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2018 - Joint NTCA CTCA National TB Conference, Palm Springs
2017, Health Equity and TB Elimination, Walnut Creek

Fall 2017 TB Controllers Agenda

March 7, 2017, Health Equity and TB Elimination, Walnut Creek, CA

Agenda

9:00     Welcome Address                                                                [California Ballroom]
Julie Vaishampayan, MD, MPH, CTCA President, TB Controller and Assistant Health Officer, San Joaquin County Public Health Services

Louise McNitt, MD, MPH, CTCA President Elect, TB Controller, Contra Costa Health Services

9:10     Jayne Ash Memorial Keynote Address:  TB and Health Equity
Karen Smith, MD, MPH, Director and State Public Health Officer, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

            Learning Objective: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact that inequity in health and healthcare system has on persons with tuberculosis and strategize ways in which to effectively address them so that patients can be successful in their treatment.

10:00  California TB Control and Preventions

Pennan Barry, MD, MPH, Chief, Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, TB Control Branch (TBCB), CDPH

            Learning Objective:  At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of TB in California and identify populations at risk for TB disease and TB infection in order to guide effective, culturally appropriate TB control efforts.

10:45   AM Break

11:15   Eliminating Stigmatizing Language in the Care of TB Patients
Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
, Medical Consultant, Heartland National TB Center

            Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify treatment barriers created by use of stigmatizing language in their work setting and strategize ways in which to effectively address them so that patients can be successful in their treatment
  • Identify sources of stigma in their work setting, evaluate how they may cause delays in diagnosis and hinder treatment completion, and strategize ways in which to effectively address them so that patients can be successful in their treatment

12:00   Awards Luncheon                                                                  [Contra Costa Ballroom]

1:30     Breakout Sessions A-D

3:00     PM Break

3:30     Breakout Sessions A-D

5:00     Nurses and Allies Health Professionals Forum Meeting                                            [Sacramento]

5:30 – 7:00 Case Radiograph Session: TB in Children and Adolescents             [California Ballroom] 

  1. Latent TB Infection (LTBI) in Children                   [Sacramento]
    a) TB Among Unaccompanied Children in ORR Custody, John Jereb, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, Division of TB Elimination; Medical Team, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Washington, D.C.
    b) Diagnostic Accuracy of Interferon-g Release Assays (IGRAs) in Young Children, Kristen Wendorf, MD, MS, Medical Officer, CDPH TBCB
    c) Treatment of LTBI in Children with Short-Course Regimens, Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD, Medical Consultant, Heartland Tuberculosis Center
            Learning Objective: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:
    • Describe the routine TB tests used for unaccompanied children in ORR custody and respond to the related public health referrals from ORR with knowledge of the screening that led to the referral in order to improve care for this population.
    • Increase their use of IGRAs to test young children for TB, and utilize the results in clinical decision-making to achieve optimum results.
    • Increase their use of short course regimens to treat children for LTBI and achieve optimum pediatric patient adherence.
  1. Strategies to Facilitate LTBI Completion           [Santa Rosa]

Marti Brentnall, MPH, TB Prevention Coordinator, TB Control and Refugee Health Program, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency

Deborah Gold, MD, Senior Physician, Division of Infectious Disease, Kaiser Foundation

Ge Vue, BSN, RN, PHN, Supervising Public Health Nurse, Fresno County Department of Public Health

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify at least two barriers—and strategies to overcome them–that prevent LTBI shelter and DTC patients from initiating LTBI treatment.
  • Describe two methods that improve motivation among drug treatment centers to be more involved in their clients’ LTBI treatment initiation.
  • Describe how video visits can be used for direct observation to optimize treatment of LTBI using 3HP.
  • Describe three strategies that can be used to improve completion of therapy rates in individuals infected with LTBI.
  • Describe how video visits can be used to expand implementation of a short course LTBI regimen resulting in more patients completing treatment.
  1. Using TB Genome Results to Control TB                                                     [Salon A-C]

Benjamin Silk, PhD, MPH, Activity Lead, Molecular Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Leslie Henry, BSN, PHN, Outbreak Response Nurse Consultant, CDPH TBCB

Martin Cilnis, MS, MPH, Epidemiologist, CDPH TBCB

Shameer Poonja, MPH, CDC Public Health Advisor, CDC, Field Services and Evaluation Branch Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of whole genome sequencing (WGS) as compared to routine genotyping results.
  • Describe how WGS was used in local cluster investigations to focus public health actions, identify or refute linkages between cases, and improve TB outbreak detection and surveillance.
  • Describe the steps to request WGS and obtain assistance in reviewing results
  1. LTBI in Special Populations                                         [Salon D-F]
  2. a) Nurse Managed 12 Week Treatment for LTBI at Healthcare for the Homeless in Contra Costa County

Jo Elliff, FNP and Rose Vigil, RN, Contra Costa County Health Services

  1. Civil Surgeon Outreach Project in Los Angeles County

Sanghyuk Shin, PhD, Assistant Professor In-Residence, Department of Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health

  1. Innovative LTBI treatment strategies among B Notifications

Alex Duplantier, MPH, PA-C, Solano County Medical Services Division, Family Health Services Clinic; Adjunct Faculty, Touro University California, College of Education and Health Science, Joint Masters of Science Physician Assistant Studies/Masters in Public Health Program

               Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify strategies for effective completion of LTBI treatment using a nurse-based clinic providing 12-dose DOT.
  • Identify opportunities for and challenges to partnering with civil surgeons to extend LTBI treatment to green card applicants.
  • Describe LTBI treatment preferences among green card applicants in Los Angeles County leading to optimum patient care.
  • Describe strategies for managing LTBI using shorter course therapies in new arrivals with Class B -notifications and apply this information within their jurisdictions to ensure patient follow up and referrals thereby improving Latent TB infection treatment initiation and completion rates.

5:00     Nurses and Allies Health Professionals Forum (NAHPF) Meeting                 [Sacramento]                                                                    

5:30 – 7:00    

Case Radiograph Session: TB in Children and Adolescents                    [California Ballroom]

Brian Lee, MD, Division Director, Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, TB Program, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Kenneth Martin, MD, Assistant Director, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Associate Director of Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Apply appropriate diagnostic and management reasoning based on the appearance of radiographic findings in cases suspicious for tuberculosis, to improve overall case management for children and adolescents
  • Recognize radiographic manifestations of tuberculosis to improve clinical skills in tuberculosis diagnosis of children and adolescents

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