Travel Medicine Review and Update Courses

Boston

April 2020

 

Course Description

The North American Travel Medicine Review and Update Course offered by the International Society of Travel Medicine is designed to review the 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 travelers, 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 epidemiology, enteric infections, traveler's diarrhea, malaria and other vector-borne disease, adventure and wilderness travel, environmental exposures, and evaluation of illness in returning travelers. The care of special groups such as pregnant women, pediatric travelers, immigrants, VFR travelers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts will be discussed. Recent developments and advances in travelers' 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.


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Course Objectives

This course provides a thorough review of the Body of Knowledge for the Practice of Travel Medicine to assist in preparation for the CTH® Examination. The course also provides a comprehensive update on recent advances in Travel Medicine.

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' diarrhoea
  • 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

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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 Travelers' HealthTM Examination (CTH® Program):

  • Travel Medicine Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Family Physicians
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Occupational Health Specialists
  • Mid-level practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmaceutical Specialists
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about Travel Medicine

More details and registration information coming soon!