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Travel Medicine Inventory in Europe
Include your Institution/Clinic in the European Inventory of Travel Medicine
Dear Travel Health Provider,
We live in a mobile world and travel medicine is becoming an increasingly important field of expertise. In the EU member states and allied countries there has been remarkable growth in this area. The European landscape is rich in historical, tropical and travel medicine traditions and unique in terms of its heterogenicity and component national guidelines. We are indeed "united in diversity". Migration medicine is assuming a great significance with decolonisation and post-colonial population flows and demographic changes in Europe's refugee and asylum processes. To capture the status quo of European resources, EuroTravNet, a network of European travel and tropical health experts, has been asked to provide an inventory of travel medicine services in Europe. To this end, we would like to include concise data on your travel medicine practice in the EU listing. The short questionnaire, available in several European languages, can be completed in five minutes and the resulting inventory is the property of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and will not be distributed to other parties.
Thank you for your co-operation in mapping travel medicine in Europe.
On behalf of EuroTravNet and ECDC,
Dr. Patricia Schlagenhauf
More than 1150 people have accessed this ongoing survey from all over Europe.
Preliminary results were presented during a symposium at the 3rd Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) in Hamburg - 28 May 2010 - Travel Medicine in Europe: the EuroTravNet Survey (1.13 MB PDF).
EuroTravNet has also published a review, "The practice of travel medicine in Europe" (133 kB PDF) in Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
SECRETARIAT AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Pr. Philippe GAUTRET, Marseille
Pr. Francesco CASTELLI,
Dr Vanessa FIELD,
Pr. Martin GROBUSCH,
Pr. Frank MOCKENHAUPT,
Pr. Patricia SCHLAGENHAUF,
Pr. Eskild PETERSEN,
Pr. Philippe PAROLA,