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Travel Medicine Review and Update Course
ISTM produces the North American Travel Medicine Review and Update each year. The 2019 Course date and registration will be announced soon. The Course provides a thorough update and review of the Body of Knowledge for the practice of travel medicine and assists in preparation for the CTH® exam.
The North American Travel Medicine Review and Update Course is designed to review the ISTM Body of Knowledge for the Practice of Travel Medicine and to highlight recent developments in Travel Medicine. The curriculum will cover topics relevant to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who provide medical care and advice to travellers, expatriates, and migrants. The sessions offered will include principles of immune response, risk assessment, and a travel vaccine overview. The expert faculty will present topics including adventure travel, bites and envenomation, cases, food and water exposures, ill returning travellers, risk assessment, malaria, special travellers, vaccines, and vectors. The care of special groups such as pregnant women, pediatric travellers, immigrants, VFR travellers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts will also be discussed. Recent developments and advances in travellers' diarrhea, immunizations, malaria medications, and emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the faculty through interactive sessions and informal discussions.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the current epidemiology of common health risks affecting travellers
- Choose which travellers should receive vaccines relevant for travel
- Discuss the prevention and self-treatment of common travel-related illnesses such as travellers' diarrhea
- Identify current malaria epidemiology and discuss chemoprophylaxis regimens
- Advise travellers on the prevention of disease, including being able to advise pregnant women, paediatric travellers, immigrants, VFR travellers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts
- Recognise illness in travellers returning from overseas travel
Who Should Attend
Health care professionals interested in Travel Medicine who require a thorough review and update of Travel Medicine to enhance their knowledge, and health care professionals preparing to take the Certificate of Knowledge in Travellers' HealthTM Examination (CTH® Program):
- Travel Medicine Practitioners
- Primary Care Physicians
- Family Physicians
- Infectious Disease Specialists
- Occupational Health Specialists
- Mid-level practitioners
- Pharmaceutical Specialists
- Anyone who wants to learn more about Travel Medicine
Certificate in Travel HealthTM Exam
ISTM will offer its 17th Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine examination September 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, US. The certificate recognises professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the unique body of knowledge associated with travel medicine care and consultation. Professionals passing the exam will be granted a Certificate in Travel HealthTM or CTH®. ISTM members who receive the certificate will be given special recognition on the ISTM website and in the "ISTM Global Travel Clinic Directory".
ISTM Online Learning Program
To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events, the ISTM has established a distance learning program capturing individual sessions from the Travel Medicine and Review North American Course as well as from the 15th International Conference of the ISTM and have made them available through the internet. Offering more than 90 sessions of video with synchronized slides, and audio with synchronized slides, individual modules range from 30 minutes to four hours. The program includes sessions covering all of the areas in the ISTM Body of Knowledge, and features three Mock Tests to help candidates prepare for the CTH® Examination. For more information click here.
ISTM Secretariat Contact Information
International Society of Travel Medicine
Mail/Courier: 1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 310, Dunwoody, GA 30338