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International Course on Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology, and Histopathology for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of INI 2021


Antonio Fuchs and Juana Portugal (INI/Fiocruz)


The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) is now open for enrollment, up to November 1, into the Fourth International Course on Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology and Histopathology for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases. Coordinated by Rodrigo Caldas Menezes, Luiz Cláudio Ferreira and Leonardo Pereira Quintella, the training is aimed at healthcare professionals, especially those that work or wish to work in the field of pathological anatomy on the techniques of histopathology, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology, focused on the histopathological diagnosis of infectious agents in humans and animals.

The course will be held online between 8 and 12 November. With a total of 20 hours, the lessons will be held by specialists of INI/Fiocruz, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Atlanta), of the Adolfo Lutz Institute (São Paulo), of the Evandro Chagas Institute (Pará), of the University of Sydney (Australia), and of Inopat (São Paulo).

According to the event’s organization, the participation of international researchers in the team of professionals who will be teaching the course will be bringing the most modern histological techniques for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in humans and in animals worldwide. With the recent emergence of arbovirus-caused diseases such as zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and COVID-19 in Brazil, in which the immunohistochemical technique is important to confirm post-mortem diagnosis, professionals who already perform or wish to perform this kind of procedure need to be constantly updated.

For further information and to enroll in the course, click here.


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