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Webinar: Exploring the Intersection of Tropical Medicine and Migrant Health
DATE RECORDED: April 18, 2012
PRESENTED BY: Adam Hoverman, DO, DTM&H, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Global Health
Tropical medicine has typically been concerned with diseases that originate in warm, tropical climates, often associated with resource poor health care environments, and largely neglected by traditional medical training and clinical practice. In the Western concept, tropical disease is often associated with poverty, civil strife and migration. As health care practice, and the populations we serve become exponentially more global, health care practitioners are working with migrant populations in the United States and seeing the Northern end of a transmissions route that originates in many different countries and environments. The question of how to provide appropriate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases is becoming more and more critical for the U.S. based health care community. In many ways, what were once considered tropical diseases have now become among the neglected disease of poverty here in the United States.
This webinar will address the broader issues of tropical disease in the migration stream. Dr. Hoverman will address sources for recognition, therapy, and prevention for some of neglected diseases of poverty along the migrant stream including Dengue Fever, Chagas Disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, and Hansen's disease. The presentation will include a discussion of specific cases as well as highlighting some of the ways in which clinics can begin to address global health issues at the local level as well as seek further collaboration and resources from expert networks and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
SPONSORED BY: Migrant Clinicians Network
- Participants will discuss the impact of tropical medicine on migrating populations in the United States.
- Participants will be able to identify key symptoms of Dengue Fever, Chagas Disease, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Hansen's Disease.
- Participants will describe what primary care clinics in the United States can do to develop systems to identify, treat and prevent tropical diseases.
- Participants will be able to describe resources and expert networks where additional information can be found on tropical diseases that may be found in the United States.
Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director of Education and Professional Development
(p) 530.345.4806 (e) jhopewell@@migrantclinician.org