World TB Day 2020: IT'S TIME! to End TB

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World TB Day Activities 2020:

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World TB Day Symposium

CITC will co-host the World TB Day Symposium with the UCSF Center for Tuberculosis in San Francisco.  The event will honor CITC’s 25th anniversary and feature keynote talks and panel discussions by international leaders in TB research, policy, and clinical and programmatic practice. Dr. Payam Nahid, Director of the UCSF Center for Tuberculosis, and Dr. Lisa Chen, CITC’s Principal Investigator, will co-moderate the symposium. The day-long meeting at the UCSF Mission Bay campus is one segment of a 24-hour baton-passing global event to be live-streamed from Australia, Vietnam, and London.  SF TB Control will be honored during the event and has arranged for SF City Hall to be lit up.  #24HourWorldTBDay

Date of Event: March 24, 2020

Time of Event: 8:30AM-5:00PM Pacific Time

Location of Event: UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Oberndorf Auditorium, Mission Bay Hospital
1855 4th Street, San Francisco CA 94158

Organization: Curry International Tuberculosis Center + UCSF Center for Tuberculosis

Organization Address: Curry International Tuberculosis Center, University of California, San Francisco
2001 Center Street, Suite 700, Berkeley, CA 94704

Contact Person: Kelly Musoke

Telephone Number: 510-238-5100


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TB: The Hidden Epidemic

Every year, World TB Day is commemorated with the aim of spreading awareness about this devastating disease. Our speakers will discuss the present challenges and possible solutions for finding those infected with and treating tuberculosis.

Date of Event: March 24, 2020

Time of Event: 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Location of Event: Boston University School of Public Health, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston MA 02118

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Organization: Boston University School of Public Health

Organization Address: 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118

Contact Person: Meredith Brown

Telephone Number: 617-358-2325



MDHHS 2020 World TB Day Conference

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is hosting a conference in honor of World TB Day on Monday, March 23rd. The program will address topics ranging from global and Michigan TB epidemiology, pediatric TB, and LTBI (latent TB infection) topics including reporting to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS), collaborating with local health and utilizing different treatment regimens. We will have speakers from state and local government health departments, as well as a special presentation from a TB survivor, who was treated in Michigan in 2019. All are welcome and invited to this event, regardless of your affiliation or knowledge of TB.

Date of Event: Monday, March 23, 2020

Time of Event: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location of Event: Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 South Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917

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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


New York

Historic Trudeau Sanatorium Walking Tour

Join Historic Saranac Lake on a walking tour of the grounds of the former Trudeau Sanatorium in honor of World TB Day. This tour covers the history of the first TB Sanatorium in the US, the work of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, and Saranac Lake’s legacy as a TB treatment destination. $10/person, takes place rain or shine. RSVPs are required, visit www.historicsaranaclake.orgexternal icon for more information.

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 24

Time of Event: 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Location of Event: Saranac Lake, NY

Event Webpage: www.historicsaranaclake.orgexternal icon

Organization: Historic Saranac Lake

Organization Address: 89 Church Street, Suite 2, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Contact Person: Chessie Monks-Kelly

Telephone Number: 518-891-4606



Webinar: World TB Day Latent Tuberculosis Infection Diagnosis & Treatment

Back by popular demand, Dr. Kevin Winthrop (OHA TB Program Medical Consultant) and Heidi Behm (OHA TB Controller) team up to present the diagnosis & treatment of latent tuberculosis infection.

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Time of Event: 2:00 PM to 3:30 pm PDT

Location of Event: Webinar held in Portland, Oregon

Event Webpage: icon

Organization: Oregon Health Authority – Tuberculosis Program

Organization Address: OHA – Portland, Oregon

Contact Person: Gayle Wainwright

Telephone Number: 971-673-0174



New Challenges in Managing TB Infection and TB Disease in the TB Elimination Era (Grand Rounds)

The objective of this presentation is to increase health care practitioners’ knowledge of the challenges in managing tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis disease for the elimination of the tuberculosis disease. New options for treatment will be discussed. Registration is required.

Date of Event: March 4

Time of Event: 9 am-11 am (EST)

Location of Event: Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Organization: BREATHE PA, Global Tuberculosis Institute, Allegheny Health Department

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

Contact Person: Alison Garcia

Telephone Number: 724.772.1750


2020 Tuberculosis Conference

The objective of this conference is to increase health care practitioners’ knowledge of the challenges in managing tuberculosis infection and tuberculosis disease for the elimination of tuberculosis. It will cover barriers and approaches to tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, the 2019 health care personnel screening guidelines, and tuberculosis case management. Registration is required.

Date of Event: March 12

Time of Event: 7:30 am-11:30 am (EST)

Location of Event: Hilton Garden Inn-Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Organization: BREATHE PA, Global Tuberculosis Institute, Allegheny Health Department

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

Contact Person: Alison Garcia

Telephone Number: 724.772.1750


South Carolina

“It’s Time” for us to Speak Out, Step In & Stand Up to END TB!

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Tuberculosis will host its 2nd annual statewide World TB Day Celebration! SC State TB Medical Consultant, Dr. Richard Ervin will provide education to TB staff across the state about QFT Interpretation and Diabetes & TB. TB Medical Consultant, Dr. Susan Dorman will speak about “What’s to Come” in TB Research and provide an overview of drug resistance. TB Epidemiologist, Jesse Ellis, will speak on Whole-Genome Sequencing. TB staff and medical consultants from across the state will be recognized for their hard work and dedication in helping to end TB.

Date of Event: Friday, March 20, 2020

Time of Event: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location of Event: Department of Employment & Workforce, C. Lem Harper Bldg. 631 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29202

Event Webpage: Find us on Facebook at @SCDHEC

Organization: Department of Health & Environmental Control

Organization Address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Person: Kendra Walker, MSN, RN or Candace Solomon, MSN, RN

Telephone Number: (803) 422-0648; (803) 727-2834 (respectively)



World TB Day Conference

The Houston Health Department/Bureau of Tuberculosis Control will host a conference on March 25th at the Harris County Dept. of Education Building, 6300 Irvington Blvd. Houston, Texas 77022. The conference will consist of two presentations by partnering community Physicians, a TB testimonial, community partner recognition,  staff recognition and team building activities.

Date of Event: March 25, 2020

Time of Event: 8am-12 noon

Location of Event: 6300 Irvington Blvd. Houston, TX 77022

Event Webpage: www.houstontx.govexternal icon

Organization: Houston Health Department

Organization Address: 8000 N. Stadium Dr. Houston, TX 77054

Contact Person: Calvin Benson

Telephone Number: 832-393-4769



Virginia World TB Day Polycom

The Virginia Department of Health is holding a World TB Day Polycom for Virginia Health Department employees. The event will include Virginia TB Program and Epidemiology Updates, as well as a Pediatric TB presentation by Dr. Tania Thomas.

Date of Event: March 24, 2020

Time of Event: Noon – 1:30PM

Location of Event: Virginia Department of Health

Event Webpage: icon

Organization: Virginia Department of Health

Organization Address: 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Contact Person: Amanda Khalil

Telephone Number: 804-864-7589


Washington D.C.

Washington, DC World TB Day Update

The purpose of this training is to increase providers’ awareness and knowledge of TB diagnosis, treatment, and management. Topics will include short course options for treatment of TB infection, conducting large scale contact investigations, application of genotyping in TB prevention and control, updates in pediatric TB, therapeutic drug monitoring, and quality improvements with B1/B2 waivers.

Date of Event: March 26, 2020

Time of Event: 8:30 am-4:00 pm (EST)

Location of Event: DC Health and Wellness Center, 77 P St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Organization: DC Health, Global Tuberculosis Institute

Organization Address: DC Health, 899 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Contact Person: Olivia Dupont

Telephone Number: 973-972-0978


Webinar: Eliminating Tuberculosis through Sustainable Financing Approaches
Global (Broadcast from Washington, DC)

In an era of ambitious new commitments and a plateau in external funding, high-burden countries are looking to domestically and sustainably fund their TB response and accelerate TB elimination. While national and local health budgets are critical sources of domestic financing, policymakers are also considering whether TB services may be purchased at scale by health insurance schemes. This webinar will explore lessons learned from Cambodia, El Salvador, Indonesia, and Nigeria—all of which have sought to diversify and raise  domestic funding streams for TB—the challenges encountered, and the role of the private sector in the TB response.

Date of Event: March 25, 2020

Time of Event: 9:00 – 10:00am EDT

Location of Event: Online

Event Webpage: icon

Organization: Health Policy Plus, Palladium

Organization Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Contact Person: Katie West Slevin

Telephone Number: +1-202-775-9680



9th Annual TB Summit

Join us Thursday, April 9th, for the 9th 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. Spend the day learning about basic & complex TB screening, diagnosis, and case management; participate in an interactive and interdisciplinary case management session; and network with colleagues from across the region. Do you have questions about TB, concerns about a challenging situation, uncertainty interpreting lab results? Come to the Summit, ask our experts, and get your questions answered! Registration opens February 3rd.

Time of Event: 8:00AM-3:30PM

Location of Event: Festival conference room, on the Epic Campus: 1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593

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


Page last reviewed: January 2, 2020