CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know

Recordings and Training Materials:

1. YouTube playlist is available here.

    SESSIONS: (listed by the order presented)

  • CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 1 of 4 [Lindquist] 
    Washington State Communicable Diseases of Public Health Significance for the Civil Surgeon

  • CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 2 of 4 [Larson] 
    Immigration Medical Exam and the Form I-693

  • CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 3 of 4 [Pecha & Tyer] 
    TB Reporting and Consultation

  • CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 4 of 4 [Horne]  
    IGRA for the Diagnosis of LTBI

2. The training materials, including PDF handouts of the PowerPoint slides, are located here. .

CME and CE units are not being offered for this recording and there is no participant evaluation. 

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CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 1 of 4 [Lindquist]

CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 2 of 4 [Larson]

CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 3 of 4 [Pecha & Tyer]

CDC Technical Instructions: What Civil Surgeons in Washington Need to Know, 4 of 4 [Horne]

Dates: November 14, 2018

Registration Begins: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Registration Ends: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:00pm
Training Format: 
Off-site
Location name: 
Washington State Department of Health – Kent Office
Location: 
20425 72nd Ave South
Suite 309 (third floor)
Kent, WA 98032

Time:  9:00 am - 4:15 pm [registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am]  

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

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. Applicants will be informed of their registration status within a few days of the application deadline. Directions and other information will be included with acceptance emails. 

Cost: There is no fee for this training. Please note that food and beverages will not be provided.

Credit: This training is approved for up to 5.25 continuing education hours (see below). Certificates will be available approximately 12 weeks after the training.

Target Audience: This training is intended for civil surgeons and their medical staff in Washington State who complete medical examinations of applicants seeking to adjust their immigration status in the United States.  

Training Goals: 

  • Articulate the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC’s) TB Elimination goal and describe current progress in achieving TB elimination in the United States and in Washington State
  • Identify gaps in current TB prevention efforts and ways in which clinicians can contribute to TB elimination in Washington State
  • Strengthen the capacity of civil surgeons in Washington State to complete medical examinations of applicants seeking to adjust their immigration status in the United States

Training Objectives (partial list): 

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the immigration process and the medical examination of applicants seeking to adjust their immigration status in the United States, including the laws and policies governing the examination and CDC’s Technical Instructions for the Medical Examination of Aliens in the United States, which specify the examination requirements
  • Explain the roles of civil surgeons, the CDC, USCIS, and the local health department in the medical clearance process for applicants seeking to adjust their immigration status in the United States
  • Correctly and accurately complete the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, including the TB, Syphilis, Physical or Mental Disorders Associated with Harmful Behavior, Drug Abuse/Drug Addiction, and Vaccination sections of the form
  • Describe the role of physicians, the CDC, and local health departments in the prevention and control of TB to benefit patients and communities in Washington State
  • Identify when, where, and how to refer applicants for LTBI follow-up for optimal treatment
  • Describe the current recommended treatment options for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and the advantages versus disadvantages, to inform appropriate use in clinical practice
  • Understand the differences between vaccinating the general population and vaccinating applicants seeking to adjust their immigration status in the United States

 Faculty:

    Bruce Larson, JD
    Residence & Naturalization Division
    USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy
    Department of Homeland Security
    Washington, DC

    Joanna Regan, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Medical Assessment and Policy Team  
    Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch
    Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

    Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH
    State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases 
    Washington State Department of Health
    Shoreline, WA

    David Horne, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
    Harborview Medical Center, Univeristy of Washington/ TB ECHO®
    Seattle, WA

    Monica Pecha, MPH
    Tuberculosis Controller/Program Manager
    Ofice of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
    Washington State Department of Health
    Shoreline, WA

    Lana Kay Tyer, RN, MSN
    Tuberculosis Nurse Consultant
    Ofice of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
    Washington State Department of Health
    Olympia, WA

 

Training Format:

Includes didactic lectures, discussion, and case presentations.

 

Lodging:

Nearby lodging options provided for your convenince:

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Kent,WA (0.8 miles from the training venue)

Comfort Inn Kent (2.5 miles)

Best Western Plus Plaza By The Green (3.5 miles)

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South (4.4 miles)

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport (5.2 miles)

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 5.25 continuing education hours.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.25 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 5.25 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.

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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 prioritizes learners from 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.

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