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WORLD TB DAY UPDATE

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
8:00AM – 1:00PM
CME/CNE Certified Activity

Course Location
The Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room
1501 Cherry Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Jointly Sponsored By
The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program, Charles P. Felton National TB Center, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education
in collaboration with
Drexel University School of Public Health

 

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 half-day course is to provide TB program leaders, clinicians, and field workers with updated information that they can apply in their daily work for the prevention and control of TB. Topics will include current trends in Philadelphia, new diagnostics and treatment regimens, policies and protocols for pediatric TB, working with foreign-born patients, contact investigations, and program coordination and service integration (PCSI). The format includes lectures, panel discussion, and questions and answers following each speaker.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for clinicians, infection control practitioners, managers, and front line staff who are dealing with TB in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Why Course Is Needed
Progress in the elimination of TB requires current knowledge of TB rates, populations at risk, and interventions that are successful. All partners working to control TB in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area can benefit from new information and discussion with colleagues about its application in TB control programs in their workplaces.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline current trends and changing demographics of TB in Philadelphia, and how these relate to national trends
  • Incorporate diagnostics and treatment regimens into TB practice, and avoid common errors in TB treatment
  • Recognize the clinical spectrum of TB in childhood
  • Describe current recommendations for diagnosis of TB and LTBI in children
  • Discuss implications of research findings on working with foreign-born persons
  • Incorporate new guidelines for contact investigations into TB practice
  • Identify common risk factors, target populations, and opportunities  for program collaboration and service integration (PCSI)

Course Requirements

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


Agenda

8:00 – 9:00    Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15     Opening Remarks and Overview – B. Bower
9:15 – 9:40    TB in Philadelphia: Current Trends, Changing Demographics – B. Dickman and C. Dogbey
9:40 – 10:25  New Diagnostics and Treatment Regimens – D. Schlossberg
10:25 – 10:45 Pediatric Update: The Challenge of BCG and IGRAs – J. Gould
10:45 – 11:05 Break
11:05 – 12:00 Working with Foreign-born Patients – D. Katz
                   Reflection from Panel on Applications in Philadelphia
12:00 – 12:30 Guidelines for Contact Investigations – D. Dohony
12:30 – 12:45 Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) Update – M. Fernandez-Viña
12: 45 - 1:00 Closing and evaluation – B. Bower


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 Philadelphia Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program. 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 3.75 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 3.67 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.

UMDNJ – Center for Continuing and Outreach Education certifies that this continuing education offering meets the criteria for up to 0.37 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), provided the activity is completed as designed. One CEU is equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience, under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.


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 apply online by March 9th, 2012, using the following link to EventBrite http://worldtbupdate2012.eventbrite.com 

Space is limited so please apply early.  Priority will be given to applicants from the Greater Philadelphia Area.  Notification of acceptance and additional course information will be sent via email.

There is no fee for this course. However, we 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

This course will be held in The Friends Center, Rufus Jones Room, 1501 Cherry Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA.  It is a red brick building on the northwest corner of 15th Street, between Race and Cherry Streets.

Public Transportation:

The following link includes a map and directions by public transportation or driving http://www.friendscentercorp.org/?page_id=389

Take any SEPTA bus or subway to the City Hall stop.  Walk north on 15th Street to Race Street.  Visit www.septa.org for more information about routes and times. 

Parking:

Discounted parking is available on the east side of 15th Street, between Race and Cherry Streets.  Take your parking ticket with you and ask the Friends Center receptionist to stamp it for the validated parking rate of $10.00 for the day.

Driving Directions:

From the New Jersey Turnpike exit the New Jersey turnpike at Exit 4. Follow Route 73 North to the merger with Route 90. Take Route 90 across the Betsy Ross Bridge and follow signs to I-95 south to Philadelphia. Then follow the directions below to Friends Center from I-95.

From either 1-95 or I-76 get onto the I-676 Vine Street Expressway

I-676 Eastbound exit to the right for Broad Street/Central Philadelphia. At the end of the ramp turn right onto 15th Street heading south. Friends Center is two blocks ahead on the right. Turn left into the parking lot just past Race Street.

I-676 Westbound exit to the right for Broad Street/Central Philadelphia. At the end of the ramp, you will be on 15th Street headed south. Friends Center is two blocks ahead on the right. Turn left into the parking lot just past Race Street.


Cancellation Information

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


Faculty

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

  • Dolly Katz, PhD, MPH
    Senior Epidemiologist

The City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Program

  • Barry Dickman, MPA
    Administrative Manager, Division of Disease Control and Director, Tuberculosis Control Program
  • Christina Dogbey, MPH
    Epidemiologist
  • Daniel Dohony, MPH
    CDC Public Health Advisor
  • Marcelo Fernandez-Viña, MPH
    PCSI Coordinator
  • David Schlossberg, MD
    Medical Director
  • Jane M. Gould, MD
    Pediatric TB Consultant

Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center

  • Bill L. Bower, MPH
    Director of Education and Training

Planning Committee

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR
Anita Khilall, MPH
Senior Training & Consultation Specialist

MEMBERS

NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute

  • Beth Hurley, MPH
    Training & Consultation Specialist

Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center

  • Bill L. Bower, MPH
    Director of Education and Training

The City of Philadelphia, Department of Health, Tuberculosis Control Program

  • Barry Dickman, MPA
    Administrative Manager, Division of Disease Control and Director, Tuberculosis Control Program
  • Christina Dogbey, MPH
    Epidemiologist
  • Annie P. Walker, RN
    TB Control Nurse Supervisor
  • Patricia Hanratty, BSN
    TB Control Nurse

Content Reviewers
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For additional program information, questions, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact Bill Bower at (646) 448-0945 or send an email to blb3@columbia.edu.