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					      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                        Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA


                       PRE-WORKSHOP MEETINGS
Monday, June 12

7:00 AM             Continental Breakfast — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Registration for National TB Controllers Workshop — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

8:00 AM – 2:30 AM   National TB Nurse Coalition Education and Annual Business Meeting —
                    Jane Moore, RN, MHSA, President, National TB Nurse Coalition
                    (Heritage Ballroom A)

8:00 AM – 2:30 PM   Field Staff Meeting – Public Health Advisors — Rita Varga, Training Coordinator,
                    Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE
                    (Buckhead Room)

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM   TBESC Task Order #10 (Invitation Only) — Scott McNabb, PhD, Distinguished
                    Consultant, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch, DTBE
                    (Lenox Room)

9:00 PM – 2:30 PM   Field Services Branch Meeting – Medical Officers — Philip Lobue, MD,
                    Medical Officer, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE (Heritage Ballroom C)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   Annual National TB Controllers Association Business Meeting —
                    John Bernardo, MD, President, National TB Controllers Association
                    (Heritage Ballroom B)
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                           Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, June 13

7:00 AM       Registration for National TB Controllers Workshop — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

7:00 AM       Continental Breakfast — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

General Session I – Defining the Enemy — (Heritage Ballroom)

Moderator: Phil Griffin, BBA, CPM, TB Control Director, Kansas Department of Health

8:00 AM       National TB Controllers Association Update — John Bernardo, MD, President, NTCA

8:05 AM       National TB Nurse Coalition Update — Jane Moore, RN, MHSA, President, NTNC

8:10 AM       Division of TB Elimination Update — Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Director, DTBE

8:40 AM       Keynote Speaker – Remembering Why We’re Here — Thomas M. Daniel, MD,
              Professor Emeritus of Medicine and International Health, Case Western University

9:30 AM       Amaya-Lacson TB Photovoice Project – Romel Lacson, MPH, Project Director

10:00 AM      Break – Poster Viewing (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

10:30 AM      Breakout Sessions A:

              Infection Control Guidelines for Urban and Higher Incidence Areas – (Heritage Ballroom A)
              Lauren Lambert, BA, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Outbreak Investigations Team, Surveillance,
              Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch; and Betty Gore, MSN, RN, CIC,
              Retired Nurse Consultant, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

              (In the December 30, 2005 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC published new
              guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health-care settings. This
              session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the document as well as someone from
              an urban program with experience in implementing these recommendations. A facilitated discussion will
              follow the presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and actions to overcome the
              challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in urban and higher incidence areas.)

              Contact Investigation Guidelines for Rural & Lower Incidence Areas –
              (Heritage Ballroom B)
              Jon Tillinghast, MD, MPH, TB Control Officer, Oklahoma State Department of Health; and
              Phil Griffin, BBA, CPM, TB Control Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
              (In the December 16, 2005 MMWR, NTCA and CDC published new guidelines for investigating contacts of
              persons with infectious TB. This session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the
              document as well as someone from an lower incidence program with experience in implementing these
              recommendations. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing
              recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in
              rural and lower incidence areas.)
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                            Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, June 13 (cont’d)

              TB Control Statement for Rural and Lower Incidence Areas – (Heritage Ballroom C)
              Zachary Taylor, MD, MS, Chief, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE, and
              J. Michael Holcombe, BS, MPPA, CPM, Division Director, TB Program, Mississippi State
              Department of Health
              (In the November 4, 2005 MMWR, ATS, IDSA, and CDC published new recommendations for controlling
              tuberculosis in the United States. This session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of
              the document as well as someone from an lower incidence program with experience in implementing these
              recommendations. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing
              recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in
              rural and lower incidence areas.)

              Research Activities in DTBE: Overview and Discussion – (Buckhead Ballroom)
              Andrew Vernon, MD, MHS, Chief, Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch;
              Thomas Navin, MD, Chief, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch,
              DTBE; and Rachel Albalek, PhD, Chief, Epidemiology Team, Epidemiology, and Outbreak
              Investigations Branch, DTBE
              (Drs. Andy Vernon and Tom Navin will briefly present the current research portfolio of the TBTC and
              TBESC, respectively. Following their presentations, there will be a facilitated discussion allowing
              participants to find out more regarding specific research projects and contribute their ideas regarding the
              direction of research studies sponsored by the CDC. )

12:00 PM      Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 PM       Poster Session/Poster Judging – Afternoon Break – (Snacks will be served) –
              (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

2:30 PM       NEDSS PAM Platform Status – (Heritage Ballroom A)
              Philip Baptiste, III, MEd, Public Health Analyst, Information Technology and Statistics Branch,
              DTBE; and Valerie Robison, DDS, PhD, Chief, Surveillance Team, Surveillance, Epidemiology,
              and Outbreak Investigations Branch, DTBE
              The purpose of this session is to discuss the project milestones in the development of the
              TB Program Area Module (PAM) and the new RVCT revision process.

2:30 PM       Program Evaluation: Highlighting Innovative Practices, Discussing Needs,
              Setting Next Steps – (Heritage Ballroom B)
              Maureen Wilce, MS, Evaluation Specialist, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE
              Presentations of findings from evaluation projects and display of program evaluation methods and tools.
              Updates on current evaluation projects will be provided. Meeting participants will be given opportunities
              to discuss their own program evaluation needs and priorities and help plan Evaluation Working Group
              activities for the future.

2:30 PM       Grants.gov – The New Electronic Application Process – (Heritage Ballroom C)
              Joseph Scavotto, Deputy Chief, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE; Dan Ruggiero,
              Program Consultant, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE; and Beth Gardner,
              Team Leader, Technical Information Management Service, Procurement and Grants Office
              PGO will present the features of the Grants.gov website and show attendees how to apply and navigate
              through the helpful links. They will also talk about what constitutes good grant writing.
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                            Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, June 13 (cont’d)

2:30 PM       Competencies Working Group – (Buckhead I)
              Ellen Murray, RN, BSN, Training Specialist, Southeastern National TB Center; and
              Phil Griffin, BBA, CPM, TB Control Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
              This meeting will be a venue to discuss and update information regarding TB Competencies currently in
              the process of development, and identify other tools being used for TB Program Management and
              Evaluation, both currently or in the process of development, and bring together into one repository.

2:30 PM       Integrating Laboratory Services into Your Program – (Buckhead II)
              John Bernardo, MD, TB Control Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Health;
              Anthony Tran, MPH, MT (ASCP), HIV, STD, and TB Program Manager, Association of
              Public Health Laboratories; and David Warshauer, PhD, Assistant Director, Communicable
              Disease Division, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
              Accessing appropriate lab services is becoming more important in the management of patients with TB
              infection and disease. "The Future of TB Laboratory Services," published by APHL in 2004, outlined a
              series of benchmarks that were recommended by a multi-disciplinary task force, in order integrate lab
              services into our systems of TB control. Performing ongoing assessments of these lab services and costs,
              with feedback to programs and providers, is a way to approach such systems integration. This group will
              use the CDC publication "Mycobacterium Tuberculosis: Assessing your Laboratory" currently undergoing
              revision, as a focus of discussion (http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/mpep/pdf/mtb/tb-ayl.pdf).

2:30 PM       TBESC Task Order 6 – (Lenox Room)
              Lisa Pascopella, PhD, MPH, TBESC Administrator/Epidemiologist, Francis J. Curry National
              TB Center
              The meeting will be convened to discuss Regional Capacity-Building in Low Incidence Areas. The meeting
              will specifically address the ongoing interventions and evaluation components associated with TBESC Task
              Order 6. Invited participants include the TB controllers from WY, ID, MT, and UT, the TO6 PIs, as well as
              CDC and Francis J. Curry Center staff. Others are welcome to attend.

2:30 PM       Join our Voices – What is RESULTS Anyway? – (Magnolia Room)
              Stacy Carkonen, Director of Global Outreach and Advocacy, RESULTS, International
              If you have heard the word RESULTS spoken by many people in TB Control programs in the U.S., but you
              don't have any idea about what it really is, come and enjoy this presentation by Stacy Carkonen. She will
              talk about the exciting things that RESULTS is doing to end hunger and poverty in the world and turn
              ordinary citizens into the movers and shakers that will stop TB as well as other diseases in their tracks.
              What does that have to do with us? Find out how RESULTS volunteers, everyday people like you and me,
              make a difference in what happens to TB in the U.S. and around the World.
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                            Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, June 13 (cont’d)

2:30 PM       Continuity of TB Therapy for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Other
              Federal Detainees – (Sunflower Room)
              Diana Schneider, DrPH, MA, Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Immigration Health Services;
              Mark Lobato, MD, New England Region Medical Officer, Connecticut Department of
              Public Health; Steve Waterman, MD, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine;
              Miguel Escobedo, MD, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine; Maria Dinger, BSN, MS,
              Chief, Public Health Service Officer, United States Marshals Service; Donna Olive, RN,
              Federal Bureau of Prisons; Kathleen Moser, MD, MPH, Director, TB and Refugee Health,
              San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency; Sarah Royce, MD, MPH, Chief,
              TB Control Branch, California Department of Health Service; Ed Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical
              Officer, Migrant Clinicians Network; and Patrick Moonan, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiologist,
              Epidemiologist, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch, DTBE
              We will discuss procedures for facilitating continuity and completion of TB therapy for U.S. Immigration
              and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainees who are released or deported before completion of TB
              treatment. We will discuss coordination of activities with the Division of Immigration Health Services,
              ICE officials, state and local health jurisdictions, CureTB, Migrant Clinicians Network (TBNet), the U.S.-
              Mexico Binational TB Referral and Case Management Project, CDC Quarantine Stations, and National TB
              Programs. We will discuss communications and notifications, medical hold requests, stay of removal
              requests, binational and international referrals, and interjurisdictional coordination within the U.S. and
              between the U.S. and countries to which ICE detainees are deported. We will review approaches
              undertaken by some health jurisdictions to address TB control with regard to ICE detainees. We will also
              discuss monitoring of TB genotyping information for ICE detainees.

3:30 PM       Improving DTBE’s Annual Surveillance Summary, ―Reported Tuberculosis in the
              United States” – (Sunflower Room)
              Valerie Robison, DDS, PhD, Chief, Surveillance Team, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak
              Investigations Branch, DTBE
              Join DTBE’s Surveillance Team in a discussion that will include your ideas for improving the design and
              content of the annual report.

5:00 PM       ADJOURN



5:30 PM       A Celebration of Our Work and Our Friendships in TB – (Terrace Ballroom)
              Come on down and we will party! There will be music, light Hors d’Oeuvres (this is not dinner).
              One free drink ticket for beer, wine or soda. There will be door prizes, a drawing for a big surprise,
              a guest musician and maybe a popular celebrity! Please everyone come and enjoy this fun time together.
              The Celebration will officially end at 7:30 allowing for dinner, shopping or whatever your want to do.
              The bars will remain open for another hour or so, on a cash basis.
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                           Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 AM       Continental Breakfast — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

General Session II – Best Practices — (Heritage Ballroom)

Moderator: John Bernardo, MD, TB Control Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

8:00 AM       Idaho TB Case Management Teleconference Series, 2005: An Evaluation –
              Karen R. Steingart, MD, MPH, Medical Advisor, Francis J. Curry National TB Center

8:20 AM       African Refugee Women and TB: Findings from Community Focus Groups –
              Rahel Hailemichael, Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

8:40 AM       Rapid Direct Detection and Susceptibiilty of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex for
              Isoniazid and Rifampin in Smear-Positive Clinical Specimens by the PCR-based Genotype
              MTBDR Assay - Max Salfinger, MD, Director, Clinical Mycobacteriology Laboratory, New York
              State Department of Health

9:00 AM       Turning Research into Practice — Jessie Wing, MD, State TB Control Officer,
              Hawaii Department of Health; and Connie Haley, MD, TB Control Officer, Tennessee
              Department of Health

9:30 AM       New Drug Development as it Relates to TB Trials Consortium — Jussi Saukkonen, MD,
              Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine; and
              Andrew Vernon, MD, MHS, Chief, Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch

10:00 AM      Break – Poster Viewing — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

10:30 AM      Breakout Sessions B:

              TB Control Statement for Urban and Higher Incidence Areas – (Heritage Ballroom A)
              Zachary Taylor, MD, MS, Chief, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE; and
              Sue Etkind, RN, MS, Director, Division of TB Prevention and Control, Massachusetts Department
              of Public Health
              (In the November 4, 2005 MMWR, ATS, IDSA, and CDC published new recommendations for controlling
              tuberculosis in the United States. This session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of
              the document as well as someone from a higher incidence program with experience in implementing these
              recommendations. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing
              recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in
              urban and higher incidence areas.)

              Infection Control Guidelines for Rural and Lower Incidence Areas – (Heritage Ballroom B)
              Lauren Lambert, BA, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Outbreak Investigations Team, Surveillance,
              Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch; and Betty L. Gore, MSN, RN, CIC,
              Retired Nurse Consultant, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
              (In the December 30, 2005 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC published new
              guidelines for preventing the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health-care settings. This
              session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the document as well as someone from a
              rural program with experience in implementing these recommendations. A facilitated discussion will
              follow the presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and actions to overcome the
              challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in rural and lower incidence areas.)
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                            Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, June 14 (cont’d)

              QuantiFERON Guidelines and Applications in Rural and Lower Incidence Areas –
              (Heritage Ballroom C)
              Jerry Mazurek, MD, Medical Officer, Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch, DTBE; and
              Tanya Oemig, RM(NRM), Director, TB Program, Wisconsin Division of Public Health
              (In the December 16, 2005 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC published new
              guidelines for using the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
              in the United States. This session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the guidelines
              as well as someone from an rural program with experience in implementing these recommendations.
              A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and
              actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in rural and lower
              incidence areas.)

              Targeted Testing and LTBI Projects – (Buckhead Room)
              Claire Murphy, NP-C, TB Nurse Practitioner, Boston University School of Medicine; and
              John Grabau, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist 6, New York State Department of Health
              Identifying and treating high-risk persons with LTBI is a priority for TB control programs today. Yet,
              reaching specific high-risk populations to achieve acceptance of principles of TB prevention and adherence
              to treatment for LTBI can be a great challenge. In this session, creative approaches to assessing high risk
              populations and providing education and acceptable, accessible prevention services to their communities
              will be discussed by participants.

12:00 PM      Lunch (On Your Own)

1:30 PM       Breakout Sessions C:

              Contact Investigation Guidelines for Urban and Higher Incidence Areas –
              (Heritage Ballroom - A)
              Kimberly Field, RN, MSN, TB Controller, Washington State Department of Health; and
              Thomas Privett, BA, TB Program Manager, New Jersey TB Program
              (In the December 16, 2005 MMWR, NTCA and CDC published new guidelines for investigating contacts of
              persons with infectious TB. This session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the
              document as well as someone from a higher incidence program with experience in implementing these
              recommendations. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing
              recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in
              urban and higher incidence areas.)

              Corrections Guidelines for Urban and Higher Incidence Areas – (Heritage Ballroom - B)
              Mark Lobato, MD, New England Region Medical Officer, Connecticut Department of Public
              Health; and Ellen Murray, RN, Training Specialist, Southeastern National TB Center
              (CDC is planning to publish new guidelines for controlling tuberculosis in correctional facilities. This
              session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the document as well as someone from a
              higher incidence program with experience in implementing these recommendations. A facilitated discus-
              sion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and actions to over-
              come the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in urban and higher incidence areas.)
       2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
                Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                           Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, June 14 (cont’d)

              Genotype Usage and Guidelines in Rural and Lower Incidence Areas –
              (Heritage Ballroom C)
              Patrick Moonan, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiologist, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and
              Outbreak Investigations Branch, DTBE; Lynelle Phillips, RN, MPH, Public Health Advisor,
              Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; and Phil Griffin, BBA, CPM,
              TB Control Director, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
              (In 2004, the NTCA/CDC Advisory Group on Tuberculosis Genotyping published a guide to the application
              of genotyping to tuberculosis prevention and control. This session will include a brief presentation by one
              of the preparers of the document as well as someone from an rural program with experience in
              implementing these recommendations. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the
              objective of developing recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to
              implementing the guidelines in rural and lower incidence areas.)

              Laboratory Issues – (Buckhead Ballroom)
              John Bernardo, MD, TB Control Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Health;
              Edward Desmond, PhD, Chief, Mycobacteriology and Mycology Section, California State Public
              Health Laboratory; and Anthony Tran, MPH, MT (ASCP), HIV, STD, and TB Program Manager,
              Association of Public Health Laboratories
              New laboratory technologies are changing the way we manage our patients with tuberculosis infection and
              disease. Recent arrival of groups resettled to the United States with high rates of MDR disease have raised
              concerns among programs and have stressed limited resources. Current and potential applications of these
              technologies to screening and management of high-risk patients, overseas and on our soil, will be
              discussed. Issues such as specific techniques for screening of high risk persons, communication of
              information between laboratories, providers, and public health officials, research needs, and assessing
              costs of such services will be topics of discussion.

3:00 PM       Break – Poster Viewing — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

3:30 PM       TB Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCCs) Breakout Sessions
              RTMCCs will provide an overview of training and medical consultation activities conducted throughout the
              region, as well as, plans for future activities. The session will allow for discussion and exchange of
              information between TB control staff and the RTMCC staff.)

              Francis J. Curry RTMCC – (Heritage Ballroom A) -Thomas Stuebner, Director

              Heartland RTMCC – (Heritage Ballroom B ) - Kitten Holloway, MPH, Executive Director

              Northeastern RTMCC – (Heritage Ballroom C ) - Eileen Napolitano, Deputy Director

              Southeastern RTMCC – (Buckhead Ballroom) - Karen Simpson, Director of Education
              and Training

5:00          ADJOURN
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                           Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Thursday, June 15

7:00 AM      Continental Breakfast — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)

8:00 AM      Breakout Sessions D:

             Genotype Usage and Guidelines in Urban and Higher Incidence Areas –
             (Heritage Ballroom A)
             Patrick Moonan, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiologist, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and
             Outbreak Investigations Branch, DTBE; and Sonal Munsiff, MD, Director, Bureau of TB Control,
             New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
             (In 2004, the NTCA/CDC Advisory Group on Tuberculosis Genotyping published a guide to the application
             of genotyping to tuberculosis prevention and control. This session will include a brief presentation by one
             of the preparers of the document as well as someone from an urban program with experience in
             implementing these recommendations. A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the
             objective of developing recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to
             implementing the guidelines in urban and higher incidence areas.)

             Corrections Guidelines for Rural and Lower Incidence Areas – (Heritage Ballroom B)
             Mark Lobato, MD, New England Region Medical Officer, Connecticut Department of Public Health
             Medical Officer, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE; and Diana Fortune, RN, BSN,
             Nurse Consultant, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
             (CDC is planning to publish new guidelines for controlling tuberculosis in correctional facilities. This
             session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the document as well as someone from a
             lower incidence program with experience in implementing these recommendations. A facilitated discussion
             will follow the presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and actions to overcome
             the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in rural and lower incidence areas.)

             QuantiFERON Guidelines and Applications in Urban and Higher Incidence Areas –
             (Heritage Ballroom C)
             Andrew Vernon, MD, MHS, Chief, Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch, DTBE;
             and L. Masae Kawamura, MD, Director, TB Control Section, Department of Public Health,
             San Francisco General Hospital
             (In the December 16, 2005 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC published new
             guidelines for using the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
             in the United States. This session will include a brief presentation by one of the preparers of the guidelines
             as well as someone from an urban program with experience in implementing these recommendations.
             A facilitated discussion will follow the presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and
             actions to overcome the challenges and obstacles to implementing the guidelines in urban and higher
             incidence areas.)

             Issues Dealing with MDR and/or HIV Co-Infection – (Buckhead Ballroom)
             Tracy Agerton, RN, MPH, Assistant Director, Epidemiology, New York City Department of Health;
             and Jussi Saukkonen, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of
              Medicine
             (Presenters will discuss the programmatic, laboratory, and clinical issues regarding prevention and
             control when MDR TB and HIV co-infection are present. A facilitated discussion will follow the
             presentations with the objective of developing recommendations and actions to overcome the challenges
             and obstacles to treating and preventing MDR TB and treating and preventing TB in HIV co-infected
             persons.)

9:30 AM      Break – Poster Viewing — (Heritage Ballroom Foyer)
      2006 NATIONAL TB CONTROLLERS WORKSHOP
               Eliminating TB: Fighting the Enemy
                          Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Thursday, June 15 (cont’d)

General Session III — Fighting the Enemy in the Midst of Disasters — (Heritage Ballroom)

Moderator: Jane Moore, RN, MHSA, Nurse Consultant, Virginia Department of Health

10:00 AM       TB Response to Hurricane Katrina — James Cobb, BS, Chief, Bureau of TB and
               Refugee Health, Florida Department of Health (Panel Moderator); Charles DeGraw,
               TB Controller, Louisiana Office of Public Health; Nancy Keenon, MPH, Retired Director,
               Division of TB Control, Alabama Department of Public Health; J. Michael Holcombe, MPA,
               Division Director, TB Program, Mississippi State Department of Health; and
               Charles Wallace, PhD, MPH, Director, TB Elimination Division, Texas Department of Health

11:00 AM       Sending the Troops Out to Fight the Enemy – John Bernardo, MD, President, NTCA; and
               Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Director, DTBE

11:30 AM       Questions and Answers

12:00 PM       ADJOURN



1:00 – 4:30 PM Regional Training and Medical Consultation Meeting – (Buckhead Room)
               Dan Ruggiero, Project Officer, Field Services and Evaluation Branch, DTBE
               (Invitation Only)

				
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