Special Awards and Activities

Student Competition

The CISTM16 Local Organizing Committee has organized a Student and Trainee Case Competition. The top 10 submissions were given complimentary registration for the CISTM and will present their cases on Wednesday, 5 June to a panel of judges. The judges will select the three best oral presentations, and the winners will present their cases during an 08.00 session on Saturday, 8 June. The winners also receive a complimentary two-year membership to ISTM.

Congratulations to our winners!

Ostreopsis Ovata: An Ancient Hawaiian Curse Strikes the Mediterranean
1st Place Winner Ludovico Cobuccio (Switzerland)

Management of Mental Health Aboard: Holes in the Swiss Cheese

2nd Place Winner Heidi Fernandes (Canada)

A 21 Year-old Man with a Lesion on the Lower Lip
3rd Place Winner Eduardo Alfonso Hernández Muñoz (Mexico)

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ISTM Fellows

Fellows Of The International Society Of Travel Medicine (FISTM)

The ISTM is delighted to present the ISTM Fellows 2019 Class during the CISTM16. They will be recognized during the ISTM General Assembly on Saturday, 8 June.

  • Francesco Castelli, Italy
  • Santanu Chatterjee, India
  • Vanessa Field, United Kingdom
  • Alexandra Grieve, United Kingdom
  • Martin Grobusch, The Netherlands
  • Martin Haditsch, Austria
  • Stefan Hagmann, United States of American
  • George Kassianos, United Kingdom
  • Pierre Landry, Switzerland
  • Karin Leder, Australia
  • Sue Ann McDevitt, United States of America
  • Hans Dieter Nothdurft, Germany
  • Eskild Petersen, Oman
  • Mark Riddle, United States of America
  • Eli Schwartz, Israel
  • Marc Shaw, New Zealand
  • Hilary Simons, United Kingdom
  • Joseph Torresi, Australia
  • Claire Wong, New Zealand
  • Rudolf Zimmer, Canada

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Silent Auction

Photographs reflecting the conference theme taken by photographer Vlad Sokhin [http://www.vladsokhin.com] will be on display at the exposition during the CISTM16. Vlad Sokhin (Russia/Portugal) is a documentary photographer, videographer and multimedia producer. He covers social, cultural, environmental, health and human rights issues around the world, including post-conflict and natural disaster zones. The photographs will be available for purchase through a Silent Auction onsite. CISTM16 attendees will be able to submit their bid for any (or all!) of the pictures that will be printed on canvas and displayed onsite. The attendees with the successful bids will be announced via the app and email on Saturday afternoon, and will be able to purchase and receive their canvas print from the registration desk on Sunday morning, 9 June.

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Best Orals and Posters

This year the CISTM16 delegates will be able to vote for their favorite poster – attendees can vote for their favorites by opening the CISTM16 app, navigating to the “Poster Voting” section, selecting the poster number/title, and rating between one and five stars. The winning poster presenters will be invited to participate in the Poster Pitch session and will receive complimentary full registration to CISTM17 in 2021!

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Eco-Friendly Travel Award

Attendance and CE Certificates – these will not be handed out on-site, rather emailed to you after the CISTM.

Delegate Registration Packets – as we are working towards a paper-less conference, no program materials will be distributed. There will be no delegate satchel. What you will receive at registration is a re-useable, stainless steel cup for your use onsite for water, coffee, tea, etc.

Evaluation Forms – there will be no forms for you to complete onsite. We will ask that you complete the CISTM evaluation either through the app, or online through a link we will email to you.

Name Badges – the name badges will not have covers or ribbons. We are providing name badges printed on recycled paper and the lanyards will be made of bamboo.

Onsite Signage – there will be no paper onsite signage. Signage will either be on canvas, cloth or recycled clings.

Posters – paper posters have been prohibited. We have asked all poster presenters to bring their posters printed on cloth. Cloth posters left at the CISTM after the poster session will be donated.

Program and Program Book – there will be no onsite paper programs – please be sure to download the app that contains all of the information that in the past would be handed out, in addition to offering even more functionality. The materials are also available on the ISTM website at www.ISTM.org/CISTM16.

Recycling Bins – the venue will have recycling bins throughout for you to use should you have anything that needs to be discarded. We aim to reduce the carbon footprint.

Vegetarian Day – Friday, 7 June is designated as the CISTM Vegetarian Day. All official CISTM events that serve food will only serve vegetarian options.