2021 New York City World TB Day Webinar

Date: March 19, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
Location: Online

This virtual conference will address the TB prevention and elimination efforts in New York City, in the United States, and across the globe. Topics will include the global impact of COVID-19 on TB, the CRUSH-TB Trial, and the state of TB in NYC.

The webinar is open to physicians, nurses, public health staff, and other health care workers who manage patients at risk for or diagnosed with TB infection or disease.

As the incidence of TB continues to decline, maintaining clinical expertise is particularly challenging especially as the cases are more complex to diagnosis and manage. Ongoing training and education are important for clinicians so they can develop and enhance skills in the diagnosis of TB, follow recommended treatment guidelines, and interact effectively with public health agencies.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able:

  • Recognize the epidemiology of tuberculosis in New York City to make informed decisions about outreach interventions and allocation of resources.
  • Discuss the benefits of the use of shorter TB treatment regimens, including increased adherence and decreased loss to follow-up.
  • Outline the goals of the CRUSH-TB Trials and potential opportunities for future use of shortened TB treatment regimens.
  • Outline the current state of TB globally, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prevention and control efforts.
  • List strategies to mitigate the potential long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB control programs. 

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the webinar and complete an evaluation.

http://jointaccreditation.org/sites/default/files/Jointly%20Accredited%20Provider%20TM.jpgIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 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.
CME: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: This activity is awarded 2.5 contact hour (60 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

There is no charge to attend this webinar but pre-registration is mandatory.

Registration to participate here. Applicants will receive notification of their enrollment status via email.

There is limited space for the webinar and acceptance will be on a firstcome, first-serve basis. If you register and are unable to participate, we would appreciate you informing us so that others may be accommodated. For additional information, please contact Olivia Dupont at od94@njms.rutgers.edu

Funding for this course 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.


Joseph Burzynski, MD, MPH
Assistant Commissioner, Director
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of TB Control

Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Director, McGill International TB Centre Director, McGill Global Health Programs
McGill University

Aakriti Pandita, MD
Assistant Professor,
Colorado University School of Medicine

Jason Stout, MD
Medical Director,
Division of Infectious Diseases,
Duke University School of Medicine





Elvy Baroso, PhD, MD, MSc, MS, MPH, RN
Professional Development Coordinator
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of TB Control

Joseph Burzynski, MD, MPH
Assistant Commissioner, Director
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of TB Control

Olivia Dupont, MPH
Health Educator II
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Anita Khilall, MPH
Program Director, Education and Training
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Shaila Rao, EdD, MPH
Director of Outreach
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of TB Control