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

Accreditations

  • NVMM:
  • 59

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.

Organiser
• 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

 

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

  • Homestudy
    • Introduction to course and laboratory diagnosis of parasitic infection  
    • Diagnosis of soil transmitted helminths and Strongyloides, some theoretical aspects
    • Diagnosis of Echinococcose, Taenia and other common cestodes; some theoretical aspects
  • Introduction and registration
  • Quiz and FAQ about pre-course homework
  • Diagnosis of soil transmitted helminths and cestodes - practice
  • Clinical aspects of echinococcosis
  • Epidemiology and control of echinococcosis
  • Quiz and FAQ about pre-course homework
  • Diagnosis of soil transmitted helminths and cestodes - practice
  • Slide quiz, discussion about patient of the day and general review

 
Tuesday, 29 January 2019

  • Homestudy
    • Epidemiology and control of STH and Schistosomiasis
  • Diagnosis of schistosomiasis theoretical aspects
  • Laboratory procedures for the diagnosis of helminths in stool and urine
  • Blinded cases for the diagnosis of helminths
  • Slide quiz, discussion about patient of the day and general review


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

  • Homestudy
    • Diagnosis of intestinal protozoa, some general aspects
  • Laboratory diagnosis of amoebiasis, theory and practice
  • Laboratory diagnosis of other pathogenic intestinal protozoa, theory and practice
  • Giardia and D. fragilis, clinical aspects, diagnostics and epidemiology
  • Blinded cases for the diagnosis of most common intestinal prozoa
  • Slide quiz, discussion about patient of the day and general review


Thursday, 31 January 2019

  • Homestudy:
    • ​​​​​​​Diagnosis of coccidia and microsporidium, some general aspects
  • Artefacts when detecting helminth or protozoa in stool or urine
  • Laboratory diagnosis of coccidia and microsporidium and artefacts
  • Laboratory diagnosis of P. falciparum, theory and practice
  • Laboratory diagnosis of non-P. falciparum malaria, theory and practice
  • Blinded cases for the diagnosis of malaria
  • Slide quiz, discussion about patient of the day and general review
  • Social Event – (optional)


Friday, 1 February 2019

  • New developments in the laboratory diagnosis of parasitic infection
  • A brief introduction to other common blood and tissue parasites
  • Laboratory diagnosis of other common blood and tissue parasites
  • Blinded cases for the diagnosis of parasitic infections
  • Clinical aspects of parasitic infections discussed during the first week
  • Discussion about patient of the day and general evaluation of the week
  • Closure of week 1

Week 2

Monday, 4 February 2019

  • Homestudy:
    • Filariasis and dracunsulus
  • Malaria microscopy of complicated cases
  • Pneumocystose, clinical aspects, diagnostics and treatment
  • Pneumocystose practical
  • Malaria microscopy of complicated cases, including slidequiz
  • Discussion about patient of the day and general review
  • Parasites of the skin
  • Clinical aspects and treatment of malaria
  • Non-microscopy diagnosis of malaria


Tuesday, 5 February 2019

  • Homestudy:
    • ​​​​​​​Free living amoeba
  • Ectoparasites
  • Microscopy and macroscopy of ectoparasites and artefacts
  • Laboratory diagnosis of special cases
  • Filariasis in practice
  • Laboratory diagnosis of special cases
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Clinical aspects of toxocariasis and trichinellosis
  • Discussion about patient of the day and general review


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

  • Trichimonas & clinical cases seen in a Dutch travel clinic or academic hospital
  • Molecular diagnosis of Leishmania and Trypanosoma
  • Blinded cases diagnosis
  • Discussion about patient of the day and general review
  • Therapy of malaria, leishmania and other more complicated parasitic infections
  • Research in human parasitlogy
  • Visit to LUMC parasitology research department


Thursday, 7 February 2019

  • Homestudy:
    • ​​​​​​​Permanent staining, FLOTAC, mini-FLOTAC and other additional microscopy-based techniques for the detection of intestinal parasites
  • Malaria microscopy of complicated cases, including slidequiz
  • Blinded cases diagnosis
  • Sarcocistis, gnatostomiasis and other exotoc parasites
  • Parasitic cases in severly immunocompromised patients
  • Clinical cases as seen in a Dutch regional laboratory and treatment protocols
  • Discussion about patient of the day and general review


Friday, 8 February 2019

  • Homestudy:
    • ​​​​​​​e-learning “Laboratory Diagnosis parasitic infections”
  • Answers of the e-learning “Laboratory Diagnosis parasitic infections”
  • More about microscopy-based techniques for the detection of intestinal parasites
  • Blinded cases diagnosis
  • E-diagnosis, artefacts and delusions
  • Discussion about patient of the day and cases of the participants
  • Clinical aspects of parasitic infections discussed in during the week
  • Evaluation of the course
  • Drinks and departure
  • Closure of week 2
M.T. van der Beek
E.A.T. Brienen
Dr. A... van 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. E.A. van Lieshout
(Wetenschappelijk) onderzoeker Parasitologie, LUMC
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.