In most developing nations infectious diseases still pose a major threat to health. In fact, 70% of the burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa is infectious diseases, childhood illnesses, and maternal causes of death (Global Burden of Disease Study 2010). India and China account for nearly 40% of the global burden of tuberculosis, and are dealing with emerging threat of drug-resistant TB. The spread of infections such as Ebola, dengue, chikungunya, and avian influenza have shown the world the importance of effective global response to epidemic threats.


The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health offers a unique platform for stakeholders to engage in an intense dialogue about the important issues in the infectious disease field today. Our engaging course structure offers an avenue for attendees to convene, systematically debate solutions, and gain an improved understanding of cutting-edge research methods.


Week 1: June 11-15, 2018 Weekend: June 16-17, 2018 Week 2: June 18-22, 2018
  • TB Research Methods
  • Global Health Diagnostics
  • Qualitative Methods in Global Infectious Diseases Research
  • Antimicrobial Resistance Special Session (16th)
  • Tropical Medicine Laboratory Course (17th)
  • Clinical Tropical Medicine (18-20th)
  • Clinical TB (18-20th)
  • Advanced TB Diagnostics
  • Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases





External funding is required to support the participation of stakeholders within ministries of health, key opinion leaders, patient advocates, and important policy makers from low and middle income countries. These participants not only advance their learning on course topics, but are also inspired to adopt and implement innovative tools and approaches in their countries. These participants become champions in their countries, especially within ministries of health and the private sector.


In addition, the Summer Institute fosters networking between policy makers, academic researchers, and industry participants from both high and low/middle income countries. This focus on capacity building and networking is a strength and hallmark of the McGill Summer Institute. Without external funding, McGill University will not be able to provide support to low/middle income country participants. In 2017, we were able to support fee waivers for 90 participants and provide travel support to a dozen of key stakeholders from low and middle-income countries. Educational grants at the following levels will support the participation of stakeholders (e.g. health ministry officials, implementers, regulators, patient advocates and civil society) from low/middle income countries.





Gold Sponsor $20,000+
Silver Sponsor $10,000+
Bronze Sponsor $5,000+
Supporter Less than $5,000
Partner Organizations that will help advertise and contribute in-kind with teaching


 Details on these levels and additional options available upon request.


2018 Summer Institute Partners