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We are looking for health professionals/clinics in the London area who are involved in administering travel vaccines – in particular the yellow fever vaccine. Clinics would identify suitable patient volunteers, take consent, administer the yellow fever vaccine in isolation and take blood samples before and 7 ,14, 28 days after vaccination. Samples would be collected by courier, tubes and packaging provided. Patient volunteers would have their remaining travel vaccines after the 28 day blood donation.
Themed “Wilderness and mountain medicine: Travel medicine where it happens”, the 11th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference (APTHC 2016) will be held from 2-5 March 2016 at Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal. It will be an excellent platform to meet and dissect new developments and challenges in Travel Health Medicine. The conference will feature a stellar line up of international experts who will share scientific advancements in the field.
Attendees will also be able to join new and exciting adjunct activities including a pre-meeting workshop and a post-meeting trek.
The International Society of Travel Medicine will be organizing the Certificate of Travel Health® Examination before the conference. This will help improve the standard for travel medicine in our region.
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Do you have any tales to tell from your travel clinic? I bet you have! Please share them with me – it’s for a very good cause.
If we can collect enough they will be produced as a booklet to raise funds for NECTM6 Charity Project. The NECTM6 travel conference will be held in London on 1 to 4 June 2016 and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control is the charity partner – please visit www.nectm.com for more details.
I’m looking for contributions of memorable moments from your travels or travel clinic experience – descriptions and anecdotes of anything funny, ridiculous, extraordinary, alarming or thought-provoking will do. For example, I’ve had to inject through some racy tattoos, advise a traveller who’d stuck himself together with superglue, answer some bizarre questions and had many ‘lost in translation’ moments.
Thank you so much! Adrienne Willcox.