TB Technical Instructions for Civil Surgeons: Implications for Health Departments
 Course ID: 1041928
 Format: Webcast (live event) (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00


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Course Description:

TB technical instructions for civil surgeons: Implications for the health Department  

A Web-Based Seminar

1:00 pm–2:45 pm EST

April 3, 2013

Sponsored By

New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute and
the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute is the tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Center for the Northeast United States


This web-based seminar will provide an overview of the tuberculosis technical instructions for civil surgeons and discuss their implications for health department providers.  Case presentations will be used to explore strategies for collaboration as well appropriate referral and follow-up of adjustment of status applicants.


This webinar is designed for physicians, nurses, and other health care providers who manage patients referred by civil surgeons for medical examination for tuberculosis.


TB control programs have the responsibility and expertise for diagnosing and treating suspected and confirmed TB cases.  Civil surgeons are to refer such cases to TB programs as part of the medical evaluation of adjustment of status applicants.  This webinar will describe the roles of both partners and demonstrate how appropriate application of the Civil Surgeon TB Technical Instructions can make for better patient care and reduced transmission of TB in the community.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of civil surgeons and their relationship with health departments
  • Describe the Civil Surgeon Tuberculosis Technical Instructions for the medical evaluation of adjustment of status applicants
  • Apply the recent changes to the TB Technical Instructions to TB cases and suspects referred for evaluation


Webcasting Service: Live Meeting

Internet Browser:

Access to high speed internet using


  • Multimedia speakers or headphones
  • Telephone connection (required for verbal participation during question & answer session)


1:00 pm            Introduction 
                             – Eileen Napolitano
                               Deputy Director
                               NJ Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

1:05 pm            Overview of Civil Surgeons’ Roles and Adjustment of Status
                             –  Roselyn Brown-Frei
                                Adjudications Officer (Policy)
                                United States Citizenship and Immigration Service            

1:20 pm            TB Technical Instructions
–  Mary Naughton, MD
                               Medical Officer
                               Division of Global Migration & Quarantine - CDC

1:50 pm            Civil Surgeon Knowledge and Awareness Surveys
Kelley Bemis, MPH
                              CDC/CSTE Fellow
                              Connecticut Department of Public Health 

2:10 pm            Case Presentation
                             – Felicia Dworkin, MD
                               Deputy Director, Medical Affairs
                               Bureau of TB Control - NY City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

2:25 pm            Discussion

2:45 pm            Adjourn


There are no continuing education credits offered for this webinar.


Click on the registration tab at the top of this page.  You will be prompted to log in to your TRAIN account or create an account if you do not have one.  Once logged into your account, click the "Get approval" button.  Notification of acceptance and additional information will be sent via email.

There is limited space for the webinar and acceptance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Note that there is no limit to the number of participants at one location viewing from one room and computer. However, each site must identify a contact person to register, receive login information, submit the sign-in sheet, and share the link to the online evaluation after the webinar.


This activity is free of charge. However, if you register and are unable to participate, we would appreciate you informing us so that we may accommodate others. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Rajita Bhavaraju at (973) 972-4811 or bhavarrr@umdnj.edu.

Subject Area(s):
Infectious Diseases / Immunizations
International Health
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Policy / Planning
Physicians and Other Clinicians
Communicable Disease Staff
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Course Level: Introductory
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: yes
Registration Restrictions: This course is only open to persons who work in the United States. We regret that we cannot accept international registrants. The webinar will be recorded and accessible to anyone once posted on our website.
Sponsor: NJ Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
Accreditations: none
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Course Contacts
Name: Rajita Bhavaraju
Phone: (973) 972-4811
email: bhavarrr@umdnj.edu
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