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CISTM16 Program and Events

Program at a Glance


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Full Program by Day

All sessions will be held in the Washington, D.C. Hilton. The Exposition Hall is located on the Terrace Level. All Scientific Program meeting rooms, the International Ballroom, and the Speaker Ready Room are located on the Concourse Level.

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Poster List


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Invited Speaker Abstracts

Information to come.


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Invited Faculty Disclosures


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Poster Abstracts

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Session Types

Plenary Lectures

The daily plenaries during the meeting are meant to highlight areas at the fore¬front of travel medicine. In general, these are internationally prominent invited speakers with expertise allied to travel medicine who delegates would like to hear, but who would not otherwise attend a travel medicine meeting. Each speaker is allotted 30 minutes; there is no discussion period during plenary sessions. There are no concurrent sessions running during plenaries.

Alan Magill Memorial Lecture

To honor the legacy of Alan Magill an honorary lecture in his name will be given at each biennial conference of the ISTM. Alan Magill was an outstanding malaria expert, but his impact was felt far beyond his area of special expertise. There are no concurrent sessions running during this lecture.

Symposium Lectures

Each symposium during the meeting is meant to highlight areas at the forefront of daily travel medicine practice. The topics are more focused than the plenaries and, in many cases, will appeal most to subsets of delegates with special interests. Each speaker is allotted 25 minutes for their presentation with 5 minutes for questions. Symposia are held concurrently with other sessions.

Workshop Sessions

Each workshop session is designed to promote dialogue between 2 experts on a topic in the field of travel medicine and individuals in practice who have experi¬ences to share and questions to ask. While designed to be intimate and interactive, experience indicates that workshop audiences will vary. Practical information that will give participants insight into the most current strategies for prevention, self-treatment, and diagnosis is emphasized. Workshop chairs will have developed a set of clinical scenarios or case histories designed to stimulate discussion/learn¬ing. Some workshops are designated as destination which focus on a particular travel destination. All workshop sessions are concurrent with other sessions.

Panel Sessions

The panel sessions during the meeting are meant to highlight a controversial area at the forefront of travel medicine. This format will feature highly experienced ISTM members who will discuss specific issues under the broad topic and time will be made available for questions from the audience. The sessions will be held concurrently with other sessions.

Where's the Evidence

This session will feature invited speakers to present scientific evidence countering commonly held belief(s) or practice(s) in travel medicine. The most compelling topics will be presented in a 90-minute session where attendees will be invited to reimagine their travel practice from the ground up. This session is are concurrent with other sessions.

Quiz Show Session

A gameshow-style session where the moderator gives the audience answers, and attendees supply the questions! Heavy on audience participation, attendees will be asked to test their knowledge and recall answering a wide range of travel-medicine-specific questions, from beginner to advanced level. This session is concurrent with other sessions.

Free Communications Oral Sessions

Each Free Communication session will consist of presentations of the latest original research, case studies, or experiences of travel medicine peers. Each presentation will be 10 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. These sessions are concurrent with other sessions.

Posters

Posters are presented on the latest original research, case studies or experiences of travel medicine peers. Posters will be on display starting Thursday, 6 June by 11.00, and will be available for viewing through Saturday, 8 June in the Exhibit Hall. Authors will be in attendance on Saturday, 8 June from 15.45-16.45.

Meet the History

In the early morning, the always popular Meet the History sessions are a lecture series describing historical and cultural background information on the local area that is of particular interest to travel medicine professionals. During the 16th Congress, these sessions will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Case of the Day

In an early morning session, an expert in travel medicine will present a case from their practice that is both interesting and informative to attending delegates. The cases will raise issues of diagnosis and therapy that will stimulate discussion and participation by those attending. During CISTM16, these sessions will take place the morning of 6 and 7 June.

Yellow Book

Here is a rare opportunity to hear about what is new with the CDC Yellow Book. This session will take place on Thursday, 6 June from 08.00-08.45.

GeoSentinel

Come and get a bird's-eye view of the GeoSentinel Project given by its Principal Investigator. Learn what the Working Groups have been working on and about the new and exciting direction of the project. This session will take place on Saturday, 8 June from 08.00-08.45.

Malaria Recommendations Task Force Report

Come hear the outcomes of the ISTM's Malaria Summit held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2019. Christoph Hatz will moderate a session that will lay out the pros and cons of malaria prophylaxis. This session will take place on Sunday, 9 June from 08.00-08.45.

Paper Pearls Session

This session is designed to allow an expert to briefly summarize what is most relevant and applicable from up to 10 recent publications most important to clinical advances and biomedical discoveries that have the potential to impact clinical care in travel medicine. Brief comments from audience members familiar with each publication will be solicited. This session will take place on Friday, 7 June from 08.00-08.45.

Student and Trainee Cases

In this early morning session, the three winners from the Student and Trainee Case Competition will be able to present their cases. This session will take place on Saturday, 8 June from 08.00-08.45.

ABC Workshops

Each ABC Workshop session is designed to promote dialogue between 2 experts on a topic in the field of travel medicine and individuals in practice who have experi¬ences to share and questions to ask. While designed to be intimate and interactive, the ABC Workshops will entail introductory topics for beginners in travel medicine. Practical information that will give participants insight into the most current strategies for prevention, self-treatment, and diagnosis is emphasized. Workshop chairs will have developed a set of clinical scenarios or case histories designed to stimulate discussion/learn¬ing. At the CISTM16, these sessions will take place each full day of the Conference, beginning on 6 June.

Highlights of the Congress

In this early morning session, the best information gleaned during the CISTM16 in Washington DC will be presented. This session is scheduled from 08:00-8:45 on Sunday, 9 June.


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Satellite Programs

There will be four satellites at CISTM16 to attend:

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Vector Borne Diseases in Travellers: Focus on Japanese Encephalitis
Produced by the ISTM and supported by an Independent Education Grant
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Full accreditation details are available here.
13.00-14.00, International Ballroom Center

Speakers:
Prof. Robert Steffen, MD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Elizabeth Barnett, MD, Boston Medical Center, United States of America
Prof. Davidson Hamer, MD, Boston University School of Public Health, United States of America
Prof. Annelies Wilder-Smith, MD, PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Current Travel Trends, Risk Factors, and Evolving Traveler Behavior. How can Travel Medicine Adapt?
Presented and sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions
18.00-19.00, Georgetown East/West

Speakers:
Prof. Robert Steffen, MD, University of Zurich, Swizterland
Dr. Bradley Connor, MD, United States of America
Prof. Davidson Hamer, MD, Boston University School of Public Health, United States of America

Friday, 7 June 2019

Setting the stage: Epidemiology of infectious diseases among older travellers
Produced by ISTM and supported by an Independent Educational Grant from GSK
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Full accreditation details are available here.
13.00-14.00, International Ballroom Center

Speakers:
Prof. Robert Steffen, MD - Epidemilology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institiute, WHO Collaborating Centre for Traveller's Health, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Andrea Rossanese, MD, PhD - Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases & Microbiology, IRCCS "Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria", Negrar, Verona, Italy
Prof. Joe Torresi, MD - Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Prof. Leo G. Visser, MD, PhD - Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Travel Health: a digital approach
Presented and sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur
13.00-14.00, International Ballroom Center

Speakers:
Prof. Christoph Hatz, MD, Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel & Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Catherine Bravo, PhD, Global Medical Expert, Travel & Endemic, Global Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur Lyon, France
Dr. Agnieszka Wroczynska, MD, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Gdansk, Poland


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CISTM16 Opening Ceremony

5 June 2019
17.00 in the International Ballroom

Chairs:
Leo Visser, ISTM President
Mark Riddle, LOC Chair

17.00-17.10 Welcome to the CISTM16 and Washington DC
Mark Riddle, LOC Chair

17.10-17.20 CISTM16 Scientific Program
Blaise Genton, CISTM16 Scientific Program Committee Chair

17.20-17.25 President Welcome
Leo Visser

17.25-17.40 Duke Ellington School of Arts Show Choir Voices In Motion

17.40.18.00 Keynote Speaker
M Jackson – The Secret Lives of Glaciers

Please join the Welcome Reception immediately following the Opening Ceremonies. Chef has created a special menu of dishes served "East of the Mississippi" for all to enjoy. The Local Organizing Committee has arranged for special Go-go music to be performed by the Chuck Brown Band.


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Membership Assembly

International Ballroom Center, Washington Hilton Hotel
Saturday, 8 June 2019 at 17.45

Welcome and Call to Order, Leo Visser

Secretary Treasurer Report, Peter Leggat

JTM Report and Awards, Annelies Wilder-Smith

Research and Awards Committee, Report and Awards, Martin Grobusch

Special Reports: Leo Visser

  • GeoSentinel, David Hamer
  • Digital Communications Committee, Sarah McGuinness
  • Task Force on Migration, Chris Greenaway
  • Task Force on South America, Mary Wilson

Special Recognition Committee Report and Recognition of Fellows, Charlie Ericsson

Recognition of Outgoing Officers, Counsellors, Chairs and Vice Chairs, Leo Visser

Passing of the Hats, Leo Visser and Lin Chen

Present New Board, Lin Chen

Inaugural Address, Lin Chen

Reception immediately to follow in the Heights Courtyard, Lobby Level.

2017 ISTM Membership General Assembly Minutes


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