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Collapse Schistosomiasis in Travellers

This webinar will cover some aspects of Schistomiasis, with particular emphasis travel related infection and how it differs from disease among residents of endemic regions.. Although this disease is mainly found in Africa, it is also prevalent in the Amazon and Southeast Asia. We will look at risk management for travellers, especially those who swim in bodies of fresh water. We will discuss clinical symptoms of returned travellers and post travel screening.


Attendee Takeaways:  

  • What are the most common risks for Schistomiasis?
  • How to advise a traveller during pre-travel screening.
  • Learn typical clinical manifestations of the different forms of Schistomiasis.
  • Enhanced understanding of how travellers can reduce their risk for Schistomiasis and its complications

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

  • Discuss risk management for those travellers most at risk
  • Discuss the process of post travel screening in symptomatic and asymptomatic travelers.


Who Should Attend:

  • General practitioners who care for patients planning to travel to regions where Schistomiasis is prevalent
  • Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.


Planning Chair: 

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Pediatrician, Pediatric Alliance

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Email:  sarahkohlmd@gmail.com

 

Speaker:

Prof. Eli Schwartz, MD, DTMH, Israel, (Clinical Professor, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv Univ.) and the Director of the Inst. of Travel and Tropical Medicine, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Email:  Eli.schwartz@sheba.health.gov.il

 

Moderator: 

Dr. Michael Libman, J. D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Email:  michael.libman@mcgill.ca

Formats Available: Live Webinar
Original Seminar Date: December 05, 2017
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Webinar Recordings
Collapse Fever in the Returning Traveler: Towards a Rational Work-up and Response
Join us as Dr. Eli Schwartz of The Tropical Inst. at Sheba Medical Center engages Dr. Susan McLellan of Tulane University in a lively discussion of how to evaluate the traveler who returns with an undifferentiated fever. We will explore the diagnostic approach and urgency of caring for an ill-traveler. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who care for travelers provide timely and accurate medical care. Join us on 18 April, 2017. 

09:00 New York (14.00 London; 15.00 Frankfurt; 15.00 Cape Town; 18.30 New Delhi; 21:00 Singapore; 22:00 Tokyo.) You may check the time in your location here.  


Attendee Takeaways:   
  • What are the most common causes of undifferentiated fever in travelers? 
  • Which diseases do I need to recognize quickly because they might kill the patient? 
  • What do I need to think about to avoid a public health disaster? 
  • How do I use the laboratory sensibly to make a diagnosis? 
  • What should be considered as empiric therapy while I’m trying to make the diagnosis? 

Course Objectives
By the end of this webinar, the attendee should be able to: 
  • Describe the epidemiology of the most common causes of undifferentiated fever in travelers 
  • Reasonably assess the probability that a patient has a disease of major clinical or public health urgency 
  • Initiate a plan for specific diagnostic tests which makes efficient and effective use of the available strategies 
  • Determine the need for rapid initiation of empiric therapy for specific high risk conditions while waiting for confirmation of the diagnosis  

Who Should Attend: 
  • General practitioners who care for patients who travel: Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.
Formats Available: Streaming, Streaming + MP4 Download
Original Seminar Date: April 18, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse What do Clinicians Need to Know About Chikungunya?

Join us as Dr David Hamer of Boston University engages Dr Fabrice Simon of Laveran Military Teaching Hospital in a lively discussion of chikungunya infection in travellers: how is it spread, what are the clinical manifestations, and how do you treat it? This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who care for travellers provide timely and accurate advice about prevention and treatment of chikungunya infection. Join us on 8 February 2017.


Speaker:

Dr. Fabrice Simon, MD, PhD, France, Professor of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Laveran Military Teaching Hospital, Marseille

 

Moderator: 

Dr. David Hamer, MD, United States, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University Schools of Public Health

 

Attendee Takeaways:  

  • Understand the epidemiology of chikungunya virus and the risk to travellers
  • Learn typical clinical manifestations of acute chikungunya infection
  • Review the persistent rheumatic disorders that may follow acute infection
  • Enhance understanding of how travellers can reduce their risk of infection


Course Objectives:

  • Understand the risk of chikungunya infection associated with travel
  • Review the clinical manifestations of chikungunya infection including modes of transmission, incubation period, and typical symptoms
  • Identify two types of post-chikungunya rheumatic disorders and how to treat them
  • Examine strategies to prevent chikungunya infection in travellers 


Who Should Attend:

  • General practitioners who care for patients planning to travel to regions where chikungunya is prevalent
  • Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: February 08, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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What should you recommend for your patients with Traveller’s Diarrhea?

Join us as Dr. Hans Nothdruft of University of Munich engages Dr. Brad Connor of Cornell University in a lively discussion of Travellers’ Diarrhea: what’s new, what to recommend and the role of the gut microbiome. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who care for travellers provide timely and accurate advice about causes and treatment of TD. Join us on 9 November at 0900 Eastern time.

Attendee Takeaways:

  • Understand the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of traveller’s diarrhea (TD)
  • Learn about the role of the gut micro biome and antimicrobial resistance in TD
  • Review recommendations for counseling patients traveling to areas where TD is common

Course Objectives:

  • Provide overview of the epidemiology of traveller’s diarrhea.
  • Describe the rationale for different treatment options.
  • Discuss current recommendations for work up, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.



Who Should Attend:

  • General practitioners who care for patients planning to travel to regions where TD is common
  • Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: November 09, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse What does every practitioner need to know about Zika virus?
What do you know about Zika? What are you telling your patients?
 
Join us as, ISTM President, Annelies Wilder-Smith moderates while Dr. Mary Wilson, from Harvard University, and Dr. Dipti Patel, NaTHNaC (National Travel Health Centre and Network), give us a lively update on our current understanding of Zika virus infection. Recommendations for prevention of Zika viral infection in travelers, including those attending the Rio 2016 Olympics, will be reviewed. The webinar is designed to assist clinicians who care for travelers, provide timely and accurate advice. The webinar will begin at 9:00am EST [UTC -5] on 28 July. (14.00 London; 15.00 Frankfurt; 15.00 Cape Town; 18.30 New Delhi; 21:00 Singapore; 22:00 Tokyo.) To determine the time in your local area, click here.
 
 
Attendee Takeaways:  
  • Understand the unprecedented worldwide outbreak of Zika virus
  • Learn about possible health issues for travelers to endemic regions, including the 2016 Olympics
  • Review recommendations for counseling patients traveling to areas of Zika infection and care for the ill-returned traveler
 
Course Objectives:
  • Provide overview of Zika virus and the epidemiology of recent outbreaks.
  • Describe the clinical presentation including severe manifestations, with a focus on microcephaly.
  • Discuss current recommendations for work up, diagnosis, and prevention.
 
Who Should Attend: 
  • General practitioners who care for patients planning to travel to regions of Zika virus infection.
  • Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.
  • Public Health officials who may be involved with planning for response to Zika virus infection
  • Athletic directors, team physicians, and athletic trainers who may be in a position to recommend health measures for team members.
 
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: July 28, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Is Your Traveler Going to High Altitude?

The speaker will discuss the risk of altitude illness in patients as they prepare for travel. For those patients who will be at risk, an overview of current practices and advice concerning high altitude illness avoidance will be studied. This discussion will include current options for drug prophylaxis and also self treatment options.

Formats Available: High Altitude Travel Webinar
Original Seminar Date: November 19, 2014
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Preparing Your Patients for Mass Gatherings: Euro 2012 and the London Olympics
Dr. Catherine Smallwood, Technical Officer, Health and Security Interface, Global Alert and Response, World Health Organization (WHO) will be key speaker, and will be joined by Nicolas Isla and Dr. Gilles Poumerol.  Dr. Robert Steffen will act as Moderator. The speakers will provide a broad overview of the approach taken by WHO on health protection at mass gatherings. They will discuss some specific details on WHO's activities for the big events this year, including recommendations for preventing illness associated with travel this summer to EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine and to the Olympics in London, United Kingdom.

Travel medicine practitioners who have travelers planning to attend these events or any mass gatherings as well as public health officials who may be involved with planning for mass gathering events, will find the information contained in this webinar informative and timely.

Attendee Takeaways:
  • Understand historic background of health issues related to mass gatherings.
  • Learn possible health issues for travelers going to EURO 2012 and London Olympics.
  • Consider recommendedations for own patients going to these events.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss recommendations for prevention and management of health problems
  • Describe possible health issues for attendees for EURO 2012 and London Olympics and international health authority planning
  • Provide historic background, recent disease trends, and travel patterns at mass gathering events

Who Should Attend:
  • Family doctors and other primary care physicians, who evaluate patients planning to attend mass gatherings either as athletes or spectators, particularly EURO 2012 and London Olympics.
  • Travel medicine practitioners, including doctors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurses, pharmacists.
  • Public health officials who may be involved with planning for mass gathering events.
  • Athletics directors who may be in a position to recommend health measures for the team members.

Date and Time:  30 May 2012 09.00 EDT UTC-04

09.00 New York
14.00 London
15.00 Frankfurt
15.00 Cape Town
18.30 New Delhi
21.00 Singapore
22.00 Tokyo

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Estimated Length: 1 hour

Formats Available: Recorded Access
Original Seminar Date: May 30, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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