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A Slice of History - the 2001 SE TB Strategic Plan
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Epidemiologic Data for the Southeast: 2001-2010
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English translation of  
¡Vivir a Todo Pulmón!

SNTC's popular patient education material for Spanish-speaking individuals has been produced in English. This is a great resource for clinic waiting areas and for distribution to patients with whom you work.  AVAILABLE SOON on the SNTC's website!
 
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February/March 2012    Vol. 7, Issue 1
 
Strategic Planning for TB Control
Efforts in the Southeast

The year is 2001. The place is Alexandria, Virginia. The event is the 19th Annual Meeting of the Southeast TB Controllers. Key TB personnel from across the region assemble to address the Comprehensive Tuberculosis Act of 2001. Little did they realize that the work accomplished during that meeting and continued at the following year's meeting would have significant implications for TB control efforts during the next ten years.

Fast forward ten years - to October, 2011 - and the 29th Annual Meeting of the Southeast TB Controllers. The meeting is once again hosted by the Virginia TB Control Program and TB staff from across the region assemble in Charlottesville with the challenge of reviewing the 2001 Plan and updating it for the next ten years.  
Read more... Then and Now: A Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Control in the Southeast Region
 
World TB Day 2012: Stop TB in My Lifetime
In the United States, the theme for World TB Day this year is "Stop TB in My Lifetime." Resources, including factsheets, a brochure and the poster presented here can be found on the CDC's website.

The March issue of Close Contact will include World TB Day activities scheduled for our SE region.
 
John Sbarbaro, MD, MPH
1936-2011 
 
We lost one of the legendary icons in the TB world when Dr. John Sbarbaro passed away on August 30, 2011. We recognize that we were fortunate to have him as a guest speaker for the SNTC's Grand Rounds on 10/08/2008, one of the last speaking engagements he accepted. His lecture, Non-adherence: Then, Now and Tomorrow, The Case against Complacency, is archived on the SNTC website, https://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Webinars.aspx. As a tribute to the work he accomplished, and in his memory, we encourage you to take the time to listen and be inspired by Dr. Sbarbaro's lecture. His thoughtful remarks outline the challenges of medication adherence and the importance of thorough and complete treatment, including DOT, in a time of increasing multi-drug resistant TB.
 
Upcoming Training Events      
 
February 29, 2012
Tuberculin Skin Test - Train-the-Trainer  
McKimmon Conference Center, Raleigh, North Carolina - Registration Closed - course is full

March 1, 2012
Tuberculin Skin Test - Train-the-Trainer  
McKimmon Conference Center, Raleigh, North Carolina - Registration Closed - course is full

March 5-8, 2012
Comprehensive Clinical TB Course
A.G. Holley State Hospital, Lantana, Florida - More info

March 9, 2012
Tuberculin Skin Test - Train-the-Trainer  
A.G. Holley State Hospital, Lantana, Florida - More info

March 22, 2012
Treatment of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis: Lessons Learned from Research in International Settings
Grand Rounds at University of Florida
Broadcast as streaming video for SNTC - More info

June 4-7, 2012
Comprehensive Clinical TB Course
A.G. Holley State Hospital, Lantana, Florida - More info

June 8, 2012
Tuberculin Skin Test - Train-the-Trainer  
A.G. Holley State Hospital, Lantana, Florida - More info
 

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The Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center is one of four Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCCs) funded by the CDC. The SNTC seeks to address the training, education, medical consultation, and technical assistance needs of healthcare providers and TB programs in 11 southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.