Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Department of Health


Mar 27 2023


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

World TB Day at TB Echo

Presented by Washington State Department of Health TB program and others this session will highlight Renee Purdy, an advocate for We Are TB. Renee is currently in treatment for active pulmonary TB disease and will share her experience with diagnosis, treatment, isolation, and returning to society post-isolation. Renee is a Nationally Board Certified teacher in California. She is a mom to a wonderful daughter and an active runner and tennis player.

This didactic will also include a review of current national and WA State TB trends, presented by Kelsey Hewson, an Epidemiologist for the Tuberculosis Program at the Washington State Department of Health. She started working in TB in January of 2021 after graduating from the University of Washington MPH program.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • describe a patient experience of TB treatment in order to address barriers to treatment completion and improve completion rates
  • discuss a patient’s experiences of TB diagnosis and treatment and identify strategies to deliver empathic care
  • use state TB epidemiology data to identify populations at risk for LTBI/TB disease and improve timely diagnosis

Space is limited. 1 hour of CME/CNE credit from Curry International TB Center, UCSF is available with attendance and completion of the after-session evaluation. Please note: Please register for this special event even if you are already enrolled in TB ECHO.

Monday, March 27, 2023
12:30-1:30pm PT

Register here.

More information and resources about TB Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) here.