Diagnostic Parasitology I: Intestinal Organisms & Arthropods
Live Event Details
Date: 10/22/2019 – 10/25/2019
Format: Live Event
Registration Closes: 7/30/2019
Diagnosis of most parasitic infections is based upon the morphologic characteristics of eggs and larvae of helminths, cysts and trophozoites of protozoa, and immature and adult arthropods. Therefore, it is necessary to correctly process, examine, detect, and identify parasitic organisms from clinical specimens. During this four-day, intermediate-level, hands-on workshop, faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will instruct participants in how to detect and identify medically important intestinal helminths, intestinal protozoa, and arthropods.
This intermediate-level, hands-on workshop is intended for laboratorians who work in public health or clinical microbiology laboratories, are proficient using a microscope, and have experience identifying intestinal parasites and arthropods.
At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:
- Describe morphologic characteristics of intestinal helminths, intestinal protozoa, and arthropods of public health concern.
- Microscopically detect and identify helminths and protozoa.
- Recognize the common genera and species of medically important arthropods.
- Detect Cyclospora cayetanensis using fluorescence microscopy.
- Discuss the process of clearing or staining proglottids with lactophenol cotton blue or India ink.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems, Training and Workforce Development Branch, is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 24 contact hours of P.A.C.E.® credit.
P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-008-19
Length of Course