World TB Day 2019

 

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World TB Day Activities 2019:


National Events

We will update this page with activities as World TB Day approaches.

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United States


Arizona

World TB Day Fair, Tucson

TB awareness 4 mile fun run and 2 mile walk, free health screenings, food drive to support the community food bank, garden demonstration, meet with and obtain information from a variety of local wellness and resource providers, obtain outdoor safety tips from local first responders, and obtain training and gear tips from local sport shops. Free T-shirt for run and walk participants. Chance to receive other gifts and prizes.

Date of Event: March 23, 2019

Time of Event: 9am to 2pm

Location of Event: Kino Sports Complex North, Sam Lena Recreation Area, 3400 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson, Az 85714

Event Webpage: http://bit.ly/PimaTBDayexternal icon

Organization: Pima County Health Department Tuberculosis Clinic

Organization Address: 2980 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713

Contact Person: Fernando Silvas

Telephone Number: 520-724-8491

E-mail: Fernando.Silvas@pima.gov


California

Stanislaus County World TB Day Educational Booth @ Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto

Come talk to Public Health Nurses about Tuberculosis. Get the facts on TB, find out if you are at risk for TB, and learn how TB is treated. This is a World TB Day event meant to bring awareness and provide education to the community.

Date of Event: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time of Event: 2:00PM-4:00PM

Location of Event: Gallo Center for the Arts; 1000 I St., Modesto, CA 95354

Organization: Stanislaus County Tuberculosis Control

Organization Address: 820 Scenic Dr., Modesto, CA 95350

Contact Person: Rick Garcia, PHN

Telephone Number: (209) 558-8880

E-mail: rigarcia@schsa.org


Latent TB Videos for Healthcare Providers: How do I talk to patients about latent TB?

Finding and treating individuals with latent TB infection (LTBI) is critical to preventing TB disease. TB Free California is a partnership among the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), local health departments, and community clinics throughout the state working to increase targeted LTBI testing and treatment. In collaboration with the Curry International TB Center, TB Free California has produced a series of short videos to help healthcare providers counsel their patients about LTBI testing and treatment. Video topics include Why Should I Get Testing for Latent TB? , Why Do I Need Treatment for Latent TB? , and I Received the BCG Vaccine: Do I Still Need Latent TB Testing and Treatment?

Date of Event: March 24, 2019

Event Webpage: The videos can be accessed here:
Video #1: https://youtu.be/GLEZFnuChr0external icon
Video #2: https://youtu.be/IQtuqi5rQ3Eexternal icon
Video #3: https://youtu.be/3XLf4iV3j-cexternal icon

Organization: TB Free California – California Department of Public Health

Organization Address: 850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 2nd Floor, Richmond, CA 94804

Contact Person: Setie Asfaha

Telephone Number: 510-620-3005

E-mail: setie.asfaha@cdph.ca.gov


“Light Up the World” for World TB Day, Los Angeles

The Stop TB Partnership has a worldwide campaign called “Light Up the World” where different landmarks are asked to light up in red to show solidarity in the fight against TB on World TB day. The Grand Park fountain will light up in red on this day.

Date of Event: 3/24/19

Time of Event: Sunset, Pacific Standard Time

Location of Event: 200 N. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program

Organization Address: 2615 S. Grand Ave Room 507 Los Angeles, CA 90007

Contact Person: Claire Torres

Telephone Number: 213-745-1737

E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov


“Light Up the World” for World TB Day, Los Angeles

The Stop TB Partnership has a worldwide campaign called “Light Up the World” where different landmarks are asked to light up in red to show solidarity in the fight against TB on World TB day. The Union Station Clock Tower will light up in red on this day.

Date of Event: 3/24/19

Time of Event: Sunset, Pacific Standard Time

Location of Event: 800 N Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012

Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program

Organization Address: 2615 S. Grand Ave Room 507 Los Angeles, CA 90007

Contact Person: Claire Torres

Telephone Number: 213-745-1737

E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov


East Hollywood Certified Farmer’s Market, Los Angeles

This is a World TB day event meant to bring awareness and provide resources on TB for the general community.

Date of Event: 3/21/19

Time of Event: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location of Event: 5448 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Event Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/EHFarmersMkt/

Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program

Organization Address: 2615 S. Grand Ave Room 507 Los Angeles, CA 90007

Contact Person: Claire Torres

Telephone Number: 213-745-1737


Olive View Medical Center World Tuberculosis Day Event, Los Angeles

The event is meant to bring awareness to tuberculosis (TB) and provide resources to Olive View Medical Center staff providing care for TB patients.

Date of Event: 3/22/19

Time of Event: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location of Event: 14445 Olive View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342

Organization: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Program

Organization Address: 2615 S. Grand Ave Room 507 Los Angeles, CA 90007

Contact Person: Claire Torress

Telephone Number: 213-745-1737

E-mail: cltorres@ph.lacounty.gov


UCSF World TB Day Symposium 2019, San Francisco

UCSF will host one segment of the first ever “Pan Global” live streamed World TB Day Symposium, with London, San Francisco, and Hanoi participating in a 24-hour baton passing effort to raise awareness about and share research on TB. The day will include keynote talks from Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. C. Robert Horsburgh, Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University, and Dr. Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis.  The live UCSF program will begin at 8:30AM, with live-streaming of the London segment in the auditorium from 7AM.

Date of Event: 03/22/2019

Time of Event: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Location of Event: San Francisco

Event Webpage: https://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/event/ucsf-world-tb-day-2019external icon

Organization: UCSF Center for TB

Organization Address: UCSF Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 5, Room 5K1, San Francisco, CA 94110

Contact Person: Patrick Phillips

Telephone Number: (+1) 415.206.3960

E-mail: Patrick.phillips@ucsf.edu


San Francisco Department of Public Health Educational Booth at Heart of the City Farmers’ Market

On March 27th, the San Francisco TB Prevention and Control Program will host a community outreach booth at the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market at Civic Center and focus on educating the public about risk factors for TB. Aligning with the national theme, SFDPH will also be conducting a social media campaign with the World TB Day theme of “It’s Time…to Know Your Risk for TB”. San Francisco City Hall will join the yearly global initiative, “Light up the World for TB” and be lit red on March 24th, 2019 in observance of World TB Day.”

Date of Event: March 27th, 2019

Time of Event: 9:30 am-2:30 pm

Location of Event: Heart of the City Farmers’ Market 1 United Nations Plz, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event Webpage: https://www.sfcdcp.org/tb-control/external icon

Organization: San Francisco Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program

Organization Address: 2460 22nd St, Ward 94 Building 90 Floor 4, San Francisco, CA 94110

Contact Person: Elgin Yalin

Telephone Number: (415) 206-2694

E-mail: elgin.yalin@sfdph.org


Florida

World TB Day 2019 Event, Citrus County

The Department of Health in Citrus County, Florida will be hosting a community event at different Food Pantries in our County from 3/18/19 through 3/22/19. Our goals are to promote education about TB to high risk populations and to offer confidential TB risk assessment and symptom screening.

Date of Event: 3/18/19-3/22/19

Time of Event: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Location of Event: Food Pantries in Citrus County

Organization: Department of Health Citrus County

Organization Address: 3700 W Sovereign Path. Lecanto, FL 34461

Contact Person: Yanet Vega RN

Telephone Number: 352-527-0068 Ext 6059

Email: Yanet.vega@flhealth.gov


It’s Time to know your TB status, Hillsborough County

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (Tampa) is offering free TB Testing, STD Testing, Hepatitis A vaccines and Flu vaccine at New Season Tampa Metro Treatment Center. This is a second year collaboration with this local treatment center and presents an opportunity for staff and client education on communicable diseases.

Date of Event: March 20, 2019

Time of Event: 7:00AM-11:00AM

Location of Event: 7207 & 7225 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33604

Organization: Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County

Organization Address: 8605 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33604

Contact Person: Jylmarie Lewis

Telephone Number: 813-307-8015, ext. 4701

E-mail: Jylmarie.lewis@flhealth.gov


2019 World TB Day Conference and Outreach, Miami-Dade County

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade will be holding a conference in honor of World TB Day. A number of TB experts will be speaking on topics regarding the latest applicable research in TB treatment, surveillance trends within the county, and various other topics relevant to treating TB within Miami. This event is meant to provide updated and relevant educational information on TB in the county of Miami-Dade for anyone interested in TB treatments and recent developments.

Date of Event: 03/22/19

Time of Event: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Location of Event: Camillus House

Organization: Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade

Organization Address: 1350 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33125

Contact Person: Andrea Lomeli

Telephone Number: (786) 501-9772

E-mail: andrea.lomeli@flhealth.gov


It’s Time to Get Educated! Okaloosa County

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County is providing an education table in the main lobby via pamphlets, flyers, and infographics on the prevention and treatment of TB & LTBI.

Date of Event: March 21 & 22, 2019

Time of Event: 7:30AM-3:00PM

Location of Event: 221 Hospital Drive NE Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Organization: Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County

Organization Address: 221 Hospital Drive NE Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

Contact Person: Mark Bagby, BSN, RN

Telephone Number: 850-344-0606

E-mail: mark.bagby@flhealth.gov


It’s Time To Know The Symptoms Of TB, Okeechobee County

The Florida Department of Health in in Okeechobee County partnered with Okeechobee Big Lake Mission offering TB Education, STD/HIV & Hepatitis Testing and free Flu vaccine during the noon-time meal to the homeless population.

Date of Event: March 22, 2019

Time of Event: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Location of Event: First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972

Organization: Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County

Organization Address: 1728 NW 9th Ave. Okeechobee FL 34972

Contact Person: Vickie Elkins

Telephone Number: 863-462-5792

E-mail: Vickie.elkins@flhealth.gov


Georgia

TB Anywhere is TB Everywhere – It’s Time To End TB, Decatur

The event aims to educate providers, nurses, health practitioners and our community partners who are serving the diverse communities of DeKalb County. The day will start with a “Walk” to increase awareness. After the walk, we will provide an overview of TB in DeKalb County. Have a panel of Medical, and Nurse consultants discussion, to discuss the Board of Health’s TB patient intake, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and contact investigation process, as well as our other services. Exhibits will include information on the QFT and T-SPOT TB tests. We’ll have some fun, too, with giveaways and raffles.

Date of Event: Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Time of Event: 9.00am till 3.00pm

Location of Event: DeKalb County Board of Health, T. O. Vinson Auditorium, 440 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30300.

Organization: DeKalb County Board of Health TB Refugee Clinic Program

Organization Address: 440 Winn Way, Decatur Georgia, 30300

Contact Person: Rebecca Ajibola

Telephone Number: 404-508-7955

E-mail: Rebecca.ajibola@dph.ga.gov


Kansas

 End TB in JC! Johnson County

All staff encouraged to wear their “END TB” T-shirts Friday March 22nd in honor of World TB Day March 24th. Be on the lookout for various social media post about World TB Day!

Date of Event: March 22nd

Time of Event: 0800-1600

Location of Event: Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

Event Webpage: https://www.jocogov.org/;https://www.facebook.com/jocogov/;https://twitter.com/jocogov

Organization: Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

Organization Address: 11875 South Sunset Drive Suite 300 Olathe KS 66061

Contact Person: Gabrielle May

Telephone Number: 913-826-1224

E-mail: gabrielle.may@jocogov.org


Illinois

World TB Day Summit, Champaign

This conference will address some behavioral risk factors that affect the course of TB Disease.

Date of Event: 03/20/2019

Time of Event: 8 am- 1:30 pm

Location of Event: Carle Forum, 611 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Organization: Illinois Department of Public Health

Organization Address: 2125 S. 1st Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact Person: Jennifer Chacon

Telephone Number: 217-278-5928

E-mail: jennifer.chacon@illinois.gov


Indiana

Indiana World Tb Day Educational Event, Indianapolis

The Indiana State Department of Health is hosting an educational event in honor of World TB Day.  This free educational forum addresses TB in Indiana with topics including TB radiology, IGRAs and TB, and regional break-out sessions.  Admission is free but registration is required.

Date of Event: March 25th, 2019

Time of Event: 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Location of Event: Clowes Auditoirum – Indianapolis Public Library, 40 E St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Event Webpage: https://worldtbday2019indy.eventbrite.comexternal icon

Organization: Indiana State Department of Health

Organization Address: 2 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact Person: Kelly White

Telephone Number: 317-233-7548

E-mail: KeWhite@isdh.in.gov


Kentucky

2019 World TB Day Awareness Campaign, Frankfort

The Kentucky TB Program at the Department for Public Health is promoting TB awareness in their 2019 World TB Day campaign. This includes designing a new educational bulliet board and creating new TB awareness materials. Additionally, for more widespread awareness, a press release was issued along with an official Proclamation from Kentucky’s governor to declare March 2019 “Tuberuclosis Awareness Month.”

Date of Event: March 1-31, 2019

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Location of Event: Frankfort, Kentucky

Organization: Kentucky TB Program

Organization Address: 275 E. Main Street, HS2EB, Frankfort, KY 40621

Contact Person: Emily Anderson

Telephone Number: 502-564-4276

E-mail: EmilyA.Anderson@ky.gov


Louisiana

World TB Awareness Event, Covington

An event to highlight the impact of TB and the benefits of research to eradicate the disease, including vaccinations and drug treatment modalities. We will provide information to participants, take a group picture to share our “IT’S TIME” messages, promote on social media and send this to Tulane media services to disperse throughout the university.

Date of Event: March 19,2019

Time of Event: 2pm

Location of Event: Covington

Organization: Tulane National Primate Research Center

Organization Address: 18703 Three Rivers Road

Contact Person: Marie Maywalt

Telephone Number: 985-871-6596

E-mail: mmaywalt@tulane.edu


Michigan

MDHHS 2019 World TB Day Conference, Lansing

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a conference in honor of World TB Day. The program will address topics ranging from global and Michigan TB epidemiology, MDR-TB, introduction of an LTBI testing and treatment algorithm, human trafficking, and best practices in medical and case management. We will have speakers from state and local government health departments, as well as TB survivors from Michigan. Nursing and Medical continuing education credits will be offered at this event. All are welcome and invited to this event, regardless of your affiliation or knowledge of TB.

Date of Event: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time of Event: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location of Event: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Event Webpage:  Information: www.michigan.gov/tbexternal icon

Organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Communicable Disease Division

Organization Address: 333 S Grand Ave Lansing, MI 48933

Contact Person: Helen McGuirk

Telephone Number: 517-284-4957

E-mail: mcguirkh@michigan.gov


Ohio

World TB Day 2019 Conference, Columbus

The Ohio Department of Health is hosting it’s annual all-day educational event on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in recognition of World TB Day 2019. Topics will include Ohio’s 2018 TB Statistics, TB & Corrections, TB & Chronic Diseases, MDR TB and LTBI Contacts to MDR Cases, and Laboratory Testing for TB. This activity has been submitted for nursing continuing education hours. For questions about contact hours, email or call Nicole Hagans, BSN, RN at Nicole.Hagans@odh.ohio.gov or
(614) 728-7406.

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time of Event: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Location of Event: Columbus, Ohio

Organization: Ohio Department of Health

Organization Address: 246 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Contact Person: Sarah Mitchell, TB/HAI Program Supervisor

Telephone Number: (614) 387-0652

E-mail: Sarah.Mitchell@odh.ohio.gov


Oregon

Webinar: Latent TB Infection Diagnosis and Treatment

A live webinar by the TB Program, Oregon Health Authority on Latent TB Infection Diagnosis and Treatment

Date of Event: 03/12/2019

Time of Event: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm PT

Registration link:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1793633715057339138external icon

Event Webpage: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1793633715057339138external icon

Organization: TB Program, Oregon Health Authority

Contact Person: Heidi Behm

Telephone Number: 971-673-0169

E-mail: heidi.behm@state.or.us


Pennsylvania

2019 Tuberculosis Education Conference, Pittsburgh

This half-day conference is free and made possible by Breathe Pennsylvania. Professional nurses registered, attending and completing the evaluation for this activity may receive a maximum of 2.5 continuing nursing education contact hours. Respiratory therapists attending the entire conference and completing the evaluation tool will be awarded 2.5 continuing education contact hours by the Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) system of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

Date of Event: March 21, 2019

Time of Event: 8 a.m. to Noon

Location of Event: Alloy 26, Nova Place, 100 S. Commons Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Organization: Breathe PA

Organization Address: Cranberry Professional Park, 201 Smith Drive, Suite E, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

Contact Person: Brittany Zuckerman

Telephone Number: 724-772-1750

E-mail: info@breathepa.org


South Carolina

“’It’s Time’ to RECOGNIZE, EDUCATE, & COLLABORATE!”

SC DHEC TB Control will commemorate World TB Day by recognizing and educating the community and internal DHEC staff and collaborating with community partners.

Date of Event: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time of Event: Ongoing

Location of Event: Columbia

Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC

Organization: Department of Health and Environmental Control

Organization Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Person: Clarissa A. Felima, MPH, CHES

Telephone Number: (803) 898-0316

E-mail: felimaCA@dhec.sc.gov


“’It’s Time’ to RECOGNIZE the great work done in South Carolina!”

TB Control will celebrate the regional frontline staff by allowing them to select winners for five different superlatives per region: Most Creative Incentive, Most Challenging Situation, Best Team Player, Best All Around and SCION (Maven) Champion (best at navigating SCION).

Date of Event: March 22, 2019

Time of Event: ongoing

Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC.

Organization: Department of Health and Environmental Control

Organization Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Person: Clarissa A. Felima, MPH, CHES

Telephone Number: (803) 898-0316

E-mail: felimaCA@dhec.sc.gov


“’It’s Time’ to Educate!” – World TB Day Lecture – Self-Administered 3HP: Pros, Cons, and Context

TB Medical Consultant, Dr. Susan Dorman, will lecture to TB state and regional staff about the pros and cons of self-administered 3HP, chest x-ray findings for TB cases, and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) to commemorate World TB Day.

Date of Event: March 22, 2019

Time of Event: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location of Event: Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), C. Lem Harper Building, 631 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29202

Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC.

Organization: Department of Health and Environmental Control

Organization Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Person: Clarissa A. Felima, MPH, CHES

Telephone Number: (803) 898-0316

E-mail: felimaCA@dhec.sc.gov


“’It’s Time’ to Educate!”

TB Control will post social media messages the week of World TB Day promoting events and informing the public on the signs and symptoms of TB.

Date of Event: March 18, 2019

Time of Event: Ongoing

Location of Event: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC.

Organization: Department of Health and Environmental Control

Organization Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Person: Clarissa A. Felima, MPH, CHES

Telephone Number: (803) 898-0316

E-mail: felimaCA@dhec.sc.gov


“ ’It’s Time’ to COLLABORATE!”

DHEC partnered with various public health agencies representing HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, psycho-social issues, substance abuse, and other illnesses to distribute TB information to the community. There are 46 organizations that agree to participate. A list of those organizations will be available on the TB Control external website.

Date of Event: March 22, 2019

Time of Event: Ongoing

Location of Event: Columbia

Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC.

Organization: Department of Health and Environmental Control

Organization Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Person: Clarissa A. Felima, MPH, CHES

Telephone Number: (803) 898-0316

E-mail: felimaCA@dhec.sc.gov


Texas

World Tuberculosis Day 2019, Alamo

Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department in collaboration with Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Community Resource Center will be hosting a free community event in celebration of World TB Day. Our goals are to educate and promote TB awareness to high risk populations, and to offer free confidential TB screening and PPD testing. The PPD readings will be at the same time and location on Monday March 25, 2019. There will be incentives, snacks and other services being provided. Please register by contacting #(956) 784-3505.

Date of Event: 03/22/19

Time of Event: 9:00 AM – 12:00PM Central time

Location of Event: 1429 South Tower Road Alamo, TX 78516

Organization: Hidalgo County Health & Human Services Department

Organization Address: 1304 S. 25th Ave. Edinburg, TX 78542

Contact Person: Jeanne Salinas

Telephone Number: 956-383-6221

E-mail: jeanne.salinas@hchd.org


2019 Southeast Texas World TB Day Conference, Houston

The conference is a joint effort between three TB programs from state, county and city health departments. This conference will offer real-world, clinical evidence to a diverse audience including physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, epidemiologists, public health and infectious disease specialists and other health care providers who are responsible for the management, reporting and care of patients with tuberculosis.

Date of Event: Friday, March 29, 2019

Time of Event: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location of Event: Arabia Shrine Center – 10510 Harwin Dr, Houston, TX 77036

Organization: Department of State Health Services, Harris County Public Health & Houston Health Department

Organization Address: 5425 Polk St Houston, TX 77023, 2223 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 & 8000 N. Stadium Dr. Houston, TX 77054

Event Webpage:  Registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-texas-world-tb-day-conference-2019-ticketsexternal icon

Contact Person: Leonetta Thompson and/or Merci Cruz

Telephone Number: 713-767-3453 and/or 832-229-2678

E-mail: leonetta.thompson@dshs.texas.gov and/or merci.cruz@phs.hctx.net


World TB Day Conference, Tyler

The Texas Department of State Health Services, in collaboration with the UT Health Science Center at Tyler, presents the third annual World TB Day Conference. The conference welcomes students, physicians, nurses, social services, government organizations, and all community members. We continue our mission of sharing the TB expertise found in East Texas, through a selection of diverse speakers covering care of pediatric and adult TB patients, public health case management, multi-drug resistance, patient sensitivity, and latent tuberculosis infection. Lunch will be provided, and continuing education credits are available for licensed providers.

Date of Event: March 22, 2019

Time of Event: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location of Event: University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler: 11937 US HWY 271 Tyler, TX 75708

Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services, Region 4/5N TB Elimination & University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Organization Address: 2521 W Front St, Tyler TX 75702

Contact Person: Jessica Ellis

Telephone Number: 903-533-5270

E-mail: jessica.ellis@dshs.texas.gov


Washington

Lessons from a MDR Survivor: A World Tuberculosis Day Webinar

Featuring Khayr Abdi, a TB survivor who was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB), after working in East Africa. He shares his story with healthcare professionals to lessen the physical and psychological side effects of future patients undergoing TB treatment. People who are already enrolled in TB ECHO do not need to register for this webinar to participate. Space is limited. Please consider registering as a group, with colleagues. Continuing education credits available.

Date of Event: March 25, 2019

Time of Event: 12:30-1:30 PM, Pacific Time

Location of Event: Webinar

Event Webpage: Registration link: https://conta.cc/2tqGC4pexternal icon , Web page: www.doh.wa.gov/WorldTBDayexternal icon

Organization: Hosted by TB ECHO. Partner organizations include: Washington State Department of Health, Firland Northwest Tuberculosis Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington TB Collaborative Network, and Curry International Tuberculosis Center.

Organization Address: Washington State Department of Health PO Box 47837 Olympia, WA 9850-7837

Contact Person: Heidi Iyall

Telephone Number: 360-236-3443

E-mail: tbservices@doh.wa.gov


Washington D.C.

2019 TB Survivor Hill Day

March 27, 2019 will be the fourth time that US-based TB survivors meet in Washington, DC to use their voices to raise awareness about TB and advocate for increased funding for CDC’s domestic and global TB funding. Collaborating with TB organizations from across the United States, We are TB members share their personal TB journeys and create a compelling case for increased efforts to eliminate TB in the US, staring with a national TB prevention initiative.

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time of Event: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Location of Event: Washington, DC

Organization: Multiple organizations collaborate to make this event a reality: We are TB, NTCA, TAG, ATS, RESULTS, TB Alliance, The Union, Friends of the Global Fund, IDSA, BD, Cepheid, Oxford

Contact Person: Donna Hope Wegener and Kate O’Brien

Telephone Number: 678-710-4700

E-mail: dhwegener@tbcontrollers.org


Wisconsin

8th Annual TB Summit, Verona

Join us Thursday, April 4th, for the 8th Annual TB Summit – a day of TB education and networking hosted by Public Health Madison & Dane County, Southeastern National TB Center, & the Wisconsin State TB Program. Topics include the screening & diagnosis of TB infection, Wisconsin dairy farms: TB screening initiative, the role of N95 masks, the history of BCG, and contact investigations. We are pleased to feature a TB survivor who will share his story. Guest speakers include both local and regional clinicians.

This event is open to the public.

Date of Event: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time of Event: 8AM to 4PM

Location of Event: Dragon’s Lair conference room, on the Epic Campus: 1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593

Event Webpage:  http://reg.conferences.dce.ufl.edu/SSP/1400071740external icon

Organization: Public Health – Madison & Dane County, Southeastern National TB Center, & WI State TB Program

Organization Address: 2300 S. Park St, Ste 2010, Madison WI 53713

Contact Person: Julia Greenleaf

Telephone Number: (608) 213-1647

E-mail: jgreenleaf@publichealthmdc.com


U.S. Territories


American Samoa

It’s Time! End TB in American Samoa

The American Samoa Department of Health’s TB Control Program is celebrating World TB Day by hosting a 1)TB logo competition among Junior & Seniors of all territorial high schools-public and private with prizes (winning design to become the official TB logo) , 2) launch of various screening activities throughout the year (beginning with the annual DOH staff TB screening), 3) hosting a church service as is appropriate that World TB Day falls on a Sunday this year and 4) amplify TB Control using various local media outlets.

Date of Event: 1) Logo competition deadline 3/22/19, winner to be announced at the church service on 3/24/19, 2) annual TB screening for DOH employees throughout March, 3) World TB Day commemoration with church service 3/24/19 and 4) media campaign throughout March.

Time of Event: World TB Day Church Service at 5PM

Location of Event: American Samoa Diocese Catholic Church, Nu’uuli village

Organization: American Samoa Department of Health

Organization Address: P. O. Box 5666, Pago Pago, AS 96799

Contact Person: Sandy Ahoia, RN

Telephone Number: 684-633-4389 / 684-770-1576

E-mail: sahoia@doh.as


International Events


Azerbaijan

It is time to #EndTB, Baku

Official letters will be sent to every 125 Parliament Members in order to put TB issue on their discussion agenda and increase political commitment to stop TB in Azerbaijan.

Date of Event: 18 March 2019

Time of Event: 10:00

Location of Event: Azerbaijan Parliament

Organization: TB Azerbaijan NGO Coalition

Organization Address: Baku, 80/2 Haydar Aliyev ave.

Contact Person: Elchin Mukhtarli

Telephone Number: +994 70 331 05 48

E-mail: elchin_mukhtarli@yahoo.com


TB Awareness Campaign in Refugee School, Baku

As refugees and IDPs are risk groups for TB, it is significant and result-oriented to conduct TB educational and informational events among them. The event will be participated by 14-17 years’ old students, teachers and official staff of the school. After the event there will be a flashmob.

Date of Event: 15 March 2019

Time of Event: 10:00-12:00 am.

Location of Event: Baku

Organization: TB Azerbaijan NGO Coalition

Organization Address: Baku, 80/2 Haydar Aliyev ave.

Contact Person: Elchin Mukhtarli

Telephone Number: +994 70 331 05 48

E-mail: elchin_mukhtarli@yahoo.com


World TB Day 2019 Round table at Parliament, Baku

Parliamentarians in collaboration with WHO organize Round table discussions devoted to World TB Day 2019 at Azerbaijan Parliament. Civil Society Organizations and communities will be on the board. The meeting will be attended by more than 10 MPs, deputies of different ministeries, international organizations, mass media and etc. It is time to join the forces to increase governmental commitments to end TB in-country level.

Date of Event: 14 March 2019

Time of Event: 12:00

Location of Event: Milli Majlis

Event Webpage: meclis.gov.azexternal icon

Organization: Azerbaijani Parliament members and WHO

Organization Address: 1, Parliament avenue, Baku

Contact Person: Elchin Mukhtarli

Telephone Number: 070 331 05 48

E-mail: elchin_mukhtarli@yahoo.com


India

Awareness talk on the occasion of World TB Day 2019, Hyderabad, Telangana

The event aims to sensitise the troops of Indian army and their family members regarding symptoms and efforts to treat the deadly infection.

Date of Event: 23 Mar 2019

Time of Event: 1030h IST

Location of Event: Hyderabad, Telangana

Organization: Indian Army

Contact Person: Capt Swati Ravalia

Telephone Number: +91-9899111874

E-mail: swatiravalia@gmail.com


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