Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 February 2019

Submit your Abstract


Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Program Committee of the 16th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM16) would like to invite you to submit an abstract to present your latest work. Oral and Poster presentation abstracts can be submitted here. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Review the Abstract Submission Guidelines for detailed information on how to structure your submission.

Abstract Topics

Travel Medicine in a Changing Climate was chosen to be the theme of this conference, recognizing the impact of our changing world on travellers and how we must accommodate for these changes in our everyday work as travel medicine professionals. The changes in our earth's climate not only increases forced migratory travel, sustainable travel and ecotourism travel, we also must consider and address climate changes effect on vector-borne diseases and pollution relating to travel.

Abstracts should be submitted under the following categories:

  • Air Travel
  • Communication and Technology
  • Destination
  • Disaster/Conflicts/Military
  • During Travel
  • Education/Training
  • Emerging Infections
  • Impact on Host Country
  • Infectious Disease (including antimicrobial resistance)
  • Mental Health
  • Migrants
  • Non-infectious Disease Travel Risks (pulmonary embolism, jet lag, environment, injuries, trauma, security)
  • One Health and Zoonoses
  • Post Travel
  • Pretravel Prep/Advice
  • Special Traveller (pregnancy, pediatrics, elderly, immunosuppressed, students, business travellers, military, long-stay travellers/expatriates)
  • Special Activities (altitude, diving, eco-tourism, expeditions, mass gatherings, medical relief, medical tourism, volunteerism, wilderness)
  • Travellers' Diarrhoea
  • Vaccines
  • Other

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Abstract Submission

To submit your abstract, visit the Abstract Submission Website. NOTE: you will need to establish a unique account on the abstract server website although if you submitted an abstract for CISTM15, the same account can be used. For questions regarding your abstract submission, contact the CISTM16 abstract team at CISTMSPC@istm.org.

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Important Dates

1 February 2019: Abstract Submission Deadline

April 2019: Notice of acceptance status to authors
Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.

30 April 2019: Deadline for author Congress registration
Please note that authors must have registered to attend the CISTM16 by this date to present their abstract.