2023 Conference

Sharpening the Focus: TB Care and

Elimination Through a Health Equity Lens – This page is for participants only.

10-3 AGENDA CE Package

Posters Lam Kin Poster 2023   +   Goswami MDR Poster + Hoang Reede Poster 2023  + Handout for Poster

Jayne Ash Memorial Keynote Address (recording: https://youtu.be/_BuHTJCnyK4)
Latent TB Infection Screening and Treatment During Pregnancy
                Kristen Wendorf, MD, MS, TB Control Branch (TBCB), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) (P1TBPREG)
                Ann Loeffler, MD, Assistant Health Officer and TB Controller, Santa Clara County Public Health (handout)
                Allison Phillips, NP, San Francisco Department of Public Health (handouts)

California TB Control and Prevention – California TB By the Numbers, Pennan Barry, MD, MPH, Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Section (SES), TBCB CDPH (shared only with participants)

Targeted Patient and Provider Outreach Based on Positive IGRAs Electronic Lab Reports (ELRs) in San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPHS) and Merced County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) (recording: https://youtu.be/xT4PL_2pv3o)
              MCDPH: Salvador Sandoval, MD, Health Officer and Joshua Sanders, MPH Epidemiologist (MCDPH)
              SJCPHS: Shadi Barfjani, MD, MS, Sr. Deputy Director and Leticia Garcia Castillo, MSN, RN, PHN, Program Manager (Final)


recordings A and D: https://youtu.be/_v_Jnq4oCyA

recordings B and C: https://youtu.be/Kjwheo2NzK8

A. Lessons Learned:  Reaching Recent Arrivers with Special Short Term Legal Status to meet TB Screening Requirements, e.g. Afghans, Ukrainians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Haitians

Christine Murto, MD, State Refugee Health Coordinator Office of Refugee Health, CDPH (CTCA_CMurto_Final)
Julie Higashi, MD, PhD, TB Controller Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) (NewArriversHigashi23 +
U4U Fact Sheet 02OCT2023)
Melony Chakrabarty, MD, TB Controller, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) (MCFinalCTCA2023)
Laura Romo Timme, MPH, TB Clinic Program Manager, SFDPH
M: Angelito Bravo, MD, Orange County Healthcare Agency (OCHA); OM: John Jereb, MD, CDC DTBE. (CTCA-2023-FinalRommaTimme)

B. Best Practices in Billing for TB Services 

Margarita Sablan, CPC, Medical Coder, SDCHHA (BBMSCoding-TBHandout1Coding &Coding handout2)
Sandra Calvario, Program Manager, Ventura County Health Care Agency (VCHCA) (BB2BillingVentura)
Claudette Serrano,Medical Billing Unit Supervisor, OCHA (BB3BillingOrange)

C. Reaching Out to Community Based Organizations Serving Immigrant Populations, Focusing on Central Valley Farmworkers, especially Indigenous Communities

Martin Cilnis, MPH, TBCB CDPH (TB-epi-farmworkers-in-CA )
Eva Reeder, PHN, Program Manager, VCHCA (ERFinalFocus-on-Indigenous-Communities-of-Ventura-County)
Cathy Miller, MPH, TBCB CDPH (BC3 Cathy Miller 9_25_23)

D. Sharing New Strategies for TB, Post COVID, from Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco

Rocio Agraz-Lara, PHN, TB Clinic Nurse Manager, SFDPH (SFInnovations-during-COVID_2023)
Julie Higashi, MD, PhD, TB Controller, LACDPH (LACTCA100323 (1))
Jeffrey Percak, MD, TB Controller CSDHHSA (JPFinalCTCA-2023-CoSD-TB-Post-COVID)

Brief Faculty Bios: Plenary Bios, Breakout A and B Bios, Breakout C and D Bios

Thank you to the faculty and conference planning committee members who gave their time and expertise to deliver this vital content to TB care and prevention providers. Together we can.

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