Fundamentals of Contact Investigation Webinars

Date: October 9, November 6, December 4, 2020
Location: Webinar

The purpose of this activity is to familiarize the learner with the fundamentals of the tuberculosis contact investigation. The topics will include fundamental concepts, deciding when to initiate an investigation, determining the infectious period, prioritizing contacts, and congregate settings. The goal is to equip public health professionals with the fundamental knowledge necessary for interacting with individuals while conducting investigations of potential or confirmed TB exposure. 

Friday, October 9, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM - Fundamentals of Contact Investigation

Friday, November 6, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM - Fundamentals of Congregate Setting Investigations

Friday, December 4, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM – Contact Investigation Case Presentations

These webinars are designed for public health nurses, outreach workers, disease investigators and others who conduct and/or oversee TB contact investigations.

Problems conducting contact investigations can result in ongoing transmission and TB outbreaks. Delayed detection of TB cases and failure to identify contacts can lead to additional cases of TB. Therefore, ongoing training and education are important for public health professionals to enhance skills in conducting TB contact investigation

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Implement recommendations based on the Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis.
  • Incorporate recommendations and best practices for conducting a congregate setting investigation, including conducting a site-assessment, identifying contacts, and determining when to expand an investigation.
  • Determine the beginning and end of the infectious period.
  • Assess which contacts are at highest risk for TB infection and TB disease and assign priorities.

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend live webinar sessions and complete an evaluation form. A follow-up evaluation will be sent within 4 months of the course.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Michigan Department of Health. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CNE: This activity is awarded 4.5 contact hours (60 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity

There is no fee for this conference.

Register to attend here.
We reserve the right to close registration early or cancel late registrants due to limits on capacity.

All individuals who affect content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
If you require an accomodation because of a disability, or if you need any additional information, please contact Olivia Dupont

Mark Wolman, MPH
Program Manager, TB Control
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Olivia Dupont, MPH
Health Educator,
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Rosaura Garcia, CHES®
Health Educator,
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Anita Khilall, MPH- Activity Director
Program Director, Education & Training
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Mark Wolman, MPH
Program Manager, TB Control
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Helen McGuirk, MPH
Public Health Consultant
Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources

Denise Wisner, MSN, RN
Public Health Nurse
Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources