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World TB Day Activities 2016:

National Events

CDC End TB Thunderclap

CDC’s End TB Thunderclap will go live on March 24th at 12:00 pm EDT/9:00 am PDT. We need at least 100 supporters for the Thunderclap to take effect.

Thunderclap is a tool that lets a message be heard when we say it together. Think of it as an “online flash mob.” Join, and we will share the End TB message at the same time, spreading an idea through social media together.  Organization Facebook pages may promote the activity, but only personal Facebook accounts can sign up. All Twitter handles may participate.

National Events
Date of Event: Join the Thunderclap any time before World TB Day, March 24. The Thunderclap will go live on World TB Day.
Time of Event: 12:00 pm EDT/9:00 am PDT
Location of Event: Online
Contact Person: Leeanna Allen
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Address:
Telephone Number:
E-mail: lallen1@cdc.gov

 

“Working Together to END TB” Social Media Campaign

The SNTC is launching a Social Media Campaign for World TB Day titled “Working Together to END TB.”  SNTC is encouraging people in our region and beyond to share how they are working together to End TB by submitting photos of their work in the field while holding the SNTC’s World TB Day sign.

Photos will be posted on Facebook and twitter as part of the campaign to raise awareness about TB and to promote the work being done to End TB.

Social Media Events
Date of Event: March 2016
Time of Event: ongoing
Location of Event: Facebook and Twitter
Contact Person: Paula Hamsho-Diaz and Emely Mckitrick
Organization: Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
Address: https://www.facebook.com/SNTC.UF
https://twitter.com/SNTC_TB
https://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/external icon
Telephone Number: (352)-273-7682
E-mail: Paula.hamsho-diaz@medicine.ufl.edu
Emely.Mckitrick@medicine.ufl.edu

 

Alaska

Statewide multidisciplinary webinar, perspectives from public health nurses in rural Alaska, State epidemiologists, clinicians, federal Quarantine Station, interview with Alaska Native patient.

Alaska Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 10:00 AM AK time
Location of Event: Webinar – Statewide – Webinar ID: 123-729-019
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5034011006970330627external icon
Contact Person: Michael Cooper
Organization: State of Alaska Public Health
Address: 3601 C St, Suite 540, Anchorage, AK
Telephone Number: 907-269-8004
E-mail: michael.cooper@alaska.gov

 

Arizona

Pima County World TB Day Awareness Walk
Arizona Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: Kino Sports Complex Area — starting from the Tuberculosis Clinic, located on 2980 East Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ  85713
Contact Person: Ana Guerrero, Tuberculosis Clinic, Pima County Health Department
Organization: Tuberculosis Control Program, Pima County Health Department
Address: Tuberculosis Clinic, 2980 East Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ  85713
Telephone Number: 520-724-8491
E-mail: Ana.Guerrero@Pima.gov

 

Colorado

National Jewish Health is holding a lecture series by experts from a wide variety of fields in Tuberculosis. The objective is to provide education on the complexity of TB and approaches to diagnose, treat, and decrease the burden TB. In chronological order: Dr. Charles Daley, MD: The Global Burden of Tuberculosis: Impact of Drug-Resistant TB; Dr. Max Salfinger, MD: Laboratory Diagnosis of Drug-Resistant TB: The Race is On; Dr. Edward Chan, MD: Latent Tuberculosis Infection; Dr. Robert Belknap, MD: M. Tuberculosis & Public Health; Dr. Michael Strong, PhD & Dr. Nabeeh Hasan, PhD: Genomic and Computational Approaches to Mycobacterial Pathogens.

Colorado Events
Date of Event: March 4; March 8; March 15; March 23; March 31
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location of Event: National Jewish Health
Contact Person: LeeAnn Bryant
Organization: National Jewish Health
Address: 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206
Telephone Number: 303-398-1371
E-mail: bryantl@njhealth.org

 

California

San Francisco TB Walk

Walk with a TB Survivor Advocate to Raise Awareness about TB and Knowing Your Risk for TB.
California TB care and control allies are walking up Market Street with a TB Patient Advocate from San Francisco, starting at 4PM at the Ferry Building and ending at 5PM in front of City Hall to raise awareness that TB is still a challenge in California and that it is important to Know Your Risk for TB. Please walk with us if you are in the area.

California Events
Date of Event: Friday, March 25, 2016
Time of Event: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location of Event: Walk begins at the Ferry Building.
Contact Person: Judith Thigpen, MPH
Organization: California Tuberculosis Controllers Association
WWW.CTCA.ORGexternal icon
Address:
Telephone Number: (510) 479-6139
E-mail: jthigpen@ctca.org

 

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Department of Public Health TB Control Program Open House

What exactly do we do here at the Tuberculosis Clinic?

For World TB Day 2016, the San Francisco Department of Public Health TB Control program will be hosting an open house at our program site. There will be a chance to meet our program staff, tour our clinic space, learn about our activities and TB in general, and more!

We are also excited to be joined by our partners at the Curry International Tuberculosis Center, who bring the opportunity to learn about the comprehensive training products, educational materials, and resources that they have to offer.

We look forward to joining with our community partners in raising TB awareness.

San Francisco Events
Date of Event: March 23, 2016
Time of Event: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: SFDPH Tuberculosis Clinic
San Francisco General Hospital
Ward 94
Contact Person: Laura Romo
Organization: SFDPH TB Control Program & Curry International Tuberculosis Center
Address: 2460 22nd Street, Building 90 4th floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone Number: (415) 206-8524
E-mail: laura.romo@sfdph.org

 

Georgia

TB Lunch and Learn

The Southwest Georgia Public Health District 8-2 is having a TB Lunch and Learn with our TB consultants Dr. Richard Beasley and Dr. Rubal Patel. We will present an overview of TB, advances in TB treatment, review the number of TB patients for the past 15 years, and discuss the challenges and triumphs we face when dealing with TB. Certificates of award will be presented to all TB nurses and a special recognition certificate will be awarded to the Most Outstanding TB clinic nurse.  In addition to the special event each of the 14 health departments will have TB educational materials and posters displayed during the month of March.

Georgia Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location of Event: Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton, Ga.
Contact Person: Linda Hatton, TB Nurse Specialist
Organization: Southwest Georgia Public Health District 8-2 TB Program
Address: 928 West Street, Bainbridge, Ga. 39819
Telephone Number: 229-243-6419
E-mail: linda.hatton@dph.ga.gov

 

World TB Day Educational Seminar

The DeKalb County Board of Health Tuberculosis (TB) control program will be hosting an educational seminar on TB in Georgia, DeKalb County and in correctional settings, and we have an array of expert speakers from the State Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the DeKalb County Board of health scheduled to give presentations on the aforementioned topics. In addition, the agency will be conducting a tuberculin skin test certification workshop.

DeKalb County Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location of Event:
DeKalb County Jail; 4415 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30332
Contact Person: Ndubuisi Anyalechi
Organization: DeKalb County Board of Health
Address:
445 Winn Way, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Telephone Number: 404-294-3769
E-mail: ndubuisi.anyalechi@dph.ga.gov

 

World TB Day at the Georgia State Capitol

 

Georgia State Capitol Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location of Event:
State Capitol Rotunda (206 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA). Display – all day.  In afternoon we will lead a walk, with TB signage, around the block of the state capitol building.
Contact Person: Marjorie McDermott, TB Nurse Consultant
Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Program
Address:
2 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone Number: 404-657-2618
E-mail: Marjorie.mcdermott@dph.ga.gov

 

Indiana

World TB Day 2016 Educational Event

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) TB Control/Refugee Health Program in partnership with the Marion County TB Program will host an educational event in honor of World TB Day.

This free educational forum addresses TB in Indiana and the US, with a focus this year on TB in children, extrapulmonary TB, and large contact investigations.

Target audience: clinicians, public health nurses, and any individuals interested in TB.

Please plan to attend!

Indiana Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Marion County Public Health Dept, 4012 N. Rural St, Indianapolis, IN
Contact Person: Midia Fulano
Organization: Indiana State Department of Health, Division of TB/Refugee Health
Address: 2 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Telephone Number: 317-233-7434
E-mail: mfulano@isdh.in.gov

 

Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a World TB Day Conference in 2016.  Michigan’s theme for World TB Day 2016 is “Migration & TB”. As immigrant and refugee populations become more common our event will speak to the importance of accurately detecting and managing the most deadly infectious disease in the world. We will host experts presenting on the cultural competencies of TB, co-management of TB and Diabetes, and personal stories from the field. In addition we will offer advice for newer treatment regiments for LTBI and advances in TB diagnosis and case management. Nursing and Medical continuing education credits will be offered.

Information: www.michigan.gov/tb

Registration: https://wtbd2016.wufoo.com/forms/-wtbd16/external icon

Michigan Events
Date of Event: April 8, 2016
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Location of Event: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing MI 48824
Indianapolis, Indiana  46202
Contact Person: Helen McGuirk, MPH
Organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention & Epidemiology; Communicable Disease Division; TB Control Unit
Address: 201 Townsend St., Lansing MI 48913
Telephone Number: (517)-335-8050
E-mail: mcguirkh@michigan.gov

 

New Jersey

Rutgers World TB Day Symposium

This symposium will coincide with World TB Day. The focus will include clinical aspects of TB care and prevention as well as the basic science of TB research. The topics will cover TB genomics, immunology, diagnostics, transmission and global efforts towards prevention and elimination.

New Jersey Events
Date of Event: March 22, 2016
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location of Event: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Contact Person: Patty Woods
Organization: Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute
Address: 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Telephone Number: (973)-973-0978
E-mail: patty.woods@rutgers.edu

 

New York

Global is Local: Opportunities and Challenges for TB Elimination in New York City

In commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers are jointly hosting a medical conference for physicians, nurses and students, and public health workers. This year’s theme is Global is Local: Opportunities and Challenges for TB Elimination in New York City.

For more information visit, WTBD2016.info | RSVPexternal icon by March 18, 2016

New York Events
Date of Event: March 21, 2016
Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location of Event: Bard Ballroom
50 Haven Avenue
Columbia University Medical Center Campus
New York, NY 10032
Contact Person: Barbara Aaron
Organization: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Address: 722 West 168th Street, Room 1511, New York, NY 10032
Telephone Number: (212)-305-4680
E-mail: bpa2001@columbia.edu

 

World TB Day Tour: Saranac Laboratory Museum

Historic Saranac Lake presents a special tour of the Saranac Laboratory Museum commemorating World TB Day. This is a free guided tour of the first commercial laboratory built in the United States for the study of TB. Built in 1894, the laboratory is open as a museum interpreting Saranac Lake’s unique history as a world-famous health resort and center for scientific research.

Museum Events
Date of Event: March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 2:00 PM
Location of Event: The Saranac Laboratory Museum
Saranac Lake, NY
Contact Person: Amy Catania, Executive Director
Organization: Historic Saranac Lake
Address: 89 Church Street, Suite 2, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Telephone Number: 518-891-4606
E-mail: mail@historicsaranaclake.org

 

Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health Tuberculosis Program is pleased to announce details for the World TB Day Conference 2016. 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.
The purpose of Ohio’s activity is to enable the learners to understand how to partner with facilities to set up the best care for their patient.

This activity has been approved by the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. There will be 5 nursing credit hours available. Participants must attend at least 80% of the program and complete and submit an evaluation.

Ohio Events
Date of Event: March 24, 2016
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

 

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Fostering Partnerships for TB Elimination in Philadelphia

Description of event exactly as you want it to appear on the CDC TB website (no more than 100 words): In commemoration of World TB Day, the Philadelphia Department of Health, the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, and the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health are jointly sponsoring this CME/CNE certified education event.  This conference will address TB prevention and control efforts for the city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Topics will include current TB trends in Philadelphia, challenges and opportunities for TB elimination, forging partnerships for TB elimination, diabetes and other risk factors for progression to TB disease, diagnosis and treatment of TB infection in specific populations. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion to engage participants and enhance interaction.

Pennsylvania Events
Date of Event: March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location of Event: Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
Nesbitt Hall
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact Person: Arpita Jindani
Organization: Jointly Provided By
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health,
  • Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health,
  • Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the Center for Continuing & Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences
Address: 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone Number: (973)-972-4811
E-mail: arpita.jindani@rutgers.edu

 

South Carolina

World TB Day Blog Post

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control TB Control Section will release a blog post in observance of World TB Day 2016. This post will highlight Tuberculosis trend data for South Carolina as well as the new campaign being developed to increase public awareness in our high risk populations.

South Carolina Events
Date of Event: March 24, 2016
Time of Event: N/A
Location of Event: http://blog.scdhec.govexternal icon
Contact Person: Basley Carlisle  MPA, MIS
Organization: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Address: 2100 Bull Street Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone Number: (415) 206-8524
E-mail: carlisbd@dhec.sc.gov

 

Virginia

World TB Day Event

The Fairfax County Health Department TB team is hosting an event to celebrate World TB Day that includes; the viewing the video conference presented by the Virginia Department of Health, a presentation by our TB Physician Consultant, Dr. Barbara Andrino entitled – A Short History of TB, New Approaches in Treatment, and an overview of the WHO strategy to End TB worldwide, a presentation by our Tuberculosis Epidemiologist Karen Fujii, MHS entitled -Tuberculosis in Fairfax Health District: An Epidemiologic Review, a luncheon will be provided by the TB team to thank the partners that unite with the TB team to end TB in Fairfax County.

Virginia Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Time of Event: 11:30 AM – 4.00 PM
Location of Event: 10777 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 – Rowland Conference Center – 3rd Floor
Contact Person: Sara Bailey, TB Nurse Manager
Organization: Fairfax County Health Department
Address: 7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 400-E (East Wing), Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone Number: 703-533-5797
E-mail: Sara.Bailey@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

World TB Day Video Conference

Virginia’s TB Control and Prevention Program will present a videoconference for local health districts across the state on March 24, World TB Day. A physician will give a presentation on Improving TB Outcomes for Diabetics. A public health Outreach Worker will give a Ramadan and managing DOT presentation. The program will also include updates on the TB Control program, epidemiology in Virginia, and Video Enhanced Therapy.

Virginia Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 1.30 PM
Location of Event: Videoconference presented at the Virginia Department of Health and broadcast to local health districts across the state.
Contact Person: Saran C Stevens
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Address: 7109 Governor Street, Richmond VA 23219
Telephone Number: 804-864-7921
E-mail: Saran.Stevens@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Washington State

World TB Day Department of Health Staff Event

The Washington State Department of Health WTBD Staff event will feature Diana T. Yu, MD, MSPH, who will provide a brief history of TB and how the disease impacts local communities. Staff from the Department of Health are invited to attend.

Washington State Events
Date of Event: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
Time of Event: 12:00 PM – 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

 

Washington State

World TB Day Public Forum

The public is invited to attend the World TB Day Public Forum, moderated by KCTS’s Enrique Cerna, exploring the continuum of TB disease burden and advocacy. The event features an interactive panel from a variety of Public and Global Health Settings including: Erika Arthun, Senior Project Officer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Scott Lindquist, State Communicable Disease Epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health, and, Diane Welch, Public Health Nurse with Clark County Public Health. The event will be held at the Seattle Public Library and is funded by the Firland Foundation.

Washington State Events
Date of Event: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Time of Event: 5:30 PM – 8.00 PM
Location of Event: Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium-Level 1, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. (Event Link)
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

 

Wisconsin

5th Annual Tuberculosis Summit

Public Health – Madison & Dane County and Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis are jointly hosting the 5th Annual Tuberculosis Summit on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The TB Summit is a full day of presentations, case studies, and discussions. Topics this year include the TB Spectrum: diagnosis to treatment, 3HP treatment & side effects, complex TB cases, an M. bovis update, and statewide resources and epidemiology. For the first time, we will hear a client’s story & gain understanding of the experience of living with MDR TB. Guest speakers include both local and national clinicians.

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. For additional information, see https://ce.mayo.edu/public-health/content/tb-summit-madison-wi-2016external icon

Wisconsin Events
Date of Event: Thursday, April 28, 2016
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

 

Republic of Palau

World TB Day Symposium

Palau MOH TB Control Program will be hosting a World TB Day Symposium on March 16th 2016 targeting clinicians from the entire department of health engaging them through presentation of actual TB cases, MDR-TB and TB Diabetes.

Palau Events
Date of Event: March 16, 2016
Time of Event: 11:00 AM – 1.00 PM
Location of Event: Palau MOH Professional Development Center
Contact Person: Connie B. Olikong
Organization: TB Control Program – Ministry of Health
Address: 6027 One Circle Road, Meyuns Koror Palau PW 96940
Telephone Number: (680)-488-8517
E-mail: connie.olikong@palauhealth.org

 

Republic of Palau

World TB Day Awareness Event

The annual TB awareness event is on March 24th and the public is invited to join.  The event will begin with a brief ceremony on WTB day history, what is TB, and reading of our presidential proclamation of March 24th as World TB Day.  There will be poster sessions on TB Basic Facts, TB Epidemiology, TB-Diabetes, TB-HIV, TB Genotyping, MDR-TB, and TB Infection.

Palau Events
Date of Event: March 24, 2016
Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 3.00 PM
Location of Event: Palau Community College Cafeteria
Contact Person: Connie B. Olikong
Organization: TB Control Program – Ministry of Health
Address: 6027 One Circle Road, Meyuns Koror Palau PW 96940
Telephone Number: (680)-488-8517
E-mail: connie.olikong@palauhealth.org
Page last reviewed: January 12, 2016