CME Mission Statement

Reviewed, updated, and approved by CME Committee June 2015

 

PURPOSE:

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC) creates, enhances and disseminates state-of-the-art resources and models of excellence and performs research to control and eliminate tuberculosis in the United States and internationally. Committed to the belief that everyone deserves the highest quality of care in a manner consistent with his or her culture, values and language, we develop and deliver highly versatile, culturally appropriate trainings and educational products, and provide technical assistance.

 

CONTENT AREAS:

Included among our educational offerings are updates in clinical care medicine/programmatic protocols, research information, best practice recommendations for clinical care, and information on new treatment regimens and diagnosis methods.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Our mission is to provide education, medical consultation, and technical assistance to local, regional, national, and international healthcare programs and providers who work with tuberculosis patients (public/private). This includes pulmonologists, radiologists, infectious disease practitioners, nurse practitioners and other associated health professionals.

 

TYPES OF ACTIVITIES PROVIDED:

CITC offers live, in-person trainings and live, web-based trainings. Activities include:

  • Didactic lectures
  • Seminars
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Interactive case-based learning sessions utilizing Audience Response System (ARS)

 

EXPECTED RESULTS:

Our continuing professional medical education developmental program is designed to enhance patient care and outcomes by educating physicians and other healthcare professionals to make accurate, up-to-date decisions in their daily practice-based environment by improving their knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional practice competence and/or performance.

 

After each training, we expect learners will report back to provide an update of their newly acquired skill(s), assess their confidence/progress in implementing these skills, or report their intention of modifying key issues they have identified in their own practice. We expect upon follow-up with learners that they demonstrate competence and effective use of their newly acquired skill(s) and/or knowledge.

 

CITC is committed to a CME program with the expected result of changes in the areas of: a) physicians’ strategies, or skills and abilities to perform essential tasks; b) perceived self-efficacy in clinical practice, c) physician performance, and d) patient health outcomes.

 

The expected results of our program include an increased awareness of tuberculosis disease, latent TB infection (LTBI), and TB/HIV co-infection and their diagnosis and treatment. These results, in turn, are aimed at improved patient outcomes that may one day lead to the elimination of these deadly diseases.