Tuberculosis Program Manager's Intensive

Registration for this training ended on Mon, 09/18/2023 - 18:30

This is an in-person training, with no remote participation option.

Dates: November 13-16, 2023

Location: Oakland, CA

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm except Day 4 ends at 3:00pm [Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am]

  • Day 1   Monday, November 13th..............8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2   Tuesday, November 14th.............8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3   Wednesday, November 15th........8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 4   Thursday, November 16st............8:30 am - 3:00 pm

AGENDA: Click here to view

Application Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2023

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. To apply, please click the Apply button at the top of this screen and then complete the questions on the enrollment form. Note that you will be asked to log in if you haven't already done so. Applicants will be informed of their registration status within a few days of the application deadline. Directions will be included with acceptance letters.

Cost: There is no fee for this training.

Credit: This in-person training is approved for up to 20.75 continuing education hours (see below).

Target Audience: This in-person training is intended for nurses, physicians, and other health professionals working as tuberculosis program managers.

Topics covered include (partial list):

  • Role of the program manager
  • Epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB)
  • Treatment completion strategies
  • TB outbreaks
  • Working with the laboratory
  • Case management
  • Partnering to identify and treat persons with latent TB infection (LTBI)
  • Legal and ethical issues in TB control
  • Culture, community and collaborative care
  • TB contact and source case investigation
  • Infection control
  • Program planning
  • Program evaluation

Training objectives (partial list):
By the end of the training, participants will be able to describe:

  • Role of program manager in preventing and controlling TB
  • Key components of a TB surveillance system
  • Strategies for treatment completion
  • Steps of case management
  • Legal options for managing TB patients
  • Basic principles of infection control
  • Program planning process: Developing an evaluation plan, budget, and timeline

Training Format:
Includes lecture, discussion and case presentations. Individuals must participate in all four days of the training.

Presenters (partial list):

Ann Raftery, RN, PHN, MS
Associate Medical Director and Nurse Consultant
Curry International Tuberculosis Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Barbara Cole, RN, MSN, PHN
Director, Disease Control
Riverside County Department of Public Health
Riverside, CA

Lisa Pascopella, PhD, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist, TB Control Branch
California Department of Public Health
Richmond, CA

Evan Romo-Timme, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist
Arizona Department of Health Services
Phoenix, AZ

Varvara Kozyreva, PhD
Chief of Mycobacterial, Mycotic & Parasitic Diseases Section
California Department of Public Health
Richmond, CA

Amy Tang, MD
Director, Immigrant Health Program
North East Medical Services
San Francisco, CA

Susannah Graves, MD, MPH
Director, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control 
San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, CA

Kay Wallis, MPH
Special Projects Manager
Curry International Tuberculosis Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Ann Scarpita, MPH, MSN, BSN, RN 
TB Nurse Consultant, Tuberculosis Program
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Denver, CO

Martin Cilnis, MPH, MS
Genotyping Epidemiologist, TB Control Branch
California Department of Public Health
Richmond, CA


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 20.75 continuing education hours.

The Curry International Tuberculosis Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20.75 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 20.75 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 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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Training Format
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In-person Training
(will be provided in confirmation email)
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

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