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March 2014

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Contents - March 2014

  • NewsShare changes its name to Travel Medicine News
  • President's Message
    • Exploring the wealth and depth of knowledge utilized by a travel medicine practitioner
  • Editor's Note
    • ISTM: Great teamwork among colleagues!
  • Secretary-Treasurer's Report
    • Membership renewal due by 31 March 2014
  • News from the Secretariat
    • The Certificate of Knowledge Program: Setting the standard in international travel health.
    • Two opportunities in 2014 to take the CTH® Exam
  • Upcoming Events
    • North American Travel Medicine Update and Review Course; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 4-6 April 2014
    • Certificate of Travel Medicine© Examination just prior to the Asia Pacific Society of Travel Health in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 7 May 2014
    • 10th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference (APTHC); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 7-10 May 2014
    • 5th Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM); Bergen, Norway, 5-8 June 2014
    • Certificate of Travel Medicine© Examination preceding the Jackson Hole Conference; 2 August 2014
    • RCISTM: the Jackson Hole Conference; 2-6 August 2014
    • The European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) invites you to join other scientists and public health officials at the Fifth ESWI Influenza Conference in Riga, Latvia, on 14 -17 September 2014. All information is to be found on
    • SASTM Conference: Travel Health Africa - Quo Vadis?; Durban, South Africa 18-21 September 2014
    • CISTM14: Québec City, Canada; 24-28 May 2015
  • Professional Education Committee (PEC)
    • Post-Travel Educational Cases: A new addition to the educational materials now available to ISTM members
  • Nursing Professional Group (NPG)
    • Carolyn Driver introduced as new NPG Chair-Elect
    • Help for nurses taking the CTH® Exam offered
    • The complex and varied options of Continuing Education credits for nurses
    • Renew your ISTM and NPG memberships now
  • Pharmacy Professional Group (PPG)
    • A valuable database on international pharmaceutical regulations being developed by members of the PPG
  • Pediatrics Interest Group
    • Nominations are now being accepted for the Pediatrics Interest Group Steering Council through 21 March
  • In the News: Mass Gatherings
    • Helpful links and advice related to upcoming mass gathering events around the world
  • Chat with the Expert
  • Travel Talk from the ListServ: The Traveler With No Itinerary
    • What advice to render to travelers with no itinerary, like backpackers, and who are abroad for several months