Presentation of the Guidelines for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika

Presentation of the Guidelines for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika
Presentation of the  Guidelines for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika

 

 

The Arboviral Diseases Program of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is pleased to invite you to the virtual presentation of the new (2021) Guidelines for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika (available in Spanish) on 30 November 2021 at 12:00 m. (US Eastern Time, GMT -5).

The way in which the guidelines were developed differs greatly from previously published clinical guidelines, as the steps of the grading methodology of the assessment, development, and evaluation of recommendations (GRADE) were rigorously followed. Therefore, it can be considered that these are the first-GRADE guidelines for the clinical management of these three arboviruses in the Region of the Americas and in the world.

The guidelines are structured around 12 key questions on population, intervention, comparator, and outcome (PICO questions), which, in a clear and simple way, will answer questions related to the clinical diagnosis, management, and prevention of severity and deaths caused by these three diseases. This activity is aimed at medical personnel, nursing professionals, health workers, and the academic, and scientific field in general.

Its preparation took two years and had the participation of clinical experts from several countries of the Americas, members of the International Technical Group (GT-Arbovirus International) experts in arboviral diseases of PAHO, and experts of the GRADE methodology, as well as the support from the World Health Organization. All of them, with great skill and dedication, combined the scientific knowledge accumulated in the medical practice of the Region of the Americas with the results of an exhaustive systematic review that found the best evidence published in the international specialized bibliography on dengue, chikungunya, and Zika.

We hope you can join us in this high-level presentation seminar.

The program is presented below

Time Activity
12:00-12:05  

Moderator: Dr. Jose Luis San Martín
Dengue and other Arboviral Diseases Advisor
Pan American Health Organization

12:05-12:20  

Opening Remarks

Dr. Marcos Espinal 
Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health
Pan American Health Organization

12:20-12:35   How to interpret the prepared recommendations of the guidelines following the GRADE methodology?
Dr. Ariel Izcovich
International consultant in GRADE Methodology
Pan American Health Organization
12:35-13:20  

The recommendations of the Guidelines for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue, chikungunya and Zika

Presentation by several members of the GT-Arbovirus International of the Pan American Health Organization

Dr. Kleber Luz
Pediatrician and Infectologist
Federal university Rio Grande do Norte
Brazil

Dr. Anabelle Alfaro
Internist and Emergency Physician
Costa Rica

Dr. Guillermo Barahona
Pediatric infectious disease specialist
Benjamín Bloom National Children’s Hospital
El Salvador

13:20-13:30  

Steps in the process of applying the Guidelines for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of dengue, chikungunya and Zika

Dr. Gamaliel Gutiérrez
International Consultant in Arboviral Diseases 
Pan American Health Organization

13:30-14:00   Questions and answers session
14:00   Closure

 


Date: 30 November 2021
Time: 12:00 m. (US Eastern time, GMT -5)

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