|8/26/2013||Registration OPEN for Pediatric Intensive
Oct 14, 2013
|8/12/2013||Registration OPEN for TB Intensive
Oct 15, 2013
|6/28/2013||India Warns It is Running out of TB Drug - Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal.|
|4/29/2013||Registration OPEN for Webinar: Language and Person Centered Approaches in Tuberculosis Care
May 23, 2013
|4/23/2013||A company official for Sanofi has notified DTBE-CDC that Tubersol tuberculin PPD antigen solution for skin testing is available directly from the company. Read more�|
|4/5/2013||Registration CLOSED for TB Intensive May 7 - 10, 2013
|4/5/2013||Registration CLOSED for Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course April 30 - May 3, 2013
|4/3/2013||Registration CLOSED for Contact Investigation: Interviewing Skills Course April 30 - May 3, 2013
|3/6/2013||Registration CLOSED forTB Nurse Case Management April 9, 2013
|3/6/2013||TB Update - Live Webcast March 22, 2013
|2/19/2013||Join the 5k Fun Run/Walk World TB Day at the Center for Infectious Diseases (TCID) March 22, 2013
|2/19/2013||TB Update March 22, 2013
|12/17/2012||Registration CLOSED Contact Investigation January 14-15, 2013
|11/1/2012||Registration CLOSED TB Intensive: Dec 5-7, 2012
|10/19/2012||Understanding the IGRA: What you need to know.: October 19, 2012
|10/10/2012||"TDR-TB: Myth or Reality" TB Expert Network Conference: Sept. 27, 2012
|8/23/2012||Registration CLOSED TB Nurse Case Management(Introduction to Basics): October 4, 11, 25, 2012
|8/22/2012||Registration now CLOSED: October 23rd and 24th, 2012 -
18th Annual Four Corners TB & HIV Conference
DoubleTree Hotel, Durango Colorado
|5/16/2012||Registration CLOSED for: Contact Investigation
: June 5, 2012
This course is intended for registered nurses and other local health department workers who are tasked with conducting TB contact investigations and outbreaks.
|5/15/2012||Registration CLOSED for: Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Practicum: July 20, 2012
This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.
|5/8/2012||Dr. Griffith talks about LTBI. Watch the video by following the link below.
|2/27/2012||Registration CLOSED for: TB Nurse Case Management: Mar 7-9, 2012
|2/27/2012||Registration Closed for: TST Practicum: Mar 9, 2012
This training targets nurses and other allied health care workers responsible for the administration and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.
|2/1/2012||RTMCC-NSTC Pre-Conference Workshop - 16th Conference of the Union North America Region
Pre-Workshop: February 22, 2012.
|1/9/2012||Registration FULL for: *** CLOSED *** TB Nurse Case Management
(Introduction to Basics)
: Feb. 9, 16, Mar. 1, 2012
|12/27/2011||Registration Closed for: Webinar: CI: Strategies for TX Sized Events: Dec 28, 2011
|12/21/2011||View the 12-Dose (3HP) Regimen FAQs
A Web-based Seminar and powerpoint slides
|10/12/2011||2010 TB Surveillance Annual Report has been released
|9/7/2011||REGISTRATION CLOSED for UNIDOS TB Conference
: Nov 15-16, 2011
This course is intended for clinicians that are actively engaged in the diagnosis and management of TB patients and suspects along the US-Mexico border.
|8/22/2011||REGISTRATION CLOSED for Understanding the Tuberculin Skin Test
: Sep. 8, 2011
This course is intended for the pharmacist or non-TB staff who is tasked with the placement and reading of the tuberculin skin test.
|8/1/2011||REGISTRATION CLOSED for Contact Investigation
: Oct. 11 - 12, 2011
This course is intended for the healthcare worker involved with tuberculosis contact investigations as a means of prevention and control.
|5/31/2011||NEW PRODUCT Case Studies in TB A collection of nurse case studies and accompanying tools.
|4/18/2011||National Webinar: Behavioral Aspects of Substance Abuse (3-Part Series: Impact on Managing TB) :: May 5, May 12, May 19 2011 This course is intended for physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues OR health care staff who work with patients with underlying substance abuse or mental illness who are at risk of, or have, tuberculosis. Nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Waguespack for more information.
|3/25/2011||REGISTRATION CLOSED for Substance Abuse and TB:: Springfield, Illinois:: April 27, 2011. This course targets physicians, nurses, healthcare professionals, and support staff that are involved in the treatment or management of tuberculosis patients with substance abuse issues. The goal of the conference is to share information and strategies to enhance the treatment and management of TB among patients that suffer from substance abuse. Nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Waguespack for more information.
|3/11/2011||2011 National TB Controller Association Award Nominations Open This is the second year that the NTCA will be honoring individuals or organizations for their dedication and distinguished service in the field of TB. Nominations can be submitted by anyone, and nominees do not need to be members of NTCA. The award categories are described in the Awards Announcement. The deadline for nomination forms is April 18, 2011. Awards will be presented at the 2011 National TB Conference.|
|3/10/2011||Course FullTB Intensive:: San Antonio, Texas:: April 6-8, 2011. This course is intended for physicians and nurse experts with direct experience in the management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. This is not an introductory course. It is recommended that nursing participants attend a Nurse Case Management course prior to attending TB Intensive. The format for this course will include lecture presentation and case scenario analysis with audience discussion and participation. Physician and nursing continuing education credit will be awarded. You may contact the Lead Educator, Mary Long for more information.
|3/3/2011||REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB Cohort Review:: Phoenix, Arizona:: March 23, 2011. This course is intended for the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review and will introduce health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.
|3/3/2011||REGISTRATION CLOSED for TB in Corrections:: Phoenix, Arizona:: March 24, 2011. This course targets the registered nurses and other health care professionals who are tasked with the management of tuberculosis in correctional facilities at the local, state, and federal level and will enhance their knowledge of TB prevention and control measures within the correctional setting. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.
|1/10/2011||Course Completed. TB Nurse Case Management:: San Antonio, Texas:: March 2-4, 2011. This course targets nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in the identification, case management, and treatment of patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. The goal of the conference is to provide an in-depth training experience covering the knowledge and skills essential for the nurse with primary responsibility for TB case management. The course covers the evaluation, treatment and case management of medically and psychosocially difficult-to-treat patients. The workshop goes beyond the basic TB curriculum and enhance the participants ability to be accountable for all facets of case management.
You may contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.
|1/9/2011||Course Completed. TB Cohort Review:: San Antonio, Texas:: February 24, 2011. This course targets the registered nurse case manager, program manager, epidemiologist, field staff, as well as other staff members involved in a TB Cohort Review and introduces health care workers to the TB Cohort Review process through CDC guidelines, case examples, and group exercises. Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information.
|1/9/2011||Webinar Archived:Regional Webinar: Understanding Mycobacterium bovis:: February 2, 2011:: 12:00-1:30 PM CT
This webinar describes the epidemiologic risk factors and transmission of Mycobacterium bovis, discusses the differences between Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and identifies case management best practices during treatment of Mycobacterium bovis.
|12/29/2010||2011 courses and webinars have been added to the Heartland Training Page. As more dates are confirmed with our partner states the listings will be updated. Please check back regularly. Courses with APPLY listed are open for registration.
|8/23/2010|| TB Nurse Case Management Course Completed:: November 3-5, 2010:: San Antonio, Texas. This introductory course was designed for nurses seeking training on the case management of patients with, or at risk of, tuberculosis. You may contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information at email@example.com
|8/23/2010||Course Completed. Advanced TB Nurse Case Management:: St. Paul, Minnesota:: October 19, 2010. This conference was a joint sponsorship with the Minnesota Department of Health, TB Program. It was an advanced course and targeted nurses with extensive experience with TB patients OR had previously Contact the Lead Educator, Jessica Quintero for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
|8/16/2010||NEW DATE for Understanding and Managing Latent TB Infection:: Arnold, Missouri:: October 5, 2010. Arnold, Missouri is a suburb of St. Louis. You may contact the Lead Educator, Mary Long for more information at email@example.com|
|8/16/2010||Handling TB and HIV Co-Infection:: Fargo, North Dakota:: September 15-16, 2010. This conference was a joint sponsorship with North Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Department of Health, and the Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center. You may contact the Lead Educator, Robert Granger for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
|8/16/2010||Regional Webinar: Contact Investigation Overview, August 26, 2010:: 12:00-1:30 PM CT
|8/16/2010||Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Special Topics :: August 17, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT
|8/1/2010||Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Treatment :: August 3, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT
|7/26/2010||Regional Webinar Series Management of TB in the HIV Patient: Part 1 Diagnosis :: July 27, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT
|7/23/2010||The 10th TB Education and Training Network Annual Conference TB Education, Training, and Evaluation: Fitting the Pieces Together was held in Atlanta, Georgia August 10-12, 2010. Visit the Conference webpage for more information.|
|7/2/2010||Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD to our Heartland team as a Medical Consultant.
Dr. Armitige is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT-Tyler) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT-Houston Medical School. She received a BA in Biochemistry from Rice University in 1989, and in 1998 was the 50th graduate of the UT-Houston MD/PhD Program. Dr. Armitige pursued a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics (1998-2002) and completed a Fellowship in adult infectious diseases (2003-2005) at UT-Houston.
Upon completion of her training, Dr. Armitige joined the faculty at UT-Houston Medical School where she taught medical students, residents and infectious diseases fellows on inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Her outpatient clinics included a full service HIV clinic and a hospital-based tuberculosis clinic in Harris County, Houston, Texas.
Her research interest is pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Studies in her laboratory have included investigations of M. tuberculosis virulence factors and correlates of bacterial behavior with human host response. Dr. Armitige has published several abstracts and peer-reviewed articles in her field.
Dr. Armitige has numerous awards which include the 2004 UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship Award, the 2004 Infectious Diseases Society of America Bayer Harold Neu Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, the 2006-2007 UT-Houston Dean Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2010 Benjy F. Brooks Teaching Award from UT-Houston.
While in Houston, Dr. Armitige many teaching responsibilities included roles as Preceptor for the UT-Houston second-year Fundamentals of Medicine course (1999-2003, 2006-2008), Faculty Advisor for the UT-Houston first-year Immunology course (2003-2009); she was voted Best Teacher Clinical Immunology(2006-2009), Lecturer for the UT-Houston first-year Microbiology course (2004-2010); she was voted Best Teacher Microbiology in 2004-2009, and Facilitator for the UT-Houston second-year Problem-Based Learning course (2007-2009).
Dr. Armitige holds membership in the following professional societies: American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American College of Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
You may contact Dr. Armitige at 210-531-4548 or email@example.com.
|7/2/2010||Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Robert Granger, MPH to our Education and Training team as an Education Specialist.
Coming to San Antonio from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, Robert is a native Floridian who attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelors of Science in Health Education and Behavior, with a concentration in Health Promotion. While an undergraduate, Robert developed an interest in chronic disease prevention. Prior to graduation, he completed two internships in personal training and diabetes education. Robert has recently completed his Masters in Public Health with a concerntation in Behavioral Health Sciences.
Prior to graduate school, Robert worked at the Florida Department of Health as a Health Education Consultant for the Bureau of Chronic Disease and Prevention. His desire to promote chronic disease prevention in underserved population groups led him to pursue a Masters degree in Public Health from Morgan State University. During his matriculation of the program, Robert developed an interest in program planning and evaluation and subsequently selected Behavioral Health Sciences as his concentration. For his practicum experience, he planned and implemented a pilot program entitled P.L.A.Y. at Morgan which is a five-week summer program designed to gain insight on the strategies needed to develop successful obesity intervention for African American adolescents.
You may contact Robert at 210-531-4509 or Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org.
|4/6/2010||The 2010 National TB Conference presentations submitted by session speakers are available to download. Visit the Conference webpage for the archived presentations. Click the scheduled day of the presentation on the left navigation bar to open the online agenda. The presentations are linked to each presenter�s name. Click on the presenter�s name for the presentation you want to download. The presentations will be linked to the agenda on this online registration site as soon as they are received. Please keep checking the website for further postings.|
|3/22/2010||Please check back for the recording of Heartland's Regional Webinar: Handling Mental Illness in the TB Patient :: March 25, 2010 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CST
|2/15/2010||The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease North American Region (IUATLD NAR) held its 14th annual conference in Orlando, Florida March 11-13, 2010. Visit the Union's webpage for more information|
|2/15/2010||In conjunction with the IUATLD's NAR annual conference in Orlando, Florida; the four Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers held a free pre-conference course entitled TB/HIV Updates on March 10, 2010 from 1:00- 5:00 pm. World renowned experts shared the latest information on: The Challenging Epidemic of TB/HIV; TB/HIV Clinical Management Overview; Case Management Issues in the Co-infected Patient; Drug-Drug Interactions and Issues Related to TB Drugs in HIV Patients; TB Infection Control in TB/HIV; and New IGRA Guidelines and IGRAs in Special Populations. View the pre-conference brochure for more information|
|2/15/2010||The 2010 Training Calendar for Heartland has been posted to the Training Page. Please check frequently for updates as scheduling changes with our partners may occur.|
|10/6/2009||COMPLETED Regional Webinar: MDR TB Updates-Missouri Rehabilitation Center :: October 21, 2009 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT.
|10/6/2009||COMPLETED-NATIONAL WEBINAR: TB Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing: New CDC Guidelines :: October 29, 2009 :: 12:00-1:30 PM CT.
|2/10/2009||Heartland National TB Center would like to announce the addition of Alisha Blair, LVN to our Medical Consultation team.
Alisha comes to Heartland from San Antonio's City Chest Clinic where she managed clients with latent tuberculosis infection or suspected of having TB disease. Alisha also provided assessment and clearances for clients from special populations, such as refugees, homeless shelters, and drug/alcohol abuse centers. Alisha has worked in public health with a concentration in TB since 2007, and we are excited to have her as an addition to the Heartland team.
You may contact Alisha at 210-531-4546 or email@example.com.
|2/10/2009||Download our new product: Impact of Poor Nutrition on TB Relapse. Prints double-sided, flipchart orientation (6.33" W x 13.58" H) (PDF ▣ 161 KB).|
|9/9/2008||Recording of TEXAS-ONLY WEBINAR: Expanding a Contact Investigation, Part 2 on August 28, 2008:firstname.lastname@example.org at 210-531-4509.|
|8/25/2008||Recording of TEXAS-ONLY WEBINAR: Expanding a Contact Investigation, Part 1 on August 14, 2008:email@example.com at 210-531-4509.|
|7/9/2008||Recording of NATIONAL Webinar: Pediatric TB on June 27, 2008:
special viewing steps are required. For technical questions, please email Eddie McHam at firstname.lastname@example.org; for all others, email Jessica Quintero at email@example.com.
|3/13/2008||Recording of TB Medications: Adverse Drug Reactions with Case Studies (Part 2) on March 12, 2008:HNTC@uthct.edu.|
|3/5/2008||Recording of TB Medications: Adverse Drug Reactions with Case Studies (Part 1) on March 5, 2008:HNTC@uthct.edu.|
|12/18/2007||Recording of Tuberculosis: Un Vistazo General para Trabajadores de la salud on December 17, 2007:HNTC@uthct.edu.|
|12/14/2007||Recording of REGIONAL Webinar, Nontuberculous Mycobacterial [NTM] Lung Disease on December 13, 2007:
|12/13/2007||Recording of REGIONAL Webinar, TB Medications: Recognizing and Responding to Adverse Drug Reactions on December 10, 2007:
|12/5/2007||Recording of NATIONAL Webinar, TB/HIV: Managing the Co-Infected Patient, November 27, 2007:
This webinar is now archived on the Heartland website. It, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, is available for viewing or printing. The recorded presentation can be viewed in Windows Media Player. No CME or CNE credits will be awarded for viewing the archived presentation. For questions, please email HNTC@uthct.edu.
|9/5/2007||Videoconference Series: Tuberculosis Education for the Medical Professional
|6/8/2007||The CDC publication warehouse is now open.
To order CDC TB publications, please use the online ordering system at https://www2.cdc.gov/nchstp_od/piweb/tborderform.asp.
Most publications are also available on the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination website at http://www.cdc.gov/tb.
|5/29/2007||Download TB at a Glance, which is available on our Products page (PDF ▣ 1.08 MB).|
|5/7/2007||Download our REVISED Tuberculosis Treatment Guidelines - 2003 (Poster), which is also available on our Products page.|
|3/30/2007||NOW AVAILABLE: TB Core Reference Set for Clinicians Set CD-ROM!
This CD-ROM provides an array of documents and resources with the latest information on tuberculosis. These resources will assist the clinician in making the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for adults and children based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, Francis J. Curry National TB Center, and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
To obtain this CD, please download and complete our Product Request Form. Then email or fax the form to Delfina Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-531-4590.
|1/25/2007||Questions of Interest page now available here!
Heartland staff answers the more unusual questions of tuberculosis diagnosis, treatment, and patient management. Answers to each question are provided as PDF documents, so you will need the Adobe Reader to view.
|1/11/2007||Videoconference Series: The Nurse's Role in TB Control: Implementing the New Guidelines (2005) for Controlling Tuberculosis in the United States