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Tuberculosis: Old Challenges, New Solutions
New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control and New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Tuberculosis: Old Challenges,
October 25, 2012
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
New York State Department of Health – Bureau of TB Control
and New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
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 increase provider awareness and knowledge of tuberculosis, including new treatment options for latent TB infection, issues related to interjurisdictional collaboration, laboratory techniques used to diagnose TB, use of Inter-FERON Gamma Release Assays (IGRA), and TB & Diabetes. This training utilizes lectures and case-based presentations.
This training is designed for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals working in the state of New York who are involved in management of patients with tuberculosis.
As TB incidence declines, maintaining expertise in TB becomes particularly challenging. This course aims to build the clinical TB knowledge base to identify and treat TB cases.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Apply current recommendations for the treatment of latent TB infection to achieve successful outcomes
- Describe laboratory methods to diagnose and guide treatment of TB patients
- Explain the relationship between TB and Diabetes to ensure proper diagnosis and avoid complications in treatment
- Discuss the practical applications of interferon gamma release assays
- Describe the interjurisdictional process and discuss challenges in collaborating with other agencies
In order to meet the learning objectives, participants are required to attend the course, and complete a course evaluation form. A post-course follow-up evaluation will be sent to participants within 2 months of the course.
October 25, 2012
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome & Course Overview - Colleen Flynn, RN, BSN
9:10 am NJMS Global TB Institute Overview - DJ McCabe, RN, MSN
9:15 am Interjurisdictional Collaboration - Michelle Cummings, MS
10:00 am New LTBI Treatment Option: 3HP - Margaret Oxtoby, MD
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Laboratory Update - Vincent Escuyer, PhD
12:00 pm Lunch****
1:00 pm Management of Patients with TB and Diabetes - Anil Vaidian, MD, MPH
1:45 pm Case Presentation - James Nerone, RN, BSN
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Case Presentation - Olga Hinds, RN, PHN
3:00 pm IGRA Overview - Margaret Oxtoby, MD
3:15 pm DOCCS Experience with IGRAs - Ellen Turner, RN, BSN
3:30 pm Review & Evaluation
3:45 pm Adjourn
**** Please note that lunch is on your own. There is a restaurant in the hotel and many items are under $10.00. There are also restaurants within walking distance to the training.
The training is free of charge. Registration is limited to health care professionals in New York State and the deadline for registration is October 5, 2012. Acceptances will be sent out on October 9, 2012. To register go to: http://tuberculosis2.eventbrite.com/
The training will be held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The address is 40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Lodging is available at the the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. To book a room, call (845) 485-5300 and refer to the NYS Department of Health. The group rate is $99.00 plus tax. The deadline for reserving a room at the group rate is September 24, 2012. After this date, you may reserve a room but it may not be at the group rate.
From the NYC / Manhattan Area:
FDR Drive NORTH to George Washington Bridge. Cross bridge and stay in right-hand lane. Exit to Palisades Pky. NORTH. Continue 20 miles to I-87 (NYS Thruway). Take I-87 NORTH to exit 18 (New Paltz). Turn right onto Route 299 EAST and travel 5 miles to Route 9W SOUTH. Follow 9W SOUTH to the Mid-Hudson Bridge (Route 44/55 Poughkeepsie). Cross bridge and turn left at third light onto Market Street. The Poughkeepsie Grand
Hotel will be on the left side 2 blocks up. Approximately 1.75 hours drive time.
Take the New York State Thwy. to Exit 18. Take Exit 18 at New Paltz to Rt. 299 east to Rt. 9W south to cross the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge, Rt. 44/55 east. At the third traffic light take a left onto Market Street. The hotel is on the left.
Parking is complimentary for persons attending the conference or who plan an overnight stay. If you need directions coming from a different location, please call the hotel at:
To download a printable pdf brochure of this training go to: http://www.umdnj.edu/globaltb/downloads/courses/2012/OLD%20CHALLENGES%20NEW%20SOLUTIONS%20Brochure.pdf
For program information, questions, or if you require accommodation because of a disability or if you have special needs, please contact Melanie Vavruick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call(518) 474-4845.