NEURO-INFECTIOUS DISEASE Tropical Infections of the CNS: A Worldwide Problem

 
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Virtual Event
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Date
Tuesday 20 October 2020
Time
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Course Description

Globalization, communications, and technology, have improved the mobility of populations around the world. Infectious diseases previously limited to specific geographic areas are n longer restricted to their geographic location or origin. Due to immigration and the popularity of international travel, patients affected by infectious diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, zika, dengue, chikungunya, and Ebola can be found anywhere in the world. These infections may have devastating consequences for both individuals and society, especially if clinicians are not aware of them and do not consider them in their differential diagnosis. Important advances have been made in both diagnosis and treatment of many of these infectious diseases.

In this symposium we will:

  • provide an update in clinical care, diagnosis and research in some of the most frequent and lethal infection diseases affecting CNS, like TB and Malaria,
  • discuss the acute neurological manifestations associated with Arbovirus infections,
  • further understand implementation challenges for clinical trials conducted in Low and Middle Income Countries investigating new therapeutic modalities for tropical central nervous system infectious diseases.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn to identify some of the most common tropical neurological infectious diseases and how to establish the proper, diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Learn about the neurological manifestations of acute infections for arbovirus. Impact Statements
  3. Identify changes I could make in my practice related to identify some of the most common tropical neurological infectious diseases and how to establish the proper, diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Identify changes I could make in my practice related to learn about the neurological manifestations of acute infections for arbovirus.

Organizer: Maria Teresa Acosta, MD; National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Co-Organizer: Alfredo Cerisola, MD; University of the Republic, Uruguay

CNS Tuberculosis: Recent Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
Pratibha Singhi MBBS, MD, FIAP, FNAMS; Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, India

Cerebral Malaria: Recent Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment
Charles Newton, MD; University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Kilifi, Kenya

Dengue, Zika and Chickungunya: Acute Neuroinfections
Marco T. Medina, Chevalier, FAAN; National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Clinical Trials in Tropical Infections: Challenges and Successes
Douglas G. Postels, MD, MS; Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

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