Postgraduate Course in Clinical Parasitology, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

8 - 12 June 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Organized by the ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP).

  • T. van Gool, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • F. Derouin, Paris, France
  • B. Evengard, Umea, Sweden

Course Objectives

The course focuses on parasitic infections of importance for routine clinical practice in European countries, also covering the most frequent imported parasitic infections in migrants and travellers. Experienced speakers will provide lectures with emphasis on clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and epidemiological aspects. In addition, practical lessons will be provided, covering about 40% of the course, where diagnosis of the most important parasitic infections, including malaria, leishmaniasis and intestinal parasites will be practiced.


Course Venue

Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Target Audience

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


All presentations are available for ESCMID members. Please log in or register.


  • Malaria: life cycle, vector, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical aspects.
    T. van Gool
  • Introduction to malaria diagnosis: microscopy. T. van Gool
  • Microscopic diagnosis in malaria. T. van Gool
  • Prevention and therapy of malaria. M. van Vugt
  • Rapid diagnostic tests. T. van Gool
  • Molecular diagnosis of malaria. A. Bart

Blood - and tissue parasites: clinical aspects, diagnosis and therapy

  • Trypanosomiasis. S. van Nieuwenhove
  • Leishmaniasis. P. Kager 
  • Filariasis. A. Sulahian
  • Toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent and immmunocompromised hosts.
    F. Derouin

Intestinal protozoal infections: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects

  • Amoebiasis and giardiasis. T. Mank
  • Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora. F. Derouin
  • Microsporidia, Dientamoeba and Blastocystis. T. van Gool
  • Specific aspects of diagnosis of intestinal protozoa. T. van Gool and A. Bart
  • Microscopic diagnosis of intestinal protozoa. T. van Gool

Intestinal helminth infections: clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects

  • Ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm infection and strongyloidiasis.  
    A. Sulahian
  • Enterobiasis and schistosomiasis. A. Sulahian
  • Echinococcosis and cysticercosis. T. Kortbeek