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Tropical Medicine Update for Savvy Clinicians
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Activity Name: Tropical Medicine Update for Savvy Clinicians
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As global travel, migration, and commerce continue to rise, American physicians need up-to-date information about tropical infectious diseases. Some conditions (for example, Chagas disease, echinococcosis, cysticercosis, strongyloidiasis, leprosy) remain silent for years before patients become symptomatic; other travel-associated infections such as malaria, typhoid fever, or leptospirosis can progress quickly, requiring swift recognition and treatment. Today, even local or imported food can transmit tropical pathogens. Accordingly, the overarching goal of “Tropical Medicine Update for Savvy Clinicians” is to provide cutting-edge knowledge about these and other tropical infections in order to assure timely, accurate diagnoses and treatment here in the U.S.

Course Objectives:
  • Apply current clinical and epidemiologic knowledge in recognizing tropical infectious diseases in patients seen in the U.S.
  • Utilize modern strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tropical infectious diseases seen in the U.S.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for a returning traveler with fever and initiate diagnostic tests and treatment
  • Appreciate new patterns of drug resistance in malaria and select appropriate antimalarial prophylaxis
  • Apply modern diagnostic tests for malaria and initiate treatment
  • Develop a differential diagnosis and initiate work-up and treatment for travelers and expatriates with eosinophilia
  • Recognize the varied features of Chagas disease and apply current guidelines for diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify a wide range of dermatologic disorders contracted in the tropics
  • Identify common manifestations of leprosy and refer patients for treatment
  • Diagnose common forms of leishmaniasis and refer patients for treatment
Location Information
Meeting Location: Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) UCLA Campus
Location Address: 635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90024
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 9/14/2019
End Date: 9/14/2019
  • Practicing Physicians: $95
  • IDAC Members: $75
  • Students and Medical Trainees: $50
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 7.75
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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