Gorgas Courses at the ICID

For the first time the ICID will collaborate with the Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine. Named for U.S. General William Crawford Gorgas, a tropical medicine pioneer who is credited with the elimination of yellow fever and malaria that allowed the Panama Canal to be built, the Gorgas Courses aim to fill an educational gap for the international medical community seeking an intensive experience in tropical medicine with a focus in clinical activities and substantial exposure to real patients. The partnership with the Gorgas Courses will be part of the overall scientific Program for the 18th ICID.

Gorgas Course Travel Medicine Advisory - Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:15 to 12:15hrs
David Freedman

  • Lecture 1: Medical considerations before international travel
  • Lecture 2: Infections in returning travelers
  • Clinical case discussions

Gorges Course Clinical Tropical Medicine I - Friday, March 2, 2018, 15:15-16:45hrs
Eduardo Gotuzzo

  • Lecture 1: HTLV-1 - a neglected disease with great clinical impact
  • Lecture 2: Typhoid fever: global perspective
  • Clinical case discussions

Gorges Course Clinical Tropical Medicine II - Saturday, March 3, 2018, 15:15 to 16:45hrs
Pedro Legua

  • Lecture: Echinococcosis
  • Clinical case discussions

Gorges Course Clinical Tropical Medicine III - Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:15 to 12:15hrs
Francisco Bravo

  • Lecture: Tropical dermatology
  • Clinical case discussions
No separate registration is required for attendees at the 18th ICID.

For information about the Gorgas Courses see: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/gorgas/