Rationale
Objective
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Participant
Course Registration Fee
Course content
Learning experience
Facilitators
Registration & Certificate
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Course Director
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Asian Dengue Course 2010
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
16-21 August 2010
Rationale:
Dengue is the most important mosquito borne viral disease that burdens tropical regions around the world. A recent estimate of 36 million cases of dengue fever occur annually, resulting in 2.1 million severe dengue cases with 21,000 deaths each year. Thailand has been a dengue endemic area since the 1950s. Knowledge and experience on dengue viral infection has been accumulated and applied for effective management and control of dengue infection. Through this particular training course, participants will gain knowledge and experience from real situation in this highly endemic area. Proper management of dengue viral infection requires an update comprehensive knowledge in all relevant aspects.
Objective:
To provide, review and update basic and most relevant advanced knowledge and experience with dengue disease, regarding its epidemiology, clinical management, integrated vector management and disease control.
Course venue:
The course will be held during 16-21 August 2010, at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, 420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Participant:
Medical Doctors or Health Officers
Course Registration Fee:

6 days whole course: 1,200 USD
4 days theoretical aspects: 750 USD
2 days workshop (select only one workshop): 550 USD

 
The course registration fee includes lunches, welcome and farewell dinners, coffee breaks, field site traveling and accommodation during field visit. The fee should be paid in advance directly to the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. This course requires a minimum of participants at least 5 persons, and maximum is 20 persons for each workshop.
Course content:
4-Day Lecture
1. Dengue epidemiology current situation
2. Dengue virology
3. Pathogenesis & Pathophysiology of dengue infection
4. Potential antiviral drugs
5. Clinical characteristics of dengue
6. Clinical approach to suspected dengue infection
7. Dengue infection in adolescent and adult
8. Dengue in special circumstances
9. Unusual manifestations in dengue infection
10. Management of dengue fever / dengue hemorrhagic fever
11. Laboratory dengue diagnosis
12. Future directions in dengue diagnosis/ management
13. Current topics in vector biology
14. Integrated vector management
15. Dengue vaccines currently in the pipeline
2-Day Workshop
1. Practice in dengue laboratory diagnosis
2. Clinical diagnosis & management
3. Vector control & community participation
Learning experience:
This course consists of lectures, case demonstrations and discussion at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok as well as case studies, ward rounds, laboratory practices in a hospital and visiting vector control unit in a dengue endemic area during workshop’s field visit. The course will be conducted entirely in English.
Facilitators:
Experts in various fields of dengue viral infection
Registration & Certificate:
Participants can register for the whole course or select only theoretical course or one workshop. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to successful participants achieving the registered course accordingly.
Accommodation:
TROPMED International House: single occupancy air-conditioned deluxe class (900 Baht/room/day); does not include meals.
Payment:
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 Disease Branch
Swift Code: SICOTHBK
Course Director:
Prof. Krisana Pengsaa
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel : +66 (0) 2354-9161
Fax : +66 (0) 2354-9163
E-mail : tmkps@mahidol.ac.th
Course Coordinator:
Prof. Sasithon Pukrittayakamee
Clinical Tropical Medicine
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2306-9118
Fax: +66 (0) 2354-9168
E-mail: tmspt@mahidol.ac.th
 
For further information and registration, please contact:
International Relations Unit
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2306-9118
Fax: +66 (0) 2354-9141
E-mail: tmirunit@diamond.mahidol.ac.th
 
Last update: June 8, 2010
 
 
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