Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects of Opportunistic Protozoal Infections, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

6 - 9 September 2011, Barcelona, Spain


ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP), the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, ES and the Microbiology Unit, Dept. of Pathology, Pharmacology & Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, ES


Course Coordinators
  • Míriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, Barcelona, ES
  • Francis Derouin, Paris, FR
  • Birgitta Evengård, Umea, SE
  • Jordi Mas, Barcelona, ES
Course Materials

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  • Introduction and overview of immunodeficiency of opportunistic infections. J.M. Miro


  • Pneumocystis jirovecii: epidemiology. S. Meshnick
  • Pneumocystosis: recent advances in clinical aspects and treatment. J.M. Miro
  • New tools for diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia. M. Alvarez


  • Toxoplasmosis: epidemiology. F. Derouin
  • Congenital toxoplasmosis. F. Peyron
  • Toxoplasmosis in immunosuppressed patients. H. Pelloux

Chagas disease

  • Chagas disease: Epidemiology. P. Albajar
  • Chagas diseases in Europe: experience of Spain. J. Gascon
  • Chagas diseases in Europe: experience of UK. P. Chiodini
  • Diagnostic techniques of Trypanosoma cruzi. D. Nolder


  • Leishmaniasis. Epidemiology & clinical aspects. J. Alvar
  • New tools in diagnosis of leishmaniasis. C. Cañavate

Interactive sessions

  • Round table discussions and clinical case presentations about Pneumocystosis. J. M. Miro
  • Clinical case discussions about Toxoplasmosis. J. M. Miro
Course Faculty
  • Pedro Albajar, Geneva, CH
  • Jorge Alvar, Geneva, CH
  • Míriam J. Alvarez-Martínez, Barcelona, ES
  • Carmen Cañavate, Madrid, ES
  • Peter Chiodini, London, UK
  • Francis Derouin, Paris, FR
  • Joaquim Gascón, Barcelona, ES
  • Steven Meshnick, Chapel Hill, NC, US
  • José María Miró, Barcelona, ES
  • Debbie Nolder, London, UK
  • Hervé Pelloux, Grenoble, FR
  • François Peyron, Lyon, FR
Contact Person

Míriam J. Álvarez-Martínez
Microbiology & Parasitology Dept.
Hospital Clínic
Villarroel 170
08036 Barcelona

Phone +34 93 227 5522
Fax +34 93 227 9372

Administrative Secretariat

Ruth Arjona and Judith Bascompta

Microbiology & Parasitology Dept.
School of Medicine, University of Barcelona
Casanova 143
08036 Barcelona

Phone +34 93 227 5400 (extension 2223)
Fax +34 93 227 9372

Course Objectives

Experts in the field will present recent advances in epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic protozoal infections. The course includes lectures, case reports, updates on treatment or prophylactic strategies, practical sessions and attempts to design research perspectives in Europe. Up-to-date documentation will be provided to participants.


Course Venue

School of Medicine
Microbiology Unit
Dept. of Pathology, Pharmacology & Microbiology
University of Barcelona, ES


Target Audience

25 medical specialists in parasitology, medical microbiology, infectious diseases and tropical medicine