Diagnostic Parasitology II: Bloodborne and Tissue Parasites (September 16-19, 2013)
 Course ID: 1043241
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 18.5 PACE
 Certificate: Generic CDC PACE Certificate
Course Description: Course Title:  Diagnostic Parasitology II:  Bloodborne and Tissue Parasites

Course Duration:  3.5 Days

Course Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Roybal Campus, Atlanta, GA

Course Description: Blood and tissue parasite infections remain an ongoing potential public health threat. The nation’s blood supply is at risk as it has been documented that Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., T. cruzi, and Leishmania spp. can be acquired through contaminated blood products in addition to other well known transmission modes. Conditions associated with human filariasis have a large impact on the physical health, economic well-being, and quality of life of infected persons. During this three and one-half day, hands-on workshop, faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will instruct participants in how to detect and identify blood and tissue organisms. Lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises will target Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., microfilariae, Leishmania spp., and Trypanosoma spp., and  free-living amoebae.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Explain how to prepare and stain thick and thin blood smears.
  • Describe morphologic characteristics of Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., microfilariae, Leishmania spp., Trypanosoma spp., and free-living amoebae.
  • Detect and identify Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., microfilariae, Leishmania spp., Trypanosoma spp., and  free-living amoebae in clinical specimens.
  • Discuss diagnostic testing available for Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., Leishmania spp., Trypanosoma spp., and  free-living amoebae.

Continuing Education:  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. Program.  This course is approved for 16.5 contact hours.

This course has been approved for 22 contact hours in the category of Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

Faculty:  Parasitic Diseases Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA

  • Henry Bishop, Microbiologist
  • Blaine Mathison, BS, M(ASCP), Microbiologist
  • Alexandre J. da Silva, PhD, Research Microbiologist

Course Application
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 3, 2013

  • The preliminary application is to be completed online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Blood_Tissue_Paras
  • If you are unable to complete the application online, notify Karen Angel at 404-498-6059 or email idy6@cdc.gov.
  • Only completed applications received by the deadline will be considered.
  • Participants will be selected according to applicant’s job description, experience, and responsibilities.
  • Notification of acceptance status will be sent via email by June 12, 2013.

Original Posting Date:  04/09/2013

 

 




Subject Area(s):
Laboratory
Audience(s):
Laboratory Professionals
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies: none
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: CDC - Laboratory Training Branch
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Karen Angel
Phone: 404-498-6059
email: idy6@cdc.gov
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October 24, 2013
I feel much more comfortable with blood parasites and my own judgment of them now. Thanks!
 
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