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Tropical and Geographic Medicine 2024

Registration for the 2024 UBC Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course is now open!

 

Date: May 13-17, 2024

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Pacific Time

  • May 13 only: 7:45 am start time
  • May 17 only: 4:15 pm course adjournment

Location:  This is a hybrid course. Participants select mode of attendance at time of registration.

In-person:  Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC (map)

Online:       Zoom

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First of its kind in western Canada and offered since 2014, we developed the Tropical and Geographic Medicine Intensive Short Course to provide health professionals with training on a clinical approach to the evaluation and management of tropical diseases. A laboratory component in the curriculum allows learners to acquire practical laboratory skills to identify parasites important for the diagnosis of tropical disease. An important element in this course is the inclusion of a public health focus on management of tropical diseases including outbreak investigation.

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

 

Information on CME accreditation and other continuing education units will be available soon.

Click to view course brochure

Accreditation

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

 

Accreditation/Certification statement:

The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 33.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 33.75 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

CFPC Session ID: 202133-001

This program was co-developed between the UBC Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health and UBC Division of Infectious Diseases and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

 

Medical residents may begin participating in the MOC and Mainpro+ credit programs during residency.

Specialist residents may transfer up to 75 credits reported during residency into their first 5-year MOC cycle.
Family physician residents may transfer up to 40 Certified Mainpro+ credits reported during residency into their first active Mainpro+ cycle.

American Medical Association (AMA)

European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)

Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada has four international agreements in place for continuing professional development (CPD) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program credits.

Detailed information, including agreement expiration dates, is available here

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia Completion of this course qualifies for 33.5 hours toward CE-Plus and one or more of your 6 Learning Records. Please check College of Pharmacists of BC website for PDAP criteria.

 

Canadian Nurses Association

As part of their activities to maintain continued competency to practice, registered nurses may report participation in this course and the application of learning outcomes in their learning plan section of their annual self-assessment. In addition, RNs considering using this course as part of their continuous learning (CL) activities for CNA Certification Renewal should consult the CNA Certification Program renewal CL guidelines to ensure that this course meets the CL.

 

Planning Committee

Course Directors Jan Hajek, MD, FRCPC, DTMH Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC, Vancouver BC
Katherine Plewes, BSc, MSc, MD, DTMH, DPhil, FRCPC Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC, Vancouver BC
Laboratory Coordinator Miguel Imperial, MD, MHSc, D(ABMM), FRCPC Course Laboratory Coordinator, Medical Microbiologist, Northern Health Authority; LifeLabs; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Vancouver BC

Other Planning Committee Members

 

 

 

David Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC Medical Microbiologist, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC; BC Children’s & Women’s Hospitals; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Paediatrics, McMaster University
Susan Hollenberg, MD, MCFP, Certificate in Travel Health Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Practice, UBC, Vancouver BC
Mary Kestler, MD, DTMH Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC; Oak Tree Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital, Infectious Diseases Division, Vancouver BC
Shazia Masud, MD, FRCPC Medical Microbiologist, Fraser Health Authority, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey BC
Yazdan Mirzanejad, MD, DTMH, FRCPC, FACP, MRCP (London) Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, UBC; Chair, Tropical Medicine Expert Group of BC
David M. Patrick, MD, FRCPC, MHSc Professor, School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), UBC; Director of Research, BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver BC
Laura Sauvé, MD, MPH, DTMH, FRCPC Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, BC Children’s Hospital & Oak Tree Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver BC; Medical lead (C&W), Infection Control, Provincial Health Services Authority
Inna Sekirov, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), FRCPC Medical Microbiologist & Program Head, TB/Mycobacteriology Laboratory, BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC
Course Coordinator Lydia Ma, MSc, PhD Adjunct Faculty, Continuing Education, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

 

 

 

Course Faculty

Listing in alphabetical order of last name:

Christina Coyle, MD, MS Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Professor, Dept of Pathology; Assistant Dean for Faculty Development; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
Eleni Galanis, MD, MPH, FRCPC Director General, Centre for Integrated Risk Assessment, Public Health Agency of Canada
Wayne Ghesquiere, MD, FRCPC Infectious Diseases/Tropical Diseases and Internal Medicine Consultant, Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, BC; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Aniruddha Ghose, MD, FCPS, FRCP Edin Professor, Department of Medicine, Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh
David Goldfarb, MD, FRCPC Medical Microbiologist, Associate Head, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Jan Hajek, MD, FRCPC, DTMH Course Director; Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC, Vancouver BC
David Harris, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, DTM&H Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC, Vancouver BC; Clinical Educator, Providence Health Care, Vancouver BC
Michael Hawkes, BEng, MD, PhD, DTM&H, FRCPC Investigator and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, BC Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC, Vancouver BC
Catherine Hogan, MD, FRCPC Medical Microbiologist, BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver BC
Miguel Imperial, MD, MHSc, D(ABMM), FRCPC Course Laboratory Coordinator, Medical Microbiologist, Northern Health Authority; LifeLabs; Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Vancouver BC
Mary Kestler, MD, DTMH Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC; Oak Tree Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital, Infectious Diseases Division, Vancouver BC
Clara Komuhangi, MBChB, MMed (Paediatrics and child health) Clinical Fellow, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC
Shazia Masud, MD, FRCPC Medical Microbiologist, Fraser Health Authority, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey BC
Rose McGready, MBBS (Medicine), PhD Professor, Tropical Maternal and Child Health, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Yazdan Mirzanejad, MD, DTMH, FRCPC, FACP, MRCP (London) Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, UBC; Chair, Tropical Medicine Expert Group of BC
Christopher Parry, BA (Hons), MB, BChir, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath, DTMH Senior Clinical Lecturer; Programme Director, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene; Clinical Director, Clinical Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory; Honorary Consultant Microbiologist; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Michael Payne, MD, FRCPC, DTMH Medical Microbiologist, Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Katherine Plewes, BSc, MSc, MD, DTMH, DPhil, FRCPC Course Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UBC, Vancouver BC
Wingfield Rehmus, MD, MPH, FAAD Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC
Manish Sadarangani, BM, BCh, FRCPC, DPhil Associate Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UBC; Director, Vaccine Evaluation Center, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute; Sauder Family Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vancouver BC
Laura Sauvé, MD, MPH, DTMH, FRCPC Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, BC Children’s Hospital & Oak Tree Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital, Vancouver BC; Medical lead (C&W), Infection Control, Provincial Health Services Authority
Inna Sekirov, MD, PhD, D(ABMM), FRCPC Medical Microbiologist & Program Head, TB/Mycobacteriology Laboratory, BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC

 

 


This list reflects information as at January 15, 2024 and any changes will be reflected in an updated listing. 

Questions?

Please contact:

Lydia Ma, Course Coordinator

lydia.ma@ubc.ca