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ESCMID Panorama

Advanced Course in Clinical Parasitology, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

30 - 31 March 2009, Paris, France


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


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


Course Objectives

The course focuses on “Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects of Opportunistic Protozoal Infections”. Recent advances in epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of these infections will be dealt with by experts in the field. It includes lectures, case reports, updates on treatment or prophylactic strategies, practicals and attempts to design research perspective in Europe. The course is especially intended for medical specialists in Parasitology, Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. Teaching form will include lectures, presentations and practicals. Updated documents will be provided to participants.


Course Venue

Hôpital Saint Louis and Faculté de Médecine Denis Diderot (Université Paris 7), Paris


Target Audience

25 medical specialists in Parasitology, Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine.

Administrative Secretariat

Marie-France LE GALL
Laboratoire de Parasitologie
Faculté de Médecine Denis Diderot
16, rue Henri Huchard
75 870 Paris Cedex 18, France
Phone +33 01 57 27 77 03
Fax +33 01 57 27 83 20


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

Day 1

  • Overview of immunodeficiencies and occurrence of opportunistic infections. F. Derouin
  • Cryptosporidiosis in immunocompromised patients. F. Derouin
  • Microsporidiosis. T. van Gool
  • Molecular tools for diagnosis and genotyping of opportunistic parasites. J. Menotti
  • Toxoplasmosis in immunocompromised patients. H. Pelloux
  • Other opportunistic protozoa. P. Chiodini
  • Opportunistic infections in HIV before and after HAART. J.M. Molina


Day 2

  • Pneumocystosis. G. Nevez
  • Overview of prophylaxis and management of parasitic opportunistic infections. N. De Castro

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Paris Course Leaflet

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