Diagnostic Parasitology II: Bloodborne & Tissue Parasites
Live Event Details
Date: 10/28/2019 – 10/31/2019
Format: Live Event
Registration Closes: 7/30/2019
Blood and tissue parasitic infections remain an ongoing potential public health threat. The nation’s blood supply is at risk as it has been documented that Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., Trypanosoma cruzi, and Leishmania spp. can be acquired through contaminated blood products in addition to other well-known transmission modes. Conditions associated with human filariasis have a substantial impact on the physical health, economic well-being, and quality of life of infected persons. During this four-day, hands-on workshop, faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will instruct participants on how to detect and identify blood and tissue parasites. Lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises will target Plasmodium spp., Babesia spp., microfilariae, Leishmania spp., and Trypanosoma spp.
This intermediate-level, hands-on workshop is intended for laboratory professionals who work in public health or clinical microbiology laboratories, are proficient using a microscope, and have experience identifying blood and tissue parasites.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain how to prepare and stain thick and thin blood smears.
- Describe morphologic characteristics of Plasmodium , Babesia spp., microfilariae, Leishmania spp., and Trypanosoma spp.
- Detect and identify Plasmodium , Babesia spp., microfilariae, Leishmania spp., and Trypanosoma spp. in clinical specimens.
- Discuss diagnostic testing available for Plasmodium , Babesia spp., Leishmania spp., and Trypanosoma spp.
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: 288-009-19
Length of Course