The 51st Semi-Annual Denver TB Course (4-day course)

Molly Blank Conference Center, National Jewish Health


Purpose

Since the introduction of effective chemotherapy, many changes have come about in the management of tuberculosis (TB). Most important have been the shift from sanatoria-based to general hospital and clinic-based treatment and the knowledge that active disease can reliably be prevented among those who are latently infected. With the development of effective drugs for TB, the significant advances in bacteriology, and increased knowledge about the treatment of latent TB infection, the approach to tuberculosis control has become increasingly sophisticated.

The Denver TB Course, offered every year in both April and October, provides a broad overview of active and latent TB including its epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and management. The purpose of this course is to present this body of knowledge to general internists, epidemiologists, preventative medicine, public health, infectious disease and chest specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health care providers who will be responsible for the management and care of patients with tuberculosis.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the epidemiological features which are associated with increased risk for tuberculosis.
  • Explain the clinical manifestations of tuberculosis and how they differ in unique patient populations such as pediatrics or HIV co-infection.
  • Recognize the tools available for diagnosis of tuberculosis and their differences, advantages and possible shortcomings.
  • Formulate a treatment regimen for a patient with drug-susceptible or drug-resistant tuberculosis while understanding the pharmacokinetics and potential toxicities of that regimen.
  • Discuss the importance and performance of contact investigation among persons exposed to new cases of communicable TB.

Agenda is not yet available


Faculty Co-Chairs:

Charles Daley, MD
Shannon Kasperbauer, MD


Target Audience

Public health, family, internal medicine, infectious disease and general preventative medicine physicians, epidemiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other health care professionals interested in TB.

Register online for the October 15-18, 2014 session or call 800.844.2305

General Information

All courses will be held at the Molly Blank Conference Center on the campus of National Jewish Heath, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206.

Pre-registration is required. Early registration is advised because the courses are frequently fully subscribed.

Registration Fee
$780.00 MDs, nurses, and other health care professionals
$455.00 military, fellows, residents*

If paying offline prior to the event, please print a copy of this registration page and mail to:

National Jewish Health
Attn: Professional Education, S7452c
1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO  80206

*Verification of the discounted fee is required to qualify for this discounted rate for fellows and residents only. Fax to 303.728.6521 or email to ProEd@NJHealth.org. Download the verification form (PDF).

Registration fee includes admission to all sessions, breaks, lunch (Wed-Fri), and the conference handouts. Cancellations must be received no later than 10 days before the start of the program to receive a refund minus $100 deposit.

If you or your organization do not have funds to cover your transportation and per diem expenditures, we suggest that you contact your local or state lung association for possible assistance.

If you wish to attend a future session, please indicate your interest on the registration form and return it to us. We will notify you when the dates are confirmed.

Lodging & Transportation
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Course Organization

Registration is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The course runs Wednesday through Saturday and ends at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. All courses include lecture material, organized discussion sessions and case presentations. Additional materials are furnished during the sessions.

Collaborators

  • Denver Health
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine 


Exhibiting

This event is a great venue for communication with key opinion leaders, physicians, and members of the health care community, as well as a great learning opportunity for you. National Jewish Health faculty, as well as physicians from around the country, are available throughout the conference to discuss the latest research, individual cases, and products. Exhibit space is conveniently located just steps from the meeting facility and the agenda is designed to allow time for dialogue with the attendees.

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact Mandy Comeau or call 303.728.6585.

Accreditation and Designation Statements

National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Jewish Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724. The entire course is accredited for 28.7 Nursing Contact hours. This certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years from the date of this offering.

Full course attendance is required to receive contact hours.


Register online for the October 15-18, 2014 session or call 800.844.2305


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Best Practice in Collaboration Award
 
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