The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) has initiated EuroTravNet - the European Travel Medicine Network - to create a network of clinical experts in tropical and travel medicine to support detection, verification, assessment and communication of communicable diseases that can be associated with travelling and specifically with tropical diseases. The goal of EuroTravNet is to build, maintain and strengthen a multi-disciplinary network of highly qualified experts with demonstrated competence in diseases of interest, ideally in the field of travel advice, tropical medicine, clinical diagnosis of the returned traveller, and detection, identification and management of imported infections.

EuroTravNet was initially funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). It was funded by ECDC from 2008-2012 through two public tenders: 2008's "Travel Medicine in Europe: existing structures, functions and added-value of ECDC. Building a network to support Travel and Tropical Medicine related activities at ECDC." and 2010's "Network to support Travel and Tropical Medicine related activities at ECDC."

EuroTravNet is currently funded by the International Society of Travel Medicine and the Instituts Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection Foundation in Marseille.

The EuroTravNet founding core sites and members belong to the GeoSentinel Global Surveillance Network, a worldwide communication and data collection network for the surveillance of travel related morbidity.

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Pr. Philippe GAUTRET, Marseille
Project Director


Dr. Jakob CRAMER, Hamburg

Pr. Martin GROBUSCH, Amsterdam

Pr. Francesco CASTELLI, Brescia

Pr. Patricia SCHLAGENHAUF, Zürich