TB News 

July 2022

*Updated Product* CDC Stop TB Poster


The CDC's Stop TB poster has been updated and is now available! The poster can be used by TB programs and other healthcare settings to help educate people with TB, as well as people at risk for TB.


This poster is available for download from the CDC website in English and Spanish

*Updated Product* Stop TB's Words Matter Language Guide


The Stop TB Partnership launched an updated edition of its Words Matter Language Guide to reflect new approaches, tools, drugs, diagnostics, and innovations now in use to combat TB.

*Feedback Requested* TB Risk Assessment Form


The DOH TB Program is asking for your feedback by the end of July on our new employee-specific symptom questionnaire


We created this form after receiving feedback from our DSHS partners in long term care settings that the symptoms listed on the Tuberculosis Symptom Screening Form was not clear on when to initiate further evaluation for employees. The Employee TB Screening Form will be posted on our Law and Guidelines page under Guideline for Employers. This form will not replace the previous Tuberculosis Symptom Screening Form that lists out possible symptoms of TB disease that is posted on our TB Provider Toolkit webpage


To submit feedback on this form, please reply to this email. 

2022-2023 TB Elimination Alliance Mini-Grant Program Request for Funding Proposal


The TB Elimination Alliance (TEA) is offering Mini-Grants to organizations serving Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) communities that are disproportionately impacted by latent TB infection (LTBI) and/or TB. Up to 15 awards will be provided to selected organizations. Each award amount will be between $10,000 and $30,000.


Deadline to apply is Friday, August 5th by 5:00 PM local time. More information here

Information for Local Health Jurisdictions

Phlebotomy Training Available


The DOH TB Program is now partnering with the Phlebotomy Training Center at the University of Washington to offer phlebotomy training for LHJ TB program staff to be able to perform TB blood tests. This is a two day in-person training in Seattle that requires one month advance notice to schedule. Class space is limited. LHJs who are interested in sending over staff to obtain this certification through June 30, 2023, should contact tbservices@doh.wa.gov.

Upcoming Events and Education Opportunities


July 11, 2022 | Words Matter: Language & Tuberculosis

Stop TB Canada is hosting a webinar to discuss the history of stigmatizing language, reflections on appropriate vocabulary and Indigenous perspectives when talking TB in Canada. Register here. 


Heartland National TB Center Panel Physician Webcast Series

This webcast series is intended for panel physicians who examine, evaluate and provide clearance for immigrants, refugees, and adoptees to the U.S. The series is also open to U.S. providers who may see children after being evaluated overseas. More information here.

  • July 14, 2022: Part 2 - Global Epidemiology of TB in Children, Adolescents and Pregnant Women
  • September 1, 2022: Part 3 - IGRAs, the TST, and treatment of TB Infection
  • September 29, 2022: Part 4 - Radiology of TB in Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women
  • October 20, 2022: Part 5 - Clinical Presentation, Evaluation and Treatment of TB Disease in Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women
  • November 17, 2022: Part 6 - U.S. Experience After Immigration


July 2022 | Contact Investigation Fundamentals

Registration for this Southeastern National TB Center (SNTC) training opens this month. More information will be available here.


July - August, 2022 | TB Diagnosis & Treatment

Registration for this SNTC training opens this month. More information will be available here.


July 12-16 & September 13-17, 2022 | NJ TB Intensive Workshop

This Global TB Institute workshop for clinicians provides comprehensive information on the application of principles for the diagnosis and treatment of TB, as well as the management of TB in special populations. July Workshop Information | September Workshop Information


TB Expert Network: Unplugged

This joint project among CDC's TB Centers of Excellence & Division of TB Elimination provides a forum to discuss challenging or complicated cases with other TB experts. More information here.

  • October 6, 2022: Hosted by Heartland National TB Center
  • December 8, 2022: Hosted by Curry International TB Center


August 2022 | Essentials of TB Nurse Case Management Online

This Heartland National TB Center course is for nurses and public health staff who are actively engaged in identification, management and treatment of patients with TB infection or disease. More information hereRegister here.

  • August 10, 2022 | Module 1: Basics of TB and Screening 
  • August 17, 2022 | Module 2: Diagnosing TB and Preventing Transmission
  • August 24, 2022 | Module 3: Treatment and Medical Management of TB
  • August 31, 2922 | Module 4, 2022


September 2022 | SNTC Drug Resistant TB for Clinicians

Save-the-date. Registration opens in July. More information will be available here.


October 2022 | Fundamentals of TB Contact Investigation

This Rutgers Global TB Institute online training will introduce learners to the fundamental concepts of TB contact investigations. More information here


October 6-7, 2022 | TB Medical Consultants Meeting

Save-the-date for this GTBI meeting. More information will be available here


October 25, 2022 | Focus on LTBI in Oakland, CA

This Curry International TB Center (CITC) training is intended as an introductory training covering the basics of LTBI diagnosis and treatment for physicians, nurses, and other licensed medical care providers who manage patients at risk for TB. More information will be available here


October 28, 2022 | Tuberculosis Clinical Intensive in Oakland, CA

This CITC training is intended as an advanced training for physicians and clinical care providers who diagnose and/or treat patients with active tuberculosis. More information will be available here


TB Research & Training Center Seminar Series

This University of Washington seminar features both TB basic science and clinical science presentations, held on the fourth or third Friday of the month from 12-1 pm. More information here.


Washington's TB Project ECHO

12:30-1:30 pm PT. On Mondays join our lunch-time virtual discussion about real TB cases with your peers. This free interactive event is guided by a panel of local TB experts. For more information about this local project and our partners who make this ongoing event possible.

Articles


TB Notes 2, 2022

CDC's Division of TB Elimination | 6/2022 | Read here


Novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Genotype Related to M. caprae

Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 28, No/ 7 | 7/2022 | doi: 10.3201/eid2807.212353 | Read here

Video Recordings and Education Opportunities


CITC Archived Webinars

CME/CE units will not be offered for these trainings. Access here.


Rutgers TB Institute Archived Trainings

CE units are available for select archives for a limited time frame.


SNTC Archived Webinars

CME/CE units are not offered for these trainings. Access here.


SNTC Online Courses

CME/CE units are offered for these trainings. Access here.


CDC: TB 101 for Health Care Workers

CE units expire on 11/6/2023 and are available at no cost. Access here.


TB ECHO Recorded Archives

Missed a TB ECHO® session? TB ECHO® has didactic presentations available for viewing on YouTube. Handouts related to the presentation are included where appropriate. Watch recorded TB ECHO® here

Tools and Resources


CDC


For LHJs: Delivery Express Courier

  • Contact tbservices@doh.wa.gov for information about couriering TB specimens from your local health jurisdiction to the Public Health Lab.


DOH Refugee Health Program

  • Afghan Health Resources - Fact sheets, webinars, videos, and other health resources (scroll down for TB resources).
  • Ukrainian Health Resources - Fact sheets, webinars, videos, and other health resources to support new arrivals from Ukraine (scroll down for TB resources).


Heartland National TB Center


Southeastern National TB Center

  • Individualized Country Guides to support the provider-foreign-born client relationship by giving country-specific background information, epidemiological data, common misperceptions and beliefs about TB and HIV/AIDS, as well as information about general health practices, cultural beliefs and courtesies to observe.
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