Expert Live Webinar:
Brucellosis and Laboratory Methods for Diagnosis of Chronic and Complicated Cases
Conducted by Dr. George F. Araj
18 FEB 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 CET
> UPDATED LINK: Join the webinar
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
> Meet the expert
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.