Important Information

CISTM18 Hotel & Venue Information ISTM encourages you to book your sleeping room accommodations for CISTM18 in Basel using the link below:

CISTM18 App This year, the CISTM18 SPC is committed to having a green, paperless conference experience.  With that in mind, we will be creating an app with a multitude of functions and will serve as a hub for CISTM18 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. When the app becomes available, CISTM18 registrants will receive an email with instructions on downloading and accessing it.  Please take a moment to create your account and set up your profile at that time. App details will also be posted on the ISTM website.

Wi-Fi Access Free Wi-Fi access will be provided to CISTM18 delegates.

CISTM18 Schedule and Activities Many exciting events are scheduled for the week of the Conference.

  • The CISTM18 Program-at-a-Glance can be accessed here.
  • Pre-Courses - On Sunday, 21 May 2023 from 13.00 to 16.00 ISTM groups will present Pre-Courses. Check the website for more information. No registration necessary.
  • Application materials for the CTH® Exam held 21 May 2023 will be accepted until 1 May 2023 and will be posted soon

Accreditation CME accreditation is in the application process and more information including CME Credit hour totals and how to apply will be available on the ISTM website once confirmed.

Registration & Badge Pick-up The CISTM18 registration desk will open on Sunday, 21 May 2022, at 15.00 local time.  Please visit the registration desk to pick up your conference badge and materials.  The registration desk will also be available to any attendee who needs to register on-site.  The registration hours will be posted on-site.

ISTM Foundation With your registration, ISTM encourages you to donate to the ISTM Foundation (ISTMF). Support for the Foundation provides funds for: 

  1. Help to provide travel bursaries to young and resource-poor conference attendees;
  2. Support international surveillance of infectious disease through the joint ISTM-CDC project, GeoSentinel;
  3. Award annual research grants that stimulate groundbreaking travel medicine research projects;

Consider lending your support to these vital programs by making a donation to the ISTM Foundation.

CISTM18 Dress Code Please note that the conference encourages a business casual dress code. As it is impossible to have the rooms comfortable for everyone's preferences, we ask that you plan your wardrobe for your personal comfort.

Travel to and within Basel, Switzerland. Basel is easily accessible by plane, train, or car. ISTM will soon publish "What to know before you go" tips with help from our Local Organizing Committee with insider tips on travel to the city, or how to get around town, and more.

Cancellation Policy: We are looking forward to seeing you at CISTM18. However, please remember that cancellation with a full refund is only available until 19 March 2023. After that date, refunds are not guaranteed and at the discretion of the Society and its Executive Board. Additionally, registrations are non-transferable. If you are unable to join us, your registration must be cancelled and refunded (if applicable), and the other attendee must register separately.

TOURS The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has kindly organized several tours which are certain to delight ISTM attendees. All tours will happen on Tuesday afternoon starting at 16.00, culminating at a dinner reception nearby. 

Please sign up for a tour by 18 April 2023. If you plan to bring a guest, you will need to write their name(s) when securing your reservation. Guest(s) tour price is USD 80.00 and credit card payment will be processed onsite.


Guest Registration If you plan to bring a guest to the meeting, you may register them onsite at the registration desk for a nominal fee. Guest registrations include access to CISTM18 (i.e. Opening Ceremony and Reception) with exception to the tours and the Scientific Program.