Contact Leiden, Netherlands 26 – 30 January 2015 ESCMID

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
e.a.van_lieshout@lumc.nl
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.
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
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
boerhaavenascholing@lumc.nl
Scientific picture outside: Microscopic picture of third-stage
filariform larvae (L3) of Strongyloides stercoralis,
approximately 500 – 600 µm long / participants at work at
the previous LUMC Leiden parasitology course
© ESCMID, September 2014
Contact
ESCMID Postgraduate
Technical Workshop
Laboratory Diagnosis
of Human Parasitic
Infections
Leiden, Netherlands
26 – 30 January 2015
ESCMID Postgraduate
Technical Workshop
Laboratory Diagnosis
of Human Parasitic
Infections
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 Programme
Organisation
Monday, 26 January 2015
• Introduction and registration
• Patient case of the day
• Soil-transmitted helminths
• Strongyloides
• Taenia and other common cestodes
• Slide quiz
Course Venue
University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Zernikedreef 11
2333 CK Leiden
Netherlands
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
Phone +31 71 518 88 00
www.hsleiden.nl/english
Registration Procedure
Register now online on the ESCMID website at
www.escmid.org/education. Registration
deadline is 1 December 2014. Dutch participants
register directly via www.boerhaavenascholing.nl
for the full two week course.
Registration Fee
EUR 750 for ESCMID members
(Full Membership/Young Scientist Membership)
EUR 900 for all others
The fee includes coffee, tea, lunches and teaching
materials. Travel costs, accommodation (incl. breakfast) & dinners are not included.
Attendance Grants
ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants
for ESCMID “Young Scientist members”. The
grant covers the registration fee. Travel costs,
accommodation (incl. breakfast) & dinners
are not included. Please apply via the ESCMID website at www.escmid.org/education before
1 December 2014. Applicants will be informed
about their acceptance by 15 December 2014.
CME Accreditation
The organisers of the course will apply for European
CME accreditation through EACCME.