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SETC e-News  |  August 2016
Save the Date for an SETC Webinar:
Introduction to Modeling TB

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 2:00-4:00 Eastern Time
Featured Presenter: David Dowdy, MD, PhD
Check here for more information on the webinar. Register now!
An opportunity to create the agenda for the SETC business meeting

We are looking forward to interacting in-person with our members at our business meeting in Spring, 2017! The SETC business meeting will be held in Atlanta during the NTCA conference on Tuesday, April 18. Please join the agenda planning committee to influence format and content of our annual meeting. Leonard Mukasa will lead and convene the planning group, starting in September. If you are interested in joining the planning process, please send your contact information so that we can add you to the volunteer list.
An opportunity to influence the agenda for the NTCA conference

There is increasing interest in the use of data, epidemiology, and analyses in TB program work. We have an opportunity at the NTCA conference to influence speaker invitations, session topics, and poster presentations.

SETC members' input and ideas have been requested by the NTCA conference planning committee, and Lisa Pascopella and Monica Pecha will be working as SETC liaisons to that committee. Please contact Lisa at with your suggestions for the main conference agenda.

And don't forget to be on the lookout for the upcoming call for abstracts in the fall.
LTBI Reporting Workgroup

The LTBI reporting workgroup continues to meet biweekly to consider surveillance for TB infection. The group understands that there is no single solution to this complex challenge (with an estimated 13 million persons in the U.S. living with LTBI), and is prioritizing a multi-tier approach to be accessible across jurisdictions and practices. For more information, please contact Andrew Tibbs at
TB Outbreak Workgroup

The TB Outbreak Workgroup currently has about 12 members, and others are welcome to join by contacting Tambi Shaw or Jeanne Sullivan Meissner. The workgroup's first meeting is on September 9.

The proposed preliminary workgroup objectives are to:
  • Develop processes through which programs can seek and receive informal consultation and access resources related to genotyping, clusters, and outbreak detection/investigation/prevention/response
  • Establish a consensus definition(s) of “TB outbreak” (surveillance and operational) and identify related concerns (e.g. communication, advocacy, media, resources, public response)
  • Develop mechanisms for communication among Workgroup members, and communication/coordination between the Workgroup and other partners (e.g. SETC/NTCA, TB programs, CDC Division of TB Elimination Outbreak Detection Workgroup)
Job Opening: Special Projects Epidemiologist

The Special Projects Epidemiologist within the Tuberculosis Control Program at the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona, provides epidemiology and surveillance support to address TB in high risk populations, which include correctional facility inmates/detainees, homeless persons, tribal populations, immigrants and refugees. The person in this position works as a team or project member conducting epidemiologic functions comprising surveillance, data collection, data analysis using epidemiologic methods, and assistance with epidemiologic investigations. To see the full job description and to apply online, see the job posting.
Spread the Word About Joining SETC

Know anyone who might be interested in joining SETC? Feel free to forward the link to complete our member profile!
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact
Lisa (President), Leonard (President-elect),

Shama (Past President), or Jason (Secretary)!
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