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2005 TB Symposium, "Current Challenges and New Developments"

The NYC DOHM, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control sponsored a continuing medical education (CME) symposium entitled "2005 TB Symposium: Current Challenges and New Developments" on December 9, 2005 at the Lighthouse International in midtown.

This year's symposium focused on new developments and current challenges in the management of active TB and latent TB Infection. The 2005 TB Symposium was joint-sponsored by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Charles P. Felton National TB Center, the New Jersey Medical School National TB Center, and the Center for Immigrant Health.

Global Epidemiology of TB and its Impact on NYC (PDF)

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH
Progress and New Developments in the TB Drug Pipeline (PDF)

Ann M. Ginsberg, MD, PhD
Management of TB Patients with HIV Infection (PDF)

Debra A. Benator, MD
Improving Diagnosis of Active TB (PDF)

Sonal S. Munsiff, MD
Public-Private Partnership for Targeted Testing and Treatment of Latent TB Infection in NYC

Francesca Gany, MD, MS
A. Ross Hill, MD
George Alonso, MD (PDF)
Paul W. Colson, PhD (PDF)

Quantiferon TB Gold Test: Will It Revolutionize the Diagnosis of TB Infection? (PDF)

Gerald Mazurek, MD
NJMS National TB Center: Your Indispensable Partners (PDF)

Lee B. Reichman, MD, MPH
Conference Handouts
  1. Antiretroviral Drugs and the Treatment of Tuberculosis (Revised October 2005) (PDF)
  2. Antiretroviral Drug Use with Rifampin and Rifabutin Card (November 2005) (PDF)
  3. Guidelines for Testing and Treatment of Latent TB Infection, October 2005 (PDF)
  4. Diagnosis: Reporting Requirements for Tuberculosis, Medical Fact Sheet, October 2005 (PDF)
  5. Mycrobacteriology Request Form, TN 50 (PDF)
  6. TB Annual Report, 2004 (PDF)
  7. City Health Information: Tuberculosis Treatment (December 2003) (PDF)