The CTCA 2020 Conference, now 2 free 2-hour zoom mtgs, Nov 12th 1-3 PST & Nov 17th 9-11 PST. Register by Nov 6th. (posted 9/24/20)
The new CTCA Executive Committee made it their top priority to bring the CA TB community together to focus on TB and connect with each other during this extended emergency COVID-19 response. We are excited to announce that we will host two opportunities to gather in November. The first is on Thursday, November 12th (1-3PM PST), with two hours of educational content. The second is on Tuesday, November 17th (9-11AM PST), with a two hour Fall TB Controllers Meeting. I’ll send an Outlook invitation for both meetings to add to your calendars. Both meetings are free. You must register to attend by 11/6/20. The registration form is on the bottom of the event page on ctca.org. The connection information will be sent to all registered on 11/6.
While we focus on the new threat, an old one may be gaining strength. With medical providers focusing on COVID-19 and patients delaying care, infectious disease experts in California are concerned that TB is going undiagnosed. Concerns are growing that TB could be spreading among those with COVID-19, undetected. When HIV/AIDS emerged in the U.S., TB surged in those communities heavily impacted.