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Monday, October 1, 2018

International Conference on Migration Health
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Date(s): October 1, 2018 - October 3, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM  EST - 7:00 PM  EST
Via Aurelia, 619 00165 Rome, Italy
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Organization: ISTM
Contact Name: ISTM Secretariat
Contact Phone: +1 404.373.8282
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The International Society of Travel Medicine has been focussed on the care of travelling and mobile populations for more than 25 years.  Increasing migration with large forced movements of vulnerable populations provides both the need and an opportunity to have a dialogue on the health issues experienced by all categories of migrants and the responsiveness of receiving health care systems. Acknowledging that ISTM does not have the breadth of expertise needed to address the complex multidisciplinary health issues of this population we have partnered with clinical, public health, and humanitarian organizations in organizing this conference.

The International Conference on Migration Health will provide an international forum to discuss scientific evidence on migration health that covers a broad range of issues including clinical needs (infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, women health issues, mental health) and the required public health and humanitarian response.

Confronting Challenges Discussions
A few sessions during the conference will be designed to facilitate high level structured conversations to share perspectives and increase understanding and insights into complex issues in migration. These sessions will engage a broad range of individuals working with migrant populations such as health care practitioners, public health, humanitarian, and service providers and policy makers. A rapporteur will be assigned to report the key thoughts and ideas resulting from these sessions. Examples of some of the challenging issues could be; "Facing Fear and Stigma, challenges to integration," "Weighing the risks and benefits to assimilating migrants," "Navigating sovereignty, security and human rights in provision of care to migrants," and "Allocating scarce health care resources: What are the minimum standards in health service delivery."

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