Breathe Pennsylvania

Tuberculosis Conference - Registration

Breathe Pennsylvania

 

Registration for this conference is free, and made possible by support from the Otis H. Childs Charitable Trust and Breathe Pennsylvania. To register, please add the "item" to your cart, and proceed to checkout. For more information, click here. 

 

Conference details: 

March 22, 2018
The University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Conference Objectives: 

  • Understand the newest research findings for shorter courses of treatment of TB infection.
  • Learn about the current status of US Federally Qualified Health Centers and reasons to collaborate on TB and other health issues
  • Learn about the current status of TB infection in the US and the need to address this group of individuals to achieve TB elimination in the US.
  • Understand the role of interpreter in quality cross-cultural communications
  • Recognize the difference between translating and interpreting
  • Avoid the pitfalls of giving medical care to patients with cultural expectations different from your own.

Speakers/Presentation Topics:

"Building Relationships with Federally Qualified Health Centers and Private Clinicians for Improved TB Management" 
Edward Zuroweste, M.D.
Tuberculosis Medical Consultant, PADOH
Chief Medical Officer, Migrant Clinicians Network

"Cross Cultural Tuberculosis Care"
Laszlo Madaras, M.D., MPH
Co-Chief Medical Office,r Migrant Clinicians Network

 

Full agenda to be announced in January 2018

 

Breathe Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing together with the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey are jointly sponsoring the Tuberculosis Education Conference. Nurses attending the entire conference and completing the evaluation tool will be awarded 3.25 continuing nursing education contact hours.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Respiratory Therapists attending the entire conference and completing the evaluation tool will be awarded 3.25 continuing education contact hours (1.75 Neonatal-Pediatric; 1.5 General) by the Continuing Respiratory Education (CRCE) system of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).