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Sunday, April 19, 2009

TweetThis! Course : 2 nd International Training Course in Tropical Pediatrics

2nd International Training Course in Tropical Pediatrics
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
24-28 August 2009

Course Title:2 nd International Training Course in Tropical Pediatrics
Duration: 24-28 August 2009 (5 days)

Background and Rational:
Tropical diseases are important health problems in children, especially in developing, endemic countries. Moreover, in response to globalization and global warming, which are enlarging tropical endemic areas, and it is important that physicians taking care of pediatric patients, including travelers or migrants, be familiar with the diagnosis and management of common tropical diseases.

Department of Tropical Pediatrics, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University has more than 30 years academic, research and clinical experience and reputation in tropical pediatrics. Utilizing all available resource, this training course will provide a good opportunity to learn tropical pediatrics in a tropical country.

To provide diagnostic knowledge and experience in the management of common diseases in children, especially endemic diseases in Southeast Asia, including dengue infection, malaria, leptospirosis and rickettsial diseases.

Learning Experience:
This course consists of lectures and discussion. Case studies and ward rounds in a hospital in a tropical-disease endemic area will be arranged, so that participants will gain real experience in tropical diseases. The course will be conducted entirely in English.

Course Content:
  • Approach to acute febrile illness
  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rickettsiosis
  • Subacute febrile illness
  • TB
  • Melioidosis
  • HIV
  • Typhoid
  • CNS infection
  • Bacterial
  • Viral - Japanese encephalitis
  • Parasitic (angiostrongyliasis, cysticercosis, amebiasis)
  • Diarrhea & nutrition management
  • Ward rounds and Field site visit
  • Common problems among children who travel
  • Pre-and post-travel counseling
  • Vaccinations
Experts in pediatric infectious diseases, particularly malaria, dengue, TB, and HIV/AIDS.

Attendance & Certificate:
Participants will be expected to attend all sessions during the course. Travel arrangements should, therefore, be made accordingly in both directions. Participants will be evaluated continuously throughout the course for knowledge acquisition, skills, and competence. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to successful participants achieving the required standard and attendance record.

Target Group:
Medical doctors, pediatric nurses

Expected Results:
Participants will improve their management of common tropical pediatric health problems.

Course fee:
The course fee is US$ 800 per person (including lunches, coffee breaks, and travel to a rural hospital). The course fee should be paid in advance directly to the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.

The course fee should be paid in US Dollars, by bank transfer to:
Account Name: International Relations Unit
Account No.: 254-203069-4

Bank Account:
The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited Hospital for Tropical Diseases Branch
Swift Code: SICOTHBK

Course Venue:
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University

Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Address : 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400. Thailand

Course Director:
Assoc. Prof. Chukiat Sirivichayakul
Department of Tropical Pediatrics
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
Tel: 66 (0) 23549161
Fax: 66 (0) 23549163
E-mail: headtmpd@mahidol.ac.th

Course Co-ordinator:
Prof. Sasithon Pukrittayakamee
Deputy Dean for Internaitonal Relations and Networking
Tel : 66 (0) 26435614
Fax: 66 (0) 23549141
E-mail: tmirunit@diamond.mahidol.ac.th

Available Accommodation:
TropMed International House (single occupancy, air-conditioned, deluxe class (900 Baht / room / day): does not include meals.

For further informational and registration:
International Relations Unit
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road , Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400. Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2 6435614
Fax: 66 (0) 2 3549141
E-mail : tmirunit@diamond.mahidol.ac.th
Website : http://www.tm.mahidol.ac.th/seminar/tropical-pediatrics-2009.htm

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