Events

Upcoming Events

 

VIGH Event: 2017 Symposium and Reception

Global Health at Vanderbilt: The Impact of an Institute without Walls

Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:00am - 6:00pm

See agenda for full schedule and location of events on the VIGH website.

 

 

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August TB Center Meeting

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 from 11:00-12:00 PM

Medical Center North, A2200 Conference Room

Presentations by Heather Ewing and Mollie Cohen on an ongoing TIPS project focused on health and tuberculosis in Brazil and Dr. Tim Sterling on current LTBI projects.

 

2016 Clinical Tuberculosis Symposium: an Update on Treatment and Prevention

Student Life Center, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center (VTC) and the Tuberculosis Elimination Program of Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), in collaboration with the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC), are pleased to announce the “2016 Clinical Tuberculosis Symposium: An Update on Treatment and Prevention.” This event will engage participants through presentations of TB cases in Tennessee, analysis of clinical challenges and opportunities by a panel of clinical and laboratory experts, lectures and participant discussions. Registration and information about continuing medical education (CME) credits will follow in the coming months.

Target Audience: Physicians, advanced practice nurses, clinical researchers, and other healthcare professionals involved in  the diagnosis and management of TB disease and M. tuberculosis infection.

Core Content:

  • Presentation of interesting and instructive TB cases, including those with co-morbidities, unique risk factors, diagnostic and/or clinical management challenges
  • Lectures on multidrug-resistant TB, TB and diabetes mellitus, HIV-related TB, and the use of the once-weekly isoniazid/rifapentine (“3HP”) regimen for treatment of   M. tuberculosis infection
  • Expert analysis and panel discussions of clinical issues
  • Participant engagement and discussion

 

Kedibone Mdolo: TB and Health Care Personnel- A Personal Experience

Medical Center North, A2200 Conference Room

March 27, 12:00-1:00pm, 2015

Kedibone obtained her nursing and midwifery diplomas at Bonalesedi Nursing College in Johannesburg in 1995 and her diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care from Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College in 2001. She works for the Democratic Nurses Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) as a Projects coordinator where she participates in policy forums in order to positively influence the nursing profession and effectively deal with members’ professional queries. She has also been working with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on their MDR-TB project since 2009. Before joining DENOSA, she worked in Emergency Room Care and Community Health Care centres as a Psychiatric nurse, School Health nurse and Primary Health Care nurse. 

Kedibone contracted occupational tuberculosis in 2008, complied successfully with treatment and was cured. The experience made her aware of how TB can affect all aspects of a person’s life. It inspired her to become committed to sharing information with health care workers about their risk of contracting drug sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis and to educate them on how to effectively manage and support patients with these diseases. She experienced terrible stigmatization and isolation from her peers and she did not want that to happen to others. By becoming a passionate TB advocate she aims to reach most of those who still think and believe that they are immune to TB and to encourage them to support those that contract TB, because it can happen to anyone. Kedibone is also involved in educating communities, highlighting that TB is curable, that ‘we can beat TB together’!

 

World TB Day Symposium: New Challenges and New Tools in the Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

April 1, 7:00pm-8:30pm; April 2, 8:00am-5:00pm

The Tuberculosis Elimination Program of Tennessee Department of Health, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center (VTC) and the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center (SNTC), is pleased to present “A World TB Day Symposium: New Challenges and New Tools in the Diagnosis and Management of Tuberculosis.” This event will engage participants through presentations of actual TB cases in Tennessee, analysis of clinical challenges and opportunities by a panel of clinical and laboratory experts, lectures and participant discussions.

 

Dinner and Data: “Major Infectious Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”

January 6, 2014, 5:30pm -6:30pm

“Trends in HIV among women in Zambia: Why is prevalence declining?”
Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Health Policy, Obstetrics and Gynecology

“TB Drug Resistance: Focus on the Fluoroquinolones”
Timothy Sterling, M.D., Professor of Medicine

“Increasing male partner involvement in HIV programs in Nigeria”
Muktar Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H., Associate Professor of Health Policy, Medicine Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College