Tuberculosis and Cocci Webinar

Tuberculosis and Cocci Webinar

90-minute Webinar originally aired December 5, 2019

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Webinar Materials: https://www.currytbcenter.ucsf.edu/trainings/tuberculosis-and-cocci-webinar/materials

This 90-minute webinar presentation was created for physicians and other healthcare workers who may diagnose and treat coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) and/or tuberculosis. This webinar was in collaboration with the University of Arizona, Valley Fever Center of Excellence; the Arizona Department of Health Services; and the New Mexico Department of Health. This webinar was originally presented on December 5, 2019.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJAPEFOH5Us&feature=youtu.be

Target Audience: This webinar was intended for physicians and other healthcare workers who may diagnose and treat coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) and/or tuberculosis.

Format: This 75-minute presentation (followed by a 15-minute Q & A session) included lecture and case presentations.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe a public health approach to identifying persons with TB cocci comorbidity based on current epidemiological data to inform the prioritization of populations for testing and treatment
  • Identify 3 or more characteristics of persons with TB cocci comorbidity different from persons with only TB resulting in more accurate diagnosis
  • Apply new knowledge of tuberculosis cocci comorbidity to case scenarios and be able to describe the rationale behind testing for TB to improve patient outcomes
  • Know when to consider the diagnosis of Valley Fever to reduce the delay in time to diagnosis
  • Know how to check for risk factors and complications to know when patients can be considered either uncomplicated, and should be within primary care's practice, or complicated, and candidates for subspeciality referral
  • Know how patients with Valley Fever can clinically be very similar in presentation to patients suspected of tuberculosis

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

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Faculty:

John Galgiani, MD
Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence
Professor, Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Evan Timme, MPH
TB Control Program
Office of Disease Integration and Services
Arizona Department of Health Services

Marcos Burgos, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Medical Director Tuberculosis Program
New Mexico Department of Health
Infectious Disease/Hospitalist Attending
New Mexico VA Health Care System

Cherie Stafford, MSN, MPH

TB Control Program
Office of Disease Integration and Services
Arizona Department of Health Services

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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.