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 focuses 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.

 

 

 


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, DTM&H
Educational Director, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases,
Divisions of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases,
McGill University Health Centre

 


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
Steven Schofield, PhD –Department of National Defence, Canada

 

Laboratory Course Faculty
Director:
Karine Thivierge, PhD – Director of Parasitology, Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec
Lyne Cédilotte, Technical Coordinator of Parasitology, MUHC Department of Microbiology
Momar Ndao DVM, MSc, PhD, Director, National Reference Centre for Parasitology

 

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

 


Content

Laboratory Course: Malaria and Parasitic Zoonoses – 1 day (Sunday)
The laboratory workshop uses a mix of (i) lecture overviews of blood borne and intestinal parasites and (ii) hands-on teaching of microscopy for medical laboratory technologists, microbiologists, clinicians, and nurses involved in the care of tropical and parasitic diseases.

 

Tropical Medicine Clinical Review – 3 days (Monday-Wednesday)
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.


You may register for one, or both of these course components; however the laboratory section is limited to 40 participants.

 

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
  • Increase expertise in the laboratory diagnosis of parasitic
    diseases [laboratory component]

 

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

Maximum of 100 participants. The laboratory day is limited to 40 people.