TOPIC: "The Biological Spectrum of Tuberculosis Across Human History"
SPEAKER: Beata Casanas, DO, FACP, FIDSA
WHERE: COM-T Room 5120
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019|8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
About the Speaker
Dr. Beata Casanas in an Infectious Disease Specialist, Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine in Tampa, where she also underwent both her Internal Medicine and specialty postgraduate training after graduating from Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine in 1999. In addition to her variegated academic duties at USF, Tampa General Hospital and Hillsborough County Health Department, she is heavily involved in various research studies concerning HIV and Zika. She currently serves as Executive Medical Director of the Hillsborough County Health Department overseeing the Tuberculosis, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease clinics. Dr. Casanas is a well-recognized expert in TB presentation and treatment and has been a featured speaker at national and international venues in the last thirteen years. For the past two years, she has been a spokesperson and scientific advisor in mass media on Zika for USF and TGH.
Discussion will concentrate on the effects of tuberculosis on human history and the arts. New diagnostic tools will be presented in light of differences in genetic susceptibility to TB acquisition. Understanding the multifactorial nature and social aspects of the disease combined with novel therapy will determine our success in combating the disease.
This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested health-care professionals.