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Thursday, September 11 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Education Dinner Sponsored by Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

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Plan to attend this special event on Thursday evening, September 11, from 6:15 pm -9 pm. Sponsor Oxford Immunotec invites you to a delicious dinner and short, informative educational program, which is open to all conference attendees at NO COST. Enjoy good food, a glass of wine or beer, and networking with friends and colleagues during this relaxing, fun event at the mid-point of a busy, informative conference. Special thanks to Oxford Immunotec, a global, commercial-stage diagnostic company committed to improving patient care by providing advanced, innovative tests in the field of immunology, for offering this event to AOHP conference attendees. To attend, please make sure to check “I will attend” on the Registration Form.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
1.5 hour General Session Level: Basic 

Title: TSTs, IGRAs and Occupational Health: Analyzing Your TB Testing Program
Presenters: Kathy Dayvault, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM and Chris P. Kadlecek, PT

Topic Overview:
The goal of this presentation is to educate occupational health professionals on the various TB tests available, and the operational and financial considerations for switching from one TB testing method to another. Specifically, the program will include an educational review of the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs,) including what they are, how they work and how they are used to screen for latent tuberculosis infection. The presenters will give participants information about how to complete a financial assessment of the total cost of switching from one TB testing method to another at their institutions, with suggestions on how to present that information to other administrators and medical staff involved in the decision-making process.

Objectives:

  1. Review the current TB statistics in the United States.
  2. Describe the scientific and technical differences for the three TB screening methodologies currently available.
  3. Discuss the relative financial strengths and weaknesses of IGRAs and the TST.
  4. Identify the value in converting to an IGRA for TB screening in an employee/occupational health delivery model.
  5. Examine case studies of two institutions that transitioned from the TST to an IGRA.

Speakers
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Kathy Dayvault, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM

Kathy Dayvault, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM, is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse with 35 years of experience, including 25 of those years in occupational health. Prior to that, she spent many years as an ICU staff nurse. Most recently, Dayvault served as the Director of Occupational Health at Piedmont Health System, in Atlanta, GA. While at Piedmont, she led the system-wide initiative for a stronger, more successful TB medical surveillance... Read More →
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Chris P. Kadlecek, PT

Chris Kadlecek, PT, is the Program Director of Occupational Health Services at St. David’s Medical Center, a healthcare organization in Austin that helps Central Texas’s employers protect their employees’ health and productivity. Kadlecek has a long history with St. David’s. After graduating in 1989 from Texas State University’s physical therapy program, he began work at the medical center first as a Physical... Read More →

Sponsors
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AOHP Diamond Sponsor – Thursday Evening Event - Oxford Immunotec, Inc.

Oxford Immunotec, Inc.
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a global, commercial-stage Diagnostics Company committed to improving patient care by providing advanced, innovative tests in the field of immunology. Its proprietary T-SPOT technology platform allows it to measure the responses of specific immune cells, known as T cells, to inform the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of patients with immunologically controlled diseases. T cells are a central component of the... Read More →


Thursday September 11, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Napoleon Ballroom 3/F

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