ISTM Member Benefit Programs

The ISTM Professional Education Committee is pleased to announce a new ISTM Member Benefit Webinar Program recently approved by the ISTM Executive Board. The ISTM is producing webinars throughout the year that will be provided at no cost to ISTM Members who register. If you miss the live
presentation, you will be able to access the program from this page of the website shortly after it was presented. See our list of available programs below. Watch the ISTM website for information about new webinars as they are scheduled so you can participate “real-time” in the future!

Recorded 17 May 2017
Preventing Malaria in Pediatric Travellers

Speaker: 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. 

  • Handouts:  Preventing Malaria in Pediatric Travellers  Preventing Insect Bites

Recorded 17 May 2017
Inaugural Alan Magill Memorial Lecture: Shrinking the Malaria Map:The Long Journey to Eradication, 1900-2040

Speaker: Sir Richard Feachem, Director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences; Professor of Global Health at both the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley; former Executive Director of Global Health Sciences; Visiting Professor at London University, and; Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.


Recorded 15 May 2017
Neglected Topics in Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Travellers

This program is independently produced by the International Society of Travel Medicine, and has been made possible through an Independent Medical Education Grant from GSK.

What Can be Done to Prevent the Spread of Measles and Mumps by Travellers?
(Prof. Joseph Torresi, The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Tick-Borne Encephalitis:  What Evidence is there on the Risk and on Preventative Options?
(Dr. Martin Haditsch, Medical Dir. TravelMedCenter, Austria & Germany)

Rabies Single Dose PreP for Travellers - What is the Evidence for a New Strategy?
(Prof. Leo Visser, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands)

Recorded 18 April 2017

Fever in the Returning Traveler: Towards a Rational Work-up and Response

(Moderator: Dr Dr. Susan L. F. McLellan, Associate Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine; and Clinical Associate Professor of Tropical Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Director, Tulane Travel Clinic; New Orleans, LA United States of America)


Recorded 8 February 2017

What Do Clinicians Need to Know About Chikungunya?
(Moderator: Dr David Hamer, Boston University, School of Public Health, USA, Prof Dr Fabrice Simon, Laveran Military Teaching Hospital, Marseille, France)

     -  Handouts: (ChikungunyaHandout.pdf)


Recorded 9 November 2016

Travellers' Diarrhoea 
Travellers' Diarrhoea in the Microbiome Era

(Dr. Hans Nothdruft, University of Munich, Germany, Dr. Bradley A. Connor, Weill Cornell Medical College, The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, New York, USA)

Recorded 29 September 2016
Neglected
Immunizations for Particular Travellers

This program is independently produced by the International Society of Travel Medicine, and has been made possible through an Independent Medical Education Grant from GSK.

Introduction and Pre-Test
(Chair and Moderator: Dr. Robert Steffen, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travelers’ Health, University of Zurich Travel Health Centre, Zurich, Switzerland)

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines: The South African Experience
(Prof. Cheryl Cohen, Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa

Understanding and Implementing Hepatitis B Vaccination for Patients with Diabetes, Chronic Liver Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Dr. Gerard Flaherty, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway)

The Medical Burden of Varicella Disease and the Impact Benefit of Vaccinating Against Varicella
(Prof. Leo Visser, Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands)

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Recorded July of 2016

ISTM Zika Webinar
Part 1: Epidemiology, Transmission
Part 2: Clinical, Travel Advice, Prevention

(Dipti Patel, United Kingdom, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Singapore, Mary E. Wilson, United States of America)

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Recorded 4 March 2016
Critical Vaccine Issues for Travel Health Practitioners in the Asia-Pacific Region

This program is independently produced by the International Society of Travel Medicine, and has been made possible through an Independent Medical Education Grant from GSK.

Introduction and Pre-Test
(Chair and Moderator: Jenny Visser, New Zealand)

Hepatitis Vaccines: Indications in an Era of Universal Vaccination
(Daniel Shouval, Liver Unit, Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital Jerusalem, Israel)

VFRs and Travel Vaccines
(Professor Karin Leder, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash University Victoria, Australia)

Essentials of pre-travel immunizations The 5 "C"s: Cumulative exposure, Combinations, Compliance, Comfort, Cost
(Robert Steffen, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travelers’ Health, University of Zurich Travel Health Centre, Zurich, Switzerland)


Recorded 19 November 2014

Is Your Traveller Going to High Altitude?

(Presented by:  Dr. Peter Hackett, Executive Director of the Institute for High Altitude Medicine in Telluride, Colorado, United States.  Moderator: Dr. David Shlim.)

Recorded 30 May 2014

Preparing Your Patients for Mass Gatherings:  EURO 2012 and the London Olympics

(Moderator: Dr. Robert Steffen, Switzerland; Speaker:  Dr. Katherine Smallwood, Technical Officer, Health and Security Interface, Global Alert and Response, World Health Organization [WHO] Headquarters.)


Recorded May of 2011

Robert Steffen on the History of ISTM
Introduction by Alan Magill, ISTM President 2009-2011

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