Program Schedule

Interactive Panelist

Session: Interactive Session: Challenging Cases in Tropical Medicine
Friday, October 10, 2014: 11:10 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: Terrace Ballroom-I, II, III, IV
David Freedman, MD, FIDSA, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

David O. Freedman, MD, FIDSA, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and has directed the UAB Travelers Health Clinic since 1989. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill and his MD from the University of Toronto. After residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine and Infectious diseases at McGill University, he completed post-doctoral training with the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID. He directs the Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine that is given for 2 months each year in Peru. He i has served as Scientific Program Chair for two Conferences of the International Society of Travel Medicine. He is Chief Travel Medicine Advisor for Shoreland, Inc publishers of Travax, travel medicine software. He is co-Editor of the textbook, Travel Medicine. He is a co-author of the IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines on Travel Medicine. His research focuses on clinical tropical medicine and immuno-parasitology, including the development of surveillance networks to characterize infectious disease morbidity in travelers and migrants. He was a Member of the VA Merit Review Infectious Diseases Study Section (1997-2000), Chair of the Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases of the US Pharmacopeia (1995-2000), and a Councillor of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1998-2002). Funded research projects have been completed in India, Guatemala, Ghana, Brazil, and Peru.

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