper, BS
    Senior Public Health Advisor, CDC
  • Ike Onukogu
    Program Assistant Administrator
  • Lisa Paulos, RN, MPH
    TB Program Manager

For program information, questions, or if you require accommodation because of a disability or if you have additional needs, please contact Jennifer K. Campbell at (973) 972-1261, or send an email to campbejk@umdnj.edu.