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
|PDF||Fever 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.
- 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?
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.
April 18, 2017