2013 Program (printable version): Agenda and TB Milestones: California’s Tuberculosis Control Program History
AGENDA: with linked youtube presentations for those we can share
- WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS (youtube link)
Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA, Director, Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health?
Moderator: Gisela Schecter, MD, MPH, Physician Consultant, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Tuberculosis: Past, present and future perfect (youtube link)
Peter Small, MD, Deputy Director, Tuberculosis Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?
- Globalization and public health (youtube link)
George Rutherford, MD, Salvatore P. Lucia Professor of Preventive Medicine; Director, Institute for Global Health, UCSF
- Taming the beast: Consumption in California (youtube link)
Jennifer Flood, MD, MPH, Chief, Tuberculosis Control Branch, CDPH
- Embedding research in tuberculosis control programs: The Curry legacy (youtube link)
Phil Hopewell, MD, Professor of Medicine, UCSF
- The white plague: Fighting tuberculosis in San Francisco, then and now (youtube link)
Gisela Schecter, MD, MPH, Physician Consultant, CDPH
- OPENING REMARKS, afternoon session (youtube link)
Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, Director, CDPH
Moderator: James Watt, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Communicable Disease Control, CDPH
- Promising future tuberculosis discoveries (youtube link)
Charles L. Daley, MD, Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections; Professor, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health and University of Colorado
- Modeling the tuberculosis trajectory (youtube link)
David Dowdy, MD, PhD, ScM, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Special delivery: health care reform effects on public health and access to tuberculosis care (youtube link)
Mitchell Katz, MD, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
- Through a national lens: future directions in public health and tuberculosis control (youtube link)
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Challenge for the future – global and local (youtube link)
Science – Peter Small, MD
Public Health – Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH
Policy – George Rutherford, MD
- Closing remarks – taking up the challenge (youtube link)
Phil Hopewell, MD and James Watt, MD, MPH
Tuberculosis Milestones: California’s Tuberculosis Control Program History
1907 Tuberculosis becomes a reportable disease in California
1913 The State Bureau of Tuberculosis established as recommended by the legislatively
– appointed Commission on Tuberculosis.
1984 California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) formed
1993 The Governor’s TB Initiative for Local Assistance provides $17.4 million
1994 The Medi-Cal TB Program funded under Title XIX of the Social Security Act allowed
eligible Californians to receive TB-related services at a zero share of cost.
Gotch Legislation is passed to require Health Officer approval for release, transfer
or discharge of persons with active TB disease from health and correctional facilities.
Francis J. Curry National TB Center—a CDC Model TB Center—opens in San Francisco
1996 A bi-national TB referral program with Mexico, known as Cure TB, is implemented in
San Diego County with county and state TB Control Branch funding.
1997 The Governor’s TB Initiative for Housing and Detention provides $2.9 million
The first CTCA-California Department of Health Services Joint Guideline is released
2000 California implements the TB Indicators Project (TIP)
2002 The State TB Control Branch launches the MDR-TB Service to provide medical
consultation regarding complex MDR TB cases.
2004 Universal genotyping of TB cases begins in California for rapid outbreak detection.
Molecular beacons developed for rapid drug resistance testing by the State Microbial
2012 Short 12-dose regimen to treat LTBI is being used throughout parts of California