International Society of Travel Medicine
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 17.00 EDT (UTC-04)

Historical Information

In 1988 the first Conference of International Travel Medicine gathered close to 500 travel medicine professionals. Building upon this success, the second Conference of International Travel Medicine was held in 1991 with over 900 delegates, and it was during this conference the ISTM was established. ISTM has now grown to more than 4,000 members in 96 countries and is the largest organisation of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine.

As a part of the 20 Year Anniversary Celebrations of the May 2011 CISTM12, Robert Steffen gave a presentation on the History of ISTM during the Opening Ceremony. To view this presentation, click here.

The First Ten Years

The Second Ten Years

The Third Ten Years

The Fourth Ten Years