Course Title
Background and Rational
Learning Experience
Course Content
Attendance & Certificate
Participant criteria
Expected Results
Course fee
Course venue
Course Director
Course Coordinator
Available Accommodation
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3rd International Training Course on Tropical Pediatrics
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
22-26 August 2011
Course Title:
  3rd International Training Course on Tropical Pediatrics
  22-26 August 2011 (5 days)
Background and Rational:
Tropical diseases cause important health problems in children, especially in developing, endemic countries. Moreover, in response to globalization and global warming which are enlarging tropical endemic area, 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 knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and management of common diseases in children, with particular reference to endemic diseases in Southeast Asian countries including dengue infection, malaria, and leptospirosis.
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
  Subacute febrile illness
- TB
- Meliodosis
  CNS infection
- Bacteria
- Virus-JE
  Diarrhea & nutritional management
  Ward round and Field site visit
  Common problems in childhood travelers
- Pre-and post travel counseling
- Vaccination
  Experts in pediatric infectious diseases, particularly malaria, dengue, TB, and HIV/AIDS
Attendance & Certificate:
Participants are 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.
Participant criteria:
  Medical doctor, Pediatric nurse
Expected Results:
  The participants will improve their management of common tropical pediatric problems
Course fee:
  USD 800 (Eight hundred dollars)
  The course fee should be paid in US Dollar excluding the Bank’s service charge, by Bank transfer to:
  Account Name: International Relations Unit
  Account Number: 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, MD, DTM&H
Department of Tropical Pediatrics
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
Tel: 66 (0) 23549161
Fax: 66 (0) 23549163
Course Coordinator:
  Prof. Sasithon Pukrittayakamee, MBBS, DTM&H, D.Phil (Oxon.)
Deputy Dean for International Cooperation and Networking
Tel : 66 (0) 23069118
Fax: 66 (0) 23549141
Available Accommodation:
  TropMed. International House (single occupancy, air-conditioned, deluxe class (900Baht / room / day): does not include meals.
For further information and registration:
  IOffice of International Cooperation
Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
420/6 Ratchawithi Road , Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400. Thailand
Tel: 66 (0) 2 3069118
Fax: 66 (0) 2 3549141
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