Course registration is now open for the 10th annual week-long course for physicians, medical trainees, public health practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers who intend to practice in the tropics, resource-limited settings or who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other major tropical diseases.

Through virtual interactive lectures, small-group case-based discussions and practical laboratory teaching, attendees will learn: 

  • A clinical approach to the evaluation and management of tropical diseases;
  • Practical laboratory skills, with a focus on the identification of parasites important for the diagnosis of tropical diseases;
  • Public health principles and applications including outbreak management.

Please visit course website for information and to register. 


The Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee (CACME) to provide CPD credits for physicians. This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 33.75 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 33.75 Mainpro+® credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

CFPC Session ID: 199193 – 001

This program was co-developed between University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine School of Population and Public Health and UBC Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.