Experts from Mayo Clinic, CDC participate in symposium on TB at UTHSCT Dec. 4-6

Monday, December 3, 2007

Physicians and researchers from the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are among the experts speaking at a symposium on tuberculosis being held Tuesday, Dec. 4, through Thursday, Dec. 6, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 U.S. Highway 271.

The "Tuberculosis Intensive" is designed to give health care professionals the latest information on how best to treat patients with TB and those who are at high risk for TB.

Among the highlights of the conference:

The Heartland Center is a joint project between UTHSCT and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Founded in 2005, the center is funded by a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the CDC. It provides training, technical assistance, and medical consultation for tuberculosis in a 13-state region.

In addition to Texas, other states served by the center are Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

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