Clinical Tropical and Geographic Medicine

Description

The J. D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Disease at McGill University has provided training to generations of doctors and nurses providing clinical care to travelers, immigrants, and populations in endemic areas around the world for over 30 years. This course will be given online for 2021 and focuses on the best care and diagnosis of people affected by tropical and parasitic diseases, with attention to linking laboratory diagnostics and research to the clinical treatment of patients.

 

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This program meets the accreditation criteria as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University for up to 9 Section 1 credits/hours.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

 


Course Directors

Michael Libman, MD, FRCPC
Director, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases,
Divisions of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases,
McGill University Health Centre

 

Cédric Yansouni, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H
Associate Director, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases,
Divisions of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases,
McGill University Health Centre

 

Sapha Barkati, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DTM&H, CTropMed
Educational Director, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases,
Divisions of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases,
McGill University Health Centre

 


Tentative Course Faculty

McGill Centre for Tropical Diseases Faculty
Kendall Billick, MD, DTM&H
Christina Greenaway, MD, FRCPC
Selim Rashed, MD, MSc, CPSQ
Makeda Semret, MDCM, FRCPC
Brian J. Ward, MDCM

 

Guest Course Faculty
Isaac Bogoch, MD – University of Toronto
Christina Coyle, MD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kevin Kain, MD – University of Toronto
François Lamontagne, MD-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS)
Pierre Mayer, MD- Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Steven Schofield, PhD –Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Faculty are still being confirmed and there may be changes to the above list

 


Content

This course uses a series of interactive lectures to address the latest health issues and treatments for travelers and endemic populations affected by tropical and parasitic diseases. Faculty will present the state-of-the-art in clinical care, research, and diagnostics, as well as preventative medicine for travelers.

 

Topics to be covered include clinical approach to parasitic liver, brain and lung lesions as well as updates in malaria, vaccines and antimicrobial resistance in the tropics. As usual we will present a series of fascinating interactive clinical vignettes.


This year, the laboratory workshop cannot be offered due to the pandemic situation.

 

Objectives

  • Understand the state-of-the-art in clinical care and
    diagnosis of imported and endemic tropical and
    parasitic diseases
  • Be familiar with emerging and re-emerging infectious
    diseases in Clinical Tropical Medicine
  • Understand recent issues in immunization practice

 

Target audience

Professionals involved in the care of tropical and parasitic diseases, either in Canada or in endemic settings, including
• Family Physicians
• Infectious Diseases Specialists / Medical Microbiologists
• Nurses
• Medical laboratory technologists [Lab component]


 

Enrolment

Unlimited.