August 5, 2003
HONOLULU - New TB Treatment guidelines will be the featured topic at
a symposium for physicians, scheduled for August 7, 2003, at 7:00 p.m.
The symposium will be held on the ground floor of Lanakila Health
Center, 1700 Lanakila Avenue in Kalihi. The Hawai`i Thoracic Society,
the American Lung Association of Hawai`i, and the Hawai`i Tuberculosis
Control Program are co-sponsoring this free event.
Dr. Kenneth G. Castro, who serves as an Assistant Surgeon General
with the U.S. Public Health Service and the Director of TB Elimination
at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, will
lead the lecture on new TB treatment guidelines, latest TB diagnostic
tools, and infection control.
New tuberculosis treatment recommendations, issued early 2003 by the
American Thoracic Society, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Prevention, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, affect all
health care providers who diagnose and treat TB disease in Hawai`i.
Physicians attending the symposium may receive one continuing
medical education (CME) credit. Registration and dinner buffet begins
at 6 pm. Participants are asked to RSVP to Annie Soriano at the TB
Control Program at (808) 832-5737 or email@example.com.
For more information contact:
TB Control Program