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World TB Day Activities 2014:

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) will hold its monthly Twitter Health Chat on March 24th in honor of World TB Day. This event is open to TB control partners and the general public. We will reveal latest TB data, provide ADHS TB Control Program updates, and answer questions from the public. Chat participants include the ADHS TB Control Program team and the Medical Director at ADHS, Lisa Villarroel MD, MPH. Please visit twitter.com/AZDHS on 3/24 between 10-11 AM MST and tweet @AZDHS using the hashtag #AZHealthChat to participate in the conversation.

Date of Event: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 10 AM – 11 AM PDT/1 PM – 2 PM EDT
Location of Event: twitter.com/AZDHS; Tweet @AZDHS using #AZHealthChat
Contact Person: Cimma Sefat
Organization: Arizona Department of Health Services | TB Control Program
Address: 150 N. 18th Ave., Suite 110, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone Number: (602) 364-3628
E-mail: cimma.sefat@azdhs.gov

 

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California

TB Control Program staff will view and discuss four films on vaccine development produced by the Aeras Corporation. The films are titled: The Global Epidemic, The Rise of a Superbug, The Innovation Movement, and The Last Mile. In addition, an article, written by the Assistant Medical Director of the TB Control Program, which recently appeared in the Public Health Newsletter, Rx For Prevention, will be summarized and discussed.

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Time of Event: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Location of Event: TB Control Program – Conference Room 506
Contact Person: Robert Miodovski, M.P.H.
Organization: Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health – TB Control Program
Address: 2615 So. Grand Ave. #507, Los Angeles, CA. 90007
Telephone Number: (213) 745-0801
E-mail: rmiodovs@ph.lacounty.gov

 


Connecticut

The New England Tuberculosis Consortium invites you to a webinar entitled, "TB Infection: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know about Testing & Treatment". The program is designed to inform providers from community clinics, private practices, and hospital-based clinics about an evidence-based approach to TB infection. Speakers are Richard ZuWallack, M.D. from St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT who will give a perspective from that of a provider and Elizabeth Talbot, M.D., New Hampshire Deputy State Epidemiologist speaking from a perspective of the public health department.

Access to the webinar:
Web: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/cdc/join?id=TBTB&role=attend&pw=TBTB

Phone: 866-774-8920
Passcode: 8612841#

Date of Event: March 25, 2014
Time of Event: 12:00 PM EST
Location of Event: Webinar
Contact Person: Mark Lobato
Organization: New England Tuberculosis Consortium
Address: Hartford, CT
Telephone Number: (860) 509-7687
E-mail: mark.lobato@ct.gov

 

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Kentucky

A display table will be placed in the lobby of our Cabinet for Health and Family Services building where the TB Program staff will provide information, distribute educational materials, and give out awareness ribbons. The TB Program will be hosting an awareness walk for employees of the cabinet in the afternoon as well as reading our gubernatorial proclamation of March as TB Awareness month.

Date of Events: March 24, 2014
Time of Events: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location of Events: Frankfort, Kentucky
Contact Person: Lindsay Pappas
Organization: Kentucky Department of Public Health
Address: 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Cabinet for Health and Family Services building (main lobby)
Telephone Number: (502) 564-4276
E-mail: Lindsay.Pappas@ky.gov

 

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Illinois

The theme for the Respiratory Health Association’s annual event is Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB. Topics will include local updates, drug resistant TB, TB in the homeless population, the EDN project, and the ACA for immigrants and refugees with TB. This event is for all working with TB including healthcare professionals and community outreach staff. Registration is $25, CEs will be available for RNs and RTs, and light refreshments will be served. Registration will close on March 14th or before if we reach capacity. More information and registration form can be found at http://www.lungchicago.org/world-tb-day/.

Date of Event: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 8:30 AM registration and networking; 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM program
Location of Event: Respiratory Health Association, 1440 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
Contact Person: Shena Patel or Tracy Lande
Organization: Respiratory Health Association
Address: 1440 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
Telephone Number: (312) 628-0227
E-mail: spatel@lungchicago.org; tlande@lungchicago.org

 

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Michigan

World TB Day Conference

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Lansing Center, Lansing, MI
Contact Person: Peter Davidson
Organization(s): Michigan Department of Community Health
Address: 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Telephone Number: (517) 335-8165
E-mail: davidsonp@michigan.gov

 

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Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health TB Prevention and Control Program has posted a World TB Day web page at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/tb/worldtbday.html.

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
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

Working Together to Stop TB in High Risk Populations

This informational forum addresses high risk populations for TB. The focus is to build partnerships with the different communities. The State Epidemiologist and State TB Consultant will share information for participants to take back to their communities. This is an expanded version of Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC) project Working Together to Stop TB in African Americans.

Date of Event: March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location of Event: Capps Technology Center, Indianola, MS
Contact Person: Ann Jackson, RN
Organization: MS State Department 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

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring the 2014 World TB Day—Local, Complex Case Reviews. The activity will be available in person, via telehealth, via video stream, or may be viewed as an archive. CME and CNEs will be offered. At the conclusion, participants will identify infection control issues, define potential causes of slow sputum smear conversion, and describe the process of a large contact investigation.

Date of Event: March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: Room 3029 Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha)
Contact Person: Kristin Gall
Organization: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509
Telephone Number: (402) 471-1372
E-mail: kristin.gall@nebraska.gov

 

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New York

Approximately 9 million people develop active, communicable TB and 2 million die from TB-related causes each year. In NYC, the average number of TB cases is over twice the national average.

The second annual NYC world TB day walk and rally will raise awareness about TB and available TB services. This event has been scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014. The event will unite a diverse group of community stakeholders to build partnerships, educate the community and raise awareness that TB is still a prominent health issue in NYC.

Date of Event: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time of Event: 9.30 AM
Location of Event: Union Square, SE corner
Contact Person: Carol Huston
Organization: RESULTS
Address: 940 Saint Nicholas Ave. 5E New York, NY 10032
Telephone Number: (914) 830-5414
E-mail: revcarol@earthlink.net

 


In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report that highlighted both progress and delays associated with the UN Millennium Development Goals for TB control issued in 2001. Join us at the New York Academy of Sciences on World TB Day 2014 to explore scientific insights towards novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine-related tools.

Poster and Speaking Opportunities: Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session and oral presentations (deadline February 28, 2014). For more information, visit www.nyas.org/TB2014

Date of Event: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location of Event: The New York Academy of Sciences
Contact Person: Dr. Jennifer Henry
Organization: The New York Academy of Sciences
Address: 7 Work Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
E-mail: jhenry@nyas.org

 

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Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health Tuberculosis Program is pleased to announce that the Annual World TB Day Conference for 2014 will be held at the Ohio Fire Academy, located at 8895 E Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. While great strides have been made to control and cure TB, this disease is still a problem and more should be done so that one day TB is eliminated.

Date of Event: March 21, 2014
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Location of Event: The Ohio Fire Academy
8895 E Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Contact Person: Teri Rossman
Organization: Ohio Department of Health
Address: 246 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone Number: (614) 728-7406
E-mail: teri.rossman@odh.ohio.gov

 

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Tennessee

2014 World TB Day Symposium

“New Challenges and New Tools in the Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis”

The Tuberculosis Elimination Program of Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center (VTC) and the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC), will present a “2014 World TB Day Symposium: New Challenges and New Tools in the Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis” April 1- 2, 2014, in Nashville. The event targets clinicians and will engage participants through presentations of actual TB cases in Tennessee, analysis of clinical challenges and opportunities by a panel of clinical and laboratory experts, lectures, and participant discussions. Registration and continuing medical education (CME) credits are free, but registration in advance is required.

Date of Event: April 1–2, 2014
Time of Event: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CST)
Location of Event: Holiday Inn West End (Vanderbilt), 2613 West End Ave., Nashville, TN
Contact Person: Trudy Stein-Hart
Organization: TN Department of Health
Address: 3rd Floor Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone Number: (615) 532-8505
E-mail: trudy.stein-hart@tn.gov

 

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Texas

The Binational Tuberculosis Program and Office of Border Health at Texas Department of State Health Services-Health Service Region 9/10 are very excited to bring several outreach and educational activities to the West Texas border counties. These activities will reach out to townspeople of Candelaria, Texas a small rural community in Presidio County, Texas, a 1 hour presentation to Sul Ross University Vocational Nursing Students in Alpine, Texas, and 1 hour presentation to healthcare professionals at a local community hospital and rural clinic in Culberson County, Texas.

Description: Presentation for Candelaria Community people: Tuberculosis awareness
Date of Event: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time of Event: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location of Event: Candelaria Schoolhouse, Candelaria, TX
Contact Person: Lupe Gonzalez
Organization: Texas Dept. of State Health Services – Health Service Region 9/10
Address: 401 E. Franklin, Suite 210
Telephone Number: (925) 834-7792
E-mail: lupe.gonzalez@dshs.state.tx.us

 


Presentation for Sul Ross State University Vocational Nursing Students – TB Modules to include: History of TB, Epidemiology of TB, Screening, Testing and Diagnoses, TB Signs and Symptoms and Treatment.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location of Event: Sul Ross State University – East Highway 90 Ferguson Hall, Room 104, Alpine, TX 79832
Contact Person: Lupe Gonzalez
Organization: Texas Dept. of State Health Services – Health Service Region 9/10
Address: 401 E. Franklin, Suite 210
Telephone Number: (925) 834-7792
E-mail: lupe.gonzalez@dshs.state.tx.us

 


Presentation to healthcare professionals at Culberson Hospital and rural clinic– in Culberson, Texas to cover: History of TB, Epidemiology of TB, Screening, Testing and Diagnoses, TB Signs and Symptoms and Treatment.

Date of Event: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location of Event: Culberson Hospital – Eisenhower & FM 2185 – Old Therapy Room – Van Horn, TX 79855
Contact Person: Lupe Gonzalez
Organization: Texas Dept. of State Health Services – Health Service Region 9/10
Address: 401 E. Franklin, Suite 210
Telephone Number: (925) 834-7792
E-mail: lupe.gonzalez@dshs.state.tx.us

 


Presentation to APIC-PDN (Association of Professionals in Infection Control – Paso Del Norte) – Chapter members in collaboration with Heartland National TB Center via webinar on binomial of TB-HIV.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time of Event: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Location of Event: 401 Franklin, Conference Room 250 – El Paso, TX 79901
Contact Person: Lupe Gonzalez
Organization: Texas Dept. of State Health Services – Health Service Region 9/10
Address: 401 E. Franklin, Suite 210
Telephone Number: (925) 834-7792
E-mail: lupe.gonzalez@dshs.state.tx.us

 

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Virginia

Virginia's TB Control and Prevention Program will present a videoconference for local health districts across the state on March 21 to commemorate World TB Day. The program will examine 10 years of trends in epidemiology, explore cohort review achievements and future challenges, and provide TB program updates. In addition, an update on the Gene Xpert test will be presented. Additional plans include use of social media to provide messaging to clinicians and the general public about tuberculosis. Key messages will be transmitted via Twitter and posted on Virginia Department of Health’s website homepage. Some local health districts plan awareness activities.

Date of Event:

March 21, 2014

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
E-mail: Lauri.Savage@vdh.virginia.gov

 

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Washington State

The Washington State Tuberculosis Advisory Council, Firland Foundation, and Seattle BioMed will host World TB Day 2014, a free event at Seattle Town Hall. 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: TB Vaccines, Multi-Drug Resistant and Extensively Drug Resistant TB, a Photovoice project that illustrates local TB cases and TB case-studies for the non-physician.

Date of Event: March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location of Event: Downstairs at Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 – enter on Seneca Street.
Contact Person: Allison Moroni
Organization: American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
Address: 822 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone Number: (206) 512-3294
E-mail: amoroni@lungmtpacific.onmicrosoft.com

 


The Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center, Washington State Department of Health, Public Health –Seattle & King County and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington will sponsor a World TB Day Symposium to discuss the evolving concepts of diagnosing and managing latent TB infection. Speakers include David Horne, MD, MPH and David Park, MD, both of the Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center, David Koelle, MD, PhD and Alexandra Molnar, MD both of the University of Washington and Masa Narita, MD of Public Health—Seattle & King County.

Date of Event: March 24, 2014
Time of Event: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location of Event: 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104, Harborview Medical Center, Research and Training Building – Room 109/113
Contact Person: Jessica Matthews
Organization: Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center
Address: 325 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone Number: 206 744-7731
E-mail: jmatthews@medicine.washington.edu

 


On Monday, March 17, the Snohomish Health District is hosting a week long TB display and TB Photovoice exhibit in the Health District atrium. We are partnering with Teresa Rugg, director of the TB Photovoice Project, and will have the exhibit up all week long. People can come and view this exhibit during normal business hours (8 AM–5 PM). On Friday, March 21, Dr. Gary Goldbaum will give a short presentation, TB Photovoice participants will share their stories, and a TB Public Health Nurse will be available to answer TB-related questions and demonstrate TB testing. Please join us to commemorate this day.

Date of Event: March 21, 2014
Time of Event: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Location of Event: Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave. Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201
Contact Person: Patricia L. Yepassis-Zembrou, MD, MPH
Organization: Tuberculosis Control Program at Snohomish Health District
Address: 3020 Rucker Ave. Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201
Telephone Number: 425-339-8611
E-mail: pyzembrou@snohd.org

 

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Wisconsin

Public Health – Madison & Dane County is hosting the 3rd Annual Tuberculosis Summit on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The TB Summit is a full day of presentations, case studies, and discussions. Topics include TB & HIV Coinfection, Immune Reconstitution Syndrome, MDR TB: Lessons from the Sheboygan WI Outbreak, Community Partnerships for Effective Case Management, Motivational Interviewing Techniques, and Medication & Lab Updates. 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 http://www.publichealthmdc.com/disease/TB/TBsummit.cfm

Date of Event: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time of Event: 8:00 AM  – 4:30 PM
Location of Event: Epic Systems, 1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593
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
E-mail: jgreenleaf@publichealthmdc.com

 

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International World TB Day Events

Vietnam

The American Center, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, in collaboration with CDC Vietnam, will host an educational event to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day. Dr. Sara J. Whitehead, Regional Advisor for Tuberculosis Elimination, CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand, will present “The United States and Vietnam: Science into Action to Stop TB” followed by a Q & A session. This event will promote awareness of TB among Vietnamese youth.

Date of Event: March 20, 2014
Time of Event: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location of Event: American Center, 8th Floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Contact Person: Ms. Van Tran
Organization: American Center Ho Chi Minh City
Address: 8th Floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone Number: +84-8-3520-4610
E-mail: ACHCMC@state.gov

 

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