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TB? Maybe Not: The Differential Diagnosis of Tuberculosis National Webinar is now available in archived form:

This two-hour webinar was intended for clinicians and others who are involved in the diagnosis of active TB. The recording consists of a 90-minute web-based seminar followed by a 30-minute question and answer period. This case-based training highlights common basic dilemmas in the differential diagnosis of TB. The seminar was webcast live on July 20, 2011.

Lisa Chen, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Philip Hopewell, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Gisela Schecter, M.D., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco
Kevin Winthrop, M.D., M.P.H., Oregon Health and Science University

The panel of experts review case scenarios of the most common diagnostic dilemmas in the diagnosis of TB which include basic issues in the recognition of NTM, infectious pneumonia, and cancers.

Participant evaluations include:

This was by far one of the BEST presentations on TB-related topics I have ever had the opportunity in which to participate.

After it was over, the nurses I work with and I sat together and discussed the information we had learned. We also discussed how we could apply the information to our patients. Excellent training!

The presentations are well-structured; interaction between presenters is helpful and engaging. The cases as a whole present a helpful range of situations encountered in diagnosing TB. As a non-clinician, I found it interesting and engaging, too.

I particularly like the interaction between the three presenters during each presentation. It is good to have the other doctors’ thoughts and opinions during each of the presentations.

If it is archived and available, I will probably listen again. Excellent material and so very applicable.

Webpage includes video and audio recording and printed transcript. Print-outs of slides, three to a page, make taking notes easy.