Travel Medicine Review and Update Courses


Thank you to all who participated in the 2016 Review Course. We look forward to seeing you in 2017. More information will be available in January.


ISTM produces a Travel Medicine Review and Update Course each year. The 2016 Course was be held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States 8-9 April 2016. The Course provides a thorough update and review of the Body of Knowledge for the practice of travel medicine and assists in preparation for the CTH© exam. Participants also have ample opportunities to interact with the faculty through question and answer sessions and informal discussions.



2016 ISTM Travel Medicine Review and Update Course

Course Description

The Travel Medicine Review and Update course offered by the International Society of Travel Medicine is designed to review the Body of Knowledge for the Practice of Travel Medicine and to highlight recent developments in Travel Medicine. The curriculum will cover topics relevant to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who provide medical care and advice to travelers, expatriates, and migrants. The sessions offered will include travel clinic management issues, principles of immune response, risk assessment, and a travel vaccine overview. The expert faculty will present topics including epidemiology, enteric infections, traveler's diarrhea, malaria and other vector-borne disease, adventure and wilderness travel, environmental exposures, and evaluation of illness in returning travelers. The care of special groups such as pregnant women, pediatric travelers, immigrants, VFR travelers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts will be discussed. Recent developments and advances in travelers' diarrhea, immunizations, malaria medications, and emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the faculty through interactive sessions and informal discussions.

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Course Objectives

This course provides a thorough review of the Body of Knowledge for the Practice of Travel Medicine to assist in preparation for the CTH© Examination. The course also provides a comprehensive update on recent advances in Travel Medicine.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current epidemiology of common health risks affecting travelers
  • Choose which travelers should receive vaccines relevant for travel
  • Discuss the prevention and self-treatment of common travel-related illnesses such as travelers' diarrhea
  • Identify current malaria epidemiology and discuss chemoprophylaxis regimens
  • Advise travelers on the prevention of disease, including being able to advise pregnant women, pediatric travelers, immigrants, VFR travelers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts
  • Recognize illness in travelers returning from overseas travel

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Who Should Attend

Health care professionals interested in Travel Medicine who require a thorough review and update of Travel Medicine to enhance their knowledge, and health care professionals preparing to take the Certificate of Knowledge in Travelers' HealthTM Examination (CTH© Program):

  • Travel Medicine Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Family Physicians
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Occupational Health Specialists
  • Mid-level practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmaceutical Specialists
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about Travel Medicine

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Course Schedule

The Course is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am/08.00 on Friday, 8 April 2016, and conclude at 4:00 pm/16.00 on Saturday, 9 April 2016. View the agenda.

The program topics include:

  • Global Travel and Risk Assessment
  • Vectors and Vector Avoidance
  • Malaria and Malaria Prevention
  • Routine Vaccines and Travel
  • Pre-travel Cases
  • Travel Vaccines (YF, JE, Typhoid, Rabies)
  • Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Extreme Travel
  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding Travelers
  • Marine Medicine, Bites, and Envenomations
  • Travelers’ Diarrhea
  • High-Risk Travelers
  • More Cases
  • Approaches to the Ill Returned Traveler
  • Travel with Children
  • VFR, Long-term, and Business Travelers
  • Post-travel Cases

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Confirmed Faculty

Elizabeth Barnett, MD
Lin Chen, MD
Bradley A. Connor, MD
Kevin Kain, MD
Phyllis E. Kozarsky, MD
Anne McCarthy, MD
Nancy Piper Jenks, MS, CFNP


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Continuing Medical Education Credits

Emory University - CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Emory University School of Medicine and the International Society of Travel Medicine.  The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Emory University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved for 13.08 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 6.7 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Program ID 16012060. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

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Certificate in Travel HealthTM Exam

ISTM will offer its 14th Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine examination on 1 June 2016 prior to the opening of the Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine in London, England, United Kingdom. The certificate recognizes professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the unique body of knowledge associated with travel medicine care and consultation. Professionals passing the exam will be granted a Certificate in Travel HealthTM or CTH©. ISTM members who receive the certificate will be given special recognition on the ISTM website and in the "ISTM Global Travel Clinic Directory".

Click here for more information about the Certificate in Travel HealthTM Exam.


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Course Location and Accommodations

The course will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, 84 5th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center hotel is currently sold out. Please ask to be put on the wait list. In the meantime. 

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (This hotel is full)  that is attached to the Global Learning Center. The special rate of USD 149.00 per night for Single/Double occupancy (plus tax) has been negotiated. Hotel reservations must be made prior to 17 March 2016 in order to receive the discounted rate. Guests can call reservations at 404-838-2100 or 1-800-706-2899 or reservations can be made online by following this link.  Click on the “Group Booking Code” at the top of the page and entering the group password – “istm16”) lower-case letters only. When calling, you must identify yourself as an attendee of the ISTM Review Course in order to obtain the special meeting rate. For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at +1.800.706.2899 to check availability. For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $15 per night. (For unlimited in and out access to the garage, an $18 pass is available.)


Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/ Georgia Tech at 139 USD per night. Located at 1132 Techwood Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Please contact GABBIE SIRAGUSA by phone to receive the ISTM Special Rate, +1 404 607 1112.


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Course Tuition and Refund Policy

The following fees apply for the 2016 Course. Register early because course capacity is limited. Those registering after the course is filled will be placed on a waiting list. Click here to access the event registration page.

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Registration Selections and Payment

All Fees are in U.S. Dollars.
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED! You may register on-site at the Course.

Registrant Class Standard Registration
(Through 8 March 2016)
Onsite Registration*
(After 8 March 2016)
ISTM Member USD 450 USD 550
Non-Member USD 650 USD 750

*Onsite registrations are subject to availability-please contact the ISTM Secretariat prior to travel if you plan to register onsite.

Registration fees are payable only in U.S. Dollars and payment must be made by VISA, MasterCard or American Express through the electronic registration program. All credit card payments will be charged in U.S. Dollars. Currency conversions will be handled through the credit card company's billing arrangement with the cardholder. If you are unable to use a credit card when submitting your registration, please contact the ISTM Secretariat at to make alternate arrangements. ISTM members must log in to their member account to receive the member discount on registration fees.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability please notify the ISTM at, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the conference.

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Registration Fee Inclusions

The registration fees include admittance to the course, continuing education application fees, the course materials, continental breakfast, and refreshment breaks. Speaker presentations will be available online prior to the meeting for printing and use of the registrants.

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We hope you will be able to attend once registered for the course. If you must cancel, notice of cancellation must be received by the ISTM Secretariat (contact information below) in writing by 8 March 2016, and is subject to a USD 75 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations will be made after 8 March 2016.

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Force Majeure

The ISTM reserves the right to cancel the course without notice or compensation in the case of an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the ISTM, such as a war, terrorist attacks, riot, crime or an event described as an "act of God" (e.g. earthquake, fire, flooding, breakout of disease, tornado). In such cases the ISTM is free of all responsibility because of such an incident. In the event of it being impossible for the course to take place due to force majeure cases, so long as it arises from a cause not attributable to the ISTM, the ISTM shall only be obliged to reimburse the payments received subject to the deduction of any costs it has incurred in preparation for the course. This liability only extends to payments made directly to the course and not to payments made by the delegates to hotels or airlines.

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ISTM Online Learning Program

Distant learning Program

To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events, the ISTM has established a distance learning program capturing individual sessions from the Travel Medicine and Review Course as well as from the 14th International Conference of the ISTM and have made them available through the internet. Offering more than 90 sessions of video with synchronized slides, and audio with synchronized slides, individual modules range from 30 minutes to four hours. The program includes sessions covering all of the areas in the ISTM Body of Knowledge, and features three Mock Tests to help candidates prepare for the CTH® Examination. For more information click here.

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ISTM Secretariat Contact Information

International Society of Travel Medicine
Phone: +1.404.373.8282
Fax: +1.404.373.8283
Mail/Courier: 1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 310, Dunwoody, GA 30338