August 15, 2019
Diagnostic Medical Parasitology Update
Location: Hilton Garden Inn – Spokane Airport, WA
The program will provide updated information on ordering, specimen collection (including the new Universal Fixatives), processing, testing, and reporting (including key report comments). Key recommendations regarding the O&P examination, fecal immunoassays, molecular options (including automated systems), and special stains for the coccidia and microsporidia will be covered with appropriate test menu options. Organism morphology, including name changes and clinical relevance will also be included for the protozoa, helminths, and blood parasites. A practical approach to testing will be emphasized. The program will also provide up-dated information on diagnostic medical parasitology for blood parasites. Key risk management issues regarding mishandling/misdiagnosis of these infections will be covered. Organism morphology, potential errors in diagnosis, pathogenesis, and clinical relevance will also be included for the five species of human malaria (Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. falciparum, P. malariae, and the fifth human malaria P. knowlesi). Information related to blood parasite infections being seen in Afghanistan and Iraq will also be discussed, as will the spread of certain blood parasites within the United States. A practical approach to testing will be emphasized. An extensive handout will be provided to each participant.

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October 10-12, 2019
Intermountain States Seminar
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
IMSS 2019: Focus on the Future
The Intermountain States Seminar is a unique convention that started over 50 years ago when the five intermountain states…Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana… joined forces to bring a powerful seminar into being. IMSS is held each fall in the beautiful setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are fortunate to be able to attend such a renowned event.   

 

Region VIII is kind of like family…crazy aunts, nosy in-laws and too many cousins to count…and just like family…there is nowhere else you would rather be! Come see your long-lost “relatives” in Jackson Hole this fall.

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