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CISTM17 Scientific Program Proposals

The CISTM17 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites you to submit a Plenary, Symposia, Workshop and/or Knowledge Byte proposal by 21 December 2019.  Proposals will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the final program.  Please note the SPC will identify titles, themes, speakers, and other content for the final program of the Conference, and while submitted program proposals are used to develop the final program, proposals are seldom accepted exactly as submitted.

Submit your CISTM17 Scientific Program Proposals HERE

Note: ISTM is using a new online submission program this year; please follow these steps to submit your proposals:

        STEP 1: Create a New Account, Choose a Username and Password
        STEP 2: Select "Create new program proposal"
        STEP 3: Enter session title
        STEP 4: Choose session type and topics
        STEP 5: Fill in the text of the submission, consisting of "Background/Problem," and up to 4 speaker suggestions
        STEP 6: Confirm the affirmations
        STEP 7: Submit your program proposal by 21 December 2019

 

More details are available in the submission program FAQs.


The CISTM17 Theme is The Changing Face of Travel Medicine: Anticipating its Global Impact, and has several subcategories as outlined below. While it is our hope to receive many proposals relating to these topics, all of your creative ideas and program suggestions are encouraged to be submitted.  Your contributions are appreciated and will help the SPC construct the most compelling scientific program.
 

The Changing Face of Travel Medicine: Anticipating its Global Impact

GLOBAL IMPACT OF TRAVEL

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Pollution, environment
  • Mass gatherings
  • Cross-border pathogens
  • Asia Pacific Travel Trends

HEALTHCARE ABROAD

  • Planned care abroad - medical tourism
  • Travellers' access to care
  • Vulnerable traveller/traveller in trouble

MIGRATION AND TRAVEL FOR WORK

  • Global trends
  • Work force migration
  • Health related to migration

TRAVEL MEDICINE AND THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

  • Synergy between these two sectors
  • Responsible practices

TRAVEL MEDICINE IN A DIGITAL WORLD

  • Cybersecurity in travel
  • Social Media
  • The connected traveler- telecommunication and travel
  • Other topics

THE SCIENCE OF TRAVEL HEALTH

  • How to Develop a Research Question
  • Travellers as a Model for Clinical Research
  • Medical education and training in travel medicine
  • Diagnostics in Travel Medicine

The abstract topics for the CISTM17 have been identified as:

  • Air Travel
  • Communication and Technology
  • Destination
  • Disaster/Conflicts/Military
  • During Travel (accessing medical care)
  • Education/Training
  • Emerging Infections
  • Global Travel Trends
  • Impact on Host Country (responsible travel)
  • Infectious Diseases (including antimicrobial resistance)
  • Mental Health
  • Migrants
  • Non-Infectious Disease Travel Risks (pulmonary embolism, jet lag, environment, injuries, trauma, security)
  • One Health and Zoonoses
  • Post Travel
  • Pre-Travel prep/advice
  • Special Traveller (pregnancy, pediatrics, elderly, immunosuppressed, students, business travelers, military, long-stay travelers/expatriates)
  • Special Activities (altitude, diving, eco-tourism, expeditions, mass gatherings, medical relief, medical tourism, voluntourism, wilderness)
  • Traveller's Diarrhoea
  • Tropical Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccines

Submit your Scientific Program Proposals Here
 

Thank you for your contributions and ideas!

Christina Coyle, United States of America, CISTM17 Scientific Program Committee Chair
Gerard Flaherty, Ireland, CISTM17 Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair
Camilla Rothe, Germany, CISTM17 Scientific Program Committee Associate Chair
Priscilla Rupali, India, CISTM17 Scientific Program Committee Associate Chair
Eli Schwartz, Israel, CISTM17 Scientific Program Committee Associate Chair