13th International Course on Dengue
12-23 August 2013
Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute, Havana, Cuba
Deadline for applications: 20 July, 2013
Full information online: http://instituciones.sld.cu/ipk/anuncioc/
This course is for:
Physicians, virologists, immunologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, entomologists, and health managers
What the course covers:
Through theoretical and practical sessions, the main aspects related to dengue will be covered: dengue epidemiology, clinical management, diagnosis, virology and immunology, vector control, environmental risk factors and community participation. Important aspects to be discussed are trends of dengue at global level, impact of climate change, new dengue clinical classification, opportunities for diagnosis, impact of virus diversity, immunogenetics, complexity of dengue immunity and pathogenesis, dengue vaccines, integrated surveillance and control, difficulties, options, challenges, economic burden, new options for control, insecticide resistance, the environment, health systems and dengue, among others. Within the framework of the course, the new global initiatives for dengue and the experiences of several countries and geographical regions will be updated.
In the first week, general lectures as well as round tables and symposia on the topics of clinic, emergency response, diagnostic, pathogenesis, vaccines, antiviral drugs, integrated control and emergent arboviruses are also scheduled. Two mini-courses on GIS and dengue and modeling of transmission and prediction of dengue as well as other activities and meetings will be also organized.
The course is provided by:
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector of the "Pedro Kourí'' Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), Havana, Cuba, together with the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, the Cuban Society of Microbiology & Parasitology and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).