2012 Training Calendar

February 7
Web-Based
Best Practices in TB Control #1 TB among the Homeless: Dealing with Unique Challenges
This seminar will explore the health factors that coexist with tuberculosis among homeless persons, as well as successful strategies for the prevention and control of tuberculosis among homeless persons in the US. In particular, it will elucidate the partnership between health departments and agencies that serve the homeless to improve the coordination of clinical care and contact investigation outcomes. The format will include an overview of the situation, the perspective of shelter staff, and a case study of collaboration between a local health department, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and homeless services providers. more info Full Brochure
February 22
San Antonio, TX
What's New Update: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addictions
The Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCCs) are partnering with the National Society of TB Clinicians (NSTC) and the Union North America Region (NAR) to offer a pre-workshop at the 2012 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease – North America Region (IUATLD-NAR) conference being held in San Antonio, TX on February 22, 2012. The pre-workshop, titled "Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis", will enhance the expertise of providers in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. The brochure and registration information can be found at: http://www.heartlandntbc.org/temp/RTMCC-NSTC%20Brochure%202012.pdf.
March 15
Web-Based
Head to Toe: Case Study of Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis
This web-based seminar will cover the diagnosis and treatment of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. Case presentations will explore clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, typical complications, and principles of managing extra-pulmonary TB disease. more info Full Brochure
March 21
Philadelphia, PA
World TB Day Update
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. more info Full Brochure
March 23
Long Island City, NY
Stopping TB in my Lifetime
In commemoration of World TB Day, this conference will address TB prevention and control efforts in New York City to highlight progress in the fight against TB. Topics will include a review of the local epidemiology, taking steps to address TB among the foreign born, new treatment options for latent TB infection, laboratory testing for TB, working with prison populations, and managing TB and co-morbidities. Case studies and question and answer sessions will be included to enhance discussions as well as to share experiences. more info Full Brochure
April 3
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana TST Trainer's Course
This course is for trainers identified by the Indiana TB Program and Lung Association who teach tuberculin skin testing instructors. It is part of a 2-day conference on tuberculin skin test instruction in the State of Indiana and is by invitation. Lecture and skills-based topics include: the basics of training, logistics of training, providing feedback, and evaluation methods. For more information, please contact DJ McCabe at mccabedj@umdnj.edu.
April 17-19
Newark, NJ
Maryland TB Today
The purpose of this training is to provide clinicians with the basic skills and information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB as well as public health and case management issues related to TB control. This training is utilizes, lectures, discussions, case studies, interactive exercises, video, and question and answer sessions. more info Full Brochure
May 1
Shrewsbury, MA
TB Intensive Workshop
The purpose of this training is to provide clinicians with comprehensive information on the management and treatment of TB. Topics will include epidemiology, transmission & pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, TB in children and adolescents, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, TB/HIV co-infection, surgical treatment of TB, infection control, and key aspects of patient management. The format includes lectures, discussions, small group work, and case studies. more info Full Brochure
May 1-4
Newark, NJ
What's New Update: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addictions
This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. more info Full Brochure
May 3
Fairfax, VA
What's New Update: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Reproductive Health, and Addiction
This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. more info Full Brochure
May 4
Worcester, MA
Multicultural HIV/AIDS Providers Summit

7th Annual Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) - NEHEC Multicultural HIV/AIDS Provider Summit
Building Capacity and Bridges to care in New England's Communities of Color

For complete event information or to register, please visit: http://www.neaetc.org/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2012/05/04/2722/-/the-7th-annual-minority-aids-initiative-multicultural-hivaids-provider-summit

June 7
E. Syracuse, NY
Tuberculosis: Old Challenges, New Solutions
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. more info Full Brochure
June 8th & 22nd
New York, NY
Enhancing TB Services for Foreign-Born Clients
This one-day training which stems from the NY City foreign-born initiative, will serve to improve TB care for foreign-born patients. The audience is NY City Health Department public health advisors by invitation. The course will cover epidemiology of TB patients, communication skills, assessing personal biases, and interpretation skills. For more information, please contact Anna Sevilla at samedoan@umdnj.edu. more info Full Brochure
June 22
Web-Based
Managing Clients with Co-Occurring Health Concerns: Case Studies Webinar Series

The purpose of this webinar series is to increase participants’ understanding, knowledge and management of
the co-occurring disorders within the STD, HIV, Family Planning, Addictions, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis
communities. Objectives: Upon completion of each webinar, participants should be able to:

  • List two benefits from screening clients for co-occurring disorders
  • Describe appropriate management for the client with co-occurring disorders

Registration information will be posted shortly. For more information, please contact Rajita Bhavaraju at bhavarrr@umdnj.edu. more info Full Brochure

June 28
Newark, NJ
What's New Update: STD, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addictions
This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. more info Full Brochure
July 17-20
Monroeville, PA
TB Intensive Workshop
The purpose of this training is to provide clinicians with comprehensive information on the management and treatment of TB. Topics will include epidemiology, transmission & pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, TB in children and adolescents, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, TB/HIV co-infection, surgical treatment of TB, infection control, and key aspects of patient management. The format includes lectures, discussions, small group work, and case studies. more info Full Brochure
August 28
Best Practices in TB Control #2: HIV Screening in TB Programs - A Practical Approach
This seminar will explore issues around HIV screening in TB clinics, including barriers to provider-initiated HIV testing, successful strategies to improve screening rates, and interventions for strengthening TB-HIV collaborations. The format will include an overview of the CDC's recommendations, perspectives and experiences of TB programs, and a case study.more info Full Brochure
September 11-13
Newark, NJ
Essential Components of TB Control: Program Management Workshop
This two day workshop is for health department staff and supervisors/managers who are funded to work full or part-time in a state or local TB program. Through lectures and exercises, it will cover TB control topics of epidemiology and surveillance, application of diagnostic methods, contact investigation, cultural competency, and program evaluation. Aspects of assessing performance in TB control activities will also be covered. A very basic knowledge of TB transmission, diagnosis and treatment is required prior to the course. For more information, please contact Rajita Bhavaraju at bhavarrr@umdnj.edu .more info Full Brochure
October 2-5
Newark, NJ
TB Intensive Workshop
The purpose of this training is to provide clinicians with comprehensive information on the management and treatment of TB. Topics will include epidemiology, transmission & pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of TB, TB in children and adolescents, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, TB/HIV co-infection, surgical treatment of TB, infection control, and key aspects of patient management. The format includes lectures, discussions, small group work, and case studies.more info Full Brochure
October 4-5
Lansing, MI
TB Intensive Workshop
This two-day intensive workshop explores topics in the diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. Day 1 will cover diagnostic strategies, the new LTBI regimen, and management of adverse drug reactions. Day 2 will focus on collaboration between the public and private sectors and the management of patients with other health and social issues. The format includes lectures, discussions, and case studies. more info Full Brochure
October 18
North Haven, CT
Making Strides Towards Tuberculosis Elimination
This conference will provide updates in TB, including an overview of current TB control practices, program collaboration & service integration, best practices in diagnosis & treatment of latent TB infection, cultural competency, and case presentations. This forum will provide an opportunity to network with colleagues conducting TB control activities. The format includes lectures, discussions, and case studies. more info Full Brochure
October 25
Poughkeepsie, NY
Tuberculosis: Old Challenges, New Solutions
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 & Diabetes. This training utilizes lectures and case-based presentations. more info Full Brochure
October 31
Harrisburg, PA
PA TB Update
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. more info Full Brochure
November 5
Shrewsbury, MA
Regional TB Update
The Language of Tuberculosis
The purpose of this training is to strengthen providers' knowledge of tuberculosis and health communication strategies. This training utilizes lectures, discussions, and interactive breakout sessions. more info Full Brochure
November 7-8
Newark, NJ
6th Annual TB Medical Consultant's Meeting
This meeting is intended for physicians who are TB medical consultants for TB programs within the Northeastern region of the United States. Registration is by invitation only. Plenary sessions will explore current and emerging TB issues as well as the management of routine and complicated TB cases. Consultants are also encouraged to present cases for discussion with colleagues. more info Full Brochure
November 13
Burlington, VT
Vermont TB Update
Tuberculosis Essenstials for Vermont Public Health Nurses
The purpose of this course is to provide Public Health Nurses working in areas with low TB incidence with the necessary knowledge, skills, and background information to case manage TB cases. The course covers TB transmission, diagnosis, and treatment; laboratory testing; and nurse case management. The format includes lectures, interactive presentations, and group exercises. more info Full Brochure
November 28
New Hampshire
Medical Update
TB Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians: Implications for US Practitioners
This web-based seminar will cover the new tuberculosis technical instructions for panel physicians and the implications for United States (US) practitioners. Case presentations will explore adoptees, drug resistant TB, and the severely ill. more info Full Brochure
December 6
Web-Based
Best Practices in TB Control: Practical Uses of Epidemiology for TB Control
This seminar will explore the range of practical uses the discipline of epidemiology offers for supporting TB control activities. Specific examples will be shared to illustrate application of epidemiological approaches to improving state, county, and clinic level programs. The format will include an overview of the principles of epidemiology, perspectives and experiences of TB programs at different levels, and a review of available resources. more info Full Brochure