Tuberculosis Community Engagement Network Summit

November 18-19, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm HT / 12:00-2:00pm PST / 3:00-5:00pm EST

This year’s Summit is by invitation only.

Registration for the 2020 TB Summit is now closed. Please contact the organizer for more information.

Join us for our inaugural two-day virtual summit, happening from November 18th to November 19th! The theme of this year’s Summit is “Eliminating TB Together” and focused on outreach to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities with the highest TB burden. We look forward to bringing together community clinics and health centers, community-based organizations, community groups, health departments, and academic institutions to showcase innovative projects, strategies and initiatives, collaboration efforts, and best practices.

This summit will be entirely virtual where you can look forward to workshop and poster presentations by leading TB experts, networking lounges, and a panel discussion with federal and regional partners. Workshop presentations will be focused on the following topic areas related to TB and LTBI:

  • Community Engagement
  • Provider Education (*CME/CE credit available)
  • Quality Improvement (*CME/CE credit available)
  • NEW: Program Innovation & Partnerships

Can’t join us “live” for both days? All registered attendees will have access to summit on-demand recordings and resources after our live dates!

*Attendees pursuing continuing education credit must attend the live presentation to receive credit due to the rules and regulations from our accreditation partner. 

Summit Agenda

Times are in Eastern Standard Time Zone. 

Access the full Summit agenda on the virtual platform HERE or see below. 

Update as of 11/17/2020: CME and CNE credits are now available for all four (4) workshops offered throughout the 2020 TB Summit. Providers may attend the sessions LIVE or watch the RECORDED sessions to receive credit. Providers must complete the Workshop Evaluation form to receive credit.

Wednesday, November 18th | 3:00-5:00 PM EST

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Session (Optional)

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM Opening Session

Moderator:

  • Joe Lee, MSHA, Training and Technical Assistance Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Speakers:

  • Chari Cohen, DrPH, MPH, Senior Vice President, Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF)
  • Jeffrey Caballero, MPH, Executive Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

3:15 PM – 4:05 PM

Workshop Track – Program Innovation & Partnerships (CME/CNE offered): “Putting the P in 3HP: Partnerships, Professionals, and Programming”

Moderator:

  • Rhea Racho, MPA, Program Manager, Public Policy, Hepatitis B Foundation

Speakers:

  • Kara Green, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Director of Clinical Services and Quality Improvement, Family Nurse Practitioner, Asian American Health Coalition HOPE Clinic
  • Hanan Noori, Medical Assistant, Asian American Health Coalition HOPE Clinic
  • Nguyen Tran, Medical Assistant, Asian American Health Coalition HOPE Clinic
  • Tonia Ellison, LVN, Public Health Nurse/LTBI/3hp Case Manager, Division of Disease Prevention and Control, Center for Community Health Services, Houston Health Department

Workshop Track – Provider Education (CME/CNE offered): “Latent TB Diagnosis and Treatment for Medical Providers”

Moderator:

  • Jen Lee, MPH, Deputy Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Speaker:

  • Shereen Katrak, MD, MPH, Director, TB Free California, Tuberculosis Control Branch, California Department of Public Health

4:05 PM – 4:15 PM Break 

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Poster/Exhibitor Presentations and Networking Session

Mini-Grant Innovations

  • Maria (Maju) Brunette, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University
  • Asha Minix, MPH, Program Management & Outreach Coordinator, HOPE Clinic
  • Kara Green, FNP, Clinical Director, Family Practice and Continuous Quality Improvement Officer, HOPE Clinic
  • Andrew Gonzalez, Community Wellness and Partnerships Manager, Champions for Health
  • Marti Brentnall, MPH, TB Prevention Coordinator, County of San Diego Tuberculosis and  Control and Refugee Health Program
  • Setie Asfaha, MPH, Health Educator, TB Free California – California Department of Public Health

Research & Education

  • Fayette Nguyen Truax PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University

Exhibitors

  • TB Community Engagement Network Initiative by Joe Lee, MSHA, Training and Technical Assistance Director, AAPCHO, and Evelyn Moua, Program Manager of Tuberculosis Elimination, AAPCHO
  • Rajita Bhavaraju, PhD, CHES, Deputy Director, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute
  • Kelly Musoke, MPH, Deputy Director, Curry International Tuberculosis Center
  • Delphina Sánchez, MA, Director of Education, Heartland National Tuberculosis Center
  • Karen Simpson, MSHSE, Director, Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Happy Hour (Optional)

Thursday, November 19th | 3:00-5:00 PM EST

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Session (Optional)

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM Opening Session

Moderator:

  • Jen Lee, MPH, Deputy Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Speakers:

  • Kathy Ko Chin, Executive Counselor, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Philip LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP, Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

3:15 PM – 4:05 PM

Workshop Tracks – Quality Improvement (CME/CNE offered): “Developing a Latent TB Infection (LTBI) Care Cascade: LTBI Quality Improvement and Electronic Health Record Implementation for High-Risk Health Care Settings”

Moderator:

  • Albert Ayson, MPH, Associate Director, Training and Technical Assistance, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Speaker:

  • Amy Tang, MD, Director of Immigrant Health, North East Medical Services

Workshop Track – Community Engagement (CME/CNE offered): “Community and Provider Initiatives towards TB Prevention in NYC”

Moderator:

  • Kate Moraras, MPH, Deputy Director, Public Health, Hepatitis B Foundation

Speakers:

  • Shaila Rao, Ed.D, MPH, Director of Outreach, New York City Health Department’s Bureau of Tuberculosis Control (BTBC) 
  • Mon Yuck Yu, MPA, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services 

4:05 PM – 4:15 PM Break 

4:15 PM – 5:10 PM Federal and Regional Partners Panel & Closing Remarks

Moderator:

  • Joe Lee, MSHA, Training and Technical Assistance Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Speakers:

  • Ann Cronin, Associate Director for Policy and Issues Management, CDC DTBE 
  • Rajita Bhavaraju, PhD, CHES, Deputy Director, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute
  • Kelly Musoke, MPH, Deputy Director, Curry International Tuberculosis Center
  • Delphina Sánchez, MA, Director of Education, Heartland National Tuberculosis Center
  • Karen Simpson, MSHSE, Director, Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center
  • Donna Hope Wegener, MA, Executive Director, National TB Controllers Association

5:10 PM – 7:00 PM Happy Hour (Optional)

Summit Pre-Conference

Couldn’t join us live to learn about the virtual platform? See the recording here.

Contact Information

Please contact tb-cen@aapcho.org if you have any questions or need additional information.

2020 TB Summit FAQs

  • What is a virtual event? 

 

A virtual event is one where you can attend from your home, office, or anywhere you are able to connect to the Internet on your computer or mobile device. Due to the pandemic, we are pleased to host a virtual summit in place of what would have been in person.

  • How do I register for the summit? 

 

This year’s inaugural summit is by invitation only. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested in attending, please contact tb-cen@aacpho.org. Registration and summit information will be sent to the email you provide. 

  • When will I receive instructions on how to attend the summit? 

 

Instructions will be sent by email from the “TB Community Engagement Network <tb-cen@aapcho.org> via sendgrid.net” domain on Monday, November 16th on how to login the virtual platform. Please view the recording from the pre-conference here and the Attendee User Guide here. Make sure the email address associated with your registration is accurate and up to date so that there is no delay in receiving our communications. 

  • What if I received an invitation, but am not able to attend the live summit? 

 

The live summit will be recorded and accessible on the virtual platform until December 19th. Please complete your registration for access to the summit platform here by Friday, December 11th. After the summit, you will receive instructions on how to access the virtual platform and your unique login code.

  • What if I did not receive an invitation, but am interested in viewing the recordings after the summit?

 

The live summit will be recorded and accessible on the virtual platform until December 19th. Please complete your registration for access to the summit platform here by Friday, December 11th

  • Can my computer handle this virtual event?

 

Most up to date computers will be able to handle a virtual event. Make sure to check with your IT staff prior to the summit regarding any bandwidth or VPN issues. 

  • What is the recommended web browser for this virtual event? 

 

The recommended web browser is Google Chrome. However, for those using Microsoft Surfaces the recommended web browser is Firefox, which will allow front and rear cameras to be used especially during networking sessions.

  • What do I need to do before the summit?

 

Before the summit, make sure you are registered and receive an email with your unique  event code to be able to login every time you enter the virtual platform. Make sure to check with your IT staff prior to the summit regarding any bandwidth or VPN issues. Try logging in before the summit to set up your profile, get to know your fellow attendees, review speaker profiles, workshop descriptions, networking sessions and poster/exhibitor presentations. 

  • What do I need to do on the day of the summit? 

 

On the day of the summit, both November 18th and 19th, you will receive an email 

reminder with the login link from the “TB Community Engagement Network <tb-cen@aapcho.org> via sendgrid.net” domain. Remember to use your unique event code every time you login. Once you login, proceed to the Agenda icon at the top of the page underneath the banners and select the General tab. Join us for the Opening Session at 3:00 PM EST by clicking “Join Session”. Then proceed to the Workshops tab for the two (2) workshop tracks. After each workshop you attend, please complete an evaluation that can be found in the workshop description. Repeat this process for each session you attend under the Agenda icon. 

  • What do I need to do after the summit? 

After the live summit, access on the virtual platform will be available until December 19th, 2020. Make sure you completed evaluations for all workshops you attended live as well as for the entire summit. We value your feedback to be able to make improvements and adjustments for next year. If you are pursuing continuing education credits, make sure to follow up with summit organizers. 

FAQs updated as of November 16, 2020

 

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