Educational events

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

From NaTHNaC

RCN & NaTHNaC 7th Joint Travel Health Conference

Annual one-day online conference on 23rd March 2024, with presentations on a range of topics including:

  • Updated guidance from UKHSA on ZIKA virus worldwide risk.
  • Dengue and chikungunya – risks and prevention strategies for travellers.
  • Poliovirus – can eradication be achieved?
  • The diabetic traveller
  • 'Hot off the press' information, reports and resources.

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HTD & NaTHNaC Travel Medicine Course for UK Infection Trainees

Course Introduction

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:

  • Open to UK Specialist Registrars in Infection.
  • Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board endorsed.
  • Covers curriculum requirements for infection training.
  • 4 week course - four afternoons of direct contact plus remote learning and self-directed learning.
  • Two intakes a year.
  • Study allowance accepted (£500).

How to book the course:

To register your interest or enquire about future courses, please email uclh.nathnac@nhs.net.

 

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

Tick-borne encephalitis

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.

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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.

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Stand-alone modules

  • Travel Vaccinations: Principles and Practice
    Online course, 3 weeks
  • Malaria Prevention in Travel Health
    Online course, 2 weeks
  • Governance and Safety in Travel Health
    Online course, 3 weeks
  • Hazards in Travel Health
    Online course, 3 weeks

 

The following courses, conferences and study days listed are not necessarily endorsed by NaTHNaC:

British Global Travel Health Association (BGTHA)

Educational webinars

Free online webinars for BGTHA members.

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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.

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Travel Medicine short course

This course aims to give participants an overview of all aspects of travel medicine.

Dates: TBC

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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International conferences

Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM9)

22nd to 24th of May 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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First published : 14 March 2017 Last updated : 19 February 2024

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Country-specific information: Rationale

Epidemiological rationale for recommendations

Updated: 28 December 2023

The green book travel chapters

UK Health Security Agency Immunisation against infectious disease, the 'green book' travel chapter updates

Updated: 01 March 2024

Polio vaccination certificate

How to complete an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for polio

Updated: 25 January 2024

Infectious diseases

Travellers' diarrhoea

Following advice on food and water hygiene is sensible, but travellers should always be prepared to manage the symptoms of travellers' diarrhoea

Updated: 30 January 2024

Malaria

Malaria is a serious and potentially life threatening disease, transmitted to humans through the bite of infected female Anopheles spp. mosquitoes

Updated: 13 February 2024

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is caused by a virus, which circulates between infected monkeys or humans and mosquitoes

Updated: 14 January 2020


Preparing for healthy travel

Insect and tick bite avoidance

Protection from insect and tick bites is essential to help prevent vector-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and Zika

Updated: 09 August 2020

Travel Insurance

Travellers must declare medical conditions when taking out travel insurance to ensure they are suitably covered

Updated: 26 September 2019

Sun protection

Enjoy the sun safely - limit your sun exposure, protect your skin and eyes to avoid damage from the sun’s ultra violet rays

Updated: 24 October 2018


Special risk travel/traveller

Areas of humanitarian crisis

For humanitarian aid workers and those advising those travelling to areas of conflict or disaster

Updated: 05 December 2019

Neurological conditions

Information on pre-travel preparation, tips to stay healthy abroad and links to useful resources for travellers with neurological diseases

Updated: 24 September 2020

Kidney (renal) conditions

Travel health advice for travellers and health professionals

Updated: 28 June 2022


Clinic resources

Educational events

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

Updated: 14 March 2017

'Getting to Grips...' online events and video guides

Online guides and webinar sessions for health professionals interested in travel health

Updated: 21 January 2024

Vaccines and medicines: availability, supply, shortages and use of unlicensed medicines

Information for health professionals on availability of vaccines and use of unlicensed products

Updated: 17 October 2022

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