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Free CE and CME are also available as you learn proper management and care of pediatric TB. Pediatric TB for the Private Provider is an educational product from the SNTC and was designed as a resource for public health staff to provide to their partners in community private practice. This interactive CE experience provides up to 4.0 hours of continuing education.

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TB Drug of the Month

Using the expertise of Jerry Jean Stambaugh, PharmD who is the Director of Pharmacy Services at A.G. Holley State Hospital, Close Contact recently launched a new monthly feature reviewing key points about drugs used to treat TB infection and disease. This month is the second newsletter which incorporates this feature.

This month's Drug of the Month is RIFAMPIN.

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November 2009 • Vol. 4 • Issue 7
Enduring  CE Credit Opportunities

Archived Webinars Available on the SNTC Website

sntc websiteDisappointed that you missed the SNTC's recent web-based series on Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics? Did you enjoy those two sessions so much (or the ones on cultural competency, non-adherence, corrections) that you would like your colleagues to be able to gain the new understanding you now have? Wishing that your clinical responsibilities hadn't conflicted with Ken Castro's discussion of the global control of TB and the implications for TB elimination in the U.S.? 

If you missed the original broadcast of the SNTC's web-based trainings, you still can access the educational content and obtain CEs! Archived webinars are posted on the SNTC's website and can be accessed at any time. In addition, CEs can be obtained by viewing the archived webinars and completing a brief evaluation. Please consider using these for your own educational needs or as an in-service for your staff as part of your 2010 human resource development plan (HRD)! Read more...

Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

Close Contact will periodically provide highlights from studies and related activities of the TBESC. One of the first studies funded and completed, Zero Tolerance for Pediatric Tuberculosis (Task Order #3) looked at missed opportunities for the prevention of TB in children. Read more...

SNTC is on the move...

On December 7th, 2009, the SNTC will be moving to a new location on the University of Florida's campus. The SNTC is joining other University faculty and staff housed in the new Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) building. Please make sure to update your contact information for us! Our new address is: 

Mailing Address:
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
University of Florida College of Medicine
PO Box 103600, Gainesville, FL 32610-3600

Shipping Address:
Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
University of Florida College of Medicine
2055 Mowry Road, Gainesville FL 32611

Telephone: 352-273-7682
Toll-free: 888-265-7682
FAX: 352-273-9275

Website: http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu
SNTC email: SNTC@medicine.ufl.edu

Protect Yourself!  Buy your Anti-TB Underwear Now - The White Plague Armor!

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.

Our first find was an ad for "Anti-Tuberculosis Underwear." It reads:

historical tb underwear ad

PROTECT YOURSELF by wearing Rockwood Anti-Tuberculosis Underwear.

The White Plague Armor. Price $2.50

Or try "ROCKWOOD STANDARD" WOOL UNDERWEAR.

Made under supervision of Dr. F. S. Pratt. State Board of Health in Circular 8 (page 7), states: "Woolen clothing should be worn next to the body."

MANUFACTURED BY- GEO. ROCKWOOD & CO., Bennington, Vt.
Ask your dealer for it.

Upcoming Training Events

December 7-10, 2009
Comprehensive Clinical TB Course
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida.  More info >>

December 11, 2009
Tuberculin Skin Test Train-the-Trainer  
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida. More info >>

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  
A.G. Holley Hospital, Lantana, Florida. More info >>

April 14, 2010 - Save the Date!
Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs):
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Grand Rounds and Webinar

Contact the SNTC
Central Office at the University of Florida
1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5174, Gainesville FL 32608
Telephone 352-265-7682
Fax 352-265-7683
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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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