Webinar: Brucellosis and Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis

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Vircell are hosting a LIVE WEBINAR: Brucellosis and Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Chronic and Complicated Cases which will be conducted by Dr. George F. Araj

The event will take place on Friday 18th FEBRUARY 2022 at  9:00 – 10:00 GMT.  To join the webinar please email Launch Diagnostics and we will send you the link for the event.

Human brucellosis remains the most common zoonotic disease worldwide. While basic science and epidemiology of human brucellosis is known, brucellosis remains a significant clinical and public health challenge in many regions of the world. It is often under-detected and therefore under-reported despite inflicting high disease burden.
In chronic and complicated brucellosis, it is critical to pay attention to use appropriate testing methods together with a clear interpretation in order to achieve a successful diagnosis. Learn from the expert in the matter, Dr. George F. Araj who is Professor and Director of Clinical Microbiology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center.

PART 1: Background on human brucellosis
– Historic Landmarks
– Species, prevalence and epidemiology
– Brucellosis in adults and children
– Signs and symptoms
– Clinical Categories

PART 2: Clinical Diagnosis
– Challenging Clinical Diagnosis – Disease of Mistakes, Esoteric Presentations
– Diagnostic Tests: routine nonspecific vs specific tests
– Interpretation of Serologic Tests vs Clinical Categories
– Value of Indirect Tests in Complicated Cases e.g. neurobrucellosis.
– Diagnostic – Discriminative & Prognostic Markers
– Innovative Solutions Need for Unsettled Challenges

PART 3: Questions and Answers

To join the webinar please email Launch Diagnostics and we will send you the link for the event.

Speaker information

George F Araj, PhD, D (ABMM), FAAM

Professor & Director of Clinical Microbiology
• Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine American University of Beirut Medical Center- Beirut, Lebanon.
• Member of the American Society of Microbiology, and American Academy of Microbiology.
• American Board Certified in Clinical Microbiology (ABMM)
• Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (FAAM)
• Invited speaker and consultant in Clinical Microbiology-Infectious Diseases topics, locally, regionally and internationally including WHO.
• Published over 200 papers (over 40 publications on brucellosis) and book chapters on diverse topics pertaining to Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology.

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