International Society of Travel Medicine
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Meetings Calendar

This calendar is a service for the travel medicine community. The listings come from reputable individuals within the community but are not checked or necessarily endorsed by ISTM.

Conferences

2018

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID 2018) 26-29 August 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. Held every 2-3 years, ICEID brings together more than 1500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread, and control of infectious diseases. With scientific input from the more than 30 national and global partners, ICEID 2018 will mark the 10th occurence of this premier infectious disease conference. The program includes plenary and panel sessions with invited speakers, oral abstract and poster presentations, and multiple scientific and public health exhibitors - all focusing on emerging and re-emerging infections. Major topics include: surveillance and outbreak response, laboratory diagnostics and systems, factors affecting disease emergence and control, and public health preparedness.
http://www.iceid.org/events/iceid-2018/event-summary-f71900f4a8c04f0896ad32ebb4478f09.aspx

3rd Annual Southern Cross Travel Medicine Conference (SCTMC), 7-9 September 2018, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and the ACTM Faculty of Travel Medicine are hosting this year's conference, themed: "Translating Knowledge into Practice Downunder." SCTMC 2018 will build on a strong platform of professional development for health practitioners working in the field of travel medicine. Sessions cover a range of travel and tropical medicine topics including: A Changing Environment and Management of Malaria; Global Geography and Vaccine Preventable Disease -- Including Rabies; the Safety and Security of Travellers; the Health of Special Traveller Populations; Controversies in Travel Health Practice; Management of Bugs, Bites and Stings; Geographic Dermatology and its Impact Upon the Traveller; and a Yellow Fever Workshop.
http://sctravelmedconference.com 


Pan African Travel Medicine Congress, SASTM, 12 - 15 September 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.
www.sastm.org.za/TMC/Details/18

International Society of Travel Medicine International Conference on Migration, 1-3 October 2018, Rome, Italy. International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity and impact. Human migration is now at an all-time high, accounting for 240 million persons and is shaping world events and fueling political and public debates. People have been migrating since the beginning of human history to escape natural catastrophes, wars and dictatorships or to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. The objective of this meeting is to provide an international forum to discuss scientific evidence on migration health that covers a broad range of issues including clinical needs (infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, women health issues, mental health) and the required public health and humanitarian response.
www.istm.org/imm2018

2019

International Society of Travel Medicine 16th Conference, CISTM16, 5-9 June 2019, Washington DC, United States of America The CISTM is the premiere opportunity for travel medicine specialists and practitioners to gather - delegates attend the conference to keep up to date on advances in the science and art or travel medicine, to learn about new and innovative treatments, technologies, products and services and to spend time with colleagues in the field.
www.istm.org/cistm16

Courses/Educational Travel

2018


Medical Priorities & Clinical Tropical Medicine in South East Asia, 26 August 2018 - 7 September 2018, Vientiane, Laos. The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), and associated institute of the University of Basel, in collaboration with the Laotian National Institute of Public Health, the Mahosot Hospital, the Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration (LOWMRU), the Division of Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy), and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand) will present this 2 week intensive course. The course is designed for physicians specialized in infectious diseases who want to expand their clinical knowledge in the spectrum of clinical tropical medicine in South East Asia. To ensure maximum interactive teaching and training, all clinicial activities will be conducted in small groups of no more than 5 participants. Daily clinical practices will be complimented by lectures, covering clinical core topics and recent research advances.
https://www.swisstph.ch/en/courses/medical-priorities-and-clinical-tropical-medicine-in-south-east-asia/

6th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 28 November – 8 December 2018, Ghana, West Africa. In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Ghana and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 11 days round-trip excursion (1400 km by road) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travellers’ health to the endemic areas of Ghana. Includes individual on-site bedside teaching, laboratory manuals (hands-on microscopy on parasites in the blood, stool, urine and skin), field excursions and lectures. Accreditation: 60 CME contact hours by the Medical Association, Düsseldorf, Germany. Official language: English.
www.tropmedex.com

2019

24th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 27 January - 8 February 2019, Uganda, East Africa. In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Uganda and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 13 days round-trip excursion (1500 km by road) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health to the endemic areas of Uganda. Includes individual on-site bedside teaching, laboratory manuals (hands-on microscopy on parasites in the blood, stool, urine and skin), field excursions and lectures. Accreditation: 60 CME contact hours by the Medical Association, Düsseldorf, Germany. Official language: English.
www.tropmedex.com

7th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 20 March – 30 March 2019, Ghana, West Africa. In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Ghana and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 11 days round-trip excursion (1400 km by road) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health to the endemic areas of Ghana. Includes individual on-site bedside teaching, laboratory manuals (hands-on microscopy on parasites in the blood, stool, urine and skin), field excursions and lectures. Accreditation: 60 CME contact hours by the Medical Association, Düsseldorf, Germany. Official language: English.
www.tropmedex.com

Online Education

ABC of Travel Health Course. The British Global and Travel Health Association (BGTHA) has launched 10 mini-lessons to serve as an introduction and/or refresher for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Lessons covered encompass: Information Gathering, Risk Assessment, Prevention of Illness in Travellers including Vaccinations and Malaria Prophylaxis, Travellers with Special Needs, Managing Illness Abroad and on Return, and Setting up and Running a Travel Clinic both in the NHS and privately. A certificate will be given upon course completion. The ABC of Travel Health Course comes with a recommended number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points as awarded by the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Primary editors include Glasgow Professor and Senior Lecturer Eric Walker and Mike Townend, as well as other contributing related health professionals.
www.abcoftravelhealth.com.

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.
istm.peachnewmedia.com/store/provider/provider09.php.

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 www.istmed.ac.uk/study/courses/travel-vaccinations-principles-and-practice or email us at myistm@istmed.ac.uk

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.
www.travelhealth101.com

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.