TB 101

Date: June 10 - September 9, 2021
Location: Online

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OVERALL GOAL
This 14-part webinar series will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of TB. Topics will include TB transmission, epidemiology, testing and treatment of LTBI, diagnosis and treatment of TB disease, pediatrics, contact investigations, case management, infection control, and managing adverse drug reactions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This webinar series is open to nurses, public health field staff, and other professionals who are new to TB and are involved in the care of patients at risk for or diagnosed with TB infection or disease.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
This webinar series will build upon basic TB concepts and it is recommended that participants review the following resources:

It is recommended that individuals join all of the sessions for a more comprehensive overview of TB. However, some may choose to join individual sessions based on availability. For the best learning experience, participants are required to join the session by video and bring questions based on the recommended reading.

AGENDA
The dates for the live sessions are as shown below. Archives of past sessions can be accessed by clicking the appropriate title below.

Date & Time Topic Speaker Handouts
Thursday, June 10 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Transmission and Pathogenesis Christopher Vinnard, MD Session1_Handout
Thursday, June 17 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Shona Smith, MPH Session2_Handout
Thursday, June 24 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Testing for Latent TB Infection (LTBI) Darlene Morse, MSN Session3_Handout
Thursday, July 1 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Testing and Treatment of LTBI in Children Suzanne Tortoriello, RN  
Thursday, July 8 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Treatment of LTBI Amee Patrawalla, MD Session5_Handout
Thursday, July 15 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Diagnosis of TB Disease John Bernardo, MD Session6_Handout
Thursday, July 22 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Diagnosis and Treatment of TB Disease in Children Nicole Salazar-Austin, MD Available upon request
Thursday, July 29 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Interpreting Lab Results Max Salinger, MD  
Thursday, Aug. 5 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Treatment of TB Disease Alfred Lardizabal, MD  
Thursday, Aug. 12 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Case Management and Treatment Adherence Danielle Orcutt, MPH, RN  
Thursday, Aug. 19| 11 AM-12 PM ET Managing Adverse Events Henry Fraimow, MD  
Thursday, Aug. 26| 11 AM-12 PM ET TB Infection Control    
Thursday, Sep. 2 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Fundamentals of Contact Investigation    
Thursday, Sep. 9 | 11 AM-12 PM ET Special Circumstances in Contact Investigation    

CONNECTION INFORMATION
These weekly webinar sessions will be hosted via Zoom. Please use the following connection information to join the webinar sessions.

Join webinar session: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/95358902496?pwd=eWIzYm1uZC9zalBLQk1ZcVRhdEJCUT09
Meeting ID: 953 5890 2496
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