Update on IGRA Testing: Screening for Latent Tuberculosis in Children, Healthcare Workers, and Immunocompromised Patients (Not Official IDWeek Programming - Supported by educational grant from Oxford Immunotec, Inc. - See Affiliated Event Guide)
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Roy Chemaly, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Director, Infection Control Section
Director of Clinical Virology
Department of ID/IC/EH
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thomas C. King, MD, PhD
Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
St. Vincent Hospital
Anna Mandalakas, MD, MSEpi, FAAP
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Section of Retrovirology and Global Health
Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Global Tuberculosis Program
The Tuberculosis Initiative
Texas Children’s Hospital
Theodore Them, MD, MS, PhD, MPH, FACOEM
Chief, Section of Occupational
& Environmental Medicine
Guthrie Medical Group, Ltd
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the differences between the TST and IGRA assays that may impact their utility in different patient populations.
- Assess the differences between the two commercially available IGRA assays that may impact their utility in different patient populations.
- Analyze the use of IGRAs for employee health screening at their institutions.
- Discuss how certain patient populations might benefit from the use of an IGRA in place of the TST for TB screening.
- Review the use of the TST and IGRAs for screening children for TB.
- Discuss the salient issues regarding TB screening in immigrant children.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Jespersen & Associates, LLC. CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Credit (Nurses): Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.
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