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Laboratory Diagnosis of Human Parasitic Infections, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

26 - 30 January 2015, Leiden, Netherlands

Organisers
  • Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Department of Parasitology and Boerhaave CME
  • University of Applied Sciences Leiden

Course Coordinators
  • Eric Brienen, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Annelies van Goor, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Lisette van Lieshout, Leiden, Netherlands
Course Objectives

The course focuses on the diagnostic aspects of parasitic infections of importance in routine clinical practice in European countries. There will
be intense practical sessions using high quality clinical samples for microscopy examination, reallife cases and interactive photo quizzes. These sessions will cover about 70% of the course and will be alternated with in-depth lectures given by experts in the field of clinical parasitology. By the end of the course the participants will be familiar with clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of most common parasitic infections, including those seen in travellers and immigrants such as malaria, schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths. Some less common parasitic infections will be discussed on the final day, as well as the role of molecular diagnostics within routine laboratory practice.

This 5-day international course is part of a full two week course designed for Dutch clinical medical microbiologists in training and experienced senior technicians. The Dutch parasitology course has been successfully organised by the same Leiden group for more than 20 years.

Course Venue

University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Zernikedreef 11
2333 CK Leiden
Netherlands

Phone +31 71 518 88 00
www.hsleiden.nl/english

Target Audience

10 international medical doctors, biomedical researchers, or senior technicians interested and/or working in clinical parasitology. Those who are not familiar with clinical parasitology are expected to do some introductory reading beforehand. All teaching materials will be provided.

CME Accreditation

The organisers of the course will apply for European CME accreditation through EACCME.

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Dr Lisette van Lieshout
Department of Parasitology
Center of Infectious Diseases
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
P. O. Box 9600 (zone L4-Q)
2300 RC Leiden
Netherlands

Phone +31 71 526 50 80
Fax +31 71 526 69 07


Administrative Secretariat

Marjan Hornstra-Moedt
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
Directorate Education and Study Programmes
Boerhaave CME
P. O. Box 9600 V0-P
2300 RC Leiden
Netherlands

Phone +31 71 526 85 00
Fax +31 71 526 82 55

Course Programme

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Monday, 26 January 2015

  • Introduction and registration
  • Patient case of the day
  • Soil-transmitted helminths
  • Strongyloides
  • Taenia and other common cestodes
  • Slide quiz

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

  • Patient case of the day
  • Schistosomiasis and other common trematodes
  • Echinococcosis and other zoonotic helminths
  • Lab procedures for the diagnosis of helminths
  • Slide quiz

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

  • Patient case of the day
  • Intestinal protozoa
  • Artefacts of microscopy
  • Lab procedures for the diagnosis of protozoa
  • Slide quiz

Thursday, 29 January 2015

  • Patient case of the day
  • Malaria
  • Blinded cases
  • Lab procedures for the diagnosis of blood parasites
  • Slide quiz

Friday, 30 January 2015

  • Patient case of the day
  • New developments in molecular diagnosis of parasites
  • Coccidia
  • Blinded cases
  • Slide quiz
  • Remaining parasites of interest and clinical cases
Invited Faculty Members
  • Eric Brienen, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Titia Kortbeek, Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Theo Mank, Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Annelies van Goor, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Lisette van Lieshout, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Jaco Verweij, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Leo Visser, Leiden, Netherlands
Last update: 11 March 2015

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