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TB Education and Training Network

Past Conferences

2014 Conference – The Changing Landscape of TB was held September 16-18, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics:

  • The Changing Landscaper of TB
  • Electronic Directly Observed Therapy (eDOT)
  • Effective Presentations
  • Fewer TB Cases/More Complex
  • Generational Differences in the Workplace
  • Contact Investigation
  • The Importance of Health Literacy
  • Promoting Your TB Program
  • The Affordable Care Act and Implications for TB Education, Training, and Evaluation

2012 Conference - The 12th Annual TB ETN Conference, Lights, Camera, Action: Setting the Stage for TB Elimination, was held September 18-20, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics:

  • Setting the Stage for TB Elimination
  • Enlightening the Public and Partners
  • World TB Day Messages and Activities
  • Shining a Light on TB for Physicians
  • Enhancing a Cohort Review
  • Highlighting the Success of Working Together to Stop TB
  • Writing a Comprehensive TB Control Program Manual
  • Using Evaluation of TB Education and Training to Achieve Goals
  • Highlighting TB Patient Stories for TB Education
  • Creation of Video: TB on the Navajo Nation
  • Essentials for Making Websites Ready for Primetime
  • Addressing Cultural Myths about TB
  • Using and Evaluating Video DOT

2011 Conference - The 11th Annual TB ETN Conference, titled Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity, was held September 20-22, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics:

  • The Rapidly Changing Health Care System
  • Motivating Public Health Workers
  • Doing More with Less
  • Using Resourcefulness to Reach Communities
  • Using Health Literacy to Get Your Message Across
  • Cultural Competency for Health Education
  • Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization
  • How to Implement an Effective TB Education Intervention
  • New Technology Tools for TB Health Education
  • Webinars 101
  • Writing for the Web
  • Social Media

2010 Conference - The Tenth Annual TB ETN Conference, titled TB Education and Training: Fitting the Pieces Together, was held August 10-12, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia

Session Topics:

  • Partnerships: The Unusual Suspects
  • Program Collaboration and Service Integration: Implications for TB Elimination
  • Academic Partnerships
  • TB Lab Updates
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • TB Patients as Peer Educators
  • Specific TB Populations: Homeless and Substance Users
  • Empowering Partnerships with Power Tools
  • Risk Communication and Message Mapping
  • Education and Outreach Efforts to Increase Patient Adherence to LTBI Therapy
  • Best Practices for the Web

2009 Conference - The Ninth Annual TB ETN Conference, titled TB Education and Training: Recipes for Success: was held July 28-30, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia

Session Topics:

  • Recipe for Success: The Systematic Health Education Process
  • Risk Communication: Taking the Heat
  • Designing Effective Needs Assessment Tools
  • Using NTIP with Progress Reports
  • What's Cooking in TB Updates and Resources for Educators and Trainers
  • Basics of Program Evaluation
  • Health Literacy
  • Program Evaluation Capacity Building
  • Using Audience Response Systems to Spice Up Your Training

2008 Conference - The Eighth Annual TB ETN Conference, titled TB Education and Training: Going for the Gold, was held August 5-7, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics:

  • Capacity Building and Forging Partnerships: A Winning Combination
  • Going for the Gold: Using the Systematic Health Education Process to Develop Education/Training Materials and Programs
  • Training Basics: Performance Enhancing Skills
  • Aim to Win: Steps for Conducting Field Tests and Focus Groups
  • Usability 101: Strategies for a Winning Website
  • The Evaluation Triathlon: Overview, Application and Instrument Design

2007 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's Seventh Annual Conference, titledThe Amazing Race to Eliminate TB: Education and Training Skills to Succeed, was held August 7-9, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session topics:

  • Cultural Competency in TB Programs: It’s a journey, not a destination
  • Changes in Latitudes… Changes in Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs about TB in Refugee and Immigrant Populations
  • Mapping the Course: Using the Systematic Health Education Process to Develop Education/Training Materials
  • Using Education and Training Technology to Reach Your Destination
  • Life in the Fast Lane: Education, Training, and Communication During Outbreaks
  • Forming New Partnerships to Help You Cross the Finish Line

2006 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's Sixth Annual Conference entitled TB Education and Training Magic: Tricks of the Trade was held August 15-17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session topics:

  • Revealing the Illusion: The Systematic Approach to Health Education
  • Beyond the Crystal Ball: Tools for Assessing Your Audience
  • A Magical Mystery Tour of Training Basics
  • Hocus Pocus: How to Focus Your Health Promotion Materials
  • Using Evaluation, Not Fortune-Telling, to Plan and Improve TB Training

2005 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's Fifth Annual Conference entitled Stepping Up Education and Training to Eliminate TB was held August 17-19 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session topics:

  • Choreographing your performance through the systematic health education process
  • Dancing with partners
  • Making a connection with your audience
  • Stepping back and looking at your performance through evaluation
  • Refining your performance through professional development
  • Setting the stage: Overview of cooperative agreement for training and education
  • Highlights from local areas

2004 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's Fourth Annual Conference entitled TB Education and Training Survivor: Improving skills, building alliances, meeting challenges was held August 11-13 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics:

  • Planning and Strategy Development
  • Needs Assessment
  • Cultural Competency in TB Education and Training
  • Development/Adaptation of Materials
  • How Technology is Changing TB Education and Training
  • Highlights from local areas

2003 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's Third Annual Conference: Oh, the Places TB Education Can Go… was held August 13-15 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics

  • Needs Assessment
  • Planning and Strategy Development
  • Intensive Development of Courses and Materials
  • Making Materials Appropriate to Your Audience
  • Communicating Late-Breaking Information
  • Doing Training and Education with Limited Resources

2002 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's Second Annual Meeting and Workshop: Reaching Key Audiences through Innovative TB Education and Training Methods was held August 7-9 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics

  • Identifying and Partnering with your Education/Training Population
  • Assessing Education/Training Needs and Resources
  • Developing Innovative Educational Materials and Courses
  • Utilizing Technology to Develop Education and Training
  • Evaluating Education and Materials and Courses
  • Highlights from local areas

2001 Conference - TB Education and Training Network's First Annual Meeting and Workshop: Culture, Language, and Literacy in TB Education and Training was held August 1-3, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session Topics

  • A Conceptual Framework for Achieving Cultural Competence: Implications for TB ETN
  • Conducting Culturally Inclusive Needs Assessments
  • Creating Materials that are Appropriate and Easy to Read
  • Improving Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Accessing, Utilizing, and Disseminating Resources for Culturally Competent Health Care

If you would like additional information about the conferences, please send an e-mail to tbetn@cdc.gov

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