Pre-CISTM15 Courses

Pre-CISTM15 Courses will be held at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya on Sunday, 14 May 2017. You may only attend one of the three courses that will be offered, as they occur simultaneously. Please be sure to include them in your registration for the CISTM15.

Overview on Health of Migrant and Refugee for Travel Medicine Provider
13.00 - 16.00

Presented by the ISTM Migrant and Refugee Health Interest Group

Pre and post travel visits can be used to optimize migrant and refugee health. However, health of Migrant and Refugee has not been discussed widely within the field of travel medicine. This Pre-CISTM Course intends to provide Travel Medicine Providers with overview knowledge about Migrant and Refugee health. We hope that the resources would serve as introduction to the basic concept and knowledge relating the health of Migrant and Refugee, which would be discussed and presented in depth at the main congress.


  • Migrants and Refugee, an introduction
  • Diseases and Disorders in Migrants
  • Women and Children Health in Migrants
  • Mental Health in Migrants
  • Health Needs of Refugees
  • Cultural/Linguistic Barriers/Perspectives and Experience

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What do Clinicians Need to Know About University Students Traveling Abroad?
13.00 - 16.00

Presented by the ISTM Student Travel Abroad Health Interest Group

In this highly engaging workshop we will explore effective techniques to reach university students, learn tips for working with multiple stakeholders, and share case studies highlighting best practices for caring for this diverse and mobile population.


  • Why are Students Traveling Abroad (STA) Different from Other Travelers?
  • Coaches Corner: Skills and Drills for Providing Quality Student Travel Healthcare Before, During and After a Trip.
  • Pre-travel Preparation of the Student with Limited Time and/or Budget
  • Caring for International Students on your Campus.
  • Student Sexual Health While Traveling

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The Pharmacist- A Traveller’s First Port of Call
13.30 - 16.00

Presented by the ISTM Pharmacist Professional Group

This programme aims to introduce new pharmacists into travel health and provide existing pharmacists with further information. The issue of Global Health will be addressed from the perspective of what community pharmacists can provide and this will be complemented by a comparison of services that are offered worldwide. The session will be introduced with the research findings from a project involving problems and situations with the entry of medicines across borders.


  • Medicines and Entry- preliminary findings and advice that pharmacists can provide
  • Role of the Pharmacist in delivering Global Health
  • Pharmacist pre-travel assessment skills
  • Pharmacy Travel Health services- a worldwide perspective
13.30 – 14.00      Role of the Pharmacist in delivering Global Health- (Derek Evans, UK).
14.00 – 14.30      Pharmacist pre-travel assessment skills (Dr Karl Hess USA, Dr Ian Heslop Australia)
14.30 – 14.45      Coffee Break
14.45 – 15.15      Pharmacy Travel Health services- a worldwide perspective (Lee Baker South Africa, Sheila Seed, USA)
15.15 – 15.45      Carrying and obtaining medicines overseas – Current project work by the PPG . (Professor Larry Goodyer, UK).
15.45 – 16.00      Q&A