Pacific Island TB Controllers Association (PITCA) – Honolulu, Hawaii – 2017 - General Session

Honolulu, HI US
September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017

Course Directors: Zelalem Temesgen, M.D., Richard Brostrom, M.D., M.S.P.H., Lisa Chen, M.D.

The Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis acknowledges participation in planning with the Curry International Tuberculosis Center in conjunction with Pacific Island stake holders in developing this 5 day course.  Each day will start with a plenary session in the morning and has a curricular theme.

  • Day 1 - Tuberculosis and the Pacific Islands
  • Day 2 - TB Treatment
  • Day 3 - LTBI and Prevention
  • Day 4 - Laboratory Medicine and TB
  • Day 5 - TB Control and How to Stop the Stigma

During the breakout sessions, attendees will separate into 4 groups for TB training specific to their role: clinicians, nurses and outreach workers, laboratorians, and program managers. 

Jointly provided by Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development and Mayo Continuing Nursing Education

This course is planned in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Curry International Tuberculosis Center, Heartland National TB Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute, and Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center.

Registration Fee $200.00

For additional information visit: Mayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis

Target Audience

This course is designed for Public Health & Infectious Disease MDs, RNs, Pharm.D., Public Health Professionals, and Laboratory Technologists in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands and Hawaii.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Apply latest advances for assessing risk, testing and treating latent TB infection to prevent development of disease
  • Utilize current recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and management of tuberculosis disease
  • Describe how to coordinate care for patients with TB and diabetes to ensure effective management 
  • Develop approaches for addressing challenges in the management of patients with tuberculosis to achieve successful outcomes
  • Describe how primary care providers and community agencies can collaborate to prevent missed opportunities in the diagnosis and treatment of TB
  • Describe strategies for improving TB prevention and control efforts 
  • Outline principles of TB infection control and best practices for collaborating with key partners 
  • Review how the stigma of TB affects healthcare
  • Describe how to use non-stigmatizing language to break down the stigma associated with TB

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Event starts: 
09/11/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/15/2017 - 12:00pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates.  In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or by August 17, 2017 whichever comes first.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI  96815
Group Name - Pacific Island TB Controllers Assocation (PITCA)
Group Block Code - ATN

$177.00 -  Double / King

Contact Us
Contact Phone:1-800-323-2688

AMA Credit:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continung Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Credit

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Jointly provided by Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development and Mayo Continuing Nursing Education

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