Fever in the Returning Traveler: Towards a Rational Work-up and Response
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Speakers:
Planning Chair: Dr. Sarah Kohl   [ view bio ]
Moderator: Prof. Eli Schwartz, MD, DTMH   [ view bio ]
Speaker: Dr. Susan L. F. McLellan, MD, MPH   [ view bio ]
Resources:
MP4Topic Video
PDFFever in Traveler Handout.pdf
Join us as Dr. Eli Schwartz of The Tropical Inst. at Sheba Medical Center engages Dr. Susan McLellan of Tulane University in a lively discussion of how to evaluate the traveler who returns with an undifferentiated fever. We will explore the diagnostic approach and urgency of caring for an ill-traveler. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who care for travelers provide timely and accurate medical care. Join us on 18 April, 2017. 

09:00 New York (14.00 London; 15.00 Frankfurt; 15.00 Cape Town; 18.30 New Delhi; 21:00 Singapore; 22:00 Tokyo.) You may check the time in your location here.  


Attendee Takeaways:   
  • What are the most common causes of undifferentiated fever in travelers? 
  • Which diseases do I need to recognize quickly because they might kill the patient? 
  • What do I need to think about to avoid a public health disaster? 
  • How do I use the laboratory sensibly to make a diagnosis? 
  • What should be considered as empiric therapy while I’m trying to make the diagnosis? 

Course Objectives
By the end of this webinar, the attendee should be able to: 
  • Describe the epidemiology of the most common causes of undifferentiated fever in travelers 
  • Reasonably assess the probability that a patient has a disease of major clinical or public health urgency 
  • Initiate a plan for specific diagnostic tests which makes efficient and effective use of the available strategies 
  • Determine the need for rapid initiation of empiric therapy for specific high risk conditions while waiting for confirmation of the diagnosis  

Who Should Attend: 
  • General practitioners who care for patients who travel: Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.
Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
April 18, 2017