2022 Training Calendar

TB Intensive Workshop
Date: September 13 - 16
Location: Newark Public Library - Main Branch, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

This workshop provides comprehensive information on the application of principles for the diagnosis and treatment of TB, as well as the management of TB in special populations. Topics include transmission and 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, and case studies.

The workshop is designed for physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals who are involved in the diagnosis and management of TB patients. Individuals who work in the following settings would benefit from attending this workshop:

  • TB Programs
  • Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Immigrant & Refugee Health
  • Community Health Settings
  • College or University Health Services
As the incidence of tuberculosis continues to decline, maintaining clinical and public health expertise in TB is particularly challenging. Therefore, ongoing training and education are important for healthcare providers to enhance skills in TB diagnosis, follow recommended treatment guidelines, and interact effectively with public health agencies. This type of training is also important for new clinicians working in TB control or other settings.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be better able to:

  • Interpret epidemiologic trends to better screen and treat groups who are at high risk for tuberculosis.
  • Apply the latest advances for assessing risk, testing and treating TB infection to prevent development of disease.
  • Implement recommendations for prompt diagnosis, appropriate treatment and effective management of tuberculosis disease.
  • Integrate current recommendations for the prevention and management of tuberculosis in children and adolescents.
  • List approaches for addressing clinical and social challenges in the management of patients with tuberculosis to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Develop strategies for the care of TB patients with co-morbidities to ensure prompt diagnosis, integrated treatment, and effective management.

This course will build upon basic TB concepts. Prior to the course, it is recommended that participants review the CDC’s Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know (Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/corecurr/index.htm). In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire course, and complete an evaluation form. A post-course follow-up evaluation will be sent within 3 months of the course.

http://jointaccreditation.org/sites/default/files/Jointly%20Accredited%20Provider%20TM.jpgIn support of improving patient care, 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 22.75 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 22.75 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

All individuals who affect content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.

Please note that applications are now closed. We are no longer accepting any applicants for the course. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Shwata Suresh Kumar at ss2980@rutgers.edu.

Please note that the fee for this course is $200, a separate link will be shared after your admission in the course. Payment must be received prior to the course. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Notification of acceptance and additional course information will be sent via email.

Check or money order payments should be made payable to Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute and mailed to:

Global Tuberculosis Institute
225 Warren Street, 1st Floor, East Wing
Newark, NJ 07103
Attention: Anita Khilall

Please note that refunds will only be issued if applicants notify our office of a cancellation by August 30. We will not be able to provide any refunds if applicants cancel after the deadline.

We reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and to cancel this activity, if necessary.

Funding for this conference 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.

If you require an accommodation because of a disability, or if you have any additional needs or other questions, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu

For more information, please contact Anita Khilall at anita.khilall@rutgers.edu


Carolyn Bargman, RN-C, MA
TB Nurse Consultant
Washington State Department of Health

John Bernardo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

David Cennimo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Henry Fraimow, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Barry Kreiswirth, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
New York University

Navaneeth Narayanan, PharmD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Diana Nilsen, MD
Director of Medical Affairs, Bureau of TB Control
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Kate O'Brien
Patient Advocate
We Are TB

Amee Patrawalla, MD
Medical Director
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Kelly Russo, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Howard County Health Department

Christopher Vinnard, MD
Associate Professor
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Mark Wolman, MPH
Program Manager, TB Control
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Patricia Woods, RN, MSN
Public Health Nurse Consultant
TB Program, New Jersey Department of Health

Edward Zuroweste, MD
TB Medical Consultant
Pennsylvania Department of Health



Anita Khilall, MPH - Activity Director
Program Director, Education & Training
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Amee Patrawalla, MD
Medical Director
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Shwata Suresh Kumar, MPH
Health Educator
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Patricia Woods, RN, MSN
Public Health Nurse Consultant
TB Program, New Jersey Department of Health