Course Coordinators

  • Andreas Neumayr
  • Christoph Hatz


Application Form (PDF)


Application Deadline:

31 May 2017

Next Course

3 September - 15 September 2017

in Vientiane, Laos

Medical Priorities & Clinical Tropical Medicine in South East Asia

The course is designed for physicians specialized in infectious diseases who want to expand their clinical knowledge by the spectrum of clinical tropical medicine in South East Asia. The course is offered by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

(Swiss TPH), an associated institute of the University of Basel, in collaboration with the Mahosot Hospital (Vientiane, Laos); the Wellcome Trust – Mahosot Hospital – Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration; the University of Pavia, Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases; IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital Foundation (Pavia, Italy),

and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand).


Content and Structure
The course will be held in the Laotian capital, Vientiane, at the Mahosot Hospital the primary government hospital and main internal medicine hospital of the country and home of the Wellcome Trust – Mahosot Hospital – Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration.
The course participants will gain first-hand experience in daily clinical practice by joining ward rounds in various in-patient departments, attending out-patient clinics, discussing clinical case presentations with colleagues, and visiting other hospitals

(Setthathirat Hospital, Friendship Hospital) and selected secondary health facilities in the vicinity of Vientiane. In addition, a teaching and training track, dedicated to the use of bed-side ultrasound in infectious diseases will parallel the clinical activities throughout the course. To ensure maximum interactive teaching and training, all clinical activities will be conducted in small groups of no more than 5 participants. The clinical learning experience will be complemented by state-of-theart lectures, covering clinical core topics and recent research advances. Besides the clinical focus of the course, participants will conduct a parasitological field survey in a rural community outside Vientiane and gain practical experience with basic laboratory diagnostic methods of parasitic diseases in the field.


For German Doctors only:
Die Kursteilnahme kann bei der zuständigen deutschen Landesärztekammer nach Abschluss des Kurses zur Beurteilung und Anrechnung der Forbildungszeit eingereicht werden (die Möglichkeit einer Vorab-Zertifizierung wurde von uns evaluiert, ist aber nach den derzeitigen Regelungen leider nicht möglich). Eine konkrete Zusage und Beurteilung der Fortbildungsanerkennung ist daher derzeit leider nicht möglich. Bei Zugrundelegung der geltenenden Fortbildungsbestimmungen (halber Tag = 3 CME Punkte, ganzer Tag = 6 CME Punkte) ist allerdings eine Zertifizierung des Kurses mit ca. 82 CME Punkten zu erwarten.