TB Controllers Meeting, November 14, 2017

California State University, East Bay Continuing Education

Professional Development and Conference Center
The Oakland Center, In the Transpacific Centre

1000 Broadway, Suite 109,  Oakland, CA 94607


8:30-9:30    CA TB Elimination Coalition Meeting: World TB Day Themes - Coalition Partners

                                 (Separate Agenda - All Welcome - call in available - send request through contact us button below)

9:30 – 9:45   I.  Housekeeping, Review of Agenda, and Introductions, Julie Higashi, PhD, MD


9:45 –10:00 II.  Business:
                           A. Finance Report

B. 2017 Spring TB Controller Meeting Minutes VOTE (attachment)


10:00 –11:30  III.  TB Control Branch (TBCB), CDPH

  1. Tracking LTBI from risk through treatment: strength in numbers (Pennan Barry)
  2. TBESC 2: Decade of research spanning LTBI diagnostics, LTBI testing and treatment inside and outside health departments, and ultrashort LTBI treatment trial (Katya Salcedo)
  3. CA TB Free project - TB prevention in community settings (Neha Shah and Shereen Katrak)
  4. TB case complexity in CA:  from a to d (age, behaviors, co-morbidities, drug resistance) (TBA)

11:30 – 12:30 IV.  Updates from IGRA Providers

  1. Oxford Immunotec (20 min update, 10 min Q&A opportunity)
  2. Qiagen (20 min update, 10 min Q&A opportunity)

12:30 – 1:00 Hosted Lunch (Items from the floor)

1:00 – 2:30    V.  Discussion Items

  1. Guidelines:
    1. LTBI Guidance and Additional Resources; QFT Plus FAQ Feedback (attachment)
    2. Interjurisdictional Continuity of Care referral process
    3. Case Management Review/Update
    4. Contact Investigation Review/Update
  2. LTBI Outreach Materials
  3. Healthcare Worker Screening - ATD Standard, RSHJ Survey, HCWs, Hospitals (attachment)
  4. Legislative/ TB Screening Workgroup - AB511- April King-Todd, Mike Carson

2:30 - 2:45    Break (Rank order the 7 items V.A.-D. with 1 being the most important to you.)


2:45 – 3:30   Discussion Items (Continued)

  1. EHR from LHJs Experiences, Lessons Learned, Discussion (progress, challenges)
  2. Whole Genome Sequencing updates on CDC impact on LHJs
  3. Spring Conference Collaboration with NTCA (content, posters, input survey)

3:45 – 4:15    VI.  Affiliate Reports/News:

A. CTEAC     B. CITC C. NTCA       D. Cure TB

E.  ACET: Essential Components of a TB Program: Final, What’s New, Barbara Cole

4:15 – 4:30    VII.  Review Actions and Next Steps

4:30    ADJOURN