Travel Medicine - The Big Picture
8 June 2017
The big picture in travel health looks at some of the major healthcare challenges across the globe including humanitarian aid and redevelopment work, the aftermath of the ebola epidemic, antimicrobial resistance, and the ongoing threat of malaria.
Conference delegates will:
- Learn about the latest research for selective mosquito borne infections
- Develop a greater understanding of the management of hazards in travel medicine
- Discuss the current evidence and guidance for management of travel related illnesses
- Hear from experts in their individual specialist fields of practice
Travel Medicine – the big picture is suitable for:
- All travel medicine practitioners (doctors, nurses, pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals)
- Health professionals with an interest in global health
- Health professionals with an interest in communicable diseases
This is a provisional programme, and it is subject to change.
Plenary Session Professor David Galloway Welcome and open Professor John Meara The Triennial Lecture - Global Surgery 2030: Evidence and Solutions for Achieving Health, Welfare and Economic Development Mr Stuart Fergusson Global Citizenship in the Scottish Health Service: The Value of International Volunteering Session chair: Captain Andy Green, Dean of the FTM Dr Anna Checkley Yet another arbovirus Dr. Sam Allen Triennial prize winner: Zika in Brazil Session chair: Captain Andy Green, Dean of the FTM Dr Tim O'Dempsey Humanitarian aid work - After Ebola in Sierra Leone Prof David Goldberg The Livingstone Lecture - Hepatitis C: The Odyssey Session chair: Professor Peter Chiodini Dr Jane Cunningham Will we ever get rid of malaria? Prof Dilip Mathai Anti-microbial resistance in the tropics - implications for travel medicine Dr Robert Harrison Anti venom research progress Plenary Session Dr James Logan How “Bug Body Ready” Are You? Dr Jackie Taylor Close
Feedback from our 2016 event
"Morning session! One of the best sessions I have ever attended. Superb speakers and excellent, relevant topics, well presented. Afternoon ditto! An absolutely stunning programme, well done to all the organisers!"
"The Livingstone lecture was inspiring – to have taken a methodological approach and been so successful in actioning the outcome in Zimbabwe. The FGM lecturers were also fascinating in their content and the presentation content was refreshing in its style and approach"
"Thank you for organising such a successful day with a very comprehensive and interesting programme."
"I think that this symposium is always the most interesting of all the travel medicine events/conferences I attend."