Registration for this training ended on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 19:00
90-minute Webinar originally aired December 5, 2019
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.
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.
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.*
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
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.
Tuberculosis and Cocci Webinar
December 5, 2019