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Halton Region Public Health – Mainpro+ accredited CME on Tuberculosis

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Public Health Updates for Halton Physicians:
Screening and Treating Tuberculosis

The number of cases of Active Tuberculosis (TB) disease reported to Halton Region Public Health
has been increasing in the past few years while the number of reported cases with Latent TB
Infection (LTBI) has been decreasing, possibly due to under-testing and under-reporting. People with
LTBI can progress to active TB or undergo reactivation, a risk that is greatly increased in those with
immunocompromising conditions. Healthcare professionals play a critical role in the diagnosis and
treatment of TB and LTBI. Join us to team up against TB.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ananda Ghosh, MD, FRCPC
Infectious Diseases Consultant
Physician Lead, Quality and Patient Safety, Halton
Healthcare
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Register: Online (registration form)
Learning objectives:
Overall series learning objective:

By attending the Public Health Updates for Halton Physicians series, participants will be able to identify
and discuss relevant and recent information about approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and
management of key public health issues impacting their family medicine practice in both rural and urban
settings.

Learning objectives for this session:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
 Identify risk factors for TB and re-activation of TB
 Screen for TB using TST or IGRA
 Differentiate between LTBI and active TB
 Describe treatment options for LTBI, the treatment referral process for active TB and reporting
requirements for TB and LTBI
Submit your questions in advance through the registration form.
This one-credit-per-hour group learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the
Ontario Chapter for 1 Mainpro+® credit. This program is part of a series that has been certified for up to 4 Mainpro+® credits.

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm