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Manitoba 14th Annual Travel Health Conference 20-21 April 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. “Travel: Risky Business” The Conference connects health care providers from within the province and surrounding provinces, with other travel health experts, government and non-governmental organizations, vaccine manufacturers, and travel product distributors. For more information: http://www.wrha.mb.ca/community/travel/conference.php
The 15th Conference of the ISTM (CISTM15), Barcelona, Spain, 14-18 May 2017. For more information visit www.ISTM.org/cistm15.
Medicine and Compassion Retreat 1-6 October 2017, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States. The retreat is based on the book, Medicine and Compassion, by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R Shlim MD. The upcoming retreat will be taught by Phakchok Rinpoche and David R Shlim MD. Phakchok Rinpoche, the nephew of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, is recognized as a reincarnate lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Young, dynamic, compassionate, and humorous (and fluent in English), he will give lectures, lead discussion, and teach techniques for understanding and expanding compassion. The small group size will be ideal for asking questions and helping to design curriculum approaches that the attendees could bring back to their respective institutions. There has never been a retreat like this in the past. For more information and to register: http://davidshlim.com/medicine-compassion/
Medical Links to Haiti The Train the Trainer Project 16 February 2017 Brunswick, Georgia, United States. The Brunswick (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, in conjunction with Southeast Georgia Health System, is sponsoring a seminar on medical and cultural issues affecting Haitians. The seminar is designed to familiarize medical professionals and the community on these issues. For more information and to register: http://www.sghs.org/medical-links-to-haiti/
ISTM Online Learning Curriculum ISTM Online Learning Curriculum To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events, it has captured individual sessions from recent Travel Medicine and Review Courses as well as recent International Conferences of the ISTM and have made them available through the internet. Topics are relevant to all travel medicine practitioners, with both introductory and more advanced content. Offering both video with synchronized slides, and audio with synchronized slides, individual sessions range from 30 minutes to four hours. For more information click here.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA/CDC GLOBAL HEALTH COURSE. Enrollment is open for all seven online modules of the Global Health Course. The University of Minnesota's Global Health Course is one of 17 accredited global health courses in the world, and the only course co-sponsored by the CDC. It includes training presented by more than 170 faculty experts in an effort to help medical trainees, practicing physicians, public health professionals, and other health care providers provide the highest quality of care to their patients in the United Sates or abroad. The overall goal of the course is to reduce health disparities in the Global Village. Participants may register for any or all of the subject-specific, stand-alone modules and take them in any order, over multiple years. To fulfill the entire course, all seven online modules plus any two of the in-person course modules must be completed. Completion of the entire course curriculum meets the ASTMH requirements to sit for the examination that leads to a Certificate in Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed®). For more information, please visit the Online Global Health Course web site or the In-Person Global Health Course web site or contact Dr. William Stauffer or Debbie Luedtke.
The Travel Health 101TM Provider Course. The course gives the health care provider starting out in the field basic and practical travel health care information. Attendees receive 2 months' access to the course material (PowerPoint slides with narration), and will be able to print out handouts to save. They also have the option of contacting the author (Lynne Bunnell, RN with over 25 years of travel health experience) if they have questions while taking the course or reviewing the case studies. After returning the evaluation and post-test, attendees will receive a 5 CME certificate. For more information, go to www.travelhealth101.com.
THE LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSTM) – Online Travel Vaccinations: Principles & Practice course. This new online course aims to equip new and experienced practitioners in the development of their vaccination knowledge and skills within a travel health setting. It will provide a platform of confident practice, reflection and continuing professional development (CPD) through interactive learning with subject specialists and peers – IN YOUR OWN TIME (within the 5 weeks, approx. 4-5 learning hours per week). Delivered by experienced clinical professionals from LSTM who have wide experience of advising global travellers and teaching health professionals about travel health. Course curriculum includes: Vaccine preventable diseases of importance to the travel health practitioner, Accessing reliable evidence based country specific vaccine information, The immune system and the interplay with vaccines, Types of vaccines, Practical aspects of administering multiple vaccines and vaccine scheduling, Application of knowledge using travel scenarios for vaccine administration, Factors that affect vaccine delivery including cold chain and traveller specific issues such as existing health problems. For more information, go to http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/study/courses/travel-vaccinations-principles-and-practice or email us at email@example.com.