On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Asian Pacific Travel Health Society’s 2020 Conference,
we hope you are well and safe in this difficult global pandemic.
It remains an extraordinary challenge to all of us as individuals, and to our profession,
and has profoundly affected the practice of travel medicine.
Let us continue to work and trust too that we can be part of the solution for recovery.
Jenny Visser Tony Gheradin
Details about a conference venue will be available in 2021.
The conference will be conducted in English.
CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE IN TRAVEL MEDICINE EXAMINATION
International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) will offer its 19th Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine examination on 18 March 2020 prior to the opening of the Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.
The certificate recognizes professionals who have demonstrated expertise in the unique body of knowledge associated with travel medicine care and consultation. Professionals passing the exam will be granted a Certificate in Travel Health® or CTH™. ISTM members who receive the certificate will be given special recognition on the ISTM website and in the “ISTM Global Travel Clinic Directory”.
The RACGP has confirmed that the conference will be suitable for GPs to apply for “CPD Activity” points (equals old cat2 points of last triennium), at 2 pts/hr, max 30 points.
Because the conference is not formally approved through RACGP, nor provided via an Australian Education Provider, GPs will need to self-record the activity under the “Skills and knowledge development” heading as a self-selected CPD Activity. Evidence of attendance would be the Certificate of Attendance and a copy of the Scientific Program. Recording can be done via the MyCPD dashboard. A maximum of 30 points can be obtained.
LETTER OF INVITATION
Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal letter of invitation to participate in the conference.
It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to assist participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa and does not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee.
Personal travel, luggage and health insurance are recommended. Please purchase this from your local travel agent. Kindly note the organizers and other sponsors cannot be responsible for participants lacking appropriate insurance coverage in case of need.