2019 CDC/NTCA Recommendations for Health Care Personnel (HCP): What TB Programs Need to Know

Dates: August 28, 2019

Registration Begins: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 8:00am
Registration Ends: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Training Format: 

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific Time

Application Deadline: August 19, 2019 - capacity reached

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. To apply, please click the Apply button at the bottom of this screen. Note that you will be asked to log in or create an account if you haven't already done so. 

This webinar is a collaboration between the Curry Center, the Rutgers Global TB Institute, the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA), and the CDC.

Cost: There is no fee for this training. 

Credit: This training is approved for up to 1.5 continuing education hours (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Target Audience: This training is intended for TB program staff interested in learning more about the new recommendations on TB screening, testing, and treatment of U.S. Health Care Personnel. This training is open to a national audience.

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. State specific changes from the 2005 CDC TB screening and testing guidelines for healthcare personnel (HCP)[1] that are addressed in the 2019 recommendations[2] in order to determine updates to organizational TB screening policies and procedures.
  2. Describe common questions that public health TB programs may be asked about the 2019 HCP recommendations in order to effectively support the local implementation of the new recommendations.
  3. Strategize ways that TB programs can work with occupational health partners to address unique implementation challenges within the occupational health setting resulting in less testing and more LTBI treatment.


    Lisa Chen, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Medical Director/Principal Investigator
    Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC)
    University of California, San Francisco

    Lynn Sosa, MD
    TB/STD Control Programs Coordinator
    Deputy State Epidemiologist
    Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Wendy Thanassi, MD, MA, MRO
    Chief, Occupational Health Service
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    Associate Clinical Professor
    Stanford University   

    Robert W. Belknap, MD
    Director, Denver Metro Tuberculosis Program
    Denver Health and Hospital Authority
    Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
    University of Colorado

    Gibril Njie, MPH
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Neela Goswami, MD, MPH
    Medical Officer
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This training is approved for up to 1.5 continuing education hours.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California State Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 12308. This training is approved for up to 1.5 continuing education hours. Board requirements prevent us from offering CE credit to people who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of the training, or leave the training early. Therefore, partial credit will not be awarded.


The Curry International Tuberculosis Center is designated as a Tuberculosis Center of Excellence for Training, Education, and Medical Consultation (TB COE) via a funded cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Curry International Tuberculosis Center serves the western region of the United States which consists of seventeen jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, California (including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco), Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Island Territories. This training is open to a national audience.

In order for your application to be successfully submitted click the Apply button. At that time, an option to submit questions for the presenters will appear.