Training Course on Human Impacts of Parasitic Mites

Fifty years after human blood cells were isolated in the guts of “chicken” mites, it can still be difficult to find good help with an infestation. But change is happening, even if it is slow change. Take a look at the invitation below, designed to raise awareness of this health hazard among professionals. Maybe you know a dermatologist or a veterinarian who would like to go to Greece this summer? Share this please. It may help more than you know.

From: Julia Stew [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 06 March 2017 14:56
Subject: Coremi – One Health Training school – Greece July 2017

Dear colleague,

I would like to draw your attention to the One Health Training school on the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae this summer in Greece (31 July – 3 august 2017) entitled:

One health:
Potential risks for human health associated with Dermanyssus gallinae and
dissemination strategies to communicate recommendations to professionals

Could you disseminate the invitation and application form? Trainees should apply before March 31th.

The topics during this training school are:
– Characteristics of the poultry red mite (PRM) and related parasites
– Pathological manifestations in humans associated with exposure to PRM and its control measures – Differential diagnosis-PRM diagnostics
– Treatment of PRM-affected individuals
– Dissemination strategies to increase the awareness of professionals on human health risks & regulatory affairs connected to PRM

The target groups are:
Academic, industrial and health services investigators in
▪ veterinary medicine (any field related to D. gallinae)
▪ medicine (dermatologists, allergists, pulmonologists, internal medicine, etc)
▪ biomedical and life sciences (any field related to D. gallinae investigation, disease
diagnosis & translational research)
from countries participating in the COST Action FA1404

TYPE: 4 days, problem‐based course
DATES: Monday 31 July 2017 – Thursday 3 August 2017
TIME SCHEDULE: 1st day 19.00‐21.00; 2nd‐4th day 08.30‐19.00 with breaks
VENUE: Nafsika Palace, 6 Heroon Str, 33200 Itea Phokis, Greece,
HOST INSTITUTION: Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece

Julia Stew
Grant Holder Manager
COST Action: COREMI FA1404

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