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CISTM16 Scientific Program Committee Chair Welcome Letter

Blaise Genton,
CISTM16 Scientific Program
Committee Chair,

It is my pleasure to invite you to join us for the 16th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM16) on 5-9 June 2019 in Washington, D.C., United States of America.

'Travel Medicine in a Changing Climate' was chosen to be the theme of this conference, recognizing the impact of travel on the environment, and how we must accommodate for these changes in our everyday work as travel medicine professionals. The changes in our earth's climate not only increases forced migratory travel, but has also an impact on vector-borne diseases and air-pollution related diseases. It is the responsibility of travel medicine professionals to promote sustainable travel and ecotourism, and render our travellers sensitive to environmental issues.

The Scientific Program Committee has been hard at work developing a full and comprehensive program including environmental concerns, antimicrobial resistance, arboviruses and eHealth for the plenary sessions. Symposia and workshops will cover malaria, sexual health of travellers, vaccinations, arthritogenic viruses, rabies and air pollution as well as specialty travellers and specialty travel. Two debates are planned, one on risk perceptions of Zika and respective recommendations, and another on Japanese Encephalitis, when to vaccinate?

Two new types of sessions will take place including a game show type session in which participants have to guess the questions when provided with the answers and another where presenters will give scientific evidence countering commonly held belief(s) or practice(s) in travel medicine called "Where's the Evidence?".

We are excited about the program that is being developed, and are working to identify the most critical issues, deliver prominent speakers in new formats for the scientific sessions. I also encourage you to submit your research to the committee to be considered for oral presentations and posters, as they are always well attended and appreciated by the delegates. We have left enough free communications sessions to accommodate for high quality research to be presented to colleagues.

I hope to welcome you to the CISTM16 in Washington, D.C.!

Blaise Genton,
CISTM16 Scientific Program Committee Chair,

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Plenary Sessions

Thursday, 06 June

Climate Change: Ready to Change?

Climatic Migrants
    Laurie Ashley, Unites States of America
Climate Change and Mosquitos
    Desiree LaBeaud, United States of America
Your Travel Choice Makes a Difference:  How Responsible Travel Practices Minimize the Negative and Enhance the Positive?
    Kelly Bricker, United States of America

Friday, 07 June

Antibiotics: Resistance Movements

Current Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance in South and SE Asia
    David Tribble, United States of America
Antimicrobial Resistance in Migrants
    Laura Nellums, United Kingdom
Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance on Travellers and Mitigation Through Pre-Travel Advice
    Regina La Rocque, United States of America

Saturday, 08 June

Finding Truth in a Digital Age

Social Media and Fake News in Travel Medicine
    Maryn McKenna, United States of America
The Traveller in the Digital World (Risk Assessment, Web 5.0)
    Andrea Farnham, Switzerland
Dynamic Clinical Support Algorithms
    Valerie D'Acremont, Switzerland

Sunday, 09 June

Arboviruses: What is All the Buzz About?

What is New in Zika?
    Manon Vouga, Switzerland
Yellow Fever: the Brazilian Epidemic
    Nuno Faria, United Kingdom
The Story of Dengue Vaccines: Lessons Learned
    Annelies Wilder-Smith, Switzerland

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Alan Magill Memorial Lecture

Malaria Transmission: When Little is Enough
    Christopher Drakeley, United Kingdom

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Are you PREPared?

Behaviour & Sexual Health Risks in Travellers
    Andrea Holmes, Ireland
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Does it Have a Role in Travellers?
    Farhad Cooper, United Kingdom
HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis PEP
    Ronald Goldschmidt, United States of America

Arthritogenic Viruses: A Joint Statement

Epidemiology of Arthritogenic Viruses Affecting Travellers
    Susan Hills, United States of America
What Do We Know About the Clinical Course of Arthritogenic Virus Infections?
    Lin Chen, United States of America
Management of Chronic Sequelae of Arthritogenic Virus Infection: What's New?
    Fabrice Simon, France

Military Travel: It's Not a Family Holiday

Diarrhea During Deployments — How Do We Stop the Floods?
    Mark Riddle, United States of America
Hot in the Tropics: On-Site Management of Febrile Deployed Military
    Christophe Rapp, France
Skin and soft tissue infections in Military Travellers
    Lucy Lamb, United Kingdom
Management of Psychiatric Events During Combat and Non-Combat Deployments
    David Benedek, United States of America

Air Pollution: Every Breath You Take

Travel Medicine and Air Pollution 
    Christopher Sanford, United States of America
Evidence from Study
    Terry Gordon, United States of America
Preparing Expatriates
    Trish Batchelor, Australia

Psychological Health is Not a Luxury:  Building Resilience

Psychological resilience: The hidden power (risk?) behind expatriate success (failure?)
   Marius van Aswegen, South Africa
Mind the gap: Mental health and insurance coverage
    Tullia Marcolongo, Canada
An international assignee case study – reflections from a physician and his family
    Fanie Jute, South Africa 

The Older Traveller — Pharmacist-Provided Care

Using a Pharmaceutical Care Model to Assess Medication-Related Risks in Older Travellers
    Ian Heslop, Australia
Pharmacokinetic and Metabolic Pathways: The Science Behind Drug-Drug Interactions Commonly Found in Elderly Travellers?
    Derek Evans, United Kingdom
Drug-Disease Interactions in the Older Traveller
    Karl Hess, United States of America
To Vaccinate or Not? Efficacy, Safety, and Increased Need of Vaccines in the Older Traveller
    Mark Walberg, United States of America

Migrant Health: a Global Perspective

Thailand Policies to Protect Health of Migrants: A Model for other Regions?
    Phust Prakongsai, Thailand
Health Needs of Migrants and Refugees at Primary Care Levels
    Androula Pavli, Greece
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Tuberculosis Control Programmes

Malaria: Still on the Agenda

Experience with IV Artesunate and Hemolysis in Travellers
    Thomas Zoller, Germany
    Katherine Tan, United States of America
Safety and Efficacy of Anti-Malarials in Pregnancy
    Speaker TBD

Vaccines: Sticky Points

Making Sense Out of Schedules
    David Tarlinton, Australia
Vaccine Hesitancy: Countering the Anti-Vaccine Lobby
Typhoid Vaccine: Do We Need it at All?
    Eli Schwartz, Israel

Immunocompromised Travellers Under Pressure

Risk-Benefit Balance for the Immunocompromised Traveller
    Karin Leder, Australia
Immunomodulating Drugs or Vaccines?
    Gilles Eperon, Switzerland
Special Advice for the Immunocompromised Traveller
    Micha Loebermann, Germany

Knowledge Bites About Bugs - Partner Symposium organized in conjunction with ASTMH

Vector-Borne Diseases: The Ecologic Interface of Global Health, One Health, and Travellers' Health
    Gonzalo Vasquez-Prokopec, United States of America
Mosquito Biology, Disease Risk, and Personal Protection
    Philip Armstrong, United States of America
Ticks, Reduvid Bugs, and Sandflies: Entomological Perspective and Strategies for Preventing Associated Diseases
    Maria Diuk-Wasser, United States of America

Finding the Signal Through the Noise of Surveillance - Partner Symposium organized in conjunction with ISID

Innovations in Infectious Disease Surveillance in mobile populations
    Britta Lassmann, United States of America
Enhanced Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance in Travellers and Migrants - the GeoSentinel® Perspective
    Vanessa Field, United Kingdom
Hiding in Plain Sight: Recognizing and Responding to Outbreaks as they Emerge
    Daniel Lucey, United States of America

A Model for Improving Migration Health: Leveraging Academic Partnerships in Refugee Health

    Marty Cetrion, United States of America
    Stephen Dunlop, United States of America
    Alex Klosovsky, United States of America

    Bill Stauffer, United States of America

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STIs and Travellers?
    Katherine Gibney, Australia
Karen Rogstad, United Kingdom

Children are Not Small Adults
    Sheila Mackell, United States of America
    Shirley Molitor-Kirsch, United States of America

Medical Considerations in the Internationally Adopted Child
    Laurie Miller, United States of America
    Elaine Schulte, United States of America

Sick in Paradise: Health Problems During Travel
    Prativa Pandey, Nepal
    Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Thailand

Rabies Vaccination: Reality on the Ground
    Philippe Gautret, France
    Terapong Tantawichien, Thailand

How to Survive?
    Charmaine Tate, New Zealand
    Chris van Tilburg, United States of America

Spot on Rickettsial Diseases
    J. Stephen Dumler, United States of America
    Ranjan Premaratna, Sri Lanka

Rash Decisions: Dermatology in Travellers
    Greg Martin, United States of America
Scott Norton, United States of America

Travelling with Chronic Diseases: Overcoming the Challenge
    Gerard Flaherty, Ireland
    Andrea Rossanese, Italy

Deep and Steep
    Buddha Basnyat, Nepal
    Kyle Petersen - INVITED, NOT CONFIRMED

Personal Stories
    Yen Bui, Canada
    Peter Chiodini, United Kingdom
    Albie de Frey, South Africa

Is There an App for That?
    Sarah Kohl, United States of America
    Sarah McGuinness, Australia

Tummy Troubles in the Returning Traveller
    Andrea Boggild, Canada
    Emmanuel Bottieau, Belgium

Surf and Turf
    Gabriel Alcoba, Belgium
    Vernon Ansdell, United States of America

The Imperfect Travel Health Consult
    Heather Connor, Canada
    Sandra Grieve, United Kingdom
    Claire Wong, New Zealand

Schistosomiasis: Filling in the Gaps
    Jan Clerinx, Belgium
    Federico Gobbi, Italy

The Travelling Student - Issues and Challenges
    Catherine Ebelke, United States of America
    Marie Plisson-Saune, France
    Gail Rosselot, United States of America

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Zika Debate Should My Traveller Worry?
    Michael Libman, Canada
    Bram Goorhuis, Netherlands
    Peggy Honein, United States of America

Japanese Encephalitis Debate: One in a Million?
    Mary Wilson, United States of America
    Brad Connor, United States of America
    Steven Schofield, Canada

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Travellers on Ice: Destination Antarctica

    Catriona Austin, New Zealand
    Susan Kuhn, Canada

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Panel Discussion

Rabies Vaccination: Shedding Light on Schedules
    David Shlim, United States of America
    Reeta Mani, India
    Patrick Soentjens, Belgium

Migration Health Roundtable: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward
    Francesco Castelli, Italy
    Christina Greenaway, Canada

    Martin Cetron, United States of America
    Paul Douglas, Switzerland

    Ranieri Guerra, WHO-HQ, Geneva, Switzerland
    Teymur Noori, Sweden
    Paul Spiegel, United States of America
    Patricia F. Walker, United States of America

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The Returning Traveller in Jeopardy: A Quiz Show
    Marc Shaw, New Zealand
    Olivier Aoun, France
    Marta Diaz Menendez, Spain
    Anne McCarthy, Canada

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Where is the Evidence?

    Daniel Bourque, United States of America
    Patricia Schlagenhauf, Switzerland
    Eli Schwartz, Israel
    David Shlim, United States of America
    Perry J.J. van Genderen, Netherlands

    Michael Libman, Canada
    Salim Parker, South Africa
    Jenny Visser, New Zealand