International Society of Travel Medicine
E-mail: ISTM@ISTM.org
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Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 17.00 EDT (UTC-04)

Membership & Benefits

Membership

The ISTM, with more than 3,500 members in 100 countries, is the largest organization of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine. Members include physicians, nurses and other health professionals from academia, government and the private sector. ISTM invites all who are interested in travel medicine to join and participate in the advancement of this field.

To join ISTM, or for more information, click here.
To renew your membership, click here (login required).

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ISTM Members Receive

  • Access to the only worldwide network of people working in the field of travel medicine through participating in the private, members-only MyISTM online portal, including the TravelMed ListServ with 3,500 members from 100 countries. The MyISTM portal also includes exclusive late-breaking travel and medical alerts important to the travel medicine community.
  • Access to the Online ISTM Membership Directory and the Global Availability of Rabies Vaccine, Rabies Immune Globulin and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Vaccines
  • Exclusive member discounts from companies accepted in the Member Advantage Program, including offers from:
    • Air Ambulance Card
    • Gideon
    • IncaClinic
    • OUP, [30% discount on the CDC Yellow Book!]
    • Sitata
    • SteriPen
    • Shoreland Travax
    • Travel Care International
    • TropiMed
    • Wiley
  • Listing in the Online Global Travel Clinic Directory (One million visits each year)
  • Specialized publications including:
    • Journal of Travel Medicine the ISTM peer-reviewed scientific journal
    • Travel Medicine News
    • The Responsible Traveler
    • Bibliographies on focused areas in the practice of travel medicine
    • Members’ Exclusive Educational Webinars at no fee
    • Educational Materials and Handouts, including 7 tips for The Responsible Traveler, 10 tips for Healthy Travel, and ISTM Educational Patient Cases
  • Eligibility to apply for Research Grants
  • The ability to apply for Travel Awards for CISTM Presenters
  • Exclusive alerts from and the ability to participate in GeoSentinel as Affilliate Members
  • The ability to join ISTM Member Activity Groups and Professional Groups
  • Eligibility to serve on ISTM Committees
  • The opportunity to contribute to the Mission and Goals of ISTM through the ability to vote and run for the Board of ISTM
  • Reduced registration feed for CISTM biennial worldwide congresses, RCISTM biennial regional meetings and ISTM training courses.
  • Special discounts applicable to sit for the Certificate of Knowledge Examination and ISTM educationa online programs.

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Types of Membership

ISTM membership is granted to individuals, and is not transferrable to another person.

Full Membership Categories (include all privileges and benefits)

Doctoral Membership (Physician, DSc, PhD, PharmD)

Non-Doctoral Membership (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Pharmacist)

Retiree Membership (All disciplines)
Retiree membership is available for all both doctoral and non-doctoral professionals who are retired from remunerated academic or clinical practice and/or consulting work and who have officially retired. This membership category includes all privileges and benefits other than a listing in the Online Global Travel Clinic Locator.

Associate Memberships
Associate members reside in a country classified by the World Bank as Low Income or Low-Middle Income and must not be working as an Expatriate receiving an American Salary. The World Bank Classifications can be found here.

Associate Doctoral (Physician, DSc, PhD, PharmD)

Associate Non-Doctoral (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistants, Pharmacist)

Limited Membership: Students/Trainees
Limited membership is available for full-time students in undergraduate or postgraduate training. This membership category includes all privileges and benefits other than a listing in the Online Global Travel Clinic Locator.

Note: Student/Trainee memberships are subject to ISTM approval, are limited to 1-year terms, and may be continued for no more than 5 years. Student/Trainee members must complete and submit a Training Certification with their membership or renewal application. Membership will not be active or renewed until the completed Certification form is received.


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Membership Year

Your one-year membership in the ISTM begins on the day you join or renew. You will have immediate online access to the Journal of Travel Medicine, the exclusive MyISTM communities and list serve, as well as many other benefits and entitlements.