Participants will engage in several different simulations involving Neglected Tropical Diseases and related topics. These simulations are designed with specific learning objectives in mind to further the participant’s knowledge of various maladies and situational decision-making skills. Scenarios may take place in the setting of a rural area overseas or in an outpatient clinic in the United States.

Chagas Disease from the Heart

Dr. Brasil, a cardiologist from Brazil, will be doing an interactive simulation on Chagas disease involving Harvey The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.

Dermatologic Simulation of Tropical Diseases

Ever wonder what leprosy would look like on a patient? Learn how to diagnose tropical diseases like Onchocerciasis, Yaws, Leprosy, and Leishmaniasis on standardized patients exhibiting the dermatological conditions of these diseases.

Diseases around the World

Make rounds in mission hospital representing different countries and END7 diseases. Create a differential diagnosis, treatment plan, and practice cultural competency.

Outbreak- A Simulation Lab Experience

Can you keep your cool under pressure? Learn how to treat a patient on your feet at this interactive session held in our simulation lab


You have the opportunity to experience several fantastic workshops that each address different perspectives in the multifaceted issue of neglected tropical diseases. Hear from professionals with a diversity of backgrounds in ranging from vaccine development, epidemiology, and even real-life patient experiences. These workshops will enrich your understanding of the past, present, and future of neglected tropical diseases.

Protozoa in Your Own Backyard

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to get sick from swimming on a hot summer day? Learn about common protozoans that could be in your backyard that you didn’t even realize were there. This simulation will teach you about the devastating brain infection called Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) through an interactive lecture and video imaging session.

Interactive Patient Experience with Dengue and Chikungunya

Learn about Chikungunya and Dengue Fever in a narrative patient interview conducted in Spanish. An English translator will facilitate the story, but this is a great opportunity to practice your listening skills and engage in an interactive learning experience.