A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine
RCN & NaTHNaC 7th Joint Travel Health Conference
Annual one-day online conference on 23rd March 2024, with presentations on a range of topics including:
HTD & NaTHNaC Travel Medicine Course for UK Infection Trainees
The course is endorsed by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) and fulfils all curriculum requirements for combined infection trainees in all four UK nations and can be taken at any time point during training. The course is only available to UK Specialist Registrars in Infection.
The next course takes place this summer (start date TBC). Keep checking the website for further updates.
It uses a combination teaching method including small group tutorials, interactive case-based discussions, online interactive lectures, online learning modules and audio-recordings of travel medicine consultations.
The distance learning model allows for equitable access to experts working in the field of travel medicine across the UK. This will suit those wishing to develop expertise in travel medicine by providing access to leaders in the field of complex travel medicine:
How to book the course:
To register your interest or enquire about future courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NaTHNaC 'Getting to Grips...' online events for health professionals
Throughout 2024, our team will be hosting regular, free of charge, webinar sessions on Zoom. Modelled on the popular "Getting to Grips..." teach-in events for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres, we are now opening this up to all health professionals interested in travel health.
Whether it be discussing our recent website updates such as our news items, factsheets or country information page disease and vaccination changes, or clinical scenarios from our advice line, we hope to bring our work to life and enable you to make better use of our resources, in your practice.
During each session, there will be a 20-minute presentation followed by time to discuss some of your questions in the Q&A. These events will be live but also recorded and made available on TravelHealthPro.
Please note - we will not be able to advise about specific travellers during this session. Sessions may need to be changed at short notice. Numbers may be capped so early registration is encouraged.
Next lunchtime session
Thursday, 28th March 2024, 13:00
A recording of the session will be available on the website in due time.
Risk Assessment and Risk Management in the Travel Health Consultation
Online short course designed for health professionals who are new to undertaking risk assessment in the travel health consultation or experienced and looking for a refresher.
Professional Diploma in Travel Health (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine developed with NaTHNaC)
Online course comprising four modules - the diploma can be completed between 6-24 months on a part-time online basis. Various start dates are available.
The following courses, conferences and study days listed are not necessarily endorsed by NaTHNaC:
British Global Travel Health Association (BGTHA)
Free online webinars for BGTHA members.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Professional Diploma in Travel Health (developed with NaTHNaC)
Online course comprising four modules - the diploma can be completed between 6-24 months on a part-time online basis. Various start dates.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Travel Medicine short course
This course aims to give participants an overview of all aspects of travel medicine.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Professional Development Certificate in Travel Medicine
Online course with four core modules. Students will have access to a tutor group, who will provide guidance throughout the programme. The standard timeframe for this course is 6 months. However, individuals have the flexibility of working at their own pace.
Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine
Designed in line with the Faculty of Travel Medicine's publications 'Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service' and 'Recommendations for the Practice of Travel Medicine'. Eight postgraduate modules delivered over a period of 18 months.
International Postgraduate Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
The RCPSG International Postgraduate Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine is structured in conjunction with the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. The Diploma will offer students the chance to gain a recognised qualification, whilst also having the opportunity to travel to challenging locations both in the UK and Morocco.
Online module on FGM
E-learning to help professionals identify those at risk of FGM, the module also highlights practical ways to discuss this sensitive subject with patients.
Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM9)
22nd to 24th of May 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Epidemiological rationale for recommendationsUpdated: 28 December 2023
UK Health Security Agency Immunisation against infectious disease, the 'green book' travel chapter updatesUpdated: 01 March 2024
How to complete an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for polioUpdated: 25 January 2024
Following advice on food and water hygiene is sensible, but travellers should always be prepared to manage the symptoms of travellers' diarrhoeaUpdated: 30 January 2024
Malaria is a serious and potentially life threatening disease, transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female Anopheles spp. mosquitoesUpdated: 13 February 2024
Yellow fever is caused by a virus, which circulates between infected monkeys or humans and mosquitoesUpdated: 14 January 2020
Preparing for healthy travel
Protection from insect and tick bites is essential to help prevent vector-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and ZikaUpdated: 09 August 2020
Travellers must declare medical conditions when taking out travel insurance to ensure they are suitably coveredUpdated: 26 September 2019
Enjoy the sun safely - limit your sun exposure, protect your skin and eyes to avoid damage from the sun’s ultra violet raysUpdated: 24 October 2018
Special risk travel/traveller
For humanitarian aid workers and those advising those travelling to areas of conflict or disasterUpdated: 05 December 2019
Information on pre-travel preparation, tips to stay healthy abroad and links to useful resources for travellers with neurological diseasesUpdated: 24 September 2020
Travel health advice for travellers and health professionalsUpdated: 28 June 2022
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Information for health professionals on availability of vaccines and use of unlicensed productsUpdated: 17 October 2022