Student and Trainee Case Competition

CISTM16 Student and Trainee Case Competition

Are you a travel medicine student or trainee? Don't miss this opportunity to participate in the largest gathering of international travel medicine professionals.

The Local Organizing Committee welcomes you to submit an abstract for the CISTM16 Student and Trainee Case Competition in the field of travel medicine. Students, residents and fellows interested in submitting a case must complete the abstract submission form and email to ISTM (Jodi Metzgar) at no later than 25 April 2019. Please use one form for each case you submit.

Submitted case-reports will be reviewed by a student-trainee review committee. A select number of cases will be invited to give an oral presentation of the case on the morning of 5 June 2019 and will receive a complimentary registration to the CISTM16 to be held at the Washington Hilton, 5-9 June 2019.

Three top winners of the competition, which will include both scoring of written and oral presentations, will receive a complimentary 2-year membership to the ISTM. You must be able to attend the CISTM and will present your case again during the 08.00 session on Saturday, 8 June 2019.

Our aim is to provide young scientists with the opportunity to participate in outstanding scientific programs, share new approaches and techniques, and interact with colleagues from around the world.

Summary of Abstract Submission Guidelines:
• Abstracts can only be submitted via email to
• List authors — Given/first name(s) and the Family/last name(s)
• Use a short and concise title
• The abstract itself must contain no more than 350 words (2500 characters)
• It is strongly recommended to structure the text as follows: 
      o Introduction
      o Case Description/Summary
      o Discussion
      o Conclusion(s) reached (it is not satisfactory to state "The results will be discussed").
      o References (Not included in word count)
• All specific or unusual abbreviations must be defined in parentheses after the first instance of the word for which they stand.
• Specific names of microorganisms should either be in italics or underlined (i.e. Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium falciparum)
• No commercial names can be used, only generic.
• Duplicate abstracts are not allowed. Submitted abstracts that contain similar or duplicate information from the same authors and institution will be disqualified.
• One image or graph may be included as an attachment to the email when case is submitted.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Jodi Metzgar at the ISTM Secretariat.

CISTM16 Student Case Competition Submission Form