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Tropical Medicine Update for Savvy Clinicians

Course Description

As international travel, migration, and global commerce continue to rise, U.S. physicians will increasingly encounter patients with tropical infectious diseases. Some of these infections (for example, Chagas disease, echinococcosis, cysticercosis, strongyloidiasis, leprosy) can remain silent for years to decades before patients develop symptoms; other travel-associated infections such as malaria, typhoid fever, or leptospirosis can progress quickly, mandating swift recognition. 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 optimal treatment of patients here in the U.S.

Target Audience

This course will be of special interest to adult and pediatric infectious diseases specialists as well as other clinicians who may be among the first providers to assess a traveler or foreign-born patient with a tropical infectious disease. The latter group includes emergency room physicians, general internists, pediatricians, family medicine doctors, and dermatologists. Physicians and medical trainees who conduct overseas research or provide clinical care in tropical settings will also benefit from this course.

For more information visit the CME web site.

Posting Information
Contact Info: uclacme@mednet.ucla.edu
Release Date: May 17, 2019
Expiration Date: September 14, 2019

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