Join the faculty of the Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Alexander von Humboldt, Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; Georgia Regents University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Office of Emergency and Clinical Ultrasound; and the University of Pavia, Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation as they co-host the third Clinical Ultrasound in Tropical Infectious Diseases course in Lima, Peru, September 13-18, 2013.
Providers with experience and/or a special interest in clinical tropical medicine or infectious disease with ultrasound experience are invited to attend.
The course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and clinical rounds for live ultrasound scanning at Cayetano Heredia Hospital. Lectures and demonstrations will involve the entire group. Clinical rounds for scanning will be in small groups with faculty.
General Daily Itinerary
7:00 Leave hotel08:00 - 09:00 Lecture
09:00 - 10:00 Lecture
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:15 US Scanning Rounds
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Lecture
14:30 - 1600 US Demonstrations
16:00 - Return to hotel
Lecture Topics to Include (not limited to)
Echinococcal infections of liver, lung, spleen, kidney, and PAIR
Screening for cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and hepatoma
Biliary and hepatic disease from helminths
Abscesses from tropical diseases (TB, amoeba, pyomyositis)
Ocular infections and abnormalities, including toxocaria & many more!
All of the hospital rounds and clinical experience will involve small groups of no more than 6 course participants. It is felt that this will help facilitate learning in a congenial, informal environment while promoting hands-on, practical scanning experience.
The Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Regents University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services or facilities to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact Mary Tipton, the Course Administrator, at (866) 593-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The course is limited to 24 participants to maximize the small-group learning environment.
Basic knowledge and scanning skills in clinical ultrasound are required. The course is targeted to physicians with special interests in clinical tropical medicine. A pre-course is offered September 12-13 for those who would like to refresh their ultrasound skills.
There is an optional two day ultrasound refresher pre-course offered for an additional fee on September 12-13, 2013. The price for the pre-course is $300 US (CME credit included), and it will be held at the Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Alexander van Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). If you wish to sign up for the pre-course, please make sure that you select this option on your application.
Accreditation-The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation-The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University designates this live activity for a maximum of 43.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CEUs-This activity includes 43.75 hours of instruction and attendance at the entire activity is approved by Georgia Regents University for a maximum of 4.375 Continuing Education Credit Units.
Deadlines: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. The deadline for registration is August 30, 2013.
Once you submit your application, the course faculty will review it and make a decision regarding your acceptance. If you receive a letter of acceptance, a non-refundable 50% deposit will be required to officially reserve your space in the course. (Special circumstances may warrant a refund of your deposit: decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.) The remainder of the registration fee is due by August 30, 2013 (the final day for registration).
Items that ARE included in registration fee: The registration fee includes course tuition and materials, CME credit, a course completion certificate, welcome reception and orientation, and transportation to/from the Jose Antonio Executive Hotel in Miraflores to clinical hospital sites and to the closing dinner celebration. Breakfast is provided each morning for participants who are lodging at the Jose Antonio Executive Hotel.
Items NOT included in registration fee: Transportation to and from Lima, transportation to and from the Lima airport to the hotel or guest house accommodations in Lima, breakfast if you do not stay at Jose Antonio Executive Hotel, transportation to and from Jose Antonio Executive Hotel if you do not stay at the Jose Antonio Executive Hotel, lunch and evening meals, and excursions during or after course and site-seeing during day(s) off.
Jose Antonio Executive Hotel
Av. 28 de Julio 398
Miraflores, Lima-18, Peru
Telephone: (511) 445-7743
Fax: (511) 446-8295
Nightly room rates are $110 US for a single, $120 US for a double room or for couples, and $180 US for a senior suite. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. Be sure to ask for the reduced conference rate.
For more information about International Humanitarian Medicine programs, contact Dr. Ted Kuhn at 706-721-7144.