McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have exceptionally strong research groups and centers working on TB, HIV, and neglected tropical diseases. These Centers have a very strong track record of advanced courses and workshops that are offered every year, in topics such as tuberculosis research methods, TB diagnostics, and tropical and parasitic diseases. In July 2015, under the aegis of the McGill Global Health Programs, several short courses on infectious diseases were combined into a coherent, integrated “McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health.” Courses in the Summer Institute feature internationally known faculty, and bring together a diverse group of participants. Last year, our Summer Institute 2016 hosted about 400 participants from 46 countries. The unique format attracts a diverse group of participants, from industry leaders to NGO’s, academics and researchers, and advocacy group members (see video).
The next edition of the Summer Institute will offer 6 courses:
- Tuberculosis Research Methods
- Global Health Diagnostics
- Bioinformatics for Neglected Parasitic Diseases
- Advanced TB Diagnostic Research
- Introduction to Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
- Qualitative Methods in Global Infectious Diseases Research
The Summer Institute is hosted by McGill Global Health Programs, the McGill International TB Centre, the McGill Institute of Parasitology, the JD Maclean Centre for Tropical Diseases and the MUHC-RI (Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health).
For additional details, please see http://mcgill-idgh.ca/