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World TB Day Activities 2012:

Arkansas

Dr. Naveen Patil will present at Baptist Medical Center (BMC) and Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) on:

- Diagnostic and New treatment options for LTBI.
- Information and Data on TB around the world.
- Ramifications of TDR, XDR, MDR cases for USA.

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: Baptist Medical Center
Contact Person: Ndeye Diatta
Organization: ADH – Tuberculosis Program
Address: 4815 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone Number: (501) 661-2886
E-mail: Ndeye.Diatta@arkansas.gov

Date of Event: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Location of Event: Arkansas Department of Health
Contact Person: Ndeye Diatta
Organization: ADH – Tuberculosis Program
Address: 4815 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone Number: (501) 661-2886
E-mail: Ndeye.Diatta@arkansas.gov

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California

A World TB Day press release emphasizing:  What TB is, How it is spread, TB signs and symptoms, Who is at risk, TB Control Program contact numbers and resources for more information.

We will also have a banner up on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website that links to the new and updated TB Control Program website, which will have more TB-related information:

  • “About Us” describing the core functions of the LAC TB Program
  • Healthcare providers: Expansive links to: local, state, national/international guidelines
  • BCG atlas
  • Professional education/training opportunities, RTMCC’s
  • Fillable Inter-jurisdictional referrals
  • In the News
  • Laboratory Guidelines
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2012
Time of Event: N/A
Location of Event: N/A
Contact Person: Pamina Bagchi (Policy and Planning),
Sandra Bible (Education and Evaluation Unit)
Organization: Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Control Program (TBCP)
Address: 2615 S. Grand Avenue, Room 507 Los Angeles, CA 90007
Telephone Number: (213) 744-6160
E-mail: cbagchi@ph.lacounty.gov (Pamina), sbible@ph.lacounty.gov (Sandra)

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Colorado

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 4th Annual “Stop TB Trot” 5k run/walk. This event will promote awareness of tuberculosis infection and 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 25, 2012
Time of Event: 9:30 AM
Location of Event: Washington Park, Denver
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
E-mail: kerri.mcclory@state.co.us

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Connecticut

Provide tabling information regarding TB, educate and answer questions regarding TB Disease versus Infection.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Location of Event: Health and Human Services/Burgdorf Lobby
Contact Person: Carol Steinke
Organization: City of Hartford Health and Human Services
Address: 131 Coventry St. Hartford, CT 06112
Telephone Number: (860) 757-4846
E-mail: steic001@hartford.gov


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is a difficult disease to treat and manage. Multiple providers and the local and state health departments must form a team partnership for successful treatment to completion. Drs. Sabrina Roberts and Jonathan Fine from Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut will discuss a case that presented several difficult management issues including thoracic surgery. After their presentation there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions.

Webinar: “A Team Approach to TB Management

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 12:00 Noon
Location of Event: Access the webinar and audio:
Meeting ID = ”TBCASE” Entry code = ”TB
Audio access: 1-866-774-8920 Password 8612841 #
Contact Person: Mark Lobato
Organization: CDC-DTBE
Address: Hartford, CT
Telephone Number: (860) 509-7687
E-mail: mark.lobato@ct.gov

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District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

The event which is open to the public will feature speakers from several African countries, Stop TB Partnership and the D.C. Department of Health. Participants will learn how to create a world free from TB. Please RSVP to hgreb@path.org by March 9. 

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location of Event: PATH, 455 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20001
Contact Person: Holly Greb
Organization: PATH
Address: 455 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20001
Telephone Number: (202) 540-4381
E-mail: hgreb@path.org


Come join us and hear the powerful stories of former TB patients from around the world, whose lives have experienced the impact of this debilitating disease.

This event will feature powerful stories of former TB patients from around the world. David Rochkind will moderate; event is open to the public. RSVP to Nellie Darling or contact her with questions.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time of Event: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
Contact Person: Nellie Darling
Organization: USAID
Address: 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Telephone Number: (202) 712-4419
E-mail: hgreb@path.org

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Georgia

Join the Atlanta walk this year on Saturday, March 24th, in Grant Park. The event begins at 9:00 AM with onsite registration and t-shirt pickup beginning at 8:00 AM. This is the 6th Annual TB Awareness Walk not only here in Atlanta, but in cities and communities across the country!   The National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) is lead sponsor for the Atlanta walk. To pre-register, go to http://tbcontrollers.org/. There is no registration fee. To volunteer to help with the walk or for more information, please contact the planning committee at tbwalk@cdc.gov.

Date of Event: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time of Event: 8:00 AM, TB Walk 9:00 AM
Location of Event: Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Contact Person(s): Elvin Magee, CDC, or Eva Forest
Organization: National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (Lead)
Address: 2452 Spring Road, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Telephone Number: Elvin Magee - (404) 639-5315, Eva Forest - (678) 503-0804
E-mail: Emagee@cdc.gov

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Kentucky

The KY TB Prevention and Control Program requested a proclamation from Governor Beshear declaring March as TB Awareness Month in KY.  Physicians, clinicians, nurses and other health professionals across KY will participate in the first of a two part webinar entitled Treatment of TB Disease – First Line Therapy, presented by Jerry Jean Stambaugh, Pharm D, Director of Pharmacy, A.G. Holley Hospital. TB Awareness information will be on display for a day in the capital annex; a press release will be developed and disseminated to media sources throughout Kentucky. The TB Program is promoting a “Wear a Braided Ribbon” campaign on March 23. Local health departments have displayed posters, are planning educational booths and have developed articles for newsletters.

Date of Events: TB Medication videoconference – March 15th, 2012
TB Awareness Display – March 22nd, 2012
Wear a Braided Ribbon – March 23rd, 2012
Time of Events: Varies
Location of Events: Varies
Contact Person: Julia Moore, TB Nurse Educator
Organization: KY TB Prevention and Control Program
Address: 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621
Telephone Number: (502) 564-4276
E-mail: Julia.moore@ky.gov

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Michigan

The Michigan Department of Community Health TB Control Program and Henry Ford Health System will commemorate World TB Day on Friday, March 23, 2012. The two-hour agenda will include presentations on a TB Cluster Investigation, Management of TB, TB in Healthcare Settings, TB and HIV Co-Infection, and a Global TB Perspective. This event is open to the public and free of charge. No registration required.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location of Event: Henry Ford Hospital, Buerki Auditorium, Detroit, MI
Contact Person: Katie Dotson
Organization(s): Michigan Department of Community Health TB Control Program and Henry Ford Health System
Address:

2799 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202

Telephone Number: (517) 335-8050
E-mail: dotsonk1@michigan.gov

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Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health TB Prevention and Control Program developed a World TB Day 2012 Web site.  In addition, a "Dear Colleague" letter will be sent out to local public health agencies and community partners encouraging them to sponsor activities for World TB Day 2012.

Date of Event: February – March 2012
Contact Person: Beth Kingdon
Organization: Minnesota Department of Health
Address: 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164
Telephone Number: (651) 201-5529
E-mail: Elisabeth.Kingdon@state.mn.us


The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) TB Prevention and Control Program posted a World TB Day 2012 message on the MDH Facebook page and sent a tweet from MDH’s Twitter account.

Date of Event: March 2012
Time of Event: N/A
Location of Event: N/A
Contact Person: Beth Kingdon
Organization: Minnesota Department of Health
Address: 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164
Telephone Number: (651) 201-5529
E-mail: Elisabeth.Kingdon@state.mn.us

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Mississippi

World TB Day at the Capital. Display of TB information. Meet/greet/educate legislators on TB Elimination in 2050 goal.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time of Event: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Location of Event: State Capitol Rotunda
Contact Person: Ann Jackson, RN
Organization: MS State Dept of Health
Address: 570 E Woodrow Wilson Blvd, Jackson, MS 39215
Telephone Number: (601) 576-7700
E-mail: ann.jackson@msdh.state.ms.us

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Nebraska

Omaha World TB Day Event, TB Advocacy Round Table. This event will have panelists including Dr. Alison G. Freifeld, MD, UNMC Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Professor; Dr. Frances C. Moore, Pharm D, RESULTS Omaha Global; Dr. Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UNMC College of Public Health, and Pat Infield, RN, BSN, TB Program Manager for Nebraska DHHS.

Box lunches will be provided to first 50 registrants. Please RSVP to fcmoore2@cox.net.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time of Event: 12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Room 2001, Maurer Center for Public Health, 519 S. 40th Plaza Circle, Omaha, Nebraska.
Contact Person: Frances Moore
Organization:

RESULTS/UNMC College of Public Health

Address: 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE
Telephone Number: (402) 471-1372 or (402) 471-6441
E-mail: fcmoore2@cox.net

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New Mexico

Annual TB Cohort Review and TB Educational Update

Proclamation of “New Mexico Tuberculosis Day” on March 30, 2012 by Governor Susana Martinez will be presented by Secretary of Health, Catherine D. Torres, MD during the TB Educational Update on March 30, 2012. A press release will be available with national and state TB statistics and information on the sign/symptoms of TB. In addition, information about the new LTBI treatment regimen will be included. In 2012, NM will begin providing this regimen for contacts to active TB cases.

Date of Event: March 29 – 30, 2012
Time of Event: N/A
Location of Event: Santa Fe, NM
Contact Person: Diana Fortune, RN
Organization: New Mexico Department of Health TB Program
Address: 1190 St. Frances; Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone Number: (505) 827-2473
E-mail: diana.fortune@state.nm.us

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New York

In commemoration of World TB Day, this conference will address TB prevention and control efforts in New York City to highlight progress in the fight against TB. Topics will include a review of the local epidemiology, taking steps to address TB among the foreign born, new treatment options for latent TB infection, laboratory testing for TB, working with prison populations, and TB and co-morbidities. Case studies and question and answer sessions will be included to enhance discussions as well as to share experiences.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Gotham Center, 42-09 28 St., Long Island City, Queens, New York 11101-4132
Contact Person: Elvy Barroso, MSc, RN
Organization: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of TB Control, New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute, and UMDNJ-Center for Continuing and Outreach Education
Telephone Number: (347) 396-7491
E-mail: ebarroso@health.nyc.gov

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Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health Tuberculosis Program, will commemorate World TB Day by hosting the annual TB conference on March 23, 2012 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Public health officials and clinicians from around Ohio, will come together to discuss public health policy for the elimination of tuberculosis. Planned topics include infectiousness and isolation, the 12 dose regimen, contact investigation, cultural competence, and "round table" discussions on a variety of topics. Please call or email for registration information.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 3:00 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
E-mail: Julia.wire@odh.ohio.gov

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Oregon

The Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Society has invited Kevin L. Winthrop, MD, MPH (Oregon TB Control Medical Consultant and Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Oregon Health & Science University) to be their keynote speaker at their World TB Day Webinar. The title of his presentation is “Anti-TNF and other immunosuppressive therapies: Screening and preventing TB”. Patients treated with TNFα blockers are at increased risk for developing serious infections. Tuberculosis disease is one of the complications which can result from this therapy.

The intended audience for this webinar includes: infection control staff, clinicians, local health departments, and correctional facility medical staff.

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Time of Event: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Internet webinar
Contact Person: Gayle Wainwright – Tuberculosis Registrar
Organization: Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division – Tuberculosis Control
Address: 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232
Telephone Number: (971) 673-0174
E-mail: gayle.wainwright@state.or.us

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Pennsylvania

Tuberculosis activities are planned throughout Pennsylvania during the month of March. Some of the events scheduled to take place in the lobby of the Pennsylvania Health and Welfare building include: a TB awareness electronic display; an exhibit case of TB memorabilia and pamphlets; and, on March 23rd, display tables will be staffed by the TB Program to provide brochures, posters and TB trivia. A TB boot-up message will appear on all Department of Health computers from March 19th to 23rd. Also, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health will sponsor a World TB day conference on March 21st, 2012.

Date of Event: March, 2012
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location of Event: Harrisburg and Philadelphia
Contact Person: Ikechukwu N. Onukogu
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
E-mail: ionukogu@pa.gov

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Tennessee

Messages about TB in Tennessee have made it to cyberspace!  In observance of the annual March 24th observance of World TB Day, the Tennessee Tuberculosis Elimination Department submitted 31 Facebook and Twitter messages that will appear throughout the month in rotation with other health messages on the Tennessee Department of Health’s Twitter and Facebook pages. View them in  real time at: TN Dept. of Health (@TNDeptofHealth) on Twitter and http://www.facebook.com/TNDeptofHealth. We’ve requested a proclamation from Gov. Bill Haslam naming March 24th World TB Day in Tennessee and we’re providing shiny black coffee cups to our community partners to launch a new collaborative “Stop TB Partnership of Tennessee” effort.

Date of Event: The month of March
Time of Event: Messages change at least daily
Location of Event:

TN Dept. of Health (@TNDeptofHealth) on Twitter
and http://www.facebook.com/TNDeptofHealth

Contact Person: Trudy Stein-Hart, Epidemiologist
Organization: Tennessee Dept. of Health TB Elimination Program
Address: 1st Floor Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone Number: (615) 532-8505
E-mail: trudy.stein-hart@tn.gov

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Texas

In Celebration of World TB Day, The Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with US-Mexico Border Health Commission, CDC Quarantine and Migration Health, Binational Health Councils, and Servicios de Salud de Chihuahua will host a Binational TB Forum in Marfa, Texas. The purpose of the forum is to increase TB awareness, prevention, and control. The binational forum is intended for physicians, nurses, public health staff, correctional facilities, and those who work in identifying, case managing, and treating patients with tuberculosis infection or disease. Registration deadline is March 16th, 2012.  For more information, please email Adriana.Corona@dshs.state.tx.us or call (915) 834-7690.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location of Event: St. Mary’s Church Hall – 211 W. San Antonio Street – Marfa, Texas 79843
Contact Person:

Lupe Gonzalez

Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services – Health Service Region 9/10
Address: 401 E. Franklin, Suite 210, El Paso, TX 79901
Telephone Number: (915) 834-7792
E-mail: Lupe.gonzalez@dshs.state.tx.us


Display table with information regarding TB information, the World TB Day posters, prices of TB test and TB statistics.

Date of Event: March 5th – March 30th, 2012
Time of Event: During business hours
Location of Event: Tarrant County Public Health Department
Contact Person:

Rose Young

Organization: Public Health Department
Address: 1101 S Main Ste 1600, Ft Worth, Texas 76104
Telephone Number: (817) 321-4901
E-mail: rryoung@tarrantcounty.com


The Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting an educational event to commemorate World TB Day and bring awareness to the theme of “Stop TB in Our Lifetime.” Guests will hear presentations on Texas TB epidemiologic findings, new technology for TB laboratories, activities of community partners, and medical advances.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location of Event: DSHS Auditorium (K-100)
Contact Person:

Lara Miller

Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
Address: 1100 W 49th Street, Austin, Texas
Telephone Number: (512) 776-6315
E-mail: lara.miller@dshs.state.tx.us


World TB Day will be observed on March 24th, 2012. In recognition of this day, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District (WMCPHD), TB Control Clinic will have an Exhibit Booth at the entrance of the building on March 22nd, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. In case of inclement weather the booth will be set up in the lobby; TB informational brochures will be displayed and the first 100 people will get a bag with health promotion items.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location of Event: Waco-McLennan County Public Health District
Contact Person:

Deyanira Arizpe

Organization:

Waco-McLennan County Public Health District/TB Control Clinic

Address: 225 W. Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76707
Telephone Number: (254) 750-5496
E-mail: deyaniraa@ci.waco.tx.us


World TB Day is March 24th but our observance will be held on March 22nd, 2012. The City of Department of Houston Health and Human Services Bureau of Tuberculosis will host an educational event at the Fifth Ward Multi-Purpose Center to commemorate World TB Day. Speakers from Thomas Street Clinic and Texas Children’s Hospital will present topics that include an introduction to programs, Extra-pulmonary TB, HIV/TB, Pediatric TB and IGRAs.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location of Event: Fifth Ward Multi–Purpose Center
4014 Market Street, Houston, Texas
Contact Person:

Lamar Adams

Organization:

The City of Department of Houston Health and Human Services Bureau of Tuberculosis

Address: 8000 N. Stadium Dr. 6th Floor
Telephone Number: (832) 393-4483
E-mail: lamar.adams@houstontx.gov

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Utah

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 The Changing Faces of Tuberculosis. The conference is for health care providers and the general public. Some presentation topics include: 40+ Years Retrospective of Tuberculosis, 12-Dose Once-Weekly Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection, Tuberculosis and the Homeless Population, and unique case studies. The pre-registration deadline is March 19th and registration includes breakfast and lunch. To register call (801) 931-6996 or visit: American Lung Association in Utah

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM
Location of Event: Utah State Office Building (Auditorium) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Contact Person: Diane Donahue
Organization: American Lung Association in Utah
Address: 1930 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
Telephone Number: (801) 931-6996
E-mail: ddonahue@lungutah.org

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Virginia

Virginia’s TB Control and Prevention Program is sponsoring a videoconference program on Friday, March 23 from 12:30–2:00 PM to recognize World TB Day. The agenda will feature release of 2011 TB surveillance data, a presentation on the new regimen for treatment of LTBI and discussion of the statewide combined achievement on 6 cohort review indicators. A press release on the differences between LTBI and TB disease will be sent to media contacts. Tuberculosis information will be featured on the VDH internal messaging system. Several local health districts have activities planned in their communities to raise awareness of tuberculosis.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
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
E-mail: Lauri.Savage@vdh.virginia.gov

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Washington

To commemorate World TB Day, the Washington State Tuberculosis Advisory Council, Firland Foundation, and Seattle BioMed will host "Come Together as a Community to STOP TB!" This educational event provides an opportunity for the public to learn how TB affects individuals, communities, and collective resources. Participants will join in small group discussions to learn more about topics such as: "Emergence of Totally Drug-Resistant TB", "Media’s Involvement in Covering TB Issues", and the "Study of Local Clusters." Also being offered is a unique opportunity to tour Seattle BioMed’s state-of-the art infectious disease labs and perform a hands-on experiment related to TB.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time of Event: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location of Event: Seattle BioMed, 307 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Contact Person: Meredith Boyd
Organization: Seattle BioMed
Address: 307 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone Number: (206) 256-7276
E-mail: meredith.boyd@seattlebiomed.org



On March 23, 2012, the Washington State Department of Health will provide a TB presentation, followed by a film titled “Necessities of Life”, a drama movie inspired by a tuberculosis epidemic that broke out in the Inuit population of Canada’s Far North in the 1940s and ‘50s.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location of Event: 111 Israel Road S.E.  Bldg. TC3, Tumwater, WA  98501
Contact Person: Cheryl Hayes
Organization: Washington State Department of Health, Tuberculosis Services
Address: 111 Israel Road S.E.  Bldg. TC3, Tumwater, WA  98501
Telephone Number: (360) 236-3443
E-mail: cheryl.hayes@doh.wa.gov



On March 22, 2012, Public Health-Seattle & King County, Tuberculosis Control will provide a panel presentation highlighting case management of TB cases using MDR TB as the focal point. A narrative case scenario will expand to contact investigation and community and state level impact will be followed through the case management/team approach. Presenters will give insight into the particular challenges and practice expertise of their role. The client story will be based upon an actual situation with modification to de-identify.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time of Event: 11:30 AM
Location of Event: 325 9th Avenue  Box 359776, Seattle, WA  98104
Contact Person: Denise Genaro Wolf
Organization: Public Health-Seattle & King County
Address: 325 9th Avenue  Box 359776, Seattle, WA  98104
Telephone Number: (206) 744-4323
E-mail: Denise.GenaroWolf@kingcounty.gov

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Wisconsin

Public Health – Madison & Dane County, in partnership with the Wisconsin TB Program, is hosting a Tuberculosis Summit on Friday, March 23, 2012. The TB Summit is a full day of presentations, case studies, and discussions. Topics include extrapulmonary TB case studies, the new 12-week LTBI treatment, isolation and control, pediatric TB, and social, cultural, and economic challenges. The WI State TB Program will discuss statewide resources and epidemiology. Speakers include local clinicians and physicians from Heartland National TB Center and the Denver TB Program.

This free event is open to the public. Registration is required. For additional information, see http://www.publichealthmdc.com/.

Date of Event: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Location of Event: Madison, Wisconsin
Contact Person: Kate Louther
Organization: Public Health Madison & Dane County
Address: 2300 S. Park Street, Suite 2010  Madison, WI 53713
Telephone Number: (608) 266-4821
E-mail: klouther@publichealthmdc.com

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International World TB Day Events

Canada

We are developing a TB banner that will be used at various locations including Algoma Public Health’s Heath Promotion Center. We are also creating a short video on TB skin testing/reading. This video will be sent out by email to all physicians in the Algoma District as well as uploaded to www.youtube.com.

Date of Event: Monday, March 19th 2012 – Friday, March 23rd 2012
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location of Event: Algoma Public Health/Health Promotion Center
Contact Person: Jonathon Bouma
Organization: Algoma Public Health
Address: 294 Willow Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0A9
Telephone Number: (705) 942-4646
E-mail: jbouma@algomapublichealth.com

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Malaysia

There will be a National TB Symposium that will begin on March 24th and end at 3pm on March 25th, 2012. Two speakers from the WHO WPRO regional office and one speaker from India will be presenting. They will discuss different issues of concern for doctors and para-medics including: immunology, HIV/TB, childhood TB, role of NGOs, TB in high risk groups, TB in immigrant populations, etc. This event will be officiated by the Minister of Health and the Director General of Health. There will also be a concurrent event for the public on the same day. On the night of March 24th, a gala dinner will be held by the TB NGO of Malaysia (MAPTB). Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, will be the special guest of honor.

Date of Event: March 24th - 25th, 2012
Time of Event: One and a half days
Location of Event: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Person: Dr. Abdul Razak Muttalif
Organization: Institute of Respiratory Medicine
Address: Pahang Road. Kuala Lumpur. 50590. Malaysia
Telephone Number: +60-03-40232966
E-mail: drarm@hotmail.com

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Nepal

HDCS TEAM Hospital Dadeldhura, a 45 bed full service hospital located in the Far Western hilly region of Nepal, is partnering with the Dadeldhura District Health Office in order to promote community awareness of TB. We are holding a “Stop TB In My Lifetime” 5k race, followed by a family gathering on our hospital grounds where, in addition to hosting children’s activities and refreshments, education regarding the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of TB will be presented to the community. Additionally, the Health Office and hospital are partnering together to purchase N95 masks for hospital employees to use when providing care to MDR TB patients at our facility.

Date of Event: March 25th, 2012
Time of Event: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location of Event: Dadeldhura, Far West Nepal
Contact Person: Dr. Doug Lindberg
Organization: HDCS TEAM Hospital Dadeldhura
Address: Dadeldhura, Nepal
Telephone Number: +977 9848801790
E-mail: medicaldirector@teamhospitalnepal.org

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  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
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