jueves, 1 de mayo de 2014

TB Notes No. 1, 2014

TB Notes No. 1, 2014

TB Notes No. 1, 2014

No. 1, 2014

TB Notes No. 1, 2014

No. 1, 2014

Dr. Philip LoBueDirector's Letter

Dear Colleague:
Our former Director, RADM Kenneth G. Castro, MD, was chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North America Region (NAR) of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD). Please read about it in this issue.Read more » 

One World. Zero TB. graphicHighlights From State and Local Programs

Second Annual NYC World TB Day Walk. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual New York City World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Walk on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Read More » 

Solving the Silent Crisis: High-Level Working Meeting to Resolve and Prevent Domestic TB Drug Shortages. On January 15, 2014, TAG, NTCA, and PATH convened a small working group to explore potential solutions for more effectively preventing and responding to drug shortages. Read More »

2014 National TB Conference. The theme for the 2014 National TB Conference (NTC) is Sharing the Vision of TB Elimination. The NTC will be held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead June 11–13, 2014.Read More »

Call for 2014 NTCA Awards. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized by their peers for their leadership, professionalism, and commitment to TB control? Now is your chance to give them that recognition. Nominations for the 2014 NTCA Awards are now being accepted. Read More»

NTCA Personnel Changes. The NTCA is pleased to announce the newest member of the central office team – Jennifer Kanouse. Jennifer was named NTCA’s Director of Communications and Member Services, effective January 15, 2014. Read More »

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Castro! The North American Region (NAR) of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (UNION) is pleased to present the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Kenneth Castro. Read More »

TB Program Evaluation Network Update

Tools for Teach Back: Medication Safety Project. In 2011, staff of the Maine TB Program and the Public Health Nursing Program planned and developed a pilot project to implement the CDC recommendations. The main goal of the project was to improve the education provided to LTBI patients about the risks of INH therapy and actions to take if signs and symptoms of an adverse event occurred. Read More »

Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Updates

The 12-Dose Regimen for Latent TB Infection Patient Education Brochure Is Now Available in Spanish. The Division is pleased to report that the 12-Dose Regimen for Latent TB Infection patient education brochure has been translated into Spanish and is available for download from the CDC website.Read More »
New TB Personal Stories Videos. Patients' stories detailing their experiences with TB disease and latent TB infection are now available on CDC’s TB website as part of the TB Personal Stories project, which began in 2013. Read More »

Botswanian womanInternational Research and Program Branch Updates

A number of IRPB's significant accomplishments from 2011 through 2012 have been highlighted in its Biennial Report. Read More »

Laboratory Branch Updates

Southeastern Mycobacteria Meeting. Members of the Applied Research Team from DTBE’s Laboratory Branch participated in the 5th Southeastern Mycobacteria Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, during January 24—26.
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Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Outbreak Investigations Branch Updates

Report on the DTBE Homeless Work Group. DTBE has convened a work group to address TB among persons experiencing homelessness. The mission of the DTBE Homeless Work Group (HWG) is to facilitate the prevention, control, and elimination of TB among persons experiencing homelessness. Read More »

New CDC Publications

Citations of recent TB-related publications by DTBE authors. Read More »

Personnel Notes

Brief updates on arrivals, departures, retirements, awards, and other news about DTBE staff. Read More »

Calendar of Events

Listing of conferences, trainings, meetings, and other TB-related events. Read More »

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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