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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/24/2024

    This webinar is being organized by the Professional Educaton Committee of ISTM.

    Title: Ixodes Tick Transmitted Diseases in Europe and North America Overview and Control Strategies

    Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2024

    Time: 9.00 EDT UTC-04 (The webinar is approximately 90 minutes)

    To check your time zone, go to the time and date website: Here

    Registration Fee:

    Complimentary 

    You must register to attend. If you are not a member and wish to attend, you can create a free profile here, but membership is always encouraged as it is the most beneficial. 

    To ensure timely receipt of the Zoom link, kindly complete your registration for the webinar at least one hour before the scheduled start time. 


    Summary:

    Ixodes spp, or hard-bodied ticks, have long been recognized as important vectors of many diseases affecting humans, for example Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis etc. With climate change and urbanization, the geographic range of Ixodes is expanding, as well as the risk of tick bites and human infections.

    Come meet our experts for a lively discussion on epidemiology, clinical aspects of major Ixodes-transmitted diseases, and preventive measures.


    Special thanks to Pfizer for the unrestricted educational grant that helped provide this program.


    Webinar Faculty:

    Planning Chairs:  

    Dr. Yen Bui, Chair, PEC, ISTM 

    Dr. Darvin Scott Smith, Co-Chair, PEC, ISTM

    Dr. Lin Chen, Past President, ISTM

    Moderator: 

    Dr. Robert Steffen

    Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Travelers’ Health

    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, U.S.A


    Speakers: 

    Dr. Camilla Rothe

    Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine Outpatient Department,      

    Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine,

    Ludwig-Maximilians University Hospital Centre, Munich


    Dr. Barbra Blair

    Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

    Boston, MA USA


    Erik Foster, MS, BCE

    Medical Entomologist

    Entomology and Ecology Activity

    Bacterial Diseases Branch

    CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases


    Course Objectives: 

    By the end of this webinar, the attendee should be able to:

    - Provide an overview of Ixodes ticks: geographic distribution, environment, and behavior

    - Describe the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)

    - Recommend preventive measures against tick bites, and vaccination against TBE

    - Describe the epidemiology and manifestations of Lyme diseases in North America and other regions

    - Describe the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of other tick-borne diseases transmitted by Ixodes

    Who Should Attend:

    - Infectious Disease Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    - Travel Health Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    - Occupational Health Practitioners

    - Public Health Practitioners

    - Family Medicine Practitioners

    - Military Medicine Practitioners

    - Any others who care for travelers

    Erik Foster

    MS, BCE

    Erik Foster is a medical entomologist in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  He is a specialist in the ecology of tick-borne diseases, and coordinates efforts with public health and academic partners to understand the distribution and prevalence of Ixodes vectors and their associated human pathogens in the U.S.  He is a proud graduate of the Michigan State University Entomology Department, where his graduate work focused on the emergence of Ixodes scapularis and Lyme disease in lower Michigan.  After his graduate studies and prior to CDC, Erik served as a preventive medicine officer in the U.S. Army Public Health Command, and as the state medical entomologist for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

    Barbra Blair

    MD

    Dr. Blair graduated with honors from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and then completed residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, MA. After fellowship, Dr. Blair pursued a career as a clinician educator at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA then returned to BIDMC in 2016. She is a Firm Chief for the Internal Medicine Residency. She is the director of immunocompromised host education for the Division of Infectious Diseases.  She serves as the medical director of the BIDMC COVID-19 ambulatory therapy clinic having served as the medical director for the BIDMC affiliated COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Dr. Blair’s clinical interests involve providing clinical care equitably to all persons but especially to the immunocompromised host and treating and preventing infections in this population. She is passionate about infection prevention through safe living strategies and vaccinations.  

     

    Camilla Rothe

    MD

    Dr. Camilla Rothe, MD is a tropical medicine specialist based in Munich, Germany. She is the head of the Tropical and Travel Medicine Outpatient Department at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital Centre, in Munich, Bavaria - a region endemic for several tick-borne infections, including TBE!  

    Camilla lived and worked both as a clinician, lecturer and as a researcher in Blantyre, Malawi for several years. She took her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2005.

    Camilla has a broad interest in travel medicine, clinical tropical medicine and the practice of medicine in low-resourced settings, as well as in migrant health. She is editor of the textbook "Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine" (Elsevier, 2nd edition 2022). For further publications see google scholar.

    Camilla chairs the Advisory Board of Travel Medicine of the German Society for Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Global Health (DTG) which, amongst other, issues the national annual recommendations for malaria prophylaxis and travel vaccinations.

    Camilla is a passionate teacher and lectures on multiple courses in tropical medicine around the globe. 

    Robert Steffen (Moderator)

    MD

    Robert Steffen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Zurich was the Head of the Division of Communicable Diseases in the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute and Director of a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traveller's Health. He also is Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.

    In the 1970’s he started systematic research in morbidity and mortality of illnesses and accidents related to international travel. On the basis of such epidemiological evidence, he concluded on preventive strategies for individual travellers and on measures to be taken out of public health interest. Meanwhile he has (co-)authored over 400 publications, among them many relating to vaccination. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel Medicine, of the International Journal of Public Health and Section Editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases. In the 27 years of his tenure at the Zurich University Center for Travel Medicine he supervised over 1 million vaccinations as in that travel clinic there were almost 20,000 consultations per year. Since his retirement from Zurich University his research focus is on adult immunization; he is an advisor of the Adult Immunization Board (AIB).

    Robert Steffen presided the Swiss Federal Commission for Influenza; he was Vice-President both of the Federal Commission on Vaccination and of the Swiss Bioterrorism Committee. The WHO often has invited him to advisory boards, such as during the revision of the International Health Regulations (IHR) and on other topics, such as malaria, vaccine preventable diseases, chemical and biological warfare, disinsection of conveyances, or epidemiological preparedness at airports. Repeatedly he served as Chair of the IHR Ebola Emergency Committee until 2020.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    This is the application for the 2024 26th Certificate in Travel Health™ Exam produced by the ISTM.

    The CTH® certificate recognizes professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the unique Body of Knowledge associated with travel medicine care and consultation.  

    ISTM will offer its 26th Certificate of Knowledge™ in Travel Medicine live in in-person on Wednesday, 18 September 2024 in Kathmandu, Nepal at the Hotel Yak & Yeti, GPO Box No. 1016, Paryatak Marg, Durbar Marg, 1.

    The deadline to apply to take the exam is 24 June 2024.


    Requirements:

    Please note that there are 3 REQUIRED components to this exam application. You must complete all 3 components in order for your application to be considered. If you fail to complete the required components you will not be allowed to enter the exam on exam day. 

    1. Applicant Questionnaire 

    2. Terms of Service (TOS) Acknowledgement

    3. Photo Identification Upload

    Please note that Non-ISTM Members must create ISTM profiles to apply to take the examination. Click here to create your profile then submit your application through the member application link.


    Special Accommodations:

    If you need special accommodations for the examination, please email learning@istm.org and submit your request within 30 days of the exam date. 


    Handouts Available:

    1. Candidate Bulletin

    2. CTH® Mark Use Policy

    3. Exam packet - you will receive your exam packet once all exam applications have been reviewed and accepted, no later than 24th June 2024.


    Future Exam Dates:

    TBD


    Additional Information:

    1. You will receive at least two emails from ISTM: (1) An initial confirmation of receipt of your application and payment and (2) Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive an email with your exam packet that includes complete exam instructions. You may receive additional emails if any updates need to be communicated so please make sure to read any emails from kgray@istm.org and add us to your safe-senders list so the emails do not go to your spam folder. 

    2. Scoring: Please note that you will NOT receive a score immediately after taking the exam. Pass/Fail information will be emailed after the psychometricians have reviewed all of the completed exams. Please be patient as grading may take 8 to 10 weeks. In the interim, neither this system nor the ISTM Secretariat will have pass/fail information.

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      • 5 Year Healthcare Professionals (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Pharmacist, Paramedic, Researchers) - $350
      • 1 Year Healthcare Professionals (Medical Doctor, Physician) - $475
      • LMIC Healthcare Professional Membership - $200
      • Retiree Membership - $475
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      • Regular Price after 05/09/2024 11:59 PM
      • Non-Member - $775
      • 5 Year Healthcare Professionals (Medical Doctor, Physician) - $575
      • 5 Year Healthcare Professionals (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Pharmacist, Paramedic, Researchers) - $450
      • 1 Year Healthcare Professionals (Medical Doctor, Physician) - $575
      • LMIC Healthcare Professional Membership - $200
      • Retiree Membership - $575
      • 1 Year Healthcare Professionals (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Pharmacist, Paramedic, Researchers) - $450
      • Student Membership (Non-degreed/Non-licensed) - $450
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  • Contains 29 Component(s)

    The annual ISTM Travel Medicine Review and Update Course will be offered online 23 - 24 February 2023. This will be a hybrid virtual event of live and pre-recorded presentations.

    COURSE DATES & FORMAT:

    Welcome to the 2024 Travel Medicine Review and Update Course (TMRUC)! This year, the annual ISTM Travel Medicine Review and Update Course took place on Cvent's dynamic platform on 23-24 February 2024. We are excited to announce that the event is now available on demand for you to access through ISTM's learning management system, allowing you to watch at your own convenience. This year's TMRUC is a unique hybrid virtual event, featuring a blend of live and pre-recorded presentations, offering attendees a comprehensive and flexible learning experience.

    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 covers topics relevant to physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who provide medical care and advice to travelers, expatriates, and migrants.

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

    Special thanks to Bavarian Nordic, Valneva, and Takeda for sponsoring the educational grant that helped provide this program.

    COURSE CHAIR

    Sheila Mackell, MD

    Travel Medicine Review and Update Course, Chair

    Pediatrics & Travel Medicine, Mountain View Pediatrics, Flagstaff, Arizona

    COURSE PLANNING COMMITTEE

    Chair: Sheila Mackell, United States

    Yen-Giang Bui, Canada

    Lin Chen, United States

    Henry Wu, United States

    COURSE SPEAKERS

    Elizabeth Barnett

    Yen Bui

    Gerard Flaherty

    Jeff Goad

    Eric Halsey

    David Hamer

    Aisha Khatib

    Sarah Kohl

    Camille Kotton

    Sheila Mackell

    Scott Norton

    Natalie Prevatt

    Steve Schofield

    David Shlim

    Darvin Scott Smith 

     Henry Wu

    INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON YELLOW FEVER

    Aluisio Segurado, Brazil

    Leo Visser, Netherlands

    Salim Parker, South Africa

    Elizabeth Barnett, United States of America

    Moderator: Yen-Giang Bui, Canada

    INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON MALARIA

    Dipti Patel, United Kingdom

    Francesca Norman, Spain

    Mike Starr, Australia

    Albie de Frey, South Africa

    Joon Sup Yeom, South Korea

    Moderator: Edward Ryan, United States of America

    COURSE MODERATORS

    Yen-Giang Bui, Canada

    Lin Chen, United States of America

    Sheila Mackell, United States of America

    Edward Ryan, United States of America

    Henry Wu, United States of America

    CREDIT HOURS

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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. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

    Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

    Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 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 15.00 ANCC contact hours.

     Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation

    Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 15.00 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 45 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor. Credits are generally reported during the first week of each month for those who claimed during the month prior.

    How to Get Your Certificate

    Click on the “Enduring ISTM 2024 Travel Medicine Review and Update Course – Physicians and Nurses” or “Enduring ISTM 2024 Travel Medicine Review and Update Course – Pharmacists” link.

     Questions? Email Certificate@AmedcoEmail.com

    Elizabeth Barnett, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics

    Boston University School of Medicine, USA

    Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

     Dr. Elizabeth Barnett is Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include travel medicine and parasitic infections, vaccines and vaccine safety, immigrant and refugee medicine, and general pediatric infectious diseases. She is an Associate Editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book), a Medical Editor of Health Information for International Travel (Yellow Book), and, with Patricia Walker, the editor of the textbook Immigrant Medicine. She is a GeoSentinel site director.

    Yen Bui, MD, DTMH

    Professional Education Committee, Chair

    Department of Public Health, Quebec

    Dr. Yen-Giang Bui is the current Chair of the Professional Education Committee of ISTM.

    She serves on various expert committees both in Travel Health and in Immunization at the provincial and federal level in Canada. She is the Vice-Chair of the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel, Public Health Agency of Canada, where she contributes to various working groups, and leads the working groups on yellow fever and rabies.

     

    Dr. Bui holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a Certificate in Travel Health and a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health.

    She has been a consulting physician at the Department of Public Health of the Montérégie, Québec, Canada since 2001 in Infectious Diseases, and in the past has provided primary care to asylum seekers in Montreal for many years.

     

    Dr. Bui has been directly involved in capacity building and knowledge transfer to Travel Health practitioners in Québec for the last 20 years. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she provided support to public health practitioners, vaccinators and community organizations in her region through regular updates, and training in motivational interviewing techniques to decrease vaccine hesitancy.

     

    Dr. Bui is a clinician at the Travel Health Clinic of the CISSS Montérégie-Centre and maintains a strong interest in post-resettlement challenges facing immigrants such as barriers to preventive care, high-risk travelers (VFRs), infectious diseases, mental health issues etc.

     

    Lin Chen (Moderator)

    MD

    Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM, is Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (2019-2021). She is Director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Chen is a graduate of Harvard University and Jefferson Medical College and trained at New England Deaconess Hospital (Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and Yale-New Haven Hospital (Infectious Diseases). She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), and International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).

    She has directed the ISTM Travel Medicine Review and Update Course, served on the Research Committee and the Executive Board as a Counsellor. She served on the ASTMH Certificate Examination Committee, Education Committee, Nomination Committee, and also on Work Groups of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

    Her editorial roles include the Journal of Travel Medicine, Current Infectious Disease Reports, Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide. She has authored chapters in CDC’s Health Information for International Travel (Yellow Book) for over a decade. She served on past scientific program committees of International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and ISTM Conferences. She is a site director for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network and Global Travel Epidemiology Network. Her clinical research focuses on travelers’ health, including vector-borne diseases, immunizations, emerging infections, and cross-border healthcare.

    Gerard Flaherty, PHD

    Gerard Flaherty, Professor of Travel Medicine and International Health, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Galway, Galway, Ireland

     MD, PhD, BSc (Hons.), MB, BCh, BAO, FRCPI, MRCPI, Cert. Travel Med. (RCSI), Dip. SEM (GB & I), FFSEM (RCPI & RCSI), FAcadMEd, DTM RCPS (Glas), FFTM RCPS (Glas), FACTM, FFTM (ACTM), MFSEM (UK), MMedSc, Dip. HSc. (Clinical Teaching), MSc Int Trav Health (Sheffield), MECOSEP, MMEd (Dundee), Diop. sa Ghaeilge, Cert. Traffic Med, Cert. Ornith., Cert. Bird Behavior, FIFA Dip. Foot. Med., PG Cert Sc. Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety, FISTM, AFAMEE, FRGS, FIPC, MRSTMH.

     Prof. Gerard Flaherty graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2000 with a first-class honors degree and gold medals in each of the 8 final year subjects. As an undergraduate, Gerard gained an intercalated BSc degree in Anatomy and received numerous international academic distinctions, including the Duke Elder Prizer in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Ophthalmology (UK), and the Annual Undergraduate Prize of the Faculty of Radiology (UK). He gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2002 and Fellowship in 2011. He holds a Diploma in Travel Medicine from the RCPSG (Glasgow). He has completed 3 Master degrees, including a Masters in International and Travel Health (Sheffield) and Masters in Medical Education (Dundee). His two higher doctoral theses (MD, PhD) were based on his original research in travel medicine. He was elected to the role of President-elect of the International Society of Travel Medicine in May 2021 and President in May 2023. He previously served as ISTM Counselor (2015-19).

     He is a Fellow, examiner, former board member and education convener of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He was also the recipient of the Cameron Lockie Prize for Travel Medicine in the UK and the Donald MacLeod medal in Sports Medicine, which was presented to him by HRH The Princess Royal. He is Past President, Research Officer and current NECTM Lead of the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland. He was Chair of the Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) 2012 scientific committee, which the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland hosted in Dublin, and Vice-Chair of the NECTM 2014 scientific committee in Norway. He also served on the international scientific committee for the 2015 NECTM, 2016 RCISTM, 2018 NECTM, and 2022 NECTM conferences in London, South Africa, Stockholm, and Rotterdam, respectively. He was Co-Chair for the 2021 CISTM17 virtual conference, held virtually in May 2021.

     He was elected to the Executive Board of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) in 2015 and has held several leadership positions, including membership of the Examinations Committee, the Older Traveler Interest Group Council, and Chair of the Publications Oversight Committee (2019-21) and Nominating Committee (2021-23). He is the current NECTM representative on the ISTM Liaison Committee. He also chairs the CISTM19 Oversight Committee.

     He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society, and he has presented at the joint ACTM/APTHS webinar in August 2022. He holds an Adjunct Professorship in Travel Medicine and International Health with the International Medical University in Malaysia since 2014 and an Adjunct Professorship in Travel Medicine at Mahidol University, Thailand. Gerard’s research interests in travel medicine include risk assessment in the pre-travel consultation, travel health behavior, travelers with pre- existing medical conditions, high altitude medicine, mental health issues and travel, older travelers, technology and artificial intelligence in travel medicine, and education in travel health. He has 20 years of clinical experience in travel medicine. He has completed tropical medicine courses and expeditions in Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal, Russia, Cuba, Peru, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Ghana, Morocco, and South Africa.

     Gerard’s previous academic position as Professor of Medical Education and Immediate Past Undergraduate Medical Program Director at NUI Galway and Head of International Students for the School of Medicine gave him responsibility for design, delivery, and assessment of the undergraduate medical curriculum, including the special study module program. He is also a Past Chair of the Curriculum Review Committee and has sat on numerous committees at school and university levels, including the university examination appeals committee. He serves as Academic Integrity Advisor for the School of Medicine, College representative on the University Discipline Committee and on the University, Society Coordinating Group. He received a President’s Award from NUI Galway for Teaching Excellence in 2008. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (UK). He served on the executive committee of AMEE between 2017 and 2020. He has been awarded Associate Fellowship of AMEE. He was appointed to the role of Professor of Travel Medicine and International Health in 2021. He has over 250 publications and research presentations to date, including a textbook, and 8 textbook chapters. He has delivered invited lectures to various institutions and organizations in over 20 countries. He serves as Section Editor (non- communicable diseases) for the Journal of Travel Medicine. He is a regular reviewer for multiple travel medicine and medical education journals, including Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines, and Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (TMID). He was a recent Guest Editor for a special travel medicine issue of the TMID journal.

     Gerard has worked with Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation, for many years as a volunteer expedition physician on fundraising high-altitude treks to the Himalayas and Africa. He was instrumental in establishing the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health, on whose Advisory Council he serves as Director of Academic Affairs and Fellowship. In addition to acting as Founder and Program Director (2013-2020) for the Masters in Preventive Cardiology program at NUI Galway, Gerard was responsible for the medical management and supervision of participants enrolled on the Croí MyAction preventive cardiology program. In his leisure time, Gerard travels, golfs, walks in forests, cares for bonsai trees, treks mountains, and bird-watches. He has been awarded Certificates in Ornithology and in Bird Behavior. He is fluent in English and Gaelic and speaks French and German with moderate proficiency.

    Jeff Goad

    PHD

    Dr. Jeff Goad is a Tenured Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the USC School of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He completed a residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and holds the Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. For over 25 years, Dr. Goad has maintained an active practice in Travel Health clinics and immunization services. He coordinates and teaches travel medicine, immunization, epidemiology, and parasitology courses. He is a national faculty and advisory board member for the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Training Program and developer of the APhA Travel Medicine Advanced Competency Training Course. He has presented at over 300 pharmacy and medical conferences and published more than 70 articles and book chapters. Dr. Goad is President-Elect for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the first pharmacist to serve in this role; past Chair and co-founder of the International Society of Travel Medicine’s Pharmacist Professional Group; past President of the California Pharmacists Association and the first pharmacist President of the California Immunization Coalition.

    Eric Halsey

    MD

    Dr. Eric Halsey is an internist and infectious diseases physician who has worked in travel and tropical medicine for over 20 years. He formerly led the Virology Department at NAMRU-6 in Lima, Peru, and was the CDC case management lead for the US President's Malaria Initiative. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the CDC Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel), is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is the Chief Medical Officer of the CDC Travelers’ Health Branch. Dr. Halsey remains double board certified and volunteers as an HIV and travel medicine physician in Atlanta hospitals and serves on the CDC Domestic Malaria After Hours Hotline

    David H. Hamer, MD

    Professor of Global Health and Medicine

    Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

    Davidson Hamer, MD is a Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, the co-lead of the climate change and emerging infectious diseases research core at the BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research, a faculty member in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, and an attending physician in infectious diseases and Director of the Travel Clinic at Boston Medical Center (where he is actively involved in the evaluation and management of migrants with Chagas disease). Dr. Hamer is an infectious disease specialist and medical epidemiologist with particular interest in emerging diseases, tropical medicine, travel medicine, infection control, and antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Hamer has been involved in travel medicine for thirty years and from 2014 to 2021, Dr. Hamer served as the principal investigator and, since September 2021, as the Surveillance Lead, of GeoSentinel, a global surveillance network of 71 sites in 29 countries that uses returning travelers, immigrants, and refugees as sentinels of disease emergence and transmission patterns throughout the world. He enjoys hiking, skiing, diving, and adventurous travel.

    Aisha Khatib

    MD

    Dr. Aisha Khatib is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She trained in family and emergency medicine from the University of Toronto and McGill University and completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship in Clinical Tropical Medicine at the University of Toronto. She holds certification in Travel Medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Course in Peru. She worked as a Travel and Rugby Doctor in New Zealand for five years before returning to Canada. She is currently the Clinical Director of Travel Medicine at Medcan and a member of CATMAT, the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel, an external advisory body to the Public Health Agency of Canada. She is also Past-President of the Alberta Association of Travel Health Professionals, Co-Chair of the ASTMH Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health, and Past Chair of the ISTM Responsible Travel Interest Group. Her recent research focused on the safety of air travel during the pandemic, as well as climate change and travel.

    Sarah Kohl

    MD

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

    Dr. Kohl is a general pediatrician who recently retired from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She practiced pediatrics and travel medicine throughout her career. When not helping trainees understand the power of statistics in daily medical practice, she can be found sailing in the Caribbean and along the East Coast of the United States.

    Camille Kotton

    MD, FIDSA, FAST

    Camille Kotton is the clinical director of the Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Program in the Infectious Diseases Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

    Dr. Kotton’s clinical interests include cytomegalovirus, vaccines, donor-derived infections, zoonoses, and tropical medicine in the transplant setting. She is a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is involved in national decisions regarding COVID-19 and other vaccines. She has a long-term interest in travel medicine for immunocompromised patients.

     

    Sheila Mackell

    MD

    Dr. Mackell completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. She went south to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, for medical school, then west to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), for pediatric training.

    Dr. Mackell has traveled extensively and has worked as a pediatrician in numerous Latin American and Asian countries. She studied tropical medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and at Cayetano Heredia Institute of Tropical Medicine in Lima, Peru, and earned a certificate in tropical medicine and clinical travelers’ health. She practiced pediatrics and travel medicine in northern California and then northern Arizona for over 25 years.

    She is an active member and Fellow of the International Society of Travel Medicine, director of the virtual Travel Medicine Review and Update course, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the ASTM&H.

     Dr. Mackell has authored several text chapters and articles on various topics in pediatric travel medicine. In addition, she has lectured extensively on travel medicine and international adoption. In 2022, she started a new chapter, retiring from general pediatric practice, and is now teaching travel medicine and public health and traveling frequently with surgical groups internationally to provide cleft lip and palate care.

     

    Scott Norton

    MD, MPH, MSc

    Scott Norton, MD, MPH, MSc, is Adjunct Professor of Dermatology and of Preventive Medicine & Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He has a background in tropical dermatology, zoonotic diseases, and population health. During his military career, Dr. Norton served as Chief of Dermatology at Walter Reed Medical Center. He later served as the Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. He is a consultant in dermatology and tropical medicine for the Peace Corps and other public service organizations and is co-author for 3 chapters for the CDC Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel

    Natalie Prevatt

    MD MRCPCH DTMH DPID STIF

    Dr. Prevatt is a pediatric Consultant with ID special interest at the Whittington Hospital in London, UK. She holds Diplomas in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the CTH from ISTM.

     Natalie undertook the first fellowship in Travel Medicine at the London Hospital for Tropical Diseases to address the needs of children travelling from the UK to the tropics. She was the pediatric module lead for LSHTM's East African diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for several years running and now sits on the Royal College of Pediatrics ETAT+ committee, the UK international child health committee, and is the incoming chair of the ISTM pediatric special interest group.

     She has recently written the pediatric HIV and Downs Syndrome travel guidelines and coauthored a book chapter on travel vaccination in Europe, now in its second edition.

    Steven Schofield, PhD

    Scientific Advisor

    Directorate of Force Health Protection, Department of National Defense (DND) Canada

    Steve Schofield has worked with the Canadian military for more than 20 years. His focus is communicable disease control and prevention. In this role, he advises on how to protect deploying troops including through use of vaccines and countermeasures to prevent insect bites. Steve has been allowed to play with people way smarter than him, including for some 20 years with the Canadian Committee to Advise in Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT), and has spent shorter stints on working groups for the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization and the Unites States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

     In a past life, he obtained a PhD from Imperial College which involved chasing things like tsetse flies in Zimbabwean national parks. He still sometimes chases insects and their ilk, including on his rural property, where he practices what he preaches to avoid being bitten by the Borrelia-infected ticks that have moved in over the last few years. He lives in Dunrobin just outside of Ottawa, where he is on the lowest rung of the houseful pecking order, i.e. below the three family dogs, two teenaged boys and his partner, Monica.


    David Shlim, MD

    Medical Director, Jackson Hole Travel and Tropical Medicine; Medical Editor, Health Information for International Travel (The Yellow Book)

    Chairman, The Medicine and Compassion Project, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Dr. Shlim is the author of over fifty-five original research papers and has written over twenty chapters in textbooks on travel medicine. He is an editor of the CDC’s Health Information for International Travel, and a co-author of the chapter on rabies in that book. He is a past president of the International Society of Travel Medicine, and the current chairman of The Medicine and Compassion Projectâ.

    He pioneered travel medicine research on travelers’ diarrhea, typhoid fever, hepatitis, altitude illness, trekking deaths, and rabies. He also helped discover the diarrhea causing protozoal pathogen Cyclospora.

     Dr. Shlim is the co-author, with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, of Medicine and Compassion, a book that offers advice from a Tibetan Buddhist lama on methods of training in compassion for health care professionals. His new memoir, A Gentle Rain of Compassion, was published in September 2022.


    Darvin Scott Smith

    MD, MSc, DTM&H, FIDSA

    Scott grew up in Boulder, Colorado and attended medical school at the University of Colorado.

    He went to public health school at Harvard University where an interest in Tropical Public Health was further developed, leading to a yearlong study as a Fulbright Scholar in Cali Colombia, where he studied improved diagnostic technologies to understand the epidemiology of leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis (River Blindness), a leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide.

     He completed residency then a Fellowship at Stanford University in Medicine then Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine.

     He taught at Stanford Medical School and directed a course in Human Biology entitled “Parasites & Pestilence” for over 20 years. He was presented the Bloomfield award in recognition of excellence in teaching of clinical medicine at Stanford School of Medicine.

     Since 1999, he has organized local then regional then Kaiser Nationally sponsored Travel Medicine Conferences to prepare travelers for safe international trips. He served as Chief of Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine at Kaiser Redwood City before retiring in 2023 after the COVID pandemic. He concluded his tenure on a high note, serving as a subject matter expert and on the regional task force for COVID and Influenza vaccination.

     He has served locally on the San Mateo County Mosquito Abatement District Board as trustee and board member since 2012 for his town of Hillsborough. He currently serves on the Professional Education Committee as Co-Chair in the ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine), organizing webinars and Update Courses. He continues working in the clinical sector for the International non-profit organization since the tsunami in 2004 with MENTOR-Initiative leading training workshops about Malaria and Vector-borne diseases as well as Emergency Responses, in Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti, and Myanmar.

     He has appeared on The Doctors Show (CBS), Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and National Geographic (and even the Tyra Bank’s Show in New York!) about several unusual parasitic diseases in humans including leishmaniasis, tapeworm, leprosy and hookworm.

    Henry Wu

    MD

    Dr. Henry Wu is a Distinguished Physician and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University. Dr. Wu directs the Emory TravelWell Center, Emory’s center dedicated to the prevention, treatment and surveillance of infections related to travel and migration. He previously served at CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and Medical Epidemiologist at the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch. Dr. Wu’s interests include emerging infectious diseases, tropical medicine and vaccine hesitancy.

     

    Prof Leo G. Visser, MD, PhD

    Infectious Diseases and LUMC travel clinic, Department Head

    Leiden University Medical Center

    Professor Leo Visser studied medicine at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He specialized in Infectious Diseases at the Leiden University Medical Center, where he obtained his PhD (1997). He was appointed as Professor in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine in 2014. For many years, Professor Visser is involved in clinical care, research, teaching and training in internal medicine and infectious diseases, with the emphasis on vaccinology, vaccine-preventable and tropical infectious diseases, travel medicine and global health. Professor Visser holds a position as Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and LUMC travel clinic at the LUMC. The travel clinic is member of the Leiden Vaccine Group and is a centre of expertise for travel medicine and vaccination research in The Netherlands.

    Professor Visser holds several positions at national and international committees and scientific organizations. Currently, Professor Visser is a member of the European Expert Committee for Travel Medicine. In the past he was, amongst others, member of the steering committee of the European Network on the Surveillance of Imported Infectious Diseases (www.tropnet.eu), chair of the National Coordination Centre for Travellers' Health Advice (LCR), and former President of the International Society of Travel Medicine. His current research activities involve the safety and immunogenicity of alternative vaccination routes and vaccine responses in the more vulnerable individual with chronic diseases, advanced age, or immunosuppressed in particular those following solid organ transplantation or receiving immunobiologicals.

    Aluisio Segurado, MD, PhD

    President, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Professor of Infectious Diseases, Universidade de São Paulo Faculdade de Medicina: Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    Dr. Aluisio Segurado received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of São Paulo, where he is currently Full Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine. In the same institution he also acts as President of Hospital das Clinicas Central Institute Board and President of the International Relations Committee. Dr. Segurado has been involved in clinical studies related to infectious diseases and tropical medicine throughout his academic career and is currently conducting a cohort study to investigate the natural history and viral kinetics of ZIKV in Brazil as part of the ZikAlliance Research Consortium under the sponsorship of the European Commission. His research focuses on human retroviral infections (HIV/AIDS, HTLV) with particular interest on vulnerability to viral acquisition, disease progression and response to interventions.

    Salim Parker

    MD MBChB

    Dr. Salim Parker is a general and travel medicine practitioner based in Cape Town, South Africa and is an honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town. He is an executive member of the South African Society of Travel Medicine and serves on the ISTM’s Liaison Committee. Additionally, Dr. Parker is the current ISTM executive board member. He has extensive Mass Gatherings experience, having accompanied pilgrims on the Hajj to Saudi Arabia for the past 20 years. He is the co-author, amongst others, of the CDC Yellow Book Hajj Travel chapter.

     

    Dipti Patel

    MD MBBS MRCGP FRCP FFOM FFTM RCPS (Glasg) LLM OBE

    Dr. Dipti Patel is a consultant in occupational medicine and travel medicine. She is Director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), and the Chief Medical Officer at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). She is also an Honorary Lecturer in Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care within the School of Health Sciences at Manchester University.

     She is a member of the UK Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention, the Travel Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, and the WHO International Travel and Health Guideline Development Group.

    Mike Starr

    Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases

    Royal Children’s Hospital and University of Melbourne

    A/Prof Mike Starr. Prof Starr is a General Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases Physician and Consultant in   Emergency Medicine at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH). He's head of the RCH Travel Clinic. He's one of the authors of the Manual of Travel Medicine. He's a Fellow of the ISTM and a past Chair of the ISTM Pediatrics Interest Group.

    Dr. Francesca Norman

    MD

    Counsellor, ISTM Executive Board. Codirector GeoSentinel Madrid site (MAD)

    Graduated from St Bartholomew´s and the Royal London School of Medicine in London in 1997, and obtained an intercalated degree (BMedSci) in Medical Science in 1996. Following house officer and senior house officer training in London and obtaining the MRCP (UK), completed specialist training in Internal Medicine and a Master´s degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health in Madrid, Spain. Since 2007 has worked as a clinician at the National Referral Unit for Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases Department, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, with special research interests focusing on emerging and neglected infections and travel and migrant health.

     

     

    Albert de Frey

    MD

    Obtained medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 1983 followed by Diplomas in Primary Emergency Care and Anesthesiology from the South African College of Medicine and a Diploma in Travel Medicine from the University of Glasgow and Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, Scotland and the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, Australia.

     Senior Honorary Lecturer in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand and instrumental in the development of WITS’s Travel Medicine Course developed in conjunction with James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

     Member of the WHO Expert Roster on Travel Health, Geneva, Switzerland, Site Director GeoSentinel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Founding member of Travel Doctor Corporate, Director of the Travel Doctor in South Africa, Medical Director of International Health Management Consultants, Geneva, Switzerland

     Currently involved in providing comprehensive travel health risk management to several multi- national companies, taking care of approximately 5 500 corporate travellers and national employees globally.

     Editorial Board Appointments (Past and present) :

    Associate Editor - The Southern African Journal of Epidemiology & Infection

    Elected Member of Editorial Board of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, Elsevier

    Review Committee Member - International Travel and Health (ITH), WHO

    Editorial Board Member - Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease

     South African Society of Travel Medicine: Founding & Executive Committee Member

    International Society of Travel Medicine: Travel for Work Council Member

    Lived and worked in South Africa, Malawi and the UK and travels extensively to service the needs of corporate clients and as invited speaker at national and international conferences.

     Conducted Health Risk and Infrastructure audits in all of Sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of The Gambia, Togo, Benin, Niger, Somalia and Lesotho, in Afghanistan and parts of the Middle East and South-East Asia over a period spanning 25 years.

     Considers every malaria death in a non-immune traveler a personal failure.

     

    Edward Ryan (Moderator)

    MD

    Edward T. Ryan, MD is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine-Harvard Medical School, and Director of Global Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan’s scholarly efforts include over 260 peer-reviewed publications, and 100 editorials, chapters and reviews.

    He also serves in a number of editorial capacities, and has served on expert and advisory committees and working groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institute of Medicine-National Academy of Sciences-Engineering-Medicine, the U.S. CDC, the U.S. NIH, the Wellcome Trust, and PATH (formerly the Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health). Dr. Ryan is a previous President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH), and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the ASTMH, and the American Academy of Microbiology, and is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/07/2024

    This webinar is being organized by the Professional Educaton Committee of ISTM.

    Title: Sacred Journeys and Pilgrimages: Are Your Travelers Ready?

    Date: Wednesday, 7th February 2024

    Time: 9.00 EDT UTC-04 (The webinar is approximately 90 minutes)

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    Registration Fee:

    Complimentary 

    You must register to attend. If you are not a member and wish to attend, you can create a free profile here, but membership is always encouraged as it is the most beneficial. 

    To ensure timely receipt of the Zoom link, kindly complete your registration for the webinar at least one hour before the scheduled start time. 


    Summary:

    Spiritual travel, particularly in the form of pilgrimages, has taken place throughout human history, and is a common feature of many world religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto etc. Millions of travelers, many of them elderly or living with chronic conditions embark every year on these spiritual journeys, seeking enlightenment and freedom from suffering, emotional or physical. Mass gatherings are recognized as sources for outbreaks eg meningococcal meningitis, influenza, and possibly even RSV or pneumococcal infections. Hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera and other enteric diseases are also a concern. Environmental stressors, overcrowding and extreme heat can take an additional toll on pilgrims’ health.

    Come and meet our experts with years of experience taking care of pilgrims, for a lively discussion.

    Special thanks to Sanofi for the unrestricted educational grant that helped provide this program.


    Webinar Faculty:

    Planning Chairs:  

    Dr. Yen Bui, Chair, PEC, ISTM 

    Dr. Darvin Scott Smith, Co-Chair, PEC, ISTM


    Moderator: 

    Dr. Aisha Khatib


    Speakers: 

    Dr. Santanu Chatterjee

    Past Counsellor, ISTM

    Past President APTHS FISTM 


    Dr. Salim Parker

    Officer, Executive Board ISTM Past President, SASTM


    Dr. Shaymaa Abdalal, MBBS, DTMH, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine

    King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia



    Course Objectives: 

    By the end of this webinar, the attendee should be able to:

    - Describe the epidemiology of infectious and environmental risks associated with mass gatherings

    - Recognize the particular needs of elderly pilgrims and those with special conditions

    - Recommend vaccinations and other preventive measures

    - Use culturally appropriate messaging to increase adherence to preventive measures

    Who Should Attend:

    - Infectious Disease Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    - Travel Health Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    - Occupational Health Practitioners

    - Public Health Practitioners

    - Family Medicine Practitioners


    Salim Parker

    MD MBChB

    Dr. Salim Parker is a general and travel medicine practitioner based in Cape Town, South Africa and is an honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town. He is an executive member of the South African Society of Travel Medicine and serves on the ISTM’s Liaison Committee. Additionally, Dr. Parker is the current ISTM executive board member. He has extensive Mass Gatherings experience, having accompanied pilgrims on the Hajj to Saudi Arabia for the past 20 years. He is the co-author, amongst others, of the CDC Yellow Book Hajj Travel chapter.

     

    Dr. Santanu Chatterjee

    MD

    Dr. Santanu Chatterjee MBBS, DTM&H, FACTM, FFTM ACTM, FFTM RCPS (Glasgow) has done specialized training in tropical and travel medicine. He is a Visiting Lecturer at KPC Medical College in Kolkata, India and has an independent private referral practice and travel clinic where he has provided healthcare to travelers and expatriates for the last 30 years.

     Dr. Chatterjee is a member of the International Medical Advisory Board of IAMAT (Canada), Past President of the Asia-Pacific Travel Health Society (2006-2008), past ISTM Counselor (1999-2003), and former Chair of the ISTM Host Country Committee (1999-2006) wherein he played a central role in drafting the ISTM Responsible Traveler document. He has also served as the Regional Editor of NewShare (2001-2009) and was member of the WHO External Review Group of International Travel and Health.

     Dr Chatterjee has presented at many international conferences and has original research contributions on travelers’ diarrhea, travelers’ health behavior and malaria chemoprophylaxis.

     

     

    Dr. Shaymaa Abdalal

    MBBS, DTMH, PhD

    Dr. Shaymaa Abdalal is an Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. She is also a Travel Medicine and Public Health Senior Registrar at King Abdulaziz University hospital. Dr. Shaymaa Abdalal also runs the clinical parasitology diagnostic lab. After earning a medical degree from King Abdulaziz University and completing her training at Tulane university, Shaymaa dedicated her career to preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious diseases, with a special focus on tropical illnesses prevalent in travelers.

    Aisha Khatib (Moderator)

    MD

    Dr. Aisha Khatib is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She trained in family and emergency medicine from the University of Toronto and McGill University and completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship in Clinical Tropical Medicine at the University of Toronto. She holds certification in Travel Medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Course in Peru. She worked as a Travel and Rugby Doctor in New Zealand for five years before returning to Canada. She is currently the Clinical Director of Travel Medicine at Medcan and a member of CATMAT, the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel, an external advisory body to the Public Health Agency of Canada. She is also Past-President of the Alberta Association of Travel Health Professionals, Co-Chair of the ASTMH Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health, and Past Chair of the ISTM Responsible Travel Interest Group. Her recent research focused on the safety of air travel during the pandemic, as well as climate change and travel.

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    The annual ISTM TMRUC will be offered online 03 and 04 February 2023 This will be a hybrid virtual event of live and pre-recorded presentations.

    COURSE DATES & FORMAT:

    The annual ISTM TMRUC will be offered online 03 and 04 February 2023. This will be a hybrid virtual event of live and pre-recorded presentations. Participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the faculty through interactive sessions and informal discussions. The course will be available on-demand after the live event. 


    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, yellow fever, 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 travellers' diarrhea, immunizations, malaria medications, and navigating COVID in travel will be highlighted.


    COURSE CHAIR

    Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

    Travel Medicine Review and Update Course, Chair

    Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH DHHS

    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA


    COURSE PLANNING COMMITTEE

    Chair: Elizabeth A. Talbot, United States

    Lin Chen, United States

    Mary-Louise Scully, United States

    Yen-Giang Bui, Canada

    Sarah Kohl, United States

    Sheila Mackell, United States


    COURSE SPEAKERS

    Aisha Khatib, Canada

    Davidson Hamer, United States

    Elizabeth Barnett, United States

    Gerard Flaherty, Ireland

    Henry Wu, United States

    Elizabeth Talbot, United States

    Lin Chen, United States

    Mary-Louise Scully, United States

    Christina Greenaway, Canada

    Sapha Barkati

    Sarah Kohl, United States

    Sheila Mackell, United States

    Natalie Prevatt, United Kingdom

    Mui Bui

    David Freedman


    INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON YELLOW FEVER

    Aluisio Segurado, Brazil

    Leo Visser, Netherlands

    Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Thailand

    Mary-Louise Scully, United States

    Salim Parker, South Africa

    Summary by: Davidson Hamer, United States

    Moderator: Yen-Giang Bui, Canada


    INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON MALARIA

    Dipti Patel, United Kingdom

    Francesca Norman, Spain

    Mike Starr, Australia

    Shigeyuki Kano, Japan

    Moderator: Kristina Angelo, United States


    COURSE MODERATORS

    Christina Coyle, United States

    Francesca Norman, Spain

    Gerard Flaherty, Ireland

    Kristina Angelo, United States

    Steven Schofield, Canada

    Yen-Giang Bui, Canada

    David Shlim, United States


    CREDIT HOURS

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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 4.00 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. 

     

    How to Get Your Certificate

    2.      Click on the “Enduring ISTM 2023 Travel Medicine Review and Update Course – Physicians and Nurses” or “Enduring ISTM 2023 Travel Medicine Review and Update Course – Pharmacists” link.

     Questions? Email Certificate@AmedcoEmail.com

     


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    The annual ISTM TMRUC will be offered online 11 - 12 February 2022 due to continuing COVID-19 travel concerns. This will be a hybrid virtual event of live and pre-recorded presentations.

    COURSE DATES & FORMAT:

    The annual ISTM TMRUC will be offered online 11 - 12 February 2022. This will be a hybrid virtual event of live and pre-recorded presentations. Participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the faculty through interactive sessions and informal discussions. The course will be available on-demand after the live event. 


    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, yellow fever, 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 travellers' diarrhea, immunizations, malaria medications, and navigating COVID in travel will be highlighted.


    COURSE CHAIR

    Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

    Travel Medicine Review and Update Course, Chair

    Deputy State Epidemiologist, NH DHHS

    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health, Dartmouth, New Hampshire, USA


    COURSE PLANNING COMMITTEE

    Elizabeth A. Talbot, United States

    Lin Chen, United States

    Yen-Giang Bui, Canada

    Sarah Kohl, United States


    COURSE SPEAKERS

    Aisha Khatib, Canada

    Camilla Rothe, Germany

    David Hamer, United States

    David Freedman, United States

    Elizabeth Barnett, United States

    Gerard Flaherty, Ireland

    Henry Wu, United States

    Lin Chen, United States

    Mary-Louise Scully, United States

    Michael Jones, United Kingdom

    Sarah Kohl, United States

    Sheila Mackell, United States


    INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON YELLOW FEVER

    Jane Chiodini, United Kingdom

    Jenny Visser, New Zealand

    Leo Visser, Netherlands

    Mary-Louise Scully, United States

    Salim Parker, South Africa

    Moderator: Yen-Giang Bui, Canada


    INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON MALARIA

    Dipti Patel, United Kingdom

    Mike Starr, Australia

    Patricia Schlagenhauf, Switzerland

    Steve Schofield, Canada

    Moderator: Francesco Castelli, Italy


    COURSE MODERATORS

    Camilla Rothe, Germany

    Christina Coyle, United States

    David Shlim, United States

    Francesco Castelli, Italy

    Gerard Flaherty, Ireland

    Yen-Giang Bui, Canada


    CREDIT HOURS

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    Accreditation Statement:

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM).  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 live activity / enduring material for a maximum of 16.25 ANCC contact hours.

    Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation:

    Amedco LLC designates this live activity / enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 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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  • Contains 3 Component(s)

    The Town Hall Webinar for CTH examinees upcoming exam. It will be a thorough walk-through process for the preparation of the CTH exam. Questions from the examinees will be addressed. Overall, it is a valuable session for those preparing for the CTH exam.

    Title: 2024 CTH Exam Insights: Your Questions, Our Answers

    Date: Tuesday, 9th January 2024

    Time: 9.00 EST (The webinar is approximately 1 hour)

    To check your time zone, go to the time and date website: Here

    Registration Fee:

    Complimentary 


    Summary:

    The Town Hall Webinar for CTH examinees is an informative session tailored for individuals preparing for the CTH exam. It will provide a comprehensive walk-through of the exam regarding the following below:

    1) The three required components

    2) Approval email

    3) Technical requirements and trouble shooting


    The Town Hall Meeting will be conducted via Zoom, and I will ensure to share the Zoom link one week before, one day before, and on the day of the meeting to ensure convenient access for all participants.


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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/01/2023

    This webinar is being organized in collaboration with the GeoSentinel Network

    Title: Climate change and arboviruses: Focus on Chikungunya and Zika

    Date: Wednesday, 1st November 2023

    Time: 9.00 EDT UTC-04 (The webinar is approximately 90 minutes)

    To check your time zone, go to the time and date website: Here

    Registration Fee:

    Complimentary 

    You must register to attend. If you are not a member and wish to attend, you can create a free profile here, but membership is always encouraged as it is the most beneficial. 


    Summary:

    Chikungunya and Zika viruses have been responsible for explosive epidemics in the recent past, with numerous cases still suffering from long term sequelae in endemic countries. With climate change and the abundance of mosquito vectors, as well as the accumulation of non-immune populations, cases have increased recently.  Come join our experts and learn about the latest risk areas, the significant burden for travelers, and encouraging results in vaccine research. 

    Special thanks to Valneva for the unrestricted educational grant that helped provide this program.


    Webinar Faculty:

    PEC Incoming Chair: Dr. Yen Bui

    Immediate Past President, ISTM: Dr. Lin Chen


    Moderator: 

    Dr. Annelies Wilder-Smith


    Speakers: 

    Dr. Ralph Huits

    Department of Infectious Tropical Diseases and Microbiology, IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital, Verona, Italy (R.H.)

    Co-Principal Investigator GeoSentinel (Research Lead)

     

    Dr. Yesim Tozan

    Department of Global and Environmental Health,

    New York University School of Global Public Health


    Dr. Susan Hills

    Medical Epidemiologist, Arboviral Diseases Branch, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



    Course Objectives: 

    By the end of this webinar, the attendee should be able to:

    - Describe the recent epidemiology of chikungunya and Zika

    - Discuss the latest data on cost-of-illness related to arboviral diseases in travelers

    - Summarize the latest vaccine developments against chikungunya and Zika 

    Who Should Attend:

    - Infectious Disease Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    - Travel Health Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    - Public Health Practitioners

    - Family Medicine Practitioners

    - Occupational Health Specialists, Military Medicine Specialists

    - Any others who care for travelers, expats, and migrants


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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/28/2023

    Produced by ISTM PEC

    Title: Dengue and Climate Change: Emerging Disease in Non-Endemic Regions

    Date: Wednesday, 28th June 2023

    Time: 9.00 EDT UTC-04 (The webinar is approximately 90 minutes)

    To check your time zone, go to the time and date website: Here

    Registration Fee:

    Complimentary 

    You must register to attend. If you are not a member and wish to attend, you can create a free profile here, but membership is always encouraged as it is the most beneficial. 


    Summary:

    Dengue, the most common arboviral disease, continues to afflict large tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world, with outbreaks ongoing after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and population mobility. With climate change, urbanization, increasing population density and vector density, innovative control strategies are needed, whether through vector control and/or new vaccine development. 

    Special thanks to Takeda for the unrestricted educational grant that helped provide this program.


    Webinar Faculty:

    PEC Incoming Chair: Dr. Yen Bui

    Immediate Past President, ISTM: Dr. Lin Chen


    Moderator: 

    Dr Francesca Norman

    National Referral Unit for Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases Department,

    Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, IRYCIS, Universidad de Alcalá, CIBER de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Madrid, Spain


    Speakers: 

    Dr Tomas Jelinek

    Medical Director, Berlin Center for Travel & Tropical Medicine, Germany

    Scientific Director, Center for Travel Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany

    Dr Anna Durbin

    Professor, International Health Director, Center for Immunization Research

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

    Dr Gabriela Paz-Bailey

    Chief, Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne-Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA



    Course Objectives: 

    By the end of this webinar, the attendee will be able to: 

    1. Identify the most promising vector control strategies

    2. Discuss the efficacy and safety of the main vaccines in development 

    3. Recognize populations at risk, including travelers, who would most benefit from these vaccines

    Who Should Attend:

    - Travel Health practitioners - Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

    -  Public Health practitioners and policy makers

    - Military Medicine personnel

    - Any others who care for travelers or expatriates


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  • Contains 4 Product(s)

    Don't miss VIRTUAL CISTM18: Dawn of a New Era in Travel Medicine Virtual in Basel, Switzerland May 2023.

    We are delighted that you will be joining us digitally at CISTM18 from 21-25 May 2023!

    How to Access the Conference Online

     

    Please visit the digital platform or download the App by simply visiting the Apple store (here) or Google Play store (here) and search for our free app "CISTM18."  The digital platform is intended for computer users, and the APP is for mobile users – both options provide exactly the same content / information.

     

    Please note, only the programming in the San Francisco room will be live streamed, and it will be broadcast in the local Basel, Switzerland time zone. All of the Scientific Program will be recorded and available within 24 hours for viewing. Programming will be available for 3 months on the app, and eventually this programming will be migrated and available on the Elevate platform. 

    LOGIN INFORMATION FOR THE DIGITAL CONGRESS

    The digital congress platform is available and will be accessible until 30 August 2023, 23.59 CET.

    DIGITAL PLATFORM

    We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the platform before the start of the congress. Go to the platform and discover the different congress areas for a smooth start on 21 May and a great congress experience.

    Kindly note that the app can’t be downloaded to a computer. But attendees access the digital platform, which is basically the same.

    As a summary - the app is for mobile users, the digital platform for computer users – both options provide exactly the same content / information.

    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    For optimal user experience, we highly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. The digital congress platform is not accessible on Safari.

    We recommend you to regularly clear your browser’s cache memory and to reload the currently open page, and to override the locally cached version (clear cache). To clear your cache on Chrome/Firefox, please press “Ctrl + F5” or “Ctrl + Shift + R” short keys on your keyboard.

    FAQ

    Browse through the FAQs to find answers to frequently asked questions.

     

    SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

    The detailed scientific program is available on the official congress website, please click here.

     

    We are looking forward to welcoming you at CISTM18!

    Kind regards,

    ISTM Secretariat Team

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