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Parasitic Infections of the Arabian Peninsula - a Theoretical and Practical Update, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

17 - 19 March 2016, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Organizers
  • Immunoregulation and Infection Research Priority Group, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University
  • ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP)
Course Coordinators
  • Tibor Pál, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Ágnes Sonnevend, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Course Objectives
  • Bring the audience up-to-date regarding the emergence and spread of pathogenic parasites, with particular relevance to the Middle East.
  • Channel and translate basic science and epidemiological data into information directly relevant for the diagnosis, management and prevention of such infections and outbreaks.

Course Venue

College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
UAE University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Target Audience

20 – 30 internationally recruited professionals from the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases or epidemiology.

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Ágnes Sonnevend
Dept. Medical Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
UAE University
P.O. Box 17666
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Phone +971 371 374 81
Fax +971 376 719 66


Administrative Secretariat

Ágnes Sonnevend
Dept. Medical Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
UAE University
P.O. Box 17666
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Phone +971 371 374 81
Fax +971 376 719 66

Course Programme

 

Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

11:00 Registration
13:00 Welcome notes & technical information. Denis Templeton (Dean of                                   the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAEU) & Ágnes                                               Sonnevend
13:30 Diagnostic methods of parasitic diseases. Titia Kortbeek
14:30 Leishmania. Miriam Álvarez-Martínez
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Malaria I. Eskild Petersen
17:00 Malaria II. Eskild Petersen

Friday, 18 March 2016

09:00 Practical: Malaria diagnosis. Titia Kortbeek, Miriam Álvarez-Martínez,                                  Eskild Petersen & Jamshaid Iqbal
10:30 Practical: Leishmania. Titia Kortbeek, Miriam Álvarez-Martínez,
           Eskild Petersen & Jamshaid Iqbal

12:00 Lunch and prayer break
14:00 Intestinal protozoa: Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Entamoeba histolytica.
           Titia Kortbeek
15:00 Echinococcosis. Titia Kortbeek
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Common helminthic infections in the Middle East. Miriam Álvarez-Martínez
17:30 Schistosomiasis. Jamshaid Iqbal

Saturday, 19 March 2016

09:00 Practical: Intestinal parasites. Titia Kortbeek, Miriam Álvarez-Martínez,
           Eskild Petersen & Jamshaid Iqbal

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Practical: Diagnosis of echinococcosis. Titia Kortbeek, Miriam Álvarez-                                  Martínez, Eskild Petersen & Jamshaid Iqbal
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Parasitic infections imported to the Middle East. Eskild Petersen
15:00 Case presentation. Titia Kortbeek, Miriam Álvarez-Martínez, Eskild                                          Petersen & Jamshaid Iqbal
16:00 Closing remarks, evaluation. Ágnes Sonnevend

CME Accreditation

The course was granted 14 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Faculty Members
  • Miriam Álvarez-Martínez, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jamshaid Iqbal, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Titia Kortbeek, Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Eskild Petersen, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Ágnes Sonnevend, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Denis Templeton, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Last update: 10 October 2016

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