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Highlights from State and Local Programs
News from the National TB Controllers Association.
Change and growth in an organization can be exhilarating and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of all that is new, especially when examining the possibilities!
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Round-up of 2014 World TB Day Activities
CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds. On March 18, CDCâ€™s Public Health Grand Rounds session focused on multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. Read More Â»
CDCâ€™s World TB Day Twitter Chat. On March 24, CDC hosted a Twitter chat in recognition of World TB Day. Read More Â»
March 28, 2014, the staff of DTBE gathered at CDCâ€™s Corporate Square campus to bid farewell to Dr. Ken Castro. Read More Â»
DTBE Celebrates World KC Day!
DTBE Celebrates World KC Day! On March 28, 2014, the staff of DTBE gathered at CDCâ€™s Corporate Square campus to bid farewell to Dr. Ken Castro. Read More Â»
2014 EIS Conference.
The 2014 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference was held April 28 to May 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Read More Â»
2014 TB ETN and TB PEN Conference. The 13th Tuberculosis Education and Training Network (TB ETN) Conference, â€œThe Changing Landscape of TB,â€ will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, September 16â€“18, 2014. Read More Â»
Summary of March TBTC Meeting. During March 17â€“19, 2014, TBTC members gathered in Decatur, Georgia, for the 34th semi-annual meeting. Read More Â»
Updated Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for 12-Dose Regimen. Dylan Shepardson, former Prevention Effectiveness Fellow in DTBE, published a letter that updates the cost-effectiveness analysis for the 12-dose regimen for LTBI treatment. Read More Â»
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Updates
DTBE Staff Assist WHO in Training-of-Trainers Workshop. Wanda Walton, PhD, and Cheryl Tryon, MS, assisted the WHO Global TB Programme in organizing and implementing a training-of-trainers workshop for the Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant TB (PMDT). Read More Â»
Dr. Mase Provides Expert Commentary for Medscape on MDR TB and Bedaquiline. Medscape from WebMD provides medical news features, commentary, and reference content for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals. Read More Â»
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Improving the Quality and Usage of TB Surveillance Data â€” Uganda. Read More Â»
The Tuberculin Skin Test and the Risk of Death Among Patients With Active TB. Read More Â»
Laboratory Webinar: Best Practices for Genotyping Submission. On April 10, 2014, DTBEâ€™s Laboratory Branch and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Bureau of Laboratories, hosted a webinar highlighting the proper shipping of specimens to MDCH for genotyping. Read More Â»
Update from the Molecular Epidemiology Activity:
New tools to improve data quality in the TB GIMS System. Do you use genotyping information routinely in TB control activities?
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Citations of recent TB-related publications by DTBE authors. Read More Â»
Brief updates on arrivals, departures, retirements, awards, and other news about DTBE staff. Read More Â»
Listing of conferences, trainings, meetings, and other TB-related events. Read More Â»
TB Notes is a quarterly newsletter presented by the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). It spotlights news about DTBE activities and provides highlights from state and local TB programs across the country. It also contains a calendar of events describing meetings, conferences, and other educational activities of potential interest to those working in TB.
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