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Collapse COVID-19 -  Focus on Europe, The New Epicenter
A Special ISTM Digital Symposium

ISTM’s second COVID-19 Digital Symposium will focus on the experience managing the outbreak in various European countries. It is a great opportunity for members to discuss and learn from frontline experts fighting this menace in real time.

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Francesco Castelli
Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Brescia
Brescia, Italy

 

Special Guest Commentators

Dr. Nicholas Beeching
Honorary Consultant and Clinical Lead
Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

Dr. Michael Beadsworth
Consultant and Clinical Lead for High Consequence ID
Tropical and Infectious Disease Unit
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

Moderator

Dr. David O. Freedman
Managing Senior Director, Shoreland Travax
Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases, UAB
United States

 

Who should attend

  • Infectious Disease Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists

  • Travel Health Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists

  • Family medicine practitioners

  • Any others who care for travellers

Formats Available: Live Event + On-Demand (View Required)
Original Seminar Date: April 01, 2020
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ISTM: 1 hour Professional Development

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    Collapse Special 90-minute ISTM Digital Symposium:  COVID-19

    Speakers

    Prof. Dr. Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan
    Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Prof. Dr. Poh Lian Lim
    Dept of Infectious Disease
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

    Moderator

    Dr. David O. Freedman
    Managing Senior Director, Shoreland Travax
    Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases, UAB
    Birmingham, AL, USA

    This symposium is a great opportunity for ISTM members to hear from experts with hands-on experience in managing the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Event + On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: March 11, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISTM: 1 hour Professional Development

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    Collapse Travel Insurance and MedEvac: You see only what you look for...

    Speaker

    Albie de Frey
    Chief Medical Officer
    Travel Doctor Johannesburg
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Moderator

    Tullia Marcolongo 
    Executive Director
    International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Summary 

    The prevention and management of vaccine and non-vaccine preventable infectious diseases attract the lion’s share of the attention of many travel health providers, often to the detriment of their travelling clientele. Many other important aspects of travel health are at least as important, including medical evacuations (“medevacs”) – and how to  pay for them... 

    Albie de Frey started his career in travel medicine as the medical director of an air ambulance company based in Africa, converting a few years later to  travel medicine when he realized that many of his air ambulance patients should not have fallen ill or have gotten  injured in the first place – and that travel insurance and medical evacuation has a series of short comings and pitfalls for the unwary. His presentation will provide a concise overview of important factors to  consider when choosing travel insurance and a sober overview of the pitfalls of medical evacuations in practice.

    Course objectives

    By the end of this webinar, the attendee should:

    1. Grasp that travel insurance is a non-negotiable part of safe travel.
    2. Understand that not all travel insurance is equal.
    3. Have an understanding of the practical implications of medevac from (remote) locations. 

    Who should attend

    • Travel Health Practitioners – Doctors and Nurses 
    • Family medicine practitioners
    • Infectious disease specialists
    • Public health professionals
    • Any others who care for international travellers
    • Human Resources Managers of multi-national companies
    • Health and Safety Managers of multi-national companies
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 12, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISTM: 1 hour Professional Development

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    Collapse The Mental Health First Aid Kit: Integrating the Psychological Health of Travellers in Your Busy Practice

    Speakers

    Sarah Borwein
    TravelSafe Medical Centre, Central Health Medical Practice
    Hong Kong, PRC

    Marius van Aswegen
    Industrial Psychologist, Xpatweb 
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Moderator

    Peter Felkai
    SOS Hungary Medical Assistance
    Budapest, Hungary

    Summary 

    To provide practical applications addressing the psychological health of travellers for both the pre-travel clinician and for the in-country general practitioner who is presented with an acute psychiatric emergency.

     

    Course objectives

    This presentation, supported by case studies, links the psychological aspects of pre-travel preparation to in-country medical and emergency care.

    After the presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Explain the factors that affect mental health within the travel context
    • Understand the risks that travellers face during a psychiatric emergency abroad
    • Incorporate mental health considerations within their practice

    Who should attend

    • Family and travel medicine practitioners
    • Student travel health providers
    • Occupational health practitioners
    • Practitioners who work with international assignees
    • Practitioners who care for military travellers
    • Pharmacists
    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast
    Original Seminar Date: November 06, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ISTM: 1 hour Professional Development

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    Collapse Dying to Travel; Travelling to Die

    The pre-travel consultation of a 69-year-old Cape Town man with metastatic pancreatic cancer with a six-month projected survival time is considered. He has a final wish to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia, which is 6 weeks away. His fitness to travel, vaccine and medical considerations, religious and social issues present unique challenges. Medical complications during the journey are presented and addressed. At the end of the pilgrimage the airline considers him too ill to be transported back to South Africa and this has to be addressed sympathetically.    

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

    1. Identify older end of life travellers as a challenging but ultimately rewarding group.
    2. Vaccination has age, destination, legal and at times non-medical nuances.
    3. The Hajj has specific communicable and non-communicable considerations.
    4. Air transport of terminally ill travellers may be complicated.
    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar
    Original Seminar Date: August 28, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Speaker Dr. Jay Keystone gives a humorous, politically incorrect, and lively talk, outlining the elements of a successful lecture. This webinar will focus primarily on the practical aspects that make a presentation so effective. He covers important lecture principles, key lecture elements ,best practices and methods to engage learners. Dr. Keystone is a renowned lecturer in the fields of travel and tropical medicine.

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webinar
    Original Seminar Date: April 24, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Preventing Malaria in Paediatric Travellers

    Join us, as Dr. Karl Neumann moderates while Associate Professor Mike Starr, from Children's Hospital Melbourne, gives us a lively update on our current understanding of preventing malaria in paediatric travellers. The webinar is designed to assist clinicians who care for paediatric travellers to provide timely and accurate advice to their patients. It will cover the ABCs of malaria including assessment of risk, bite prevention and chemoprophylaxis. 

     

    The webinar will begin at 08.00 US EST on 11 April 2018. (13.00 London; 14.00 Frankfurt; 14.00 Cape Town; 17.30 New Delhi; 20:00 Singapore; 21:00 Tokyo.) To determine the time in your local area, click here.


    Course Objectives:

    • Assess risk of malaria for paediatric travellers
    • Advise on insect prevention for paediatric travellers
    • Advise on malaria chemoprophylaxis for paediatric travellers

    Who Should Attend:

    • Family medicine practitioners
    • Infectious disease specialists
    • Public health professionals
    • Nurses and any others who care for children who travel internationally
    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: April 11, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    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
    MORE INFOMORE INFO What does every practitioner need to know about Zika virus?
    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

    Click here for additional locations.


    Estimated Length: 1 hour

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