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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)

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 118-ABC

Learning Objectives:

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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

Houston, Texas


Thomas C. King, MD, PhD

Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

St. Vincent Hospital

Worcester, Massachusetts


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

Houston, Texas

Theodore Them, MD, MS, PhD, MPH, FACOEM

Chief, Section of Occupational

& Environmental Medicine

Guthrie Medical Group, Ltd

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives:

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.

Accreditation Statement:

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.

Agenda subject to change and is provided by:

Jespersen & Associates; 129 South Street, 5th Floor; Boston, MA 02111; Phone: (617) 292-4776; Fax: (617) 830-0086;

Please contact Stephanie Ramirez directly at (617)292-4776 or for more information.

Target Audience: Infectious diseases physicians

CME Credits: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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