Travel Medicine Review and Update Course


Register for the 2023 Course HERE

The 2023 Course dates are 3-4 February 2023

ISTM produces the Travel Medicine Review and Update Course each year. The 2022 Virtual Course date is 3-4 February 2022. Due to COVID-19 outbreak and greater accessibility to the course worldwide, the ISTM Executive Board has decided to change the format for the Course to a virtual format. The course agenda and presentations will remain similar, providing a thorough update and review of the Body of Knowledge for the practice of travel medicine.

Course Agenda

View the course agenda here.

Course Speakers

Chair: Elizabeth Talbot
Elizabeth Barnett
Mui Bui
Yen Bui
Lin Chen
Gerard Flaherty
David Freedman
Christina Greenaway
David Hamer
Aisha Khatib
Sapha Bakarti
Sarah Kohl
Sheila Mackell
Natalie Prevatt
Mary-Louise Scully
Henry Wu

International Panel on Malaria

Dipti Patel (United Kingdom), Francesca Norman (Spain), Shigeyuki Kano (Japan) and Mike Starr (Australia), Moderator: Kristina Angelo (United States of America)

International Panel on Yellow Fever Vaccines

Leo Visser (the Netherlands), Aluisio Segurado (Brasil), Salim Parker (South Africa)  Watcharapong Piyaphanee (Thailand)  Moderator: Yen Bui (Canada,  Commentator: Elizabeth Barnett (United States of America)


Course Description

The Travel Medicine Review and Update Course is designed to review the ISTM 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 travellers, expatriates, and migrants.

Sessions offered will include principles of immune response, risk assessment, and a travel vaccine overview. The expert faculty will present topics including adventure travel, bites and envenomation, cases, food and water exposures, ill returning travellers, risk assessment, malaria, special travellers, vaccines, and vectors. The care of special groups such as pregnant women, pediatric travellers, immigrants, VFR travellers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts will also be discussed. Recent developments and advances in travelers' diarrhea, immunizations, malaria medications, emerging infectious diseases and and navigating COVID will be highlighted.

Participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the faculty through interactive sessions and informal discussions.

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Course Schedule

The Course is scheduled as follows: 08.00 to 17.15 on Friday, 3 February 2023, and 08.00 to 17.30 concluding on Saturday, 4 February 2023. The Course Agenda can be viewed here. This course will be hybrid in that some of the presentations will be live while others will be prerecorded. This entire course will be recorded and available online for 12 months.

Program Topics Include:

  • Adventure Travel, Altitude and Diving
  • Bites and Envenomation
  • Cases
  • Child and Pregnant Travelers
  • Pediatric Travelers
  • Immigrant Travelers
  • Diabetic and Immunocomprimised Travelers
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Food and Water Exposure
  • Global Travel and Risk Assessment
  • High-Risk Travellers
  • Ill Travellers
  • Malaria
  • Review of Statistics
  • Travel Medicine and Digital Communications
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Vaccines
  • Vectors
  • VFRs

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Course Objectives

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' diarrhea
  • 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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Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society of Travel Medicine.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity/enduring material for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 16.25 ANCC contact hours.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 16.25 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor. 

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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 Travellers' HealthTM Examination (CTH® Program):

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

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Registration and Payment

The following fees apply for the 2023 Course.

All Fees are in U.S. Dollars.

Registrant Class    Registration
   (Until 2 February 2023)
ISTM Member    USD 350 Convert to another currency
Non-Member    USD 450 Convert to another currency

Online Registration for the live course closed 2 February 2023. On Demand Registration is now available.

Registration fees are payable only in U.S. Dollars and payment must be made by VISA, MasterCard or American Express through the electronic registration program. All credit card payments will be charged in U.S. Dollars. Currency conversions will be handled through the credit card company's billing arrangement with the cardholder. If you are unable to use a credit card when submitting your registration, please contact the ISTM Secretariat at to make alternate arrangements. ISTM members must log in to their member account to receive the member discount on registration fees.

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Registration Fee Inclusions

The registration fees include admittance to the course, continuing education application fees, electronic course materials, and access to the full course recording 12 months after the course.

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Force Majeure

The ISTM reserves the right to cancel the course without notice or compensation in the case of an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the ISTM, such as a war, terrorist attacks, riot, crime or an event described as an "act of God" (e.g. earthquake, fire, flooding, breakout of disease, tornado). In such cases the ISTM is free of all responsibility because of such an incident. In the event of it being impossible for the course to take place due to force majeure cases, so long as it arises from a cause not attributable to the ISTM, the ISTM shall only be obliged to reimburse the payments received subject to the deduction of any costs it has incurred in preparation for the course. This liability only extends to payments made directly to the course and not to payments made by the delegates to hotels or airlines.

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Certificate in Travel HealthTM Exam

The certificate recognises professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the unique body of knowledge associated with travel medicine care and consultation. Professionals passing the exam will be granted a Certificate in Travel HealthTM or CTH®. ISTM members who receive the certificate will be given special recognition on the ISTM website and in the "ISTM Global Travel Clinic Directory". The next examination will be offered May 2023.

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ISTM Learning @ ISTM

Distant learning Program

To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events and resources, the Publication Education Committee (PEC) created an online travel medicine learning management system (LMS) in 2021: Learning @ ISTM. This is the destination for all ISTM related educational offerings in one place, presenting an easy and seamless experience for all users. LMS features include: ISTM Webinars, CISTM videos, Resource Library, Travel Medicine Review and Update Course, Continuing Professional Development transcripts, Challenging Cases and a Travel Medicine Podcast coming soon. For more information click here.

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ISTM Secretariat Contact Information

International Society of Travel Medicine
Phone: +1.404.373.8282
Fax: +1.404.373.8283