Travel Medicine Review and Update Course


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The Travel Medicine Reivew and Update Course dates are 23-24 February 2024

ISTM produces the Travel Medicine Review and Update Course each year. The 2024 Virtual Course will be held 23-24 February 2024. The course agenda and presentations wil provide an update and review of the Body of Knowledge for the practice of travel medicine in an engaging manner that encourages international participation. Registration will open soon! We encourage you to sign up here to be notified when registration opens.

Course Agenda

View the course agenda here.

Course Speakers

Chair: Sheila Mackell
Organizing Committee: Yen Bui, Lin Chen and Henry Wu

Elizabeth Barnett
Yen Bui
Gerard Flaherty
Jeff Goad
Eric Halsey
David Hamer
Aisha Khatib
Sarah Kohl
Camille Kotton
Sheila Mackell
Scott Norton
David Shlim
Natalie Prevatt
Steve Schofield
Darvin Scott Smith
Henry Wu

International Panel on Yellow Fever Vaccines

Leo Visser (the Netherlands), Aluisio Segurado (Brasil), Salim Parker (South Africa)  Elizabeth Barnett (United States of America),  Moderator: Yen Bui (Canada)

International Panel on Malaria

Dipti Patel (United Kingdom), Albie de Frey (South Afirca), Francesca Norman (Spain), Mike Starr (Australia), Joon Sup Yeom (South Korea), Moderator: Edward Ryan (United States of America)

Course Description

The 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 travelers, expatriates, and migrants.

The expert faculty will present topics including adventure travel, bites, and envenomation, cases, food and water exposures, ill returning travelers, risk assessment, malaria, special travelers, vaccines, and vectors. The care of special groups such as pregnant women, pediatric travelers, immigrants, VFR travelers, and immunocompromised hosts will also be discussed. Recent developments and advances in travelers' 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 as follows: 08.00 to 17.15 US Est on Friday, 23 February 2024, and 08.00 to 17.30 concluding on Saturday, 24 February 2023. This course will be hybrid in that some of the presentations will be live while others will be prerecorded. This entire course will be recorded and available online on ISTM's Learning Management System (LMS) for 12 months for all who register.

You may review the Program Topics by viewing the Course Agenda


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

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Accreditation Statement

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ISTM has applied for accreditation support with Amedco LLC and will post credit designation details for Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacist as soon as credit hour details are finalized. 


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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 Travelers' HealthTM Examination (CTH® Program):

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

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Registration and Payment

The following fees apply for the 2024 Course.

All Fees are in U.S. Dollars.

Registrant Class    Registration
   (Until 23 February 2024)
ISTM Member    USD 350 
Non-Member    USD 450

Online Registration for the live course closed 23 February 2024. On Demand Registration will be available after the live registration closes.

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.

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Registration Fee Inclusions

The registration fees include admittance to the course, continuing education application fees, electronic course materials, and access to the full course recording 12 months after the course.

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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

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". The next examination will be offered in 2024.

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ISTM Learning @ ISTM

To expand the reach of the ISTM educational events and resources, the Publication Education Committee (PEC) created an online travel medicine learning management system (LMS) in 2021: Learning @ ISTM. This is the destination for all ISTM related educational offerings in one place, presenting an easy and seamless experience for all users. LMS features include: ISTM Webinars, CISTM videos, Resource Library, Travel Medicine Review and Update Course, Continuing Professional Development transcripts, Challenging Cases and a Travel Medicine Podcast coming soon. 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