Post-graduate Course in

Clinical Tropical Medicine 2019

March 12-14, 2019

CPH Auditorium, 3rd Floor CPH Annex II


Tropical Medicine is a branch of medicine dealing with tropical diseases and other special medical problems of tropical regions. In the recent years, more interest has been generated as a result of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) or infectious diseases of poverty, being included as one of the high priority diseases targeted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Intensified case finding and treatment of these neglected diseases have been recommended by the World Health Organization as crucial for NTD control alongside preventive chemotherapy, vector surveillance and control, veterinary public health and improvements in water, sanitation and hygiene.

The course is designed for physicians, public health officers, nurses, medical technologists and other health professionals, academics and researchers involved and/or interested in the diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of tropical diseases. This course will focus on important developments in clinical tropical medicine with focus on major tropical diseases affecting the Philippines and the Southeast Asia and Western Pacific regions. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to describe updates on the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention of selected tropical diseases in the current local and regional settings. In addition, they will be able to identify research gaps and opportunities related to these diseases.

The course is offered by the Department of Parasitology and Department of Medical Microbiology of the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila, one of the three SEAMEO- TROPMED Regional Centers, in collaboration with recognized experts in the UP College of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, and National Institutes of Health. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units will be provided to the participants of this course.


Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr. - Course Coordinator

Dr. Maria Margarita Lota - Course Co-coordinator

Dr. Evalyn Roxas

Asst. Prof. Myra Mistica

Ms. Maria Luz Belleza

Ms. Mary Ann Sison

Ms. Micaella Dato

Ms. Dolores Aninon


Dean Romeo Quizon

Dr. Arlene Bertuso

Asst. Prof. Marohren Tobias-Altura