Parasitology Workshop 2020

Mayo Clinic is committed to taking care of our patients, learners and staff. To prepare for a potential broadening of the COVID-19 outbreak and to help protect our communities, Mayo Clinic Laboratories is cancelling live conferences through the end of 2020.

Registrants will be contacted by email with conference-specific information.

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./span>

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.