Tri-State TB Intensive Clinical Workshop

Date: July 16-18, 2019
Location: Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus, MI 48174

This workshop for clinicians 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:

  • Community Health Settings
  • TB Programs
  • Health Departments
  • Hospital Infection Control
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Immigrant & Refugee Health
  • 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:

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

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: 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 1 month of the course.

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Ohio Department of Health, and Indiana State Department of Health. 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 15.5 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 15.5 contact hours (60 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Register for 1 day-Focus on LTBI (July 16 only): Fee $50
Apply for full 3-day TB Intensive Workshop (July 16-18): Fee $120

Lodging: We have a block of hotel rooms reserved at the Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport (8000 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174) for this workshop. The price will be $85 per night plus tax/fees.

The registration deadline is June 14, 2019. Notification of acceptance, payment information and additional course information will be sent via email with 10 days of registraiton. The fee for the course will be collected following acceptance and registraiton. For application and registration questions please contact Kathryn Wilton at 517-284-9625 or email

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.

We reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and to cancel this activity, if necessary. If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so that others may be accommodated. Substitutions are welcome; refunds can only be issued for cancellations received by July 9, 2019. Please email cancellations to ​​

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 Kathryn Wilton at


Arsala Bakhtyar, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Hospitalist
Beaumont Health System

Peter Davidson, PhD
TB Program Manager
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Robert Dickson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan

Dana Kissner, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Medical Director
Wayne State University Physician's Group

Rebecca Kramer
MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories

Alfred Lardizabal, MD
Executive Director
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Krystal Martin
Patient Advocate

Kristi Mathias
Patient Advocate

Angie Schooley, MT
Mycobacteriology Supervisor
MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories

Shona Smith, MPH
TB Epidemiologist
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

James Sunstrum, MD
TB Clinical Consultant
Beaumont Health System

Nnenna Wachuku, MSN, RN
Communicable Disease/TB Program Supervisor
Wayne County Health, Veterans & Community Wellness

Shu-Hua Wang, MD, MPH&TM, PharmD, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
The Ohio State University



Peter Davidson, PhD
TB Program Manager
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Arpita Jindani, MSW, MA
Health Educator
Global Tuberculosis Institute

April Justice, RN
Infectious Disease Control Consultant
Ohio Department of Health

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

Alfred Lardizabal, MD
Executive Director
Global Tuberculosis Institute

Helen McGuirk, MPH
TB Public Health Consultant
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Sarah Mitchell, MS, LNHA
TB Controller, Bureau of Infections Diseases
Ohio Department of Health

Shona Smith, MPH
TB Epidemiologist
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Kelly White, MPH, CPH
Director, TB/Refugee Health
Indiana State Department of Health

Kathryn Wilton
TB Data Analyst
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services