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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

As at June 4, 2024

Our exciting program of prominent speakers, includes cutting edge science and practice of travel medicine. 

Program Outline


Tuesday, 17 September 2024

All day:                        Adventure and Wilderness Travel Pre-Conference Seminar
                                       (separate registration required)

Wednesday, 18 September 2024

Late afternoon:     Registration to be followed by official Opening Ceremony 
 
OP: How a Tiny Clinic in Nepal Made an Outsized Contribution to Travel Medicine Around the World
David Shlim, USA


Evening:              Get together reception

Thursday, 19 September 2024

All day:                        Sessions (plenary and parallels)                  

 

PL01: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF VACCINES

NEW VACCINES FOR TRAVELLERS, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Switzerland

NEWER VACCINE TECHNOLOGIES, TBC

SY01: FEBRILE ILLNESS IN TRAVELERS – ANY NEWS?

DENGUE, Somia Iqtadar, Pakistan

Rickettsia and Q Fever, Priscilla Rupali, India

Typhoid, Conjugate Vaccine, XDR, Buddha Basnyat, Nepal 
 

SY02:  GETTING THERE AND BACK SAFELY

IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES, Ady Wirawan, Indonesia

AEROMEDICAL RETRIEVAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPATRIATION (HOSPITAL TO HOME COUNTRY), Brett Gerrard, New Zealand

HELI/EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS FROM (ALTITUDE, TRAUMA - FIELD TO HOSPITAL), Suvash Dawadi, Nepal
 

SY03: CHANGING EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MALARIA

GLOBAL AND ASIA PACIFIC REGION, Divya Deodhar, India

MALARIA RESISTANCE IN KATHMANDU, Arjen Dondorp, Netherlands

NEW VECTORS, Oscar David Kirstein, Israel
 

Friday, 20 September 2024

All day:                        Sessions (plenary and parallels)

PL02:SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL/COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL RELATED BENEFITS OF TRAVEL

TRAVEL & TOURISM: GLOBAL BENEFITS & HARMS, Robert Steffan, Switzerland

TRAVEL & TOURISM: INDIVIDUAL TRAVELER BENEFITS, Gerard Flaherty, Ireland
 

SY04: MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES DURING TRAVEL, ACUTE PSYCHOSIS, JERUSALEM SYNDROME, Pushpa Prasad Sharma, Kathmandu

PREPARING THE TRAVELLER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS, Maureen Macconnell, USA
 

SY05: SPECIAL POPULATIONS

BIOLOGIC DRUGS, Sarah McGuinness, Australia

THE PREGNANT TRAVELLER, Sarah Borwein, Hong Kong

THE ELDERLY TRAVELLER, Jonathan Cohen, Australia
 

Saturday, 21 September 2024

Morning                       Plenary and Closing Session

PL03: DIAGNOSTIC GAPS: NEW TOOLS, NEW HORIZONS

DIAGNOSTIC GAPS IN TRAVEL AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, Eli Schwartz, Israel

NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS AND THEIR PROS AND CONS, Pallab Ray, India
 

SY06: COVID 19 PANEL DISCUSSION

Ben Cowling, Hong Kong 
Annelies Wilder-Smith, Switzerland

 

SY07: GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS AND TRAVEL: WHAT’S NEW?

PL04: LOOKING BACK LOOKING FORWARD

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF TRAVELLERS DIARRHOEA: AN UPDATE AND REVIEW, Karin Leder, Australia

GLOBAL MICROBIOME: EFFECTS OF TRAVEL, PATHOGEN AND RESISTANCE, Bradley Connor, USA

PERSISTENT GI SYMPTOMS POST TRAVEL , Eli Schwartz, Israel

MEET THE PROFESSOR

MTP01: POST EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION IN NEPAL 

MTP02: DOCUMENTARY ABOUT 'CLEAN UP EVEREST CAMPAIGN' BY THE NEPAL ARMY

MTP03: REVIVAL OF THE UNDERGROUND WATER SYSTEM AND STONE WATER SPOUTS ESTABLISHED IN MEDIEVAL TIMES IN KATHMANDU, PATAN AND BHAKTAPUR

WORKSHOPS

Eleven Workshops: Including ABC workshops for those new to travel medicine

WS01: RABIES 

WS02: MILITARY MEDICINE

WS03: IMMUNOSUPPRESSED TRAVELER 

WS04: HIGH ALTITUDE TRAVEL

WS05: MALARIA PANEL CASE BASED DIFFERENT APPROACHES

WS06: DEBATE / EVIDENCE BASED

WS07: DESTINATION INDIA 

WS08: 10 IMPORTANT PAPERS

ABC1: INTRODUCTION FOR TRAVEL MEDICINE SETTING CLINIC AND PRE-TRAVEL CONSULT 

ABC2: TRAVEL VACCINES AND MALARIA PROPHYLAXIS

ABC3: NON COMMUNICABLE TRAVEL RISKS 

QUIZ

 

COME AND TEST YOUR TRAVEL MEDICINE KNOWLEDGE

And don’t forget the pre-conference all day seminar on Wilderness, Adventure and Expedition Medicine being held on 17th September (separate registration).

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