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World TB Day Activities 2011:


The Arizona Department of Health Services TB Control Program, in partnership with Heartland National TB Center, will host a training session on TB in the Correctional Setting. This course targets correctional health care staff and local health department personnel, especially public health nurses, who work with inmates with, or at risk, of TB. The training follows a TB Cohort Review course to be held on March 23rd by ADHS and Heartland. This one day course will cover the Cohort Review process for local health department staff.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Arizona State Public Health Laboratory
Contact Person: Ayesha Bashir
Organization: ADHS TB Control Program
Address: 150 N. 18th Ave Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone Number: (602) 364-4750

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The L.A. County TB Control Program and the American Lung Association are re-invigorating the TB Coalition of Los Angeles County which was formed several years ago. The new coalition now includes community based organizations that serve populations at highest risk for developing TB infection and TB disease. World TB Day will feature the kick-off meeting of the coalition, including a networking luncheon and a two hour business meeting. The coalition was established to maintain a communication network and information exchange between all agencies involved in the prevention and treatment of TB in Los Angeles County. It was also established to increase awareness of TB among the public and elected officials, to enhance fiscal and political support for these efforts.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location of Event: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, 6255 West Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Contact Person: Jennifer Paul, (M.P.H. Program Director)
Organization: American Lung Association in California
Address: 3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone Number: (213) 384-5864

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The Colorado Coalition Against Tuberculosis (CCAT), which includes partners from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Denver Metro TB clinic, and RESULTS is hosting the 3rd Annual “Stop TB Trot” 5k run/walk to promote awareness of LTBI and TB disease in Colorado and around the world. The event is a fundraiser to help underserved patients in the metro area by providing such things as temporary housing, food and transportation while they are on treatment.

Date of Event: Sunday, March 20, 2011
Time of Event: 9:30 AM
Location of Event: Washington Park Denver, Colorado
Contact Person: Kerri McClory
Organization: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Address: 4300 Cherry Creek Dr South, Denver, CO 80246
Telephone Number: (303) 692-2638

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District of Columbia

Obstacles to Achieve Results: Tuberculosis in the 21st Century

A panel discussion and tuberculosis (TB) tools exhibit in recognition of World Tuberculosis Day will take place on March 24.  TB is the second leading infectious disease killer of adults worldwide and 1.7 million individuals died from the disease in 2009.  The panel will address the burden of TB in the U.S. and around the globe, the U.S. role in implementing the Global Plan to Stop TB, as well as successes and challenges in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. Panelists include: Joel Spicer, Senior Strategist Stop TB Partnership; Payam Nahid, M.D., Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco; Christy Hanson, Ph.D., Chief of the Infectious Disease Division, USAID and David Rochkind, Photojournalist.  Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will moderate this event.

A Tuberculosis Tools Exhibit will follow the panel discussion and will include the GeneXpert diagnostic test, equipment used in smear microscopy, information about promising TB drug regimens, technology used for vaccine clinical research and a demonstration of the free educational website (, EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Date of Event: March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 12 noon to 1:30 PM
Location of Event: Capitol Hill Visitors Center
Contact Person: Register by clicking here
Organization: Organized in partnership with friends of the TB Roundtable and TB Coalition

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The Bureau of TB and Refugee Health will submit a press release and appear on radio in partner with the Bureau of Laboratories and the American Lung Association of the Southeast. They will also display TB information for employees and visitors of the office building, and represent the statewide TB program at the Capitol in partner with other public health programs.

Date of Event: March 17th–25th, 2011
Time of Event: 9:00 AM –12:00 PM
Location of Event: Florida Department of Health and via radio
Contact Person: Clayton Weiss
Organization: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of TB and Refugee Health
Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-20, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Telephone Number: (850) 245-4350

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Florida Department of Health, Broward County, Communicable Disease Division is sponsoring an educational event with a focus on Tuberculosis for staff and community health care providers. The presenter will be David Ashkin, MD, State Tuberculosis Controller and Medical Executive Director of A.G. Holley State Tuberculosis Hospital. Topics will include current epidemiological data, diagnostic testing and the management and treatment of Extensively Drug Resistant tuberculosis. This is a free event and seating is limited. To pre-register please contact LaVeora McArthur.

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time of Event: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Broward County Health Department
Contact Person: Marie McMillan, Assistant Nursing Director
Organization: Broward County Health Department
Address: 780 SW 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33315
Telephone Number: (954) 467-4700, ext. 5725

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CDC’s Division of TB Elimination (DTBE) has partnered with groups across the state and nation to plan and host the 5th Annual TB Awareness Walk. The partners include: National TB Controllers Association (NTCA), American Lung Association (ALA), RESULTS, GA Division of Public Health, Fulton County Health Dept, Dekalb County Board of Health, Clayton County Health Dept, Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine.  On-site registration and T-shirt pick up begins at 8:00 AM. To pre-register, go to There is no registration fee.

Date of Event: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Time of Event: 9:00 AM
Location of Event: Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Contact Person: Vic Tomlinson
Organization: Lead Partner is NTCA
Address: 2452 Spring Road, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Telephone Number: (404) 639-5315

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All eight county LHD within the Barren River District have been given posters and TB education pamphlets to display and make available for public.  Middle schools and high schools within the Barren River District Health Dept. (BRDHD) area are being encouraged to promote World TB Day in Health classes on March 24.  Posters and educational information are available upon request. BRDHD School Nurses are displaying posters and educational information in their schools.  Businesses within BRDHD area have been encouraged to promote World TB Day by displaying posters and educational material for their employees.  Communicable Disease Staff and TB Control Officer will be doing multiple interviews with the media.  Working with City/County government officials to officially declare World TB Day March 24, 2011.

Date of Event: Various dates throughout month of March
Time of Event:


Location of Event: Warren Co., Barren Co., Butler Co.,  Edmonson Co., Hart Co., Logan Co.,  Metcalfe Co.,  Simpson Co.
Contact Person: Teresa Casey, RN, BSN. Nurse Program Manager for the Barren River District Health Department Communicable Disease Team
Organization: Barren River District Health Department
Address: 1109 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42102
Telephone Number:

(270) 781-8039 ext. 126


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This year's theme is “TB: What We Know, What Lies Below”. Throughout the day local, national and international issues will be discussed.  The keynote speaker is Sundari Mase, MD, Chief, Medical Team, FSEB/DTBE/CDC. There are two tracks: Technical and Community Health.  John Nawrocki from our state laboratory will discuss “Comparing Rapid Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for Detection of TB In Sputum” as part of the Technical Track; Cellestis will also conduct a presentation.  The Community Health Track will assist the Metropolitan Chicago Tuberculosis Coalition (MCTC) and its partners in furthering TB prevention and elimination; a RESULTS’ representative will participate.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL
Contact Person: Judith Beison
Organization: Metropolitan Chicago Tuberculosis Coalition of Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Address: 1440 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, Illinois
Telephone Number: (312) 628-0240

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Press conference and information session for legislators, their staff and the broader community. Recognition awards will also be presented to a wide range of recipients for their contribution to TB control in MA.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location of Event: Massachusetts State House
Contact Person: Cynthia Tschampl
Organization: RESULTS and Medical Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (MACET) in Massachusetts
Address: 95 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
Telephone Number: (617) 875-8485

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The Minnesota Department of Health’s TB Prevention and Control Program sent a letter to local public health agencies and community partners encouraging them to sponsor activities for World TB Day 2011.

Date of Event: Letter was sent out on February 9, 2011
Contact Person: Beth Kingdon
Organization: Minnesota Department of Health
Address: 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164
Telephone Number: (651) 201-5529

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The Minnesota Department of Health TB Prevention and Control Program has posted a World TB Day 2011 webpage (and included a CDC WTD web button).

Date of Event: February – March 2011
Contact Person: Beth Kingdon
Organization: Minnesota Department of Health
Address: 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164
Telephone Number: (651) 201-5529

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Worship Service to observe World TB Day

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location of Event: St. John’s Parish, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Contact Person: Rev. Howard Dotson
Organization: Omaha Faith Community and Omaha Chapter of RESULTS Campaign
Address: 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska, 68178
Telephone Number: (402) 345-5423

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World TB Day Coloring Contest

Date of Event: Contest winners will be announced on March 24th, 2011
Location of Event: 5th grade classrooms from participating schools across Nevada
Contact Person: Susanne Paulson
Organization: Nevada State Health Division
Address: 4150 Technology Way, Suite 211
Telephone Number: (775) 684-5982

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New Jersey

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is pleased to announce the 4th annual Reynard J. McDonald World TB Day Lecture. A grateful patient of Dr. Reynard J. McDonald, Medical Director of the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, has endowed an annual World TB Day lecture in his name to be given at Medical Grand Rounds. Dr. Edward Nardell will be presenting a lecture on Turning off the Spigot: Reducing MDR-TB transmission in Resource-limited Settings.

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location of Event: New Jersey Medical School, Medical Sciences Building
Contact Person: Bernie Rodriguez
Organization: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Address: 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Telephone Number: (973) 972-3270

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New Mexico

The Navajo Nation TB Control Program, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Northern Navajo Medical Center are working together to create and implement the “2011 Navajo Nation TB Information Campaign”. The campaign will be held the week of March 21st to coincide with the annual World TB Day commemoration on March 24. Other activities include: TB press conference, PSAs broadcasting from several radio stations in and around Navajo communities, TB poster and billboard placements, development of TB informational videos etc.

Date of Event: Activities will be held on different dates
Time of Event: Varied times
Location of Event: Varied locations
Contact Person: Sarah Yazzie
Organization: Navajo Nation TB Control Program
Address: Gallup Indian Medical Center #39, P.O. 1337-516 E. Nizhoni Blvd, Gallup, NM  87305
Telephone Number: (505) 722-1589

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New York

In commemoration of World TB Day, this conference will bring together over 200 health care providers and TB experts to address TB control efforts in New York City as well as cover testing and outreach strategies with TB suspects and patients. This conference is open to providers and health care workers who manage patients at risk for or diagnosed with TB. Topics will include: epidemiology of TB in New York City, prioritization of high-risk groups, hospital discharge planning, and diagnostic testing. The entire afternoon session will be dedicated to the use of interferon gamma release assays. The 2011 World TB Day Theme is “Innovation” and it reminds us to scale up efforts and continue to seek new and innovative ways to stop TB in NYC. To register call (973) 972-4811 or visit:
Fighting TB in NYC: Innovations and Challenges.

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Lighthouse International, Benay Venuta Hall, 111 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
Contact Person: Rajita Bhavaraju
Organization: NJMS Global Tuberculosis Institute, Northeastern Regional Training and Consultation Consortium
Address: 225 Warren Street, P.O. Box 1709, Newark, NJ 07101
Telephone Number: (973) 972-4811

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North Carolina

11th Annual TB Symposium – This symposium is designed for clinicians who diagnose and treat tuberculosis patients. Healthcare providers benefit from annual updates to maintain standards of care based on policy and treatment guidelines from the North Carolina Tuberculosis Control Program, which are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Physicians and other providers interested in TB control, treatment and research are encouraged to attend this free symposium at the Duke University Medical Center or via interactive teleconference at six additional satellite sites across the state.

Date of Event: Friday, March 18, 2011
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location of Event: Duke University Medical Center and broadcast to 6 additional sites via satellite
Contact Person: Ashley Ewing
Organization: North Carolina TB Control Program
Address: 1905 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1905
Telephone Number: (919) 733-7286 ext 102

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Case managers, outreach workers, physicians and nurses in Ohio will gather for the annual World TB Day commemorative presented by the Ohio Department of Health. Planned topics include case management, legal issues, cultural competency, refugee health, medical challenges related to the care of active TB patients, and a lab update on NAA testing and other technologies. Interested persons should e-mail or call for further information and a registration form.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Ohio Fire Academy  8895 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Contact Person: Julia Wire, RN
Organization: Ohio Department of Health
Address: 35 E Chestnut Street  Columbus, Ohio  43215
Telephone Number: (614) 644-8150

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In recognition of World TB Day, the TB Program will set up a table in the lobby of the Health & Welfare building to display TB brochures, flyers, and posters. Additionally, two interactive games will be available for all interested participants. The objective of each game will be to spell out words related to TB. Prizes will be given to winners. Also, a display case will be filled with TB items including posters, pictures, and See n Touch arms for TB testing, etc. Also, a “boot up” message highlighting World TB Day will display on all employee computers from March 17-24, 2011.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location of Event: Lobby of the Health and Welfare Building
Contact Person: Debbie J. Dean
Organization: PA Department of Health – Bureau of Communicable Diseases - Division of TB/STD
Address: 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17120
Telephone Number: (717) 787-6267

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The Tennessee department of health will have a display table with TB pamphlets and regional TB case rates.  The event will be held at the Tennessee Legislative Plaza and will inform TN legislators and the public of TB in their communities. TB rate and prevalence data will be provided as well as various TB pamphlets on disease prevention and treatment.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Legislative Plaza
Contact Person: Wilfred Rabi
Organization: Tennessee Department of Health
Address: 425, 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Telephone Number: (615) 253-1397

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The City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of TB Control will host a World TB Day event on Friday, March 24. There will be training on CDC TB Module #2 for TB Control staff and interested community members. Houston TB Control will present on the introduction and use of QuantiFERON TB blood testing in the community. A local TB expert will give a talk on co-morbidity concerns with TB patients. The day-long celebration will also feature awards for exceptional community partners, testimony from a former TB patient, raffles and skits.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location of Event: West Gray Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
Contact Person: Alka Menon
Organization: City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of TB Control
Address: 8000 N. Stadium Dr. 6th floor, Houston, TX 77054
Telephone Number: (832) 703-7604

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The American Lung Association in Utah, in partnership with the Utah Department of Health and local health departments, is presenting a conference with the theme A Tuberculosis Profile: Globally, Nationally, and Locally. The conference is for health care providers and the general public. Some presentation topics include: TB and international students, unusual side effects of TB medications, and a case study regarding TB medications and mental health. The pre-registration deadline is March 23rd and registration includes breakfast and lunch. To register call (801) 484-4456 or visit: American Lung Association in Utah.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location of Event: Utah State Office Building (Auditorium) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact Person: Bekah Craig
Organization: American Lung Association in Utah
Address: 1930 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Telephone Number: (801) 484-4456

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Virginia’s TB Control Program will sponsor a statewide videoconference for local health districts. Topics include sharing the state’s 2010 tuberculosis data, a presentation on IGRA tests, and the specimen submission process for the T-SPOT-TB test. Tuberculosis information will be featured on the VDH website’s home page. Some local health districts have activities planned. Eastern Shore District staff will distribute educational information on placing and reading PPDs to new providers. Fairfax District will offer educational programs and display materials in the main lobby of the health department. Cumberland Plateau District will offer free TB screening during the week of March 24th, 2011.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location of Event: Videoconference program, presented at the Virginia Department of Health and broadcast to local health districts throughout the state
Contact Person: Lauri Savage
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Address: 109 Governor Street, Richmond VA 23219
Telephone Number: (804) 864-7921

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Philip Wegner (Wisconsin Division of Public Health TB Program nurse consultant), presents on his personal account of working in TB clinics around the world.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: 1 West Wilson Street, Room 751, Madison, WI 53701 or via webcast titled World TB: Experiences and Challenges 3-24-11
Contact Person: Philip Wegner
Organization: Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Address: 1 West Wilson St., Room 318, Madison WI 53701-2659
Telephone Number: (608) 266-3729

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International World TB Day Events


The National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) in Namibia is hosting month-long events to commemorate World TB Day and to raise awareness.  A STOP TB Partnership road show is scheduled to crisscross the country in March. Teams will be traveling across the country during the build-up to World TB Day starting on 7 March, 2011, meeting communities and spreading TB messages. In particular, focus will be on mobile communities and cross-border collaboration.  The final ceremony will be held in Rundu on Thu 24 March, 2011. This town has been chosen for its relatively high TB burden and its proximity to border communities. The main event will include speeches by Namibian and Angolan leaders, performances by local musicians, and TB screening opportunities.  A documentary along with other media and publicity stories are planned to document the road show and raise awareness about the TB situation in the country.

Date of Event: March 7th - 24th, 2011
Time of Event: varies
Location of Event: Main event in Rundu
Contact Person: Penny Uukunde
Organization: National TB and Leprosy Programme (NTLP)

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