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This is a 5-day, hands-on course designed to familiarize students with tropical diseases they may encounter overseas. The morning didactic sessions will consist of world-class experts presenting on tropical diseases military personnel may encounter while deployed or while working at an overseas laboratory. The afternoons will consist of hands-on laboratory sessions with a focus on deployment-relevant diagnostics. This course is open to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, ESOs, 18D medics, 91S preventive medicine technicians, and other medical personnel.


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Deployment and International Health Short Course
Course Description
Tropical Medicine Course Objective:

Intensive and targeted short course in deployment and international infectious disease threats concentrated on individuals operating with limited or sporadic tropical and infectious disease consultative support.

The course was created in response to the need of a short course on tropical medicine by AFRICOM and the special forces community. This curriculum was designed to educate medical personnel by providing them with the skills and training they need to tackle tropical infectious diseases in austere environments while deployed or working in overseas labs.

This is a 5-day, hands-on course designed to familiarize students with tropical diseases they may encounter overseas. The morning didactic sessions will consist of world-class experts presenting on tropical diseases that military personnel may encounter while deployed or while working at an overseas laboratory. The afternoons will consist of hands-on laboratory sessions with a focus on deployment-relevant diagnostics.

The program is open to all United States military service physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, ESOs, 18D medics, 91S preventive medicine technicians, or other medical personnel . This course is open to civilians, other government agencies and foreign nationalists that are involved in the medical health field (subject to approval).

Pre-Requisites:
  • Currently not deployed.
  • Deploying to an area with tropical infectious disease.
  • Currently a Physician, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioner, ESO, 18D Medic, 91S Prev Med Tech, or other medical personnel (subject to approval).
Course Completion Requirements:

Students must attend all lecture and laboratory sessions and pass a cumulative test to receive credit.

Class Location:

Room 1W81 (the 'War Room') at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research,
503 Robert Grant Avenue,
Silver Spring, MD 20910-7500.

Course Hours:

0800-1700 every day, with 1 hour for lunch.

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Course Schedule and Registration
Course Dates:

         11-15 August 2014

         17-21 November 2014

         23-27 February 2015

Registration:

E-mail the following information to usarmy.detrick.medcom-wrair.list.tropmed@mail.mil or fax at 301-319-9849.
You can also email to Director or Administrator with following details.

  • Full Name, Rank, MOS/SSI, Home Address, Unit, Unit Address
  • Deployment plans if available (or statement of need for course)
  • Signed concurrence (or e-mail confirmation) of attendance by commander or responsible supervisor.

Fees: There are no fees to attend the Walter Reed Tropical Medicine Course (Deployment and International Health Short course). However, your unit may have to pay for travel and board (TDY) if not local.

While the course is limited to full-time students, there is an "auditor status" in which personnel can attend strictly the AM lectures and get CMEs for attendance.
However, due to the popularity of this course, it is recommended that students register as soon as possible. Seats will be filled "on a first-come-first-serve" basis.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:

This course offers continuing education credit through the U.S. Army Medical Command. The U.S. Army Medical Command is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Walter Reed Tropical Medicine Course is certified for up to 36 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Also, we are currently participating in the AMEDD Academy of Health Sciences accreditation process to have this course listed in ATRRS.
Each student will be required to register on-line to receive CME credit. For more information visit the following link:https://education.mods.army.mil/CMENEW/Default.aspx globe4.gif

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                                                                                                                                            Last Modified Date: 08-Jul-2014

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