Tropical and Parasitic Diseases: A Review of Clinical and Laboratory Medicine

Montreal, Quebec
Saturday, May 24, 2014

On the Agenda

Laboratory Course:       May 24, 2014

Strathcona Building, McGill University, 3640 University Street, Histology room 1/56

Clinical Course Dates:   May 25-27, 2014

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, 1450 Guy St., Montreal, QC, H3H 0A1

This program is geared towards clinicians, nurses and laboratory personnel dealing with tourists, overseas employees, immigrants, refugees, volunteers, students and missionaries presenting with health problems acquired in the tropics. It is also a good review for those planning to work in the tropics.

CME Accreditation
This event is approved by the Office for Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE). The Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME). This Course meets the accreditation criteria of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Below are the maximum number of credits that can be claimed:

Laboratory Course:   6.5 credits
Clinical Course:  18.5 credits

*** Family Physicians may apply to the CCFP for MainPro 1 credits based on their practice profile. ***

Clinical Course Program
May 25-27, 2014

To download this program grid in pdf format, click HERE.

Guest Lecturers

Marcel Behr, MD
Department of Microbiology
McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
Andrea Boggild, MD

Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, UHN-Toronto General Hospital
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
David Buckeridge, PhD
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC
Medical Consultant, Montreal Public Health and INSPQ, Montreal, QC

Christina Coyle, MD

Director of Clinical Infectious Disease, Jacobi Medical Center
Assistant Dean, Faculty Development, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Jay S. Keystone, MD
Tropical Disease Unit
University Health Network, Toronto, ON
Steve Schofield, PhD
Senior Advisor Pest Management/Entomology, Communicable Diseases Control Program
Department of National Defense, Canada, Ottawa, ON

Click HERE to view the full Faculty list.

Applied Parasitology Laboratory Course
May 24, 2014

The Applied Parasitology Laboratory Course is a one-day workshop that focuses on parasitic infections of importance for clinical practice in Tropical countries. It throws the light on parasites from a Public Health view. The workshop covers the most frequent imported parasitic infections in immigrants and travelers. The course is especially intended for microbiologists, infectious diseases and Tropical medicine specialists and all practitioners interested in the laboratory diagnosis of parasitic diseases. It is a full day course and will include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on microscopy of various parasites.


Azza ElBakry, MD, DPH / MP
Medical Scientist, J.D. Maclean Center for Tropical Diseases, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Lyne Cédilotte, T.M., RT
Technical Laboratory Coordinator, J.D. Maclean Center for Tropical Diseases, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Ann Camus, ART
Medical Technologist, J.D. Maclean Center for Tropical Diseases, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Kristine Zuniga, T.M., RT
Medical Technologist, J.D. Maclean Center for Tropical Diseases, McGill University, Montreal, QC

In collaboration with:

Karine Thivierge, PhD
Head of Parasitology Laboratory, Laboratoire santé publique de Québec


Momar Ndao, DVM, PhD
Director, National Reference Centre for Parasitology

Click HERE to view the Agenda of the day.

   Course Secretariat:

   IS Event Solutions
   607 Notre-Dame, 2nd Floor
   St-Lambert, QC  J4P 2K8
   Tel: 450-550-3488, ext. 114
   Fax: 514-227-5083

   Course Organizer:
   Michael Libman M.D.
   J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases (Director)
   Division of Infectious Diseases
   Department of Microbiology
   McGill University Health Centre
   1650 Cedar Ave. Room A5-156
   Montreal, QC  H3G 1A4
   Tel: 514-934-8049

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