Ask The Experts Webinar: Clinical Conundrums in LTBI Treatment

 
Dec182012
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST Description

Ask The Experts Webinar:
Clinical Conundrums in LTBI Treatment

A National Webinar
December 18, 2012


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST), 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (MST),
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CST), 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

 

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is pleased to announce our latest live, web-based seminar, Ask The Experts Webinar: Clinical Conundrums in LTBI Treatment. This webinar will cover some common questions around LTBI treatment that may not be addressed in national guidelines, but represent a sample of everyday challenges shared by providers of LTBI care. The seminar will be broadcast live, via the internet on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

 

Course Description:
In considering or administering LTBI treatment, there are issues for which it is often hard to find written guidance. The webinar will attempt to address questions around some of the more confusing issues related to LTBI treatment through a panel discussion format. Let our panel of experts share with you their thinking and practices around questions such as: “Can I give credit for earlier doses if I need to switch LTBI regimens?” Or “In someone with known LTBI, are periodic screening CXRs needed?” An opportunity for a live question and answer period will be included.  This 2-hour seminar is approved for 2.00 continuing education hours (both Category 1 CMEs and nursing CEs).

 

Moderators:

Lisa Chen, MD
Medical Director
Curry International Tuberculosis Center
Clinical Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Ann Raftery, RN, PHN

Public Health Nurse Consultant

Curry International Tuberculosis Center

 

Panelists:

Heidi Behm, RN, MPH
TB Control Program Officer/ Manager/ Interjurisdictional Referral Contact/ Nurse Consultant
TB Control Program
Oregon Public Health Division

Robert Belknap, MD
Infectious Diseases Physician
Denver Public Health

 

Julie Higashi, MD, PhD
Director
TB Control Section
San Francisco Department of Public Health

 

Karen Martinek, RN, MPH
Nurse Manager
Section of Epidemiology
Alaska Division of Public Health

 

Target Audience:
The course is for MDs, nurses, communicable disease investigators, and other licensed medical care providers who work with patients at risk for TB infection. This training opportunity is available to a national audience.  The Curry International Tuberculosis Center serves learners from the western region of the United States; however this training is open to learners in all regions of the US.

 

For more information and to apply:
For a complete course description and application information, please visit: http://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/LTBI

All applications will be considered and participants will be informed of their registration status after the application deadline, December 6, 2012.

Curry International Tuberculosis Center: http://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/