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What Community-Based Providers
Need to Know
May 1, 2012
Hoagland Pincus Conference Center
222 Maple Ave
Jointly Sponsored By
The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention and Control, Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response, and Services--Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the New England TB Consortium, and the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
This activity is supported 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 northeastern United States
The purpose of this training is to provide clinicians with the basic skills and information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB as well as public health issues related to TB control. This training utilizes lectures, discussions, panel presentations, and case studies.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other interested clinicians are invited to attend.
As the incidence of tuberculosis continues to decline, maintaining clinical and public health expertise in TB is particularly challenging. This training aims to build the TB knowledge base of clinical staff to facilitate appropriate risk assessment, testing, and treatment of TB.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Interpret the national and local epidemiology of TB to better screen and treat groups that are at high risk for TB
- Select appropriate diagnostic techniques for the diagnosis of latent TB
- Assess the benefits and drawbacks of different treatment regimens for latent TB infection
- Apply current recommendations for TB testing and diagnosis in patients with HIV so that patients are tested appropriately and diagnosed promptly
- Discuss challenges and strategies for practicing patient-centered care when diagnosing and treating latent TB
In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are required to attend the entire course and complete an evaluation. A post-course follow up evaluation will be sent to participants within 2 months of the course.
9:00 Introduction & Opening Remarks
9:10 Prevention as a Priority
:45 Latent Tuberculosis: New Tests, New Treatments
TB pathogenesis, diagnostic techniques for latent TB including interferon-gamma release assays, and treatment regimens for latent TB including 12-dose therapy
10:40 From Theory to Application: Making it Work in a Busy Medical Practice
Strategies for prioritizing testing and latent TB treatment
11:00 Testing and Treatment Approaches for Latent Tuberculosis:
A Panel Discussion
Three clinicians share how their community-based organizations implemented testing for at-risk populations and lessons learned from their experiences
12:50 Access to Healthcare Systems
Using accompaniment models to improve treatment and adherence
1:50 HIV & TB Co-infection: Practical Advice for Providers
TB testing and treatment for people with HIV, signs & symptoms of TB disease in people living with HIV
2:20 Case Presentations: Missed Opportunities for TB Prevention
2:50 TB Prevention: What we can do in New England
The Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Sponsorship of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services, MA Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Division of TB Prevention and Control, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, and the New England TB Consortium.
The Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services, MA Department of Public Health is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This training will be held at:
Hoagland Pincus Conference Center,
222 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury MA.
From Main Campus/Downtown Worcester Rte. 9 East:
Take Route 9 East over the Lake Quinsigamond Bridge. At third set of traffic lights after the bridge, bear left onto Maple Avenue (intersection marked by Fairlawn Shopping Center, Chili's Restaurant). Follow Maple Avenue to top of hill. Turn left at the maroon sign for University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Foundation Campus. The Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center is on the right.
From Route 9 West:
Westbound from Westborough Rte. 495: Proceed West past Route 140 in Shrewsbury, continue to the second stop light. This is Oak Street; there will be a bowling alley on the right. Turn Right on Oak Street, and proceed until you reach a stop sign. This is Maple Avenue. The entrance to the conference center is directly across the street. The Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center is the first building on the right.
From the Mass Pike (I-90):
Westbound from Boston: Take exit 11A to Route 495 North to Route 9 West.
Eastbound from Springfield: Take Exit 10 to Route 290 East.
Eastbound from Auburn: Proceed on Route 290 East to Exit 22 - Main Street, Shrewsbury. Take Exit 22, at end of ramp take a right onto Main Street.
Westbound from Marlborough: Proceed on Route 290 West to Exit 22 - Main Street, Shrewsbury. Take exit 22, at end of the ramp take a left onto Main Street.
Once on Main Street, Shrewsbury:
Proceed on Main Street through the first set of lights and up the hill. Take right onto Gage Lane (the first right after passing St. John's High School). Follow Gage Lane to the end. Turn right onto Maple Avenue. Proceed one-half mile, turn right at the maroon sign for UMMS Worcester Foundation Campus. The Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center is the first building on the right.
Boston Public Health Commission
Michelle Canning, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse Coordinator
Cape Cod Healthcare
Valerie Al-Hachem, RN, MSN, MPH
Manager, Infectious Disease Clinical Services
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Division of TB Elimination
Mark Lobato, MD
Medical Officer, New England
Todd King, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Infectious Disease
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Lynn Sosa, MD
Deputy State Epidemiologist
Dartmouth Medical School
Lisa Adams, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
John Bernardo, MD
Medical Consultant, Division of TB Prevention and Control
Jennifer Cochran, MPH
Director, Refugee and Immigrant Health Program
Kevin Cranston, MDiv
Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease Response, Control, and Prevention
There is no cancellation fee; however, registrants who are unable to attend may cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the ev