Maine TB Update
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM (EDT)
Maine TB Update
September 11, 2013
9:00 am – 3:45 pm
Online and in-person training
In-person training held at:
University of Southern Maine
51 Westminster St. - Room 170
Jointly Sponsored By
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
and New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute is the Tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Center for the Northeast United States
The purpose of this one-day update course is to provide public health nurses and other health care professionals in Maine with enhanced knowledge and skills in the management of tuberculosis (TB). The format includes lectures, panel discussions, and two breakout sessions.
This conference is open to health care providers who manage patients at risk for or diagnosed with TB.
A multidisciplinary approach to TB control relies upon knowledge of current trends in TB epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and case management. This conference will provide updates on relevant issues in TB control and facilitate discussion among colleagues.
Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Discuss recent epidemiologic trends of TB and their implications for healthcare providers
- Discuss psycho-social factors that present obstacles for management of TB disease and identify approaches to address these challenges
- Apply principles for the diagnosis, treatment and management of TB disease to prevent transmission and ensure appropriate patient outcomes
- Discuss use of legal interventions related to TB that use the least restrictive measures while ensuring protection of public health
- Coordinate care for patients with TB and other co-morbidities to ensure accurate diagnosis, integrated treatment, and effective management
- Utilize current recommendations for the diagnosis and management of TB in children and adolescents
- Discuss collaborative approaches between healthcare providers in the community and public health agencies in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis
Participants are required to register in advance, attend the entire conference, and complete an online evaluation.
Participants who are joining online require the following:
- Computer with speakers or head phones for listening to audio
- Access to high-speed internet
Online access to this training will be provided via Adobe Connect. Additional information will be provided to participants after registration
9:00 am Registration
9:30 am Welcome and Introductions -- Dalit Wolfe & Stephen Sears
9:40 am Current Trends in TB -- Elizabeth Talbot
10: 00 am Keynote Address: The Impact of Social Factors in the Management and Control of Tuberculosis -- Michael Malone
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Breakout Sessions
- Overview TB Diagnosis, Treatment and Contact Investigation -- Stephen Sears
- Legal Interventions in TB Control & Case Study -- Paul Gauvreau, Deanna White Dalit Wolfe & Byron Marshall
12:00 pm Lunch on your own ********
1:00 pm Managing Complex Clinical TB Cases -- Elizabeth Talbot
2:15 pm Diagnosis and Management of TB in Pediatric Patients -- Phyllis Losikoff
3:00 pm Diagnosis & Treatment of TB: A Community Effort -- Diana Wilson, Dennis Nasto, Luanne Crinion & Dalit Wolfe
Moderator: Byron Marshall
3:30 pm Closing Remarks
3:45 pm Adjourn
******** A list of area restaurants will be provided
Continuing education credits are not provided for this conference.
When you register you will need to indicate if you will participate in-person or online
The deadline for registration is August 30th, 2013.
Registration priority will be given to applicants from Maine. We reserve the right to close registration early or cancel late registrants due to limits on seating capacity.
There is no fee for this conference. However, if you register and are unable to attend, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible so that others may be accommodated.
University of Southern Maine - Lewiston-Auburn College - Room 170
51 Westminster Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
From the South (I-95)
Take Exit 80 (formerly Exit 13). Take a left at the light and then take your first right, headed for Lisbon Falls. Turn left at the second stoplight (Maine Public Broadcasting will be on your left) onto Westminster Street. USM's Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.
From the North (I-95)
Take Exit 80 (formerly Exit 13). Bear right coming off the exit and then take your first right, headed for Lisbon Falls. Turn left at the second stoplight (Maine Public Broadcasting will be on your left) onto Westminster Street. USM's Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.
Take Canal Street to Lisbon Street toward Lisbon Falls. (Route 196).After going under the Maine Turnpike Underpass, turn left at the second stoplight onto Westminster Street. USM's Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.
Take Route 196 to Lewiston. Turn right onto Westminster Street (across the street from the Tire Warehouse). USM's Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.
We reserve the right to cancel this activity or to modify the content or faculty if necessary.
For additional program information, questions, or if you require special arrangements to attend this conference, please contact DJ McCabe at 973-972-0978 or by email at email@example.com