International Society of Travel Medicine
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Meetings Calendar

This calendar is a service for the travel medicine community. The listings come from reputable individuals within the community but are not checked or necessarily endorsed by ISTM.



Airport Roles in Reducing Communicable Diseases Transmission, 6 – 7 March 2018, Washington, D.C., US. Join airport and public health professionals at this Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Insight Event to discuss key challenges and issues facing the aviation sector in reducing the transmission of communicable diseases. Participants will hear from airport officials and public health experts who were involved with past outbreaks, discuss experiences and preparedness for future outbreaks, and exchange ideas with thought leaders on emerging trends and challenges.

Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference, APTHC, 21 - 24 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand . Like our previous conferences, the 12th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference (APTHC 2018) will provide healthcare professionals in the field of travel medicine with stimulating and enriching plenary sessions, free paper sessions and symposia covering such areas as emerging infectious diseases, preventive medicine, primary health care and vaccinology.

Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine, NECTM7, 2-4 May 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. We will offer you a diversified scientific program as well as a place for networking and an interesting sponsor exhibition. The scientific committee is planning for two parallel sessions including a regional theme of tickborne diseases. The conference will reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of travel health from the basic knowledge to the latest research and including both nurses, clinicians, academics and students.

Pan African Travel Medicine Congress, SASTM, 12 - 15 September 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

International Society of Travel Medicine International Conference on Migration, 1-3 October 2018, Rome, Italy. International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity and impact. Human migration is now at an all-time high, accounting for 240 million persons and is shaping world events and fuelling political and public debates. People have been migrating since the beginning of human history to escape natural catastrophes, wars and dictatorships or to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. The objective of this meeting is to provide an international forum to discuss scientific evidence on migration health that covers a broad range of issues including clinical needs (infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, women health issues, mental health) and the required public health and humanitarian response.


International Society of Travel Medicine 16th Conference, CISTM16, 5-9 June 2019, Washington DC, United States of America The CISTM is the premiere opportunity for travel medicine specialists and practitioners to gather - delegates attend the conference to keep up to date on advances in the science and art or travel medicine, to learn about new and innovative treatments, technologies, products and services and to spend time with colleagues in the field.

Courses/Educational Travel


5th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 29 November – 9 December 2017, to Ghana, West Africa. In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Ghana and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 11 days round-trip excursion (1400 km by road) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travellers’health to the endemic areas of Ghana. Includes individual on-site bedside teaching, laboratory manuals (hands-on microscopy on parasites in the blood, stool, urine and skin), field excursions and lectures. Accreditation: 60 CME contact hours by the Medical Association, Düsseldorf, Germany. Official language: English.

Online Education

ABC of Travel Health Course. The British Global and Travel Health Association (BGTHA) has launched 10 mini-lessons to serve as an introduction and/or refresher for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Lessons covered encompass: Information Gathering, Risk Assessment, Prevention of Illness in Travellers including Vaccinations and Malaria Prophylaxis, Travellers with Special Needs, Managing Illness Abroad and on Return, and Setting up and Running a Travel Clinic both in the NHS and privately. A certificate will be given upon course completion. The ABC of Travel Health Course comes with a recommended number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points as awarded by the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Primary editors include Glasgow Professor and Senior Lecturer Eric Walker and Mike Townend, as well as other contributing related health professionals.

ISTM Online Learning Curriculum ISTM Online Learning Curriculum. To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events, it has captured individual sessions from recent Travel Medicine and Review Courses as well as recent International Conferences of the ISTM and have made them available through the internet. Topics are relevant to all travel medicine practitioners, with both introductory and more advanced content. Offering both video with synchronized slides, and audio with synchronized slides, individual sessions range from 30 minutes to four hours.

The University of Minnesota/CDC Global Health Course. Enrollment is open for all seven online modules of the Global Health Course. The University of Minnesota's Global Health Course is one of 17 accredited global health courses in the world, and the only course co-sponsored by the CDC. It includes training presented by more than 170 faculty experts in an effort to help medical trainees, practicing physicians, public health professionals, and other health care providers provide the highest quality of care to their patients in the United Sates or abroad. The overall goal of the course is to reduce health disparities in the Global Village. Participants may register for any or all of the subject-specific, stand-alone modules and take them in any order, over multiple years. To fulfill the entire course, all seven online modules plus any two of the in-person course modules must be completed. Completion of the entire course curriculum meets the ASTMH requirements to sit for the examination that leads to a Certificate in Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health (CTropMed®).
For more information, please visit the Online Global Health Course web site or the In-Person Global Health Course web site or contact Dr. William Stauffer or Debbie Luedtke.

The Travel Health 101TM Provider Course. The course gives the health care provider starting out in the field basic and practical travel health care information. Attendees receive 2 months' access to the course material (PowerPoint slides with narration), and will be able to print out handouts to save. They also have the option of contacting the author (Lynne Bunnell, RN with over 25 years of travel health experience) if they have questions while taking the course or reviewing the case studies. After returning the evaluation and post-test, attendees will receive a 5 CME certificate.

THE LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSTM)  – Online Travel Vaccinations: Principles & Practice course.  This new online course aims to equip new and experienced practitioners in the development of their vaccination knowledge and skills within a travel health setting.  It will provide a platform of confident practice, reflection and continuing professional development (CPD) through interactive learning with subject specialists and peers – IN YOUR OWN TIME (within the 5 weeks, approx. 4-5 learning hours per week).  Delivered by experienced clinical professionals from LSTM who have wide experience of advising global travellers and teaching health professionals about travel health.   Course curriculum includes: Vaccine preventable diseases of importance to the travel health practitioner, Accessing reliable evidence based country specific vaccine information, The immune system and the interplay with vaccines, Types of vaccines, Practical aspects of administering multiple vaccines and vaccine scheduling, Application of knowledge using travel scenarios for vaccine administration, Factors that affect vaccine delivery including cold chain and traveller specific issues such as existing health problems.
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