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World TB Day Activities 2013:


In honor of World TB Day, Alaska Native Health Consortium will be hosting a webinar entitled “TB in Alaska.” This webinar will provide clinicians and health care personnel with an overview of the history of TB in Alaska, an update on current TB outbreaks in Alaska, current recommendations for TB testing and treatment, guidelines on the logistics of TB control in Alaska, discuss new treatment and diagnostics available to providers, and discuss issues with TB infections and air travel.

Date of Event:Friday, March 22, 2013
Time of Event:9:00 AM-11:30 AM Alaska Time
Location of Event:Anchorage, AK
Contact Person:Michael Cooper
Organization:State of Alaska, Section of Epidemiology
Address:3601 C St, Suite 540, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone Number:(907) 269-8000

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TB Control plans to receive a proclamation from the County Board of
Supervisors. It will recognize the impact that TB has had on populations, both globally and locally. It will highlight intervention strategies such as newer drug regimens and diagnostic screening tools, and will also provide a brief background on the history of World TB Day. Support for the proclamation has been provided by several community partners

Date of Event:Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time of Event:10:00 AM
Location of Event:Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Suite 383. Los Angeles, CA. 90012
Contact Person:Sandra Bible
Organization:Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program
Address:2615 South Grand Avenue, Room 507, Los Angeles, CA. 90007
Telephone Number:(213) 745-0827

TB Control is sponsoring a two-hour education conference on March 25th that will address TB among high risk population groups in Los Angeles County. Community based organizations who serve HIV infected individuals, people with chemical dependencies, immune-compromising co-morbidities, homeless individuals, and foreign-born individuals from countries with a high burden of TB, will be invited to attend.

Date of Event:Tuesday, March 25, 2013
Time of Event:2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Location of Event:Los Angeles County Tuberculosis Control Program
2615 South Grand Avenue, Room 507, Los Angeles, CA. 90007
Contact Person:Sandra Bible
Organization:Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program
Address:2615 South Grand Avenue, Room 507, Los Angeles, CA. 90007
Telephone Number:(213) 745-0827

The County Board of Supervisors will proclaim March 24th as World TB Day in Imperial County. In addition, the LTBI Treatment Medical Update will bring together local physicians and provide an opportunity to discuss LTBI treatment options. The keynote speaker is Dr. Neha Shah, MD, MPH, a Field Medical Officer from the CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). The Imperial County Public Health Department TB Control Unit looks forward to launching updated LTBI treatment objectives, in what is hoped to be a collaborative effort to achieve the common goal of improved LTBI treatment adherence and reduced numbers of LTBI and active TB cases in Imperial County.

Date of Event:March 26, 2013
Time of Event:6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location of Event:Fairfield Inn and Suites Conference Room 503 E. Danenberg Drive, El Centro, CA 92243
Contact Person:Ana Pritchard, CDS
Organization:Imperial County Public Health Department
Address:935 Broadway, El Centro, CA 92243
Telephone Number:(760) 482-4430

The San Francisco Tuberculosis Control Section will be commemorating World Tuberculosis Day 2013 at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), recognizing decades of partnership with the Student Health Center to provide access to TB screening and treatment to thousands of CCSF students.

San Francisco will recognize World TB Day with a Media Release on March 18th announcing Proclamation from the City and also an award for an Outstanding TB Control public health nurse.

There will be an IGRA TB Screening of students at City College of San Francisco on Tuesday March 19. (Free Student Screening Event for TB and Viral Hepatitis).

Date of Event:March 19, 2013
Time of Event:10:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Location of Event:City College of San Francisco Phelan Campus Multi-Use Building (MUB) Room 140
Contact Person:Judith Thigpen
Organization:California TB Controllers Association supporting San Francisco TB Controller and CTCA President, Julie Higashi, MD PhD in this effort
Address:424 Pendleton Way, Oakland, CA 94621
Telephone Number:(510) 479-6139

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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 5th 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:March 24th, 2013
Time of Event:9:30 AM
Location of Event:Washington Park, Denver CO
Contact Person:Kerri McClory
Organization:Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Address:4300 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver CO 80246
Telephone Number:(303) 692-2638

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There will be a Speakers’ forum to commemorate World TB Day. The theme will focus on: TB trends, diagnosis, treatment, and TB management in correctional health care settings.

Date of Event:March 22, 2013
Time of Event:9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location of Event:DeKalb County Jail, 4425 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032
Contact Person(s):Lola Rush, TB Coordinator
Organization:DeKalb County Board of Health
Address:440 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone Number:(404) 508-7857

Community Health Fair in celebration of World TB Day. Including free quick HIV/STD/TB screenings, oral health, blood pressure, diabetes and substance abuse/mental health counseling. Co-sponsors of the event are Oakhurst Medical center, Citywide project, Inc., DPH, DeKalb County Board of Health and ALAG

Date of Event:March 22, 2013
Time of Event:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location of Event:3218 Tobie Circle, Tobie Grant Manor, Housing Authority of DeKalb County, Scottdale, GA.
Contact Person(s):Lola Rush, TB Nursing Coordinator
Organization:DeKalb County Board of Health
Address:440 Winn Way, Decatur, GA. 30030
Telephone Number:(404) 508-7857

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The theme for the Respiratory Health Association’s annual event is Stop TB In My Lifetime: Addressing TB in High-Risk Groups. Topics will include local updates on TB cases, TB in the homeless population, TB and HIV co-infection, and TB with immigrant and refugee populations. This event is for all who work with TB, including healthcare professionals and community outreach staff. Registration is free and light refreshments will be served. Registration will close on March 15th or earlier if total capacity is reached. More information, including a registration form, can be found at Please call (312) 628-0228 with any questions.

Date of Event:March 22, 2013
Time of Event:9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location of Event:Respiratory Health Association, Chicago, IL
Contact Person:Tracy Lande
Organization:Respiratory Health Association
Address:1440 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone Number:(312) 628-0228

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The Minnesota Department of Health, TB Prevention and Control Program developed a World TB Day 2013 Web site. In March 2013, the program will submit an article for publication about TB to diverse media outlets in Minnesota.

Date of Event:February-March, 2013
Time of Event:N/A
Location of Event:N/A
Contact Person:Beth Kingdon
Organization:Minnesota Department of Health TB Prevention and Control Program
Address:PO Box 64975, 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164
Telephone Number:(651) 201-5529

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The Nebraska TB Advisory Council will be having a meeting on March 21, 2013 from 11:45 AM-1:15 PM. Case updates, Isoniazid shortage, lab updates, Bedaquiline information, and World TB Day information will be presented. Please RSVP if planning to attend.

Date of Event:March 21, 2013
Time of Event:11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Location of Event:University of Nebraska Medical Center, Durham Research Center #1005, Omaha, Nebraska
Contact Person:Kristin Gall
Organization:Nebraska DHHS
Address:301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509
Telephone Number:(402) 471-1372

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New York

Join us for the first annual walk to inform, educate, and unite the anti-TB community in New York City. This event will include: an energizing, awareness-raising walk; an educational rally with diverse speakers; and materials and resources on TB, healthcare access and more! The World TB Day Walk is geared toward everyone interested in stopping TB, including community leaders, healthcare providers, and you.

Date of Event:Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time of Event:9.30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event:9.30 AM: walk from Union Square; 11:00 AM: rally at NYU D’Agostino Hall, 108 W. 3rd St.
Contact Person:Martha Alexander
Organization:NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control
Address:42-09 28th St., Queens, NY 11101
Telephone Number:(347) 396-7532

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The Ohio Department of Health Tuberculosis Program will commemorate World TB Day by hosting the annual TB conference on March 22, 2013 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Case managers, outreach workers, physicians, nurses and public health officials from Ohio will come together to discuss strategies for the elimination of tuberculosis. Planned topics include Ohio TB data, laboratory reporting, new trends in TB research and technology, and discussion of TB case studies with a focus on case management. Interested persons should e-mail or call for further information and a registration form.

Date of Event:March 22, 2013
Time of Event:9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location of Event:Ohio Department of Agriculture Bromfield Auditorium
8995 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) 466-2381

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Heartland National TB Center and the Texas Center for Infectious Diseases is planning a 5K Fun Run / Walk for TB staff (on & off campus) and TB patients.

Description:5K Fun Run / Walk
Date of Event:March 22, 2013
Time of Event:11:00 AM
Location of Event:2303 SE Military Drive at TCID Community Relations Office Building 518 in San Antonio, TX. 78223
Contact Person:Sam Caballero
Organization:Heartland National TB Center & Texas Center for Infectious Diseases
Address:2303 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, TX. 78223
Telephone Number:(210) 531-4545

The City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Tuberculosis will host an educational event at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center to commemorate World TB Day. Speakers from Harris Health Systems and the City of Houston Bureau of Tuberculosis will present topics that include an introduction and processes for the new 3 HP medication, a video about MDR-TB followed by a case study. In addition, the Employee of the Year for the City of Houston Bureau of Tuberculosis will be announced and presented.

Date of Event:March 28, 2013
Time of Event:8:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Location of Event:Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray Street, Houston, Texas 77019
Contact Person:Lamar Adams
Organization:The City of Department of Houston Health and Human Services Bureau of Tuberculosis
Address:8000 N. Stadium Drive, 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77054
Telephone Number:(832) 393-4433

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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 World Free of TB. The conference is for health care providers and the general public. The presentation topics include: Clinical Diagnostics, Epidemiological Profile of TB, Surgical Interventions, Role of Vitamin D in TB, 3HP Treatment Option, Rural Case Studies, and “Voices” Presentation. The early registration deadline is March 20th and registration includes breakfast and lunch. To register call (801) 931-6996 or visit: American Lung Association in Utah.

Date of Event:Friday March 22, 2013
Time of Event:8:00 AM - 4:15 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

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Virginia’s TB Control and Prevention Program will commemorate World TB Day on Thursday, March 21, 2013. A videoconference program for local health districts across the state will address the theme “Stop TB in My Lifetime: What it Means to Me.” A clinician, nurse and outreach worker will share personal insights on this theme based on their experiences working in TB. The agenda will also include program updates and the release of 2012 TB surveillance data in Virginia. Virginia plans to share updated TB information with: clinicians via listserv; the public through a press release; and health department employees through internal messaging.

Date of Event:

March 21, 2013

Time of Event:1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Location of Event:Videoconference presented at the Virginia Department of Health and broadcast to local health districts across 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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Washington State

During a brown bag event on March 20, we will be presenting information about the spread of drug resistant TB. The presentation will include basic TB information followed by a YouTube video of the experience of an MDR patient in the state of Tennessee. The event will be held at the Washington State Department of Health campus where staff in all offices, as well as local health jurisdiction staff in nearby counties, will be invited to join.

Date of Event:March 20, 2013
Time of Event:12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Location of Event:310 Israel Road SE, 2nd Floor Room 202
Contact Person:Justina Novak
Organization:Washington State Department of Health
Address:310 Israel Road SE, Tumwater WA 98501
Telephone Number:(360) 236-3728


Public Health – Madison & Dane County is hosting the 2nd Annual Tuberculosis Summit on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The TB Summit is a full day of presentations, case studies, and discussions. Topics include Clinical Diagnosis, Control of TB in Health Care and Other Facilities, 3HP Update: Treatment and Side Effects, Hmong Culture and TB disease, and a History of TB across the Ages. The WI State TB Program will discuss statewide resources and epidemiology. Guest speakers include both local and national clinicians.

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. For additional information, see

Date of Event:Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time of Event:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location of Event:The Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
Contact Person:Julia Greenleaf
Organization:Public Health – Madison & Dane County
Address:2300 S. Park St., Suite 2010, Madison WI 53713
Telephone Number:(608) 242-6487

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International World TB Day Events


The Ministry of Health will participate in the following events:

  1. A one-day symposium in collaboration with the Pulmonologist association. Estimated number of participants is about 1,500. This includes practice practitioners, partners from civil society, professional organization, community, etc.

  2. A “5 K Run for TB” in collaboration with HOPE to promote public awareness of TB. Estimated number of participants is about 10, 000, which will consist of partners from civil society, community, association of athletic federation, students, etc.

  3. Charity activities organized by some partners/NGOs (like social services) for the community to identify TB suspects.

  4. In the provinces, Indonesia of ARMI board in collaboration with Provincial Health Office will launch a declaration of letter agreement from the Ministry of Defense, to support the TB Program in North Sulawesi province. In East Java, ARSABAPI (the association of lung clinics and Hospital) will have a one day seminar for members.

Dates of Events:One day seminar on March, 23 2013
“5 K Run for TB” on March, 24 2013
Time of Events:8:00 AM
Location of Event:Jakarta, Manado, East Java.
Contact Person:Devi Yuliastanti
Organization:Ministry of Health
Address:Negara 29 Jakarta, Indonesia
Telephone Number:+622 142 804 154

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