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 .

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 Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

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This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss strategies and perspectives for working with mobile populations who are affected by TB. Topics will include a review of the current state of TB within Massachusetts, interventions to address challenges posed by patients traveling overseas, public health implications of TB within the mobile populations, and the use of short course regimens for treating TB infection in special populations. For more information, please contact Amy Lewis at lewisa1@rutgers.edu

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.

This course will address current and emerging issues in TB. The topics will cover analyzing and utilizing contact investigation data to assess transmission patterns, implementing legal interventions for TB, nursing strategies for managing MDR-TB patients, the role of individualized patient-centered nurse case management, and new TB therapeutics. For more information, please contact Shwata Suresh Kumar at ss2980@rutgers.edu.

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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 Amy Lewis at lewisa1@rutgers.edu.

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November 14
Worcester, MA
Massachusetts TB Update

This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss strategies and perspectives for working with mobile populations who are affected by TB. Topics will include a review of the current state of TB within Massachusetts, interventions to address challenges posed by patients traveling overseas, public health implications of TB within the mobile populations, and the use of short course regimens for treating TB infection in special populations. For more information, please contact Amy Lewis at lewisa1@rutgers.edu.

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December 6
Web-based
EMR Webinar

This webinar introduces the topic of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and its application in TB programs. The content will address basic features of an EMR, benefits and challenges of EMR incorporation, as well as tools and strategies to tailor EMRs specifically for TB programs. The format includes two case studies, followed by a moderated discussion. For more information, please contact Arpita Jindani at arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu.

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