Future Travel Medicine Practice in the Wake of COVID-19

Future Travel Medicine Practice in the Wake of COVID-19

06 November 2020


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    COVID-19 has had a major impact on the travel and tourism industry. Not surprisingly it has also had an effect for travel medicine practice. However, although green shoots are beginning it is unlikely that practice will be as it was. This year’s virtual annual symposium will take place on the afternoon of the 6th November 2020 and will explore themes related to the future of travel medicine post COVID-19.

    Highlights include a perspective from the UK Government, and presentations on re-setting travel medicine services, COVID-19 vaccine development, the collateral damage caused by COVID-19, the practical issues facing travel medicine services and managing travellers needs and what the consequences are for International Health Regulations. The afternoon will end with a moderated session by a well known travel journalist considering the future and sustainability of the travel industry.

    This meeting is initiated and funded by Emergent Biosolutions. The company is presenting a session at the meeting but has had no input into the remainder of the educational content which has been developed independently by the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

    A PDF version of the programme is available in the download tab at the top of the page.

    Suitable for:

    • Travel Medicine Nurses
    • Travel Healthcare Professionals
    • Travel Medicine Doctors
    • Travel Medicine Pharmacist
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    Welcome and Introduction

    Mrs Jane Chiodini
    Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

    Session 1 - The impact of COVID-19 on travel

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    The COVID Pandemic and its impact for travel

    Professor Jonathan Van-Tam
    Deputy Chief Medical Officer
    Department of Health and Social Care

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    Working in the field of travel medicine as the Pandemic hit and early recovery

    Dr. Nicky Longley
    Consultant in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
    Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Department of Clinical Research
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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    Questions 1

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    Refreshment Break

    Session 2 - Vaccine development and future disease risk

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    Vaccine development in light of COVID-19

    Professor Andrew Pollard
    Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity
    Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Paediatrics, Vice Master, St Cross College
    University of Oxford

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    Collateral damage to the prevention of other infections

    Dr. Chris Van Tulleken
    Fellow in Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine
    Hospital for Tropical Diseases
    BBC broadcaster and Honorary Associate Professor in the Division of Infection at UCL

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    Questions 2

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    Refreshment break 2

    Session 3

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    Current travel trends, risk factors, and evolving traveller behaviour. How can travel medicine adapt?

    Emergent Biosolutions

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    Refreshment break 3

    Session 4 - A world after COVID-19, the practicalities of travel medicine practice

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    Meeting the travel medicine provider needs post COVID-19

    Dr. Lin Chen
    President, International Society of Travel Medicine
    Director, Travel Medicine Center, Mount Auburn Hospital
    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Dr. Dipti Patel
    Director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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    Supporting Seniors for International Travel Post COVID-19

    Ms. Gail Rosselot
    Director, Travel Well of Westchester
    Past President, American Travel Health Nurses Association.
    Ms. Tullia Marcolongo
    Executive Director of IAMAT

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    Questions 3

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    Refreshment break 4

    Session 5 - A world after COVID-19, regulation and industry challenges

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    International Health Regulations of the future

    Dr. David Nabarro
    Co-Director of Global Health at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London.
    Strategic Director of the Swiss-based social enterprise 4SD
    Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19

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    From Thomas Cook to COVID-19 - where do we go from here?
    Discussion panel between experts from the travel industry, moderated by Simon Calder

    Moderator – Simon Calder
    Travel writer and broadcaster, Senior travel editor for The Independent newspaper.

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    Questions 5

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    Thanks and Close

    Mrs Jane Chiodini
    Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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