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World TB Day Activities 2015:

Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) TB Program will host an educational event in honor of World TB Day on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. This free educational forum addresses TB in Indiana and the US, TB among the foreign born, LTBI treatment and Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR).

The event targets clinicians, public health nurses, and those individuals who have interest in TB.

“Eliminating TB in Indiana, one patient at a time.

Indiana Details 
Date of Event: March 24, 2015
Time of Event: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Indiana State Department of Health Lab
550 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46202
Contact Person: Midia Fulano, MPH, RN
Organization: INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
TB/Refugee Health Division
Address: 2 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Telephone Number: (317)-233-7841
E-mail: mfulano@isdh.in.gov

 


New Mexico

A TB ECHO Training Event:  will take place in Albuquerque, NM on March 23 & 24, 2015 to launch a collaborative educational and TB case-management initiative, the NM Department of Health (DOH) TB ECHO Clinic that will convene for 3 hours each month.  The purpose of the ECHO clinic will be to promote development of a community of practice and learning among the NM DOH TB nurses in the 50+ NM DOH offices across New Mexico to ensure high quality of care and treatment of TB across.

 

New Mexico Details
Date of Event: March 24, 2015
Time of Event: 1:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location of Event: Project ECHO Building; 1650 University Ave, ABQ, NM 87102
Whale Conference Room; 1st Floor
Contact Person: Diana Fortune RN, BSN, TB Program Manager
Organization: New Mexico Department of Health
Address: 1190 St. Frances Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone Number: (505)-827-2473
E-mail: diana.fortune@state.nm.us

 


 


New York

In commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of Tuberculosis Control (BTBC) will hold two events to increase awareness about tuberculosis (TB) and to increase efforts to eliminate this preventable and curable disease.  The BTBC will host the Annual World TB Day Conference on Friday, March 20, 2015 and hold a TB Walk on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

New York Details
Date of Event: March 20, 2015- Annual TB Conference
March 21, 2015-  TB Walk
Time of Event: Annual TB Conference- 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
TB Walk – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location of Event: Annual TB Conference- 42-09 28 St. LIC, Queens, NY 11101
TB Walk- New York City (exact location TBA)
Contact Person: Elvy Barroso, MD, MSc, MSN, RN
Organization: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control
Address: 42-09 St. LIC, Queens, NY 11101
Telephone Number: 1347-3967491
E-mail: ebarroso@health.nyc.gov

 



Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health Tuberculosis Program is pleased to announce details for the 2015 Annual World TB Day Conference. The conference will be held at Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place Columbus, Ohio 43240.

World TB Day, observed on March 24th each year, is designed to increase public awareness about tuberculosis, and remind public health officials that in much of the world, TB leads to the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year.

Ohio Details
Date of Event: March 24, 2015
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Location of Event: Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
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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Texas

The City of Houston Bureau of Tuberculosis will hold its annual World TB Day celebrations featuring presentations by two pediatric TB experts: Drs. Andrea Cruz and Lindsay Hatzenbuehler from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. We will also have testimonials from former TB patients to highlight the great work public health workers do on a daily basis.

Texas Details
Date of Event: March 24, 2015
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: West Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019
Contact Person: Patrick Ndibe
Organization: City of Houston Bureau of Tuberculosis
Address: 8000 N. Stadium Drive, 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77054
Telephone Number: (832) 393-4797
E-mail: Patrick.ndibe@houstontx.gov

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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 24.  A physician will give a presentation on New Drugs and Regimens for TB:  2015 Update.  A scientist will present on NAAT Testing/Results and Culture Probe Results.  In addition, the program will include an epidemiology update in Virginia and cohort review achievements.

Virginia Details
Date of Event: March 24, 2015
Time of Event: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location of Event: Video conference presented at the Virginia Department of Health and broadcast to local health districts across the state.
Contact Person: Jane Moore
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Address: 109 Governor Street, Richmond VA 23219
Telephone Number: (804) 864-7920
E-mail: Jane.Moore@vdh.virginia.gov

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Washington

The Washington State Department of Health WTBD Staff event will feature Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, State Communicable Disease Epidemiologist and TB Medical Consultant, sharing the latest trends and impact of TB in Washington.

Washington Details
Date of Event: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time of Event: noon-1:00 PM
Location of Event: WA State Department of Health Point Plaza East Building, Room 337
Contact Person: Sherry Carlson or Heidi Iyall
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Address: P.O. Box 47837 Olympia, WA 98504-7837
Telephone Number: (360) 236-3443
E-mail: tbservices@doh.wa.gov

The Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center presents the second annual World TB Day LTBI Symposium, “Optimizing Latent TB Screening and Treatment in the United States”. Keynote speaker is C. Robert Horsburgh Jr., MD, MUS, Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Medicine, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University. A panel discussion will follow to discuss advances on LTBI management. Refreshments will be provided.

Firland Event
Date of Event: Monday, March 25, 2015
Time of Event: 1:00-3:30 PM
Location of Event: Location of Event: R&T Auditorium, Harborview Medical Center Research & Training Building, 300 9th Ave (corner of 9th and Alder) https://goo.gl/maps/EwiS6external icon —link to map
Contact Person: Contact Jessica Matthews at jrose4@uw.edu with any questions.
Organization: Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center
Address: 325 9th AVE Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone Number: (206) 744-7731
E-mail: jrose4@uw.edu

Panorama’s Community Health Series presents Diana T. Yu, MD, MSPH, to discuss the latest trends and challenges of Tuberculosis and how the disease impacts local communities. Dr. Yu’s credentials include:

  • Mason County Health Officer
  • Former Thurston County Health Officer
  • Member, National Society of TB Clinicians
  • Member, International Union Against TB and other Lung Diseases
Panaroma Event Details
Date of Event: Monday, March 23, 2015
Time of Event: 10:00-11:00 AM
Location of Event: Panorama Auditorium 1751 Circle Lane Drive SE (off of Sleater-Kinney) Lacey, WA 98503
Contact Person: Sherry Carlson or Heidi Iyall
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Address: P.O. Box 47837 Olympia, WA 98504-7837
Telephone Number: (360) 236-3443
E-mail: tbservices@doh.wa.gov

The Public Health Laboratories WTBD Event features:

  • Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, State Communicable Disease Epidemiologist, will share the latest trends and impact of TB in Washington
  • Teresa Rugg, MPH, TB Photo Voice Director, will share reflections, perspectives and inspirational insights of 28 local people who shared their TB stories as part of the TB Voices Project.
  • Lab tours and exhibit viewing before and after the program!
Event Details
Date of Event: Monday, March 23, 2015
Time of Event: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Location of Event: Public Health Laboratories 1610 NE 150th Street Shoreline, WA 98155
Contact Person: Alla Ostash
Organization: Washington State Department of Health Public Health Laboratories
Address: 1610 NE 150th Street MS: K17-9 Shoreline, WA 98155
Telephone Number: (206) 418-5473
E-mail: alla.ostash@doh.wa.gov

The World TB Day forum (moderated by KCTS’s Enrique Cerna) will explore the burden of TB in Washington, patient challenges, and discuss treatment solutions. The event features the TB Voices Project, which highlights 28 local residents impacted by TB. Panelists include Scott Lindquist, State Communicable Disease Epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health; Alexandra Molnar, Physician at Harborview Medical Center; Tanya Parish, Vice President of Drug Discovery with the Infectious Disease Research Institute; David Sherman, Professor with Seattle BioMed; and Faxti Cabbi, a Community Health Worker who’ll share her experience of caring for a TB patient in Kenya.

Event Details
Date of Event: Monday, March 23, 2015
Time of Event: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Location of Event: Town Hall Seattle (downstairs) 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Seneca Street) Seattle, WA 98101
Contact Person: Sherry Carlson or Heidi Iyall
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Address: P.O. Box 47837 Olympia, WA 98504-7837
Telephone Number: (360) 236-3443
E-mail: tbservices@doh.wa.gov

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Wisconsin

Public Health – Madison & Dane County and Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis are jointly hosting the 4th Annual Tuberculosis Summit on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The TB Summit is a full day of presentations, case studies, and discussions. Topics this year include TB Radiology, Adverse Drug Reactions, the Evolution of TB, Legal Issues and TB Control, and Immigration 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://centerfortuberculosis.mayo.edu/wisconsin-tb-summit-2015—april-23.htmlexternal icon

Wisconsin Details
Date of Event: March 24, 2015
Time of Event: 8:00 AM –4:30 PM
Location of Event: The campus of Epic Systems
1979 Milky Way
Verona, WI 53593
Contact Person: Julia Greenleaf, MPH, RN
Organization: Jointly sponsored by Public Health – Madison & Dane County and Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis
Address: 2300 S. Park St., Suite 2010, Madison WI 53713
Telephone Number: (608) 242-6487
E-mail: JGreenleaf@publichealthmdc.com
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