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ESCMID Panorama

Technical Workshop for Basic and Clinical Parasitology, ESCMID Postgraduate Technical Workshop

17 - 21 June 2013, Porto, Portugal

Organisers
  • ESCMID Study Group for Clinical Parasitology (ESGCP)
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
  • São João Hospital Centre
Course Coordinators
  • Joana Cortez, Coimbra, Portugal
  • João Tiago Guimarães, Porto, Portugal
  • L. M. Kortbeek, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
  • Manuela Ribeiro, Porto, Portugal
  • Lurdes Santos, Porto, Portugal
  • António Sarmento, Porto, Portugal
  • Cristina Valente, Coimbra, Portugal
Course Objectives

The course focuses on parasitic infections which is crucial for routine clinical practice due to the burden of migration in European countries. Parasitic infections endemic in underdeveloped countries will also be discussed. The course contains both theoretical and practical lessons, but the latter will be of
most importance, covering at least 30% of the course, where different diagnostic methods and algorithms for diagnosis will be addressed. The course will improve the knowledge and awareness of clinicians/technicians in diagnosing these parasitic diseases.

Course Venue

Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro
4200-319 Porto, Portugal

Phone +351 225 513 602

www.med.up.pt

Target Audience

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

Contact Persons

Joana Cortez


João Tiago Guimarães


Maria Lurdes Santos

Administrative Secretariat

Cristina Freitas
Acropole – Convenções, Secretariado e
Serviços Lda
Rua de Gondarém 956 R/C
4150-375 Porto, Portugal

Phone +351 226 199 686
Mobile +351 968 174 969
Fax +351 226 199 689

Course Programme


Presentations are availabe in the ESCMID Online Lecture Library.

Monday, 17 June 2013

  • Meeting (background experience)
  • Introduction to the course. Titia Kortbeek
  • Overview of parasitology in Europe. Maria Lurdes Santos
  • Break
  • Quality control and laboratory diagnosis of parasitological diseases.
    João Tiago Guimarães & Manuela Ribeiro
  • Malaria: life cycle and epidemiology. Eskild Petersen
  • Lunch
  • Malaria: pathogenesis and clinical aspects. Eskild Petersen
  • Diagnostic of malaria – methods of staining and rapid diagnosis & molecular tests. Cidália Pina-Vaz & Maria Dolores Pinheiro
  • Practical 1 – microscopic diagnosis
  • Break
  • Practical 2 – demo of rapid diagnostic tests
  • Get together

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

  • Prevention and therapy of malaria. Kamal Mansinho
  • Future of vaccine for malaria. Maria Mota
  • Break
  • Practical 3 – clinical cases
  • Leishmania: epidemiology & clinical aspects. Jorge Alvar
  • Lunch
  • Leishmania: immunity. Anabela Cordeiro da Silva
  • Leishmania: diagnosis. Anabela Cordeiro da Silva
  • Leishmania: therapy. Jorge Alvar
  • Break
  • Practical 4

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

  • African trypanosomiasis – epidemiology & clinical aspects, diagnosis & therapy. Phillipe Büscher
  • Break
  • Practical 5 – clinical cases (Trypanosoma) & microscope
  • Practical 6
  • Lunch
  • Intestinal parasites – short introduction & diagnostic methods. Titia Kortbeek
  • Nematodes (Ascaris, Strongyloides, hookworms). Sérgio Cimerman
  • Giardia, Cryptosporidium & amoebiasis. Sérgio Cimerman
  • Break
  • Cestodes (Taenia), dientamoebiasis & Blastocystis hominis. Titia Kortbeek
  • Practical 7

Thursday, 20 June 2013

  • Schistosoma – epidemiology & diagnosis. José Manuel Correia da Costa
  • Schistosoma – clinical aspects & treatment. Ana Cláudia Carvalho
  • Break
  • Practical 8
  • Lunch
  • Chagas disease: overall perspective/epidemiology. Pedro Albajar Vinãs
  • Chagas disease: clinical aspects & special populations.
    Pedro Albajar Vinãs
  • Chagas disease: diagnosis & treatment. Jorge Seixas
  • Molecular diagnosis of Chagas disease. Míriam Alvarez-Martinez
  • Break
  • Practical 9
  • Social event – dinner

Friday, 21 June 2013

  • Fasciola – epidemiology & clinical aspects. Jorge Seixas
  • Fasciola – diagnosis & treatment. Silvana Belo
  • Echinococcus granulosus & multilocularis. Titia Kortbeek
  • Break
  • Practical 10 – microscopic diagnosis, quiz & slide review – what is your diagnosis?
  • Lunch
  • Travel-associated parasitological infections. Cândida Abreu
  • Cancer-associated parasitological infections. José Manuel Correia da Costa
  • Closing ceremony and evaluation
Faculty Members
  • C. Abreu, Porto, Portugal
  • P. Albajar Viñas, Geneva, Switzerland
  • J. Alvar, Geneva, Switzerland
  • M. Alvarez-Martinez, Barcelona, Spain
  • S. Belo, Lisbon, Portugal
  • P. Büscher, Antwerp, Belgium
  • A. C. Carvalho, Porto, Portugal
  • S. Cimerman, São Paulo, Brazil
  • A. Cordeiro da Silva, Porto, Portugal
  • J. M. Correia da Costa, Porto, Portugal
  • J. T. Guimarães, Porto, Portugal
  • T. Kortbeek, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
  • K. Mansinho, Lisbon, Portugal
  • M. Mota, Lisbon, Portugal
  • E. Petersen, Aarhus, Denmark
  • C. Pina-Vaz, Porto, Portugal
  • M. D. Pinheiro, Porto, Portugal
  • M. Ribeiro, Porto, Portugal
  • M. L. Santos, Porto, Portugal
  • J. Seixas, Lisbon, Portugal
Facilitators assisting in practicals
  • T. Baptista Fernandes, Lisbon, Portugal
  • E. Botelho Moniz, Porto, Portugal
  • M. J. Cardoso, Porto, Portugal
  • M. T. Carvalho, Porto, Portugal
  • A. Dias, Lisbon, Portugal
  • M. J. Espinar, Porto, Portugal
  • M. H. Gonçalves, Porto, Portugal
Last update: 02 November 2012

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