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Agenda

This is the Provisional Programme for TMC 2019, it is subject to change.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


8

00AM

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9

00AM

9

15AM

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10

15AM

10

15AM

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10

45AM

10

45AM

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11

00AM

Welcome and introduction

Lee Baker

Lee Baker SASTM President

11

00AM

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11

45AM

11

45AM

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12

45PM

Establishing a Travel Health Clinic

Therese Maarschalk

Therese Maarschalk

12

45PM

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1

30PM

1

30PM

-

2

15PM

Snakes and Snake Bite in South Africa

Johan Marais

Johan Marais

2

15PM

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2

45PM

IHR and travel medicine

Mary Ross

Mary Ross

2

45PM

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3

30PM

The pre-travel consultation

Therese Maarschalk

Therese Maarschalk

3

30PM

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4

00PM

4

00PM

-

4

45PM

The post travel consultation

Albie De Frey

Albie de Frey

4

45PM

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5

15PM

SASTM: All you need to know

Garth Brink

Garth Brink

Thursday, May 9, 2019


8

30AM

-

9

15AM

Yellow fever

Lee BakerAlbie De Frey

Lee Baker and Albie de Frey

9

15AM

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10

15AM

10

15AM

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10

45AM

10

45AM

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11

30AM

11

30AM

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12

15PM

Rabies

Vivien Essel

Vivien Essel

12

15PM

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12

45PM

The traveller with disabilities

Garth Brink

Garth Brink

12

45PM

-

1

30PM

1

30PM

-

2

15PM

Travel insurance and Medical Evacuation

Albie De Frey

Albie de Frey

2

15PM

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3

00PM

3

00PM

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3

30PM

3

30PM

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4

30PM

4

30PM

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5

15PM

The Immunocompromised Traveller

Therese Maarschalk

Therese Maarschalk

Friday, May 10, 2019


8

30AM

-

9

15AM

Travel vaccines in practice Part 1

Albie De Frey

Albie de Frey

9

15AM

-

10

15AM

Travel vaccines in practice Part 2

Albie De Frey

Albie de Frey

10

15AM

-

10

45AM

10

45AM

-

11

30AM

Altitude sickness

Fanie Jute

Fanie Jute

11

30AM

-

12

15PM

Food and water borne diseases

Rochelle Lee

Rochelle Lee

12

15PM

-

1

00PM

Dive Medicine

Jack Meintjes

Jack Meintjes

1

00PM

-

1

45PM

1

45PM

-

2

30PM

Dermatology

Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss

2

30PM

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3

10PM

3

10PM

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3

50PM

3

50PM

-

4

00PM

Evidence based travel medicine

Max Winkler

Max Winkler

4

00PM

-

5

00PM

Ethical issues in travel medicine

Garth Brink

Garth Brink

Saturday, May 11, 2019


8

30AM

-

9

00AM

Dentistry for Travellers

Suzanne van der Linden

Suzanne van der Linden

9

00AM

-

9

45AM

9

45AM

-

10

30AM

DVT: Stopping the clots

Salim Parker

Salim Parker

10

30AM

-

11

00AM

11

00AM

-

12

00PM

The psychology of travel - ethical aspects of placement

Marius Van Aswegen

Marius van Aswegen

12

00PM

-

12

45PM

Hajj travel

Salim Parker

Salim Parker

12

45PM

-

1

30PM

1

30PM

-

2

15PM

The paediatric traveller

Theuns Avenant

Theunis Avenant

2

15PM

-

3

00PM

3

00PM

-

3

30PM

Information resources

Max Winkler

Max Winkler

3

30PM

-

3

50PM

3

50PM

-

5

00PM

Sunday, May 12, 2019


9

00AM

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10

30AM

Speakers

Evaluation Forms

Please complete the evaluation form daily. To be submitted by hard copy or electronic copy.


To complete the evaluation forms electronically, please select the appropriate link below.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors

Travel Medicine Congress 2019

  • Lamar International and Forrester Pharma

  • Aspen Pharmacare

  • Equity Pharmaceuticals

  • Activo Healthcare

Sponsors and Partners

Organizer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements 


The following requirements are applicable for admission on the Travel Medicine Course: 


If these criteria are not met your application will not be successful. 

 

Target group: 

The course is aimed at licensed health care practitioners who are already involved in travel medicine or who intend to set up practice in travel health care.

 

Minimum operational requirements:

Please refer to Starting a Clinic on the Menu for the minimum operational requirements for establishing a Travel Medicine Clinic.

 

Other requirements:

SASTM has the following requirements for the operation of Travel Medicine Clinics and these requirements are applicable for admission to the course:

 

Individuals who practice travel medicine should be licensed health-care practitioners (e.g. a registered nurse and a medical practitioner working collaboratively) with a background in family practice, internal medicine, paediatrics, public health or infectious diseases. 

        

A medical practitioner, suitably qualified in travel medicine and who has a yellow fever license, must be in overall charge of a Travel Medicine Clinic.     

   

The medical practitioner will assume medico-legal responsibility for and oversee the entire operation of the Travel Medicine Clinic.  

 

Whereas ideally the medical practitioner in overall charge of the Travel Medicine Clinic should be on site at all times, he/she must be at least locally available to attend to any matters that arise during operation of the Travel Medicine Clinic.

 

The knowledge base is broad, and it is for this reason that a Travel Medicine Clinic must be supervised by a health-care professional as indicated above. The core knowledge includes a basic knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Geography 
  • Global distribution, epidemiology, mode of transmission, prevention and, if appropriate, self-treatment of travel-associated infectious diseases.             
  • Immunology and the immune system.                 
  • Indications, contraindications, pharmacology, drug interactions and adverse events of available travel-related drugs and vaccines.           
  • Preventions and management of non-infectious disease risks for travellers.
  • Aside from the skills required to practice as a health care professional, the following skills are mandatory for the travel medicine practitioner:
  • The ability to undertake a basic health assessment.         
  • Evaluation of any underlying health problems.

 

The assessment of the health of the traveller is an important aspect of the pre-travel consultation. This would often necessitate examination of the traveller, evaluation of underlying or concurrent chronic conditions, general health and providing information to obtain optimal control of chronic illness.


  • Individual risk assessment to determine the traveller's health risks.       
  • Risk reduction strategies.     
  • Recognition of any travel-related illness.    
  • All post-travel consultations should be managed by a medical practitioner        
  • Timely medical assessment for the management of travel-related illness 

CPD Points

The Course is a CPD activity.

Points TBC 

Exams and Projects

Study Material

Your course material will be sent to you via Postnet counter to counter service or can be collected from the SASTM office once you receive confirmation of acceptance on the course and have made payment. 


This will consist of the following: 

  • WHO International Travel & Health 
  • A Guide to the Practice of Travel Medicine in the South African Context Third Edition
  • Beyond Childhood Vaccination (Hard copy and electronic update)
  • The Older Traveller
  • Travel Medicine Anthology
  • Online access to Journal articles 
  • SASTM 2019 Membership Certificate


You will be given a file containing the speaker's handouts when you register on site on the first day. 


PLEASE make every effort to STUDY the material as soon as you receive it. It is a large volume of work to cover and you will NOT be able to absorb and know it all if you only start at the time of the course. 


You MUST know the content of the WHO Guideline. Be sure you are familiar with the vaccines and malaria prophylactics covered. 


Remember that you will be writing an MCQ exam ON ARRIVAL on the first day of the course, which counts towards your total pass mark. This exam as well as the final (last day) exam is compulsory. 

Certificate of Competence and Yellow Fever License

CERTIFICATE

A Certificate of Competence will be issued by the University of Witwatersrand to each student on successful completion of the course.


YELLOW FEVER LICENCE

Successful completion of the Travel Medicine Course is required by the Department of Health for the issuing of a Yellow Fever licence. Details on how to obtain your license will be provided to you on the course.

Accommodation

Premier Hotel Midrand

Address:

187 Third Road,

Halfway Gardens,

Midrand, 1683

Gauteng


Contact Details:

Tel: 010 161 0000

Email: res.midrand@premierhotels.co.za 


(This hotel is situated next door to the Conference Centre with an inter-linking walkway to the Conference Centre)

Transportation between airport and hotel - Please make own arrangements with your respective hotel.

Course and Registration Dates

Registration:

Applications for the 2019 course will open on 01 September 2018

Only on-line applications are accepted.

No faxed applications will be accepted.


Procedure following Registration:

Once your On-line application has been received, you will receive confirmation that it has been received by the SASTM office.


Your application is then processed and submitted to the University of the Witwatersrand for approval. Please note: this can take several weeks.


Once approval has been received from the University of the Witwatersrand, the SASTM office will invoice you electronically.


Once you have made payment and sent confirmation to the SASTM office your Course Material will be couriered to you. The Course Material is couriered via the South African Post Office, Counter to Counter service. (This is not applicable to applicants outside the borders of South Africa. In this case the Course Material is couriered directly to you).


Places are limited to 100 students.


Course Dates:

Wednesday 08 – Sunday 12 May 2019

Course Cost and Cancellation Policy

COST: 2019 Course Fee – Refer to Tickets


SURCHARGES:

There is a surcharge of R 1 350.00 per delegate for special dietary requirements:

Kosher and Halaal

Please note the venue has a Halaal friendly kitchen and vegetarian meals are served at no extra charge.


The Course Fee DOES NOT include the cost of your accommodation and flights.


Included in the course fee:


  • SASTM Membership Fee for 2019 with full membership benefits (Please refer to Join us on the website to view membership benefits)
  • Includes teas and lunches
  • Includes course material 


Full payment will be required on notification of acceptance of application.

Course material will only be dispatched after full payment is received. 


CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: 

Cancellation four months prior to course – full refund less 10% administration fee

Cancellation four to two months prior to course – 50% refund

Cancellation two months and up to start of course – no refund