Basic Parasitology, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

11 - 15 April 2011, Ankara, Turkey



Aysegul Taylan Ozkan, Ankara, TR and Laetitia M. Kortbeek, Bilthoven, NL for the ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP).

Course Materials

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Monday, 11 April 2011    

  • Short introduction of the most prevalent intestinal parasites. Theo Mank
  • Diagnostic methods for intestinal protozoan parasites: staining techniques, concentrations, fixatives. Theo Mank
  • Morphology of intestinal protozoans in various preparations. Theo Mank
  • Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Theo Mank

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

  • Dientamoebiasis and Blastocystis hominis. Özgür Kurt
  • Amoebiasis and other intestinal protozoa. Theo Mank
  • Diagnostic methods for intestinal helminthes including morphology. Theo Mank
  • Nematodes (Trichinella, Ascaris). Özgür Kurt
  • More nematodes (Trichuris, Strongyloides, Hookworms) and cestodes (Taenia). Özgür Kurt
  • Trematodes (Schistosoma, Fasciola). Özgür Kurt

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

  • Leishmaniasis (cutaneous and visceral). Titia Kortbeek
  • Diagnostics of leishmaniasis (culture, serology, microscopy, PCR). Titia Kortbeek
  • Therapy of Leishmania. Eskild Petersen
  • Malaria. Eskild Petersen

Thursday, 14 April 2011

  • Echinococcus granulosus. Titia Kortbeek
  • Echinococcus multilocularis. Eskild Petersen
  • Toxoplasmosis. Eskild Petersen

Friday, 15 April 2011

  • Need for diagnostics : perspective of the clinician. When does the clinician think of parasitic infections? Eskild Petersen
  • Additional techniques for diagnosis of parasites:  antigen detection, autofluorescence, optical white, PCR etc.  Theo Mank
Course Faculty
  • Denise Hoek, Bilthoven, NL
  • Laetitia Kortbeek, Bilthoven, NL
  • Özgür Kurt, Manisa, TR
  • Theo Mank, Haarlem, NL
  • Aysegül Taylan Özkan, Ankara, TR
  • Eskild Petersen, Aarhus, DK
Contact Person

Laetitia Kortbeek

Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands
Internal Postbox 22
P.O. Box 1
3720 BA Bilthoven

Phone     + 31 30 274 34 27 / + 31 30 274 23 72
Fax    + 31 30 274 44 18

Administrative Secretariat

Aysegul Taylan Ozkan

Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency
Cemal Gursel Cad. No:18
06100 Sihhiye/Ankara

Phone     + 90 312 458 24 74
Fax    + 90 312 458 24 27


Course Objectives

The course focuses on parasitic infections of importance in routine clinical practice in European countries, including the most frequently imported parasitic infections in migrants and travelers. The course will cover clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and epidemiological aspects of endemic parasitic infections including those of the Southeast European region. In addition, practical lessons will be provided, making up about 40 % of the course, where diagnosis of the most important parasitic infections will be practiced using several different techniques. Experienced speakers will provide the lectures and practical training.

By the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Have better general knowledge of parasitic diseases
  • Be able to transport and collect samples for further investigation
  • Be able to apply standardized laboratory diagnosis


Course Venue

Workshop Laboratory, Communicable Diseases Research Department
Refik Saydam National Public Health Agency
Cemal Gursel Cad. No:18
06100 Sihhiye/ANKARA


Target Audience

20 medical doctors, biologists or senior technicians interested and /or working in clinical parasitology.