2017 Training Calendar

Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI) web-based seminars are open to all participants in the United States.  For in-person courses, GTBI prioritizes participants from the Northeast Region (Baltimore, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York City, New York State, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, DC), which is served by GTBI.

Below is our training calendar for 2017. The calendar will be updated with new information as trainings are scheduled, so please check back regularly for updates and additional information.

 

 

January-December
Web-based
TB Grand Rounds
This regularly scheduled series highlights case presentations and lectures on a wide range of relevant topics in TB, including clinical, public health, laboratory and research perspectives. Healthcare professionals from the Northeast region are encouraged to participate. For additional information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.
February 22
Vancouver, Canada
Optimizing Outcomes of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in High Resource, Low-Incidence Settings

This 3-hour training is jointly sponsored by the five Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCCs). It will provide an overview of the medical management and case management of drug-resistant tuberculosis including a discussion of diagnostics, treatment options and monitoring, the management of contacts, and a panel discussion with clinical and programmatic perspectives on the use of the short course MDR TB regimen in high-resource, low-incidence settings. The training will take place in association with The Union-NAR Conference and is an official pre-conference workshop. Click here to register for the conference or workshop.

March 27
New York, NY
TB in the 21st Century: New Tools, New Challenges

This annual World TB Day Conference is a free educational event geared toward health care providers who diagnose and manage the care of individuals with latent TB infection and TB disease. For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

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March 24
Pittsburgh, PA
TB Educational Conference

This educational conference is geared toward health care providers who have an interest in TB or may be involved in the diagnosis and management of individuals with latent TB infection and TB disease. For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

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April 4
Newark, NJ
Newark Public Library TB Program

This event will feature a film on the Essex Mountain TB Sanatorium and its role in the treatment of TB in the pre-antibiotic era. Perspectives will also be presented on the preventorium movement in New Jersey and a look at the past, present and future of TB elimination. This program is open to both healthcare professionals and community members who are interested in TB. For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

Program

This symposium will coincide with the 10th Annual Reynard J McDonald endowed lecture at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and will focus on patient-centered TB care, including the case management and public health aspects of TB care and prevention.  For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu.

April 4-7
Newark, NJ
TB Intensive Workshop

This four-day workshop for clinicians provides comprehensive information on the principles and application of TB diagnosis and treatment, as well as the management of TB in special populations. Topics include transmission & pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, drug resistance, TB-HIV co-infection, TB in children and adolescents, and key aspects of patient management. The format includes lectures, interactive discussions, small group work, and case studies.  For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

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This course is full and registration is closed.

May 2
Cranberry Township, PA
What's New: STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning, & Addictions

This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current updates in services for STI, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning, and addictions will be discussed. This conference has been designed for physicians, clinicians, nurses, counselors, educators, case managers, and intervention specialists working in family planning, addictions, TB/STI/HIV agencies and other programs. For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu.

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May 11
Worcester, MA
New England TB Clinician's Conference

This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues and emerging issues in TB, as well as perspectives for the resolution of challenges in the management of complex TB cases. Topics will include a review of new TB guidelines, TB and TNF alpha inhibitors, provider tools for decision-making around LTBI testing and treatment, global perspectives in MDR-TB management, adn the intersection between TB and diabetes. For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu.

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May 18
Burlington, VT
Vermont TB Update

This one-day training will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues in TB, including recent advances and key areas in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB. For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

June 27-29
Worcester, MA
New England TB Intensive Workshop

This three-day workshop for clinicians provides comprehensive information on the principles and application of TB diagnosis and treatment, as well as special situations.  Topics include diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease, management of adverse drug reactions, TB infection control, management of TB in children and adolescents, TB in pregnancy, and extra-pulmonary TB. The format will include lectures, interactive discussions, and case studies.  For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

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September 12-15
Newark, NJ
TB Intensive Workshop

This four-day workshop for clinicians provides comprehensive information on the principles and application of TB diagnosis and treatment, as well as the management of TB in special populations. Topics include transmission & pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, drug resistance, TB-HIV co-infection, TB in children and adolescents, and key aspects of patient management. The format will includes lectures, interactive discussions, small group work, and case studies.  For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

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Fall
New York State
New York TB Update

This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues in TB, including recent advances and key areas in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB.  For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

Fall
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore TB Update

This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues in TB, including recent advances and key areas in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB.  For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

Fall
Newark, NJ
TB Medical Consultants Meeting

This annual meeting of TB consultants in the northeast is by invitation only and will include updates on new and emerging issues in diagnosis and management of TB. For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

Fall
New Jersey
New Jersey TB Update

This conference will provide current updates in TB and address local strategies and approaches for TB prevention and care in New Jersey. For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

Fall
New Jersey
TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation

This skills-building course is designed for healthcare workers to improve abilities in conducting TB contact investigation interviews. The training will provide an overview of the TB contact investigation process and TB interview and participants will have an opportunity to apply these skills in role play activities.  For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

Fall
Massachusetts
Massachusetts TB Update

This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues in TB, including recent advances and key areas in the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB.  For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu.

November 2, 9 & 16
Web-based
TB Case Management for Nurses

This interactive online course consists of three live web-based sessions. It will address specific aspects of TB case management from a nursing perspective using a case-based approach. The format will include videos, brief lectures, discussion boards, etc. Topics include cultural competency, assessing and improving adherence, TB contact investigations, working with special populations, and incorporating nurse case management skills as part of patient-centered TB care. For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.