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.

Conferences

2020-2021

Future Travel Medicine Practice in the Wake of COVID-19, 6 November 2020, Virtual The annual Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will explore themes related to the future of travel medicine post COVID-19. Highlights include a perspective from the UK Government, presentations on re-setting travel medicine services, COVID-19 vaccine development, the collateral damage caused by COVID-19, practical issues facing travel medicine services and managing travelers needs, and what the consequences are for International Health Regulations. Accreditation: 5 CE hours.
https://www.rcp.sg/TMFuture 

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 2020 Annual Meeting, 15-19 November 2020, Virtual  The ASTMH 69th Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military, and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.
https://www.astmh.org/annual-meeting/2020-annual-meeting

ISTM Latin American Regional Meeting (RCISTM8), Date TBD, Buenos Aires, Argentina The 8th Regional Meeting of ISTM will be held in concurrently with the 20th Argentine Congress on Infectious Diseases (SADI - Sociedad Argentina de Infectologia) and 5th Latin American Congress on Travel Medicine (SLAMVI - Sociedad Latinoamericana de Medicina del Viajero). This meeting will have a dedicated track for travel medicine. Registration will be handled by SADI and ISTM Members will receive a discounted registration fee of USD 150. Registration will likely open November 2019; ISTM will provide a link to the conference website when available. https://sadi.org.ar/congreso/en/

South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM) Pan African Travel Medicine Congress (PATMC), 13-16 October 2021, Kruger National Park, South Africa 2021 marks the 21st anniversary of SASTM and this achievement will be celebrated at the PATMC congress. The programme will be filled with interesting topics relating to travel health, with a focus on One Health, recognising the connection between animals and the environment.
https://sastm.eventbank.com/event/pan-african-travel-medicine-congress-kruger-national-park-2020-14199/

Courses

2020

ISTM North American Travel Medicine Review and Update Virtual Course, Date TBD 2020  ISTM produces the North American Travel Medicine Reivew and Update Course each year. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the increasing concern that large gatherings and travel pose concern for personal and public health, the ISTM Executive Board has decided to change the format of the course for 2020. We are excited to be able to provide this virtual course to the greater global community. You do not have to be present for the live course, and this course will be recorded and available online for one calendar year. CME credits are available.
https://www.istm.org/reviewandupdatecourse

25th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 22 November - 4 December 2020, Uganda, East Africa  In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Uganda and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 13 days round-trip excursion (1500 km by road) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health to the endemic areas of Uganda. 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. www.tropmedex.com

2021

8th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 27 January - 6 February 2021, 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 travelers' 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. www.tropmedex.com

12th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 17-21 March 2021, Tanzania, East Africa  In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Tanzania and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 11 days round-trip excursion (1500 km by bus, 4x4 drive, plane) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health to the endemic areas of Tanzania. 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. www.tropmedex.com

26th Tropical Medicine Excursion, 5 December - 17 December 2021, Uganda, East Africa  In collaboration with various teaching hospitals in Uganda and Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. 13 days round-trip excursion (1500 km by road) for healthcare professionals on clinical tropical medicine and travelers' health to the endemic areas of Uganda. 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. www.tropmedex.com

Online Education

ABC of Travel Health Course. The British Global and Travel Health Association (BGTHA) has released 10 short on-line courses as an introduction and/or refresher in travel medicine for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. It incorporates self-assessment questions and covers topics including: Information Gathering, Risk Assessment, Prevention of lllness in Travellers, Vaccinations and Malaria Prophylaxis, those with Special Needs, Managing Illness Abroad and after Return as well as guidance on setting up and running a Travel Clinic. A certificate is awarded upon course completion. This course is formally accredited by the UK Royal College of General Practitioners and is recommneded for 23 Continuting Professional Development (CPD) points by the Faculty of Travel Medicine at The RCP&S of Glasgow. Editors are Professor Eric Walker and Senior Lecturer Mike Townend from Glasgow University, with contributions from travel medicine expert Fellows and Members of the Faculty.
www.abcoftravelhealth.com

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.
istm.peachnewmedia.com/store/provider/provider09.php.

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.
For more information, email us at myistm@istmed.ac.uk.

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.
www.travelhealth101.com

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 University of Minnesota/New Tropical Dermatology Course This course provides an overview of skin diseases seen in the tropics with emphasis on diagnoses that are common or of medical/public health importance. The diseases are organized by presenting complaint. This is designed to reflect how we, as clinicians, evaluate patients: by clinical presentation rather than by etiology of disease. For each disease, the key clinical findings, etiology, diagnosis and management are discussed. The primary objective is to arrive at the diagnosis or narrow your differential diagnosis. The course is divided into 7 sections, and takes about 3-6 hours to complete. Completion of this course qualifies for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For questions related to the course content or registration contact globalhealth@umn.edu. https://learning.umn.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=19315064