Navigating A Minefield: TB Control In Uncertain Times

Poster Abstracts: Posters Lowenthal 12; Cunningham 12SpencerHung

Thursday: April 28, 2011 Agenda


8:45 Jayne Ash Memorial Keynote: The Current TB Control Landscape in California
Jenny Flood, MD, MPH, Chief, California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Control Branch(TBCB)


9:35 Health Care Reform - Implications for Public Health Activities in California
Mary Pittman, DrPH, President and CEO, Public Health Institute

10:55 The Public Health Perspective in the Face of Diminishing Resources and Health Care Reform   
Mark Horton, MD, MSPH


11:45 Panel Discussion with Plenary Faculty, Moderated by Dr. Helene Calvet


Awards Lunch (Atrium)

Breakout Sessions


  1. We Have No Money, But We Have an Epidemiologist: Using Data to Inform TB Control Approaches and Priorities (Shasta) (presentations linked to faculty names)
    Moderated by: Lisa Pascopella, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, TBCB
    Stacey Davis, MPH, Epidemiologist, County of San Bernardino Department of Pubic Health
    Peter Oh, MPH, DrPH(c), Epidemiologist, TBCB and Sr. Statistician, UCSF Global Health Sciences, Institute for Global Health
    Shameer Poonja, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Advisor, LA County PH Dept.


  1. Hot Topics in TB Treatment (Tahoe) Presentations: 123, and 4
    Pennan Barry, MD, MPH, Public Health Medical Officer, TBCB
    Charles Crane, MD, MPH, Medical Director and Chest Clinic Physician, TB Program, Contra Costa County Public Health Department (CCC) 
    Leslie Henry, BSN,Clinical Nurse II MDR & Outbreak Response Service,TBCB 
    Gisela Schecter, MD, MPH, Physician Liaison and Consultant MDR TB Service, TBCB


  1. Lessons Learned form our Corrections Partners (Berryessa) 
    Martin Cilnis, Epidemiologist, TBCB 
    Carol Greene, Correctional Liaison, TBCB
    Pat Kirby, Supervising PHN, Program Manager, Fresno County Department of Public Health
    Janet Mohle-Boetani, MD, MPH,Chief Medical Officer, Public Health Unit, California Prison HealthCare Services (CPHCS)

3:30 Breakout Session II (A above, D, E)


  1. Meeting the Challenge to Provide DOT:  Video DOT and Other Strategies (Tahoe) 
    Anne Cass, MPH, Communicable Disease Manager II, TBCB
    Ana Ramos, Licensed Vocational Nurse, TB Control, San Diego County Department of HealthServices 
    Jan Young, MSN, TB Nurse Consultant Supervisor and Section Chief Program Development Section, TBCB


E.     GeneXpert: Using New Technology to Streamline TB Control Activities (Berryessa)

Christine Ho, MD, MPH, Clinician, Asian Health Services Oakland, CA, Assistant Clinical

Professor Department of Medicine, UCSF, and Field Medical Officer, CDC Field Services

Evaluation Branch Division of TB Elimination (DTBE)

Angela Starks, PhD, Lead Laboratory Capacity Activity/Microbiologist, CDC, DTBE, LaboratorySection, Atlanta, Georgia

Mark W. Pandori, PhD, HCLD (ABB), San Francisco Department of Public Health Laboratory


4:45 CNTC Training: Case Studies / Radiology Review (Berryessa)


6:00 - 7:30 PM Mix and Mingle No Host Bar (Atrium)


Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:30AM – 4:30PM


7:00 Registration and Breakfast Buffet (Atrium)


NAHPF Meeting (Shasta and Tahoe)

8:00 Election of new NAHPF Officers

8:10 State Report, Jan Young

8:30 Cohort Review: Initiating the Process and Improving Your Outcome

Kim Field, MSN, NP, Washington State TB Controller and NTCA President;

April King-Todd, BSN, MPH  LA County PH Department                     



TB Controllers Meeting 

10:30 Welcome / Housekeeping Items – Louise McNitt 

10:35 CDC DTBE Terry Chorba

 11:05 CDPH TBCB Updates Jenny Flood

 12:00 Voting Items
Minutes Approval (Attachment) – Louise McNitt
Officer Slate (Attached in Workgroup Roster) 
Parolee contacts follow up process (Attachment) – Bruce Leistikow                                             


1:30 Updates 
Curry International Tuberculosis Center – James Sederberg 
National TB Controllers Association – Kim Field

1:45 Prioritization Project – Julie Higashi


3:45 Workgroup Updates / Items from the Floor

4:15 Evaluation; Summarize Next Steps; Adjourn – Louise McNitt