98 Tuberculosis in the Healthcare Setting

Monday, April 4, 2011: 7:00 AM-8:20 AM
Governors Lecture Hall (Hilton Anatole)
CME Credits: 1.25
Registration Code: M22
Type: Meet-the-Consultants
Summary: High-quality evidence on tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics is crucial for the development of evidence-based policies on TB diagnosis and, ultimately for an effective hospital infection control and for the healthcare worker protection. This session will address the changing epidemiology of TB and its implication for prevention and control. Presenters will also review the evidence on TB screening using gamma-interferon test, and its impact on diagnosis of TB. Finally, the session will review controversies and current evidence regarding using masks for healthcare worker protection against TB.
Learning Objectives:
7:00 AM
Steven M. Gordon, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
7:15 AM
Mark Loeb, MD, McMaster University