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MOC : 38 | Mainpro+ : 38 | Hours : 37.75

Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course 2020

May 04 - 08, 2020   |   Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada
Specialties : Emergency Medicine   |   Pediatrics   |   Family Medicine   |   Infectious Disease   |   Public Health   |   General practice
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Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course 2020 is organized by The University of British Columbia (UBC) and will be held from May 04 - 08, 2020.

Location: University of British Columbia
Classroom: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Room 3208, 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC
Laboratory: Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC

Target Audience:
Physicians, medical trainees, public health practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics, resource-limited settings or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases

This week-long course has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 38 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 38 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity. CFPC Session ID#: 191939-001

College of Pharmacists of BC:
Completion of this course qualifies for 37.75 hours toward CE-Plus and one or more of your 6 Learning Records.

Course Description:
This is the 7th annual week-long course for physicians, medical trainees, public health practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics, resource-limited settings or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases.

The annual Tropical and Geographic Medicine course aims to provide health practitioners an important update and overview of key tropical diseases with a focus on providing care in resource-limited settings as well as in Canada. This course is the first of its kind in western Canada. Over 300 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals have successfully completed this course.

Course Objectives:
Through interactive lectures, small-group case-based discussions and practical laboratory teaching, attendees will meet learning outcomes pertaining to:

• a clinical approach to the evaluation and management of tropical diseases;
• practical laboratory skills, with a focus on the identification of parasites important for the diagnosis of tropical diseases;
• public health principles and applications including outbreak management.

The course emphasizes three broad areas: 
• Clinical Tropical Medicine
• Parasitology
• Public Health.

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in:
Clinical Tropical Medicine:

• Understanding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and complications of major tropical diseases;
• Clinical approaches to evaluating patients presenting with diseases acquired in the tropics;
• Diagnosing and treating important tropical diseases.

• Understanding of the lifecycles of clinically important parasites with respect to transmission and control;
• Understanding of the development of parasites within the human body and the corresponding clinical symptoms and pathophysiology;
• Laboratory diagnosis of various blood and gastrointestinal parasites.

Public Health:
• Understanding the approach to outbreak investigation through an interactive case-based session;
• Preventing and controlling infections within a community using modalities such as immunization and environmental health intervention.

Inquiries: spph.ce@ubc.ca

Registration Desk

Contact No. : 604 822 9599


Registration Type Last Date Price
Physicians - Early Fee 06 Apr,2020 CAD 1500.00
Other Allied Health - Early Fee 06 Apr,2020 CAD 1200.00
Medical residents/students - Early Fee 06 Apr,2020 CAD 1050.00
  • Drive Walk Transit Bicycle

Venue Address

UBC Phamarceutical Sciences Building
2405 Wesbrook Mall, Room 3208
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Official Hotels


Carey Centre,

5920 Iona Dr, The University of British Columbia,

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada BC V6T,

604.225.5920, 1.844.862.2739


St. Andrew's Hall,

The University of British Columbia, 6040 Iona Dr,

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 2E8,

+1 604-822-9720


West Coast Suites,

5961 Student Union Boulevard,

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ,



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