August 14-15, 2020

4th Floor at University Square
111 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Presented by: Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Mayo Clinic Laboratories

This fun and interactive workshop will provide hands-on laboratory experiences in the morphologic identification of medically important parasites, including protozoans, helminths, and arthropods. Included will be presentations by subject matter experts, review of traditional laboratory identification methods, and use of practical algorithms for accurate and efficient identification of parasites and parasitic infections.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Practice/hone skills for making blood films
  • Discuss the chronic challenges in patient blood management.
  • Refresh skills for morphologic ID of parasites

Focus will be on morphologic identification of important human parasites using traditional techniques.

Attendance at this Mayo conference does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures that may be discussed or taught in this symposium.

Intended Audience

This workshop is designed for clinical microbiology fellows, pathology residents, infectious diseases fellows, and practicing clinicians seeking hands-on laboratory experience in identifying important human parasites. Laboratorians including medical laboratory scientists, laboratory directors, and academic parasitologists who want to gain general hands-on laboratory experience in parasite identification are also welcome.

Participants should have basic background knowledge of common human parasites, their life cycles, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and morphologic characteristics in common laboratory preparations.

Difficulty Level

Intermediate. Previous knowledge of human parasitology required.



AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Jointly accredited provider of Inter-professional Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. The Parasitology Workshop 2020 has been approved for a maximum of 9.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hours. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate.



Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your participation in this conference on or before July 31, 2020, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded. Mayo Clinic Laboratories Education Department must receive written notification of your cancellation. No refunds will be made after July 31, 2020..

Mayo Clinic Laboratories reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic Laboratories must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


Lodging Accommodations

Lodging and travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Listed below are two nearby hotels within walking distance to the University of Minnesota Rochester.

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
225 South Broadway
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
$143 single/double—Standard (rates are subject to change)
Phone: 507-285-1234

Doubletree Hotel
150 South Broadway
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
$148 single/double—Standard (rates are subject to change)
Phone 507-281-8000

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


Contact the Education Department at 800-533-1710 or 507-284-3156 or email

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