• Start date:
  • 28 January 2019
  • Duration:
  • Working as:
  • Medical specialist, (Academic) researcher


  • NVMM:
  • 59

• Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Department of Parasitology and Boerhaave CME
• University of Applied Sciences Leiden
Course Coordinators
• Lisette van Lieshout, Leiden, The Netherlands
• Eric Brienen, Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
• Annelies van Goor, Leiden, The 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, real-life cases and interactive photo quizzes. During the first week the practical 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. During the second week the focus will be more on the clinical and epidemiological aspects. 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, as well as the role of molecular diagnostics within routine laboratory practice.

This international course is part of a full two weeks course designed for Dutch clinical medical microbiologists in training and experienced senior technicians. The Dutch parasitology course has been successfully organized by the same Leiden group for more than 20 years. International participants can subscribe for week 1 or week 2 or the full course.

Week 1

Monday, 28 January 2019
• Introduction and registration
• Patient case of the day
• Soil transmitted helminths
• Strongyloides
• Taenia and other common cestodes
• Slide quiz
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
• 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, 30 January 2019
• Patient case of the day
• Intestinal protozoa
• Artefacts of microscopy
• Lab procedures for the diagnosis of protozoa
• Slide quiz
Thursday, 31 January 2019
• Patient case of the day
• Malaria
• Lab procedures for the diagnosis of blood parasites
• Blinded cases
• Laboratory diagnosis of coccidian and less common intestinal parasites
• Slide quiz
Friday, 1 February 2019
• Patient case of the day
• New developments in molecular diagnosis of parasites
• Blinded cases
• Slide quiz
• Remaining parasites of interest and clinical cases

Week 2

Monday, 4 February 2019
• Parasites of the skin
• Patient case of the day
• Clinical aspects and treatment of malaria
• Non-microscopy diagnosis of malaria
• Complicated malaria cases in the lab
• Slide quiz - malaria
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
• Patient case of the day
• Ectoparasites
• Parasites of immunocompromised patients
• Filariasis and Dracunculus
• Toxoplasmosis and Toxocara
• Slide quiz
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
• Patient case of the day
• Trichomonas
• Clinical cases seen in a teaching hospital in the Netherlands
• Treatment of parasitic infections
• Visit to LUMC parasitology research department
Thursday, 7 February 2019
• Patient case of the day
• Molecular diagnosis of Leishmania and Trypanosoma
• Pneumocystose
• Clinical aspects of rare and exotic parasites
• Free living amoeba
• Clinical cases seen in a regional hospital in the Netherlands
Friday, 8 February 2019
• Patient case of the day
• Microscopy-based techniques for the diagnosis of intestinal parasites – a discussion
• E-diagnosis, artefacts and delusions
• Blinded cases
• Slide quiz

M.T. van der Beek
E.A.T. Brienen
A... Goor
dr. C.L.M. van Hees
Dermatologie en Venerologie Erasmus MC
dr. J.J. van Hellemond
C.H. Hokke
Drs. L.M. Kortbeek
Medische Microbiologie RIVM
dr. T.G. Mank
B. Mulder
drs. M. Roestenberg
Interne Geneeskunde Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
F.F. Stelma
Dr. J.J. Verweij
prof.dr. L.G. Visser
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
Hogeschool Leiden
Zernikedreef 11, 2333 CK Leiden

Hogeschool Leiden,

Zernikedreef 11

2333 CK Leiden

071 518 8800

Registration procedure
Non-Dutch participants register by contacting Dr Lisette van Lieshout.lvanlieshout@lumc.nl
Dutch participants register directly through the button on the top or bottom of this page.
Registration deadline for Dutch participants is 11 January 2019.
For international participants the deadline depends on the number of potential candidates. Please contact the organization for details.
The course has been organized yearly around the same time of the year. Ask for information about future courses in case you are interested to participate.

Registration Fee:
EUR 1500 for full course of 2 weeks
EUR 950 for one week course,(only for de non-dutch participants) those who want to participate in the second week only need to contact Dr Lisette van Lieshout beforehand.
The fee includes coffee, tea, lunches and teaching materials.
Travel costs, accommodation (incl. breakfast) & dinners are not included.