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After receiving numerous requests, a CD containing the 2008-2009 archived webinars has been developed. The CD contains the webinars and all of the supporting documents previously available only by internet access.

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February 2010 • Vol. 5 • Issue 1
Enhanced Training Opportunities at SNTC's
New UF Location

conference room

The SNTC's recent relocation to the Emerging Pathogens Institute building on the University of Florida campus provides us with numerous opportunities for training - both onsite and using video conferencing which is now available to us.  We look forward to exploring how these options might enhance our training efforts as we partner with our southeastern states in the future.

TB/HIV Update on March 10, 2010 - Jointly Sponsored by the RTMCCs

The SNTC has partnered with the other three Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers (RTMCCs) to provide this training event prior to the NAR/IUATLD meeting in March.  This four and one-half hour clinical update will familiarize participants with pertinent topics related to the care and management of patients co-infected with TB and HIV. Join TB experts from the RTMCCs to discuss the challenging epidemic of TB/HIV with a look at clinical management, preventive therapy, IRIS, case management and special topics to include drug interactions and side effects, infection control and the use of IGRAs. Read more...

Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

Close Contact periodically provides highlights from completed studies and related activities of the TBESC.  This month's featured study is Task Order 5: Prevalence of LTBI among high-risk populations in the United States. Read more...

Condor Inhalation Cure: A Vapor Remedy for Consumption?

SNTC staff members are reviewing historical archived materials at
the A. G. Holley State Hospital. While reviewing some old files, a
number of interesting advertisements were discovered from the end
of the 19th Century. Over the next several months,
Close Contact
will share some of them with our readers. We hope you will enjoy
them and realize how far we have come.

old newspaper clipping FEB

Upcoming Training Events

March 1-4, 2010
Comprehensive Clinical TB Course  
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida.  More info >>


March 5, 2010
Tuberculin Skin Test Train-the-Trainer Course  
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida.  More info >>

March 10, 2010
TB/HIV Update - Jointly Sponsored by all the RTMCCs  
Orlando, Florida
Precedes the 2010 North American Region (NAR/IUATLD) Meeting.
Register now >>


April 14, 2010
Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs):
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Grand Rounds and Webinar
Presented by Phil LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP, with public health applications and comments provided by Thomas Dobbs, MD and Michael Stacey, MD.  More info >>

May 11-13, 2010
South Carolina TB Program Management Course  
Hickory Knob State Park, McCormick, South Carolina.  More info >>

June 6-10, 2010
Comprehensive Clinical TB Course  
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida.  More info >>

June 11, 2010
Tuberculin Skin Test Train-the-Trainer Course  
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida.  More info >>


Contact the SNTC
Central Office at the University of Florida
2055 Mowry Road Gainesville FL 32611
Telephone 352-273-7682
Fax 352-273-9275

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sntc@medicine.ufl.edu

Clinical Training Campus at A.G. Holley Hospital
1199 Lantana Road, Lantana FL 33462

Medical Consultation Hotline 24/7
800-4TB-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.
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