Travel Medicine Review and Update Course


12-13 April 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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ISTM produces the North American Travel Medicine Review and Update each year. The 2019 Course will be held in Atlanta, GA, United States 12-13 April 2019 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The Course provides a thorough update and review of the Body of Knowledge for the practice of travel medicine.

Course Description

The North American 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. The 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, 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 emerging infectious diseases will be highlighted. Participants will have ample opportunity to interact with the faculty through interactive sessions and informal discussions.


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Course Schedule

The Course is scheduled to begin at 08.00 on Friday, 12 April 2019, and conclude at 16.30 on Saturday, 13 April 2019.

List of Topics Include:

  • Adventure Travel
  • Bites and envenomation
  • Cases
  • Food and Water Exposures
  • Ill Returning Travellers
  • Risk Assessment
  • Malaria
  • Special Travellers
  • Vaccines
  • Vectors
  • VFR Travellers

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Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current epidemiology of common health risks affecting travellers
  • Choose which travellers should receive vaccines relevant for travel
  • Discuss the prevention and self-treatment of common travel-related illnesses such as travellers' diarrhea
  • Identify current malaria epidemiology and discuss chemoprophylaxis regimens
  • Advise travellers on the prevention of disease, including being able to advise pregnant women, paediatric travellers, immigrants, VFR travellers, diabetics, and immunocompromised hosts
  • Recognise illness in travellers returning from overseas travel

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Continuing Medical Education Credits

CE and CME are being applied for. Please check back for details.

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Who Should Attend

Health care professionals interested in Travel Medicine who require a thorough review and update of Travel Medicine to enhance their knowledge, and health care professionals preparing to take the Certificate of Knowledge in Travellers' HealthTM Examination (CTH® Program):

  • Travel Medicine Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Family Physicians
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Occupational Health Specialists
  • Mid-level practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmaceutical Specialists
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about Travel Medicine

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Course Location and Accommodations

The course will be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center located at 84 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States of America. We will reserve a block of sleeping rooms near the center for participants to reserve. Please check back for more details.

Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is an international airport located 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta, GA.

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Registration and Payment

The following fees apply for the 2019 Course. Register early as course capacity is limited. Those registering after the course is filled will be placed on a waiting list. Click here to access the event registration page.

All Fees are in U.S. Dollars.

Registrant Class Regular Registration
(Through 2 March 2019)
Late Registration
(After 3 March 2019)
ISTM Member USD 450 Convert to another currency USD 550 Convert to another currency
Non-Member USD 650 Convert to another currency USD 750 Convert to another currency

Online Registration closes 3 April 2019. Onsite Registration will be available. Note: Onsite registrations are subject to availability-please contact the ISTM Secretariat prior to travel if you plan to register onsite.

Registration fees are payable only in U.S. Dollars and payment must be made by VISA, MasterCard or American Express through the electronic registration program. All credit card payments will be charged in U.S. Dollars. Currency conversions will be handled through the credit card company's billing arrangement with the cardholder. If you are unable to use a credit card when submitting your registration, please contact the ISTM Secretariat at to make alternate arrangements. ISTM members must log in to their member account to receive the member discount on registration fees.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability please notify ISTM at, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the conference.

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Registration Fee Inclusions

The registration fees include admittance to the course, continuing education application fees, electronic course materials, continental breakfast, and refreshment breaks. Speaker presentations will be available online prior to the meeting for printing and use of the registrants.

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We hope you will be able to attend once registered for the course. If you must cancel, notice of cancellation must be received by the ISTM Secretariat (contact information below) in writing by 15 March 2019 and is subject to a USD 75 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellation notices received after 16 March 2019.

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Force Majeure

The ISTM reserves the right to cancel the course without notice or compensation in the case of an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the ISTM, such as a war, terrorist attacks, riot, crime or an event described as an "act of God" (e.g. earthquake, fire, flooding, breakout of disease, tornado). In such cases the ISTM is free of all responsibility because of such an incident. In the event of it being impossible for the course to take place due to force majeure cases, so long as it arises from a cause not attributable to the ISTM, the ISTM shall only be obliged to reimburse the payments received subject to the deduction of any costs it has incurred in preparation for the course. This liability only extends to payments made directly to the course and not to payments made by the delegates to hotels or airlines.

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Certificate in Travel HealthTM Exam

ISTM will offer its 18th Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine examination 5 June 2019 in Washington, D.C., United States. The certificate recognises professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the unique body of knowledge associated with travel medicine care and consultation. Professionals passing the exam will be granted a Certificate in Travel HealthTM or CTH®. ISTM members who receive the certificate will be given special recognition on the ISTM website and in the "ISTM Global Travel Clinic Directory".

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ISTM Online Learning Program

Distant learning Program

To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events, the ISTM has established a distance learning program capturing individual sessions from the Travel Medicine and Review North American Course as well as from the 15th International Conference of the ISTM and have made them available through the internet. Offering more than 90 sessions of video with synchronized slides, and audio with synchronized slides, individual modules range from 30 minutes to four hours. The program includes sessions covering all of the areas in the ISTM Body of Knowledge, and features three Mock Tests to help candidates prepare for the CTH® Examination. For more information click here.

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ISTM Secretariat Contact Information

International Society of Travel Medicine
Phone: +1.404.373.8282
Fax: +1.404.373.8283
Mail/Courier: 1200 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 310, Dunwoody, GA 30338