Program at a Glance
Plenary Session Symposium Session Workshop Lunch Break
Small Meetings Free Communication Meet the Professor / Local Speaker Poster Session / Coffee Break Quiz


Tuesday, 20 March 2018
09:00-17:00 Pre-Conference workshops
Travel Clinics Australia 10th Biennial conference for TCA members only (China Room)


Wednesday, 21 March 2018
08:00-17:00   Pre-Conference Consultation on Update Strategies for WHO International Travel and Health (by invitation only; coordination by Shoreland Travax) (London I-II Room)
08:30-15:00 Certificate in Travel Health ® Examination


Thursday, 22 March 2018
Time Grand Hall 1 Grand Hall 2 London III
07:30-8:15 Local Speaker – Representative of the Governor of Bangkok – Bangkok: History and Street food Meet the Professor – David Warrell – My Life In The Tropics
08:30-10:00 Plenary 1 Malaria (dedicated to Alan Magill)
Brave New World (Nick White, UK)
Drug Resistance (Adrianus Dondorp, Netherlands)
Chairs: Eli Schwartz, Pornthep Chanthavanich
10:00-10:30 Poster Session / Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Symposium 1 Neglected Tropical Diseases:                          Scabies (Andrew Steer, Australia), Melioidosis (Wirongrong Chierakul, Thailand ), Strongyloides (Priscilla Rupali, India)
Chairs: Martin Haditsch, Watcharapong Piyaphanee
Free Communications 1
Vaccines, Immunizations and Other Pre-travel Management Issues
1. Randomized controlled trial of detailed pretravel consultation versus short pretravel consultation combined with online WhatsApp support during the trip – Gilad Rozenberg
2. Characteristics and Preparation of the Last-Minute Traveler: Analysis from the Global TravEpiNet Consortium – Johnnie Yates
3. Adverse events after MMR and MMRV vaccine in adults — an active surveillance – Eyal Nadir
Non-Infectious Risks: Trauma, Accidents, Security, Altitude and Other Travel Health Issues
4. Box Jellyfish Stings in Israeli Travelers to Thailand – Avigail Turgeman
5. Snakebites in the Cameron Highlands of Peninsular Malaysia – Ahmad Khaldun Ismail
6. Health Problems of Helicopter Rescued Patients Visiting CIWEC Hospital – Rashila Pradhan
7. Death at High Altitude among Israeli travelers in South America – Drorit Attias
Chairs: Eyal Leshem, Phi Truong
Workshop 1 ABC Vaccines (Jonathan Cohen, Australia & Santanu Chatterjee, India)
12:00-14:00 Sponsored Lunch Symposium – Vaccine Preventable Enteric Infections
14:00-15:30 Symposium 2 Mycobacterial infection: Tuberculosis in travellers (Marc Mendelson, South Africa), Nontuberculous Mycobacterial infections (Charoen Chuchottaworn, Thailand), Leprosy (Priya Joseph, India)
Chairs: Priscilla Rupali, Yongyuth Wangroongsarb
Workshop 2 Dengue (Usa Thisyakorn, Thailand & Inbal Fuchs, Israel) Free Communications 2
Post-Travel Management, Returning Travelers
1. Travel is associated with a higher risk of respiratory viral infections despite influenza vaccination – Angela Chow
2. A novel diagnostic tool to diagnose acute schistosomiasis – Andreas Latz
3. Acute schistosomiasis in returning pediatric travellers – Eyal Leshem
4. Cardiac involvement in Enteric fever among travellers – Asaf Biber
Vaccines, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Surveillance
Chairs: Sarah McGuinness, Wirongrong Chierakul
15:30-16:00 Poster Session / Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Symposium 3 Migrants and Refugees:
Migrants and Emerging Public Health Issues (Poh Lian Lim, Singapore), Migrant Health – an Asian Perspective (Masatoki Adachi, Japan), Refugee health and disease (Shidan Tosif, Australia)
Chairs: Mike Starr, Tadaki Shinozuka
Workshop 3 Rabies, Bites and Envenomings (David Warrell, UK, Mary Warrell, UK & Eric Caumes, France) Workshop 4 Emerging Infections in the Asia Pacific (Jurai Wongsawat, Thailand & Jacky Chan, Hong Kong)
17:30-18:30 APTHS Board Meeting (By Invitation)


Friday, 23 March 2018
Time Grand Hall 1 Grand Hall 2 London III
07:30-8:15 Meet the Professor – Andrew Pollard – Update on Meningococcal vaccines Meet the Professor – David Freedman – Travel Medicine Resources
08:30-10:00 Plenary 2 Vaccines
History and Future (Andrew Pollard, UK)
Vaccine Availability (Jerome Kim, South Korea)
Chairs: Robert Steffen, Mike Starr
10:00-10:30 Poster Session / Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Symposium 4 Gastrointestinal Diseases: Salmonellosis (Chusana Suankratay, Thailand), Viral gastroenteritis (Eyal Leshem, Israel), Management of diarrhoeal diseases in the Asia Pacific (Gagandeep Kang, India)
Chairs: Ami Neuberger, Levina Pakasi
Workshop 5 Destination Pacific Islands (Ram Raju, Fiji & Jenny Visser, New Zealand) Workshop 6 Special Populations of Travellers (Sarah McGuinness, Australia & Martin Haditsch, Austria)
12:00-14:00  Sponsored Lunch Symposium – Influenza, Meningococcal and JE Vaccines (Sanofi)
14:00-15:30 Symposium 5 The Global Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: Patients, Tourists and antimicrobial resistance (Lin Chen, USA), Humanitarian disasters and antimicrobial resistance (Tamar Lachish, Israel), Antimicrobial Resistance in the Asia Pacific region (Iyarit Thaipisuttikul, Siriraj Hospital, Thailand)
Chairs: Marc Shaw, Santanu Chatterjee
Workshop 7 Destination SE Asia (Rafi Kot, Vietnam & Olivier Cattin, Myanmar) Free communications 3
Malaria and Malaria Prophylaxis
1. Assessing Compliance and Tolerability to a 3-Day Atovaquone/Proguanil Schedule for Malaria Prophylaxis – Luis Furuya-Kanamori
2. The experience of twice weekly atovaquone-proguanil prophylaxis in travelers to Africa – Asaf Biber
3. Development of a novel Malaria Antibody assay utilizing antigens from all 5 human pathogenic Plasmodium species – Andreas Latz
Tropical Medicine
4. Dengue among International Travellers in Bali: clinical and molecular characteristics of isolated Dengue Viruses – Dewa Ayu Putri Sri Masyeni
5. Toxocariasis in Israel, a nationwide study and clinical case presentation – Daniel Boleslavsky
Specific Travelers: Migrants, Refugees, Expatriates, Co-morbid illness
6.  “Placenta-Soup” as Culprit in Human Brucella Melitensis Cases during an Outbreak in a Modern Dairy Cattle Farm – Inbal Fuchs
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Surveillance
7. Novel IVD tools for diagnosing filariasis in humans and animals – Andreas Latz
Chairs: Peter Leggatt, Aung Swi Prue Marma
15:30-16:00 Poster Session / Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Workshop 8 Paediatrics in the Tropics (Stefan Hagmann, USA & Pornthep Chanthavanich, Thailand) Workshop 9 ABC Malaria and Travellers Diarrhoea (Colleen Lau, Australia & Prativa Pandey, Nepal) Workshop 10 Same Destination – Different Advice Moderator –Tony Gherardin, Australia


Saturday, 24 March 2018
Time London I London II London III
07:30-8:15 Meet the Professor – Karin Leder – Top 10 papers in Travel and Tropical Medicine Local Speakers – Suda Punrin &  Lapakorn Chatapat – Difficult Cases in Travel Clinic: Thailand’s experience
08:30-10:00 Plenary 3  Arboviruses and Mosquito Control
Arboviruses in the Asia Pacific region (Annelies Wilder-Smith, Singapore)
Control of mosquito-borne diseases (Gregor Devine, Australia)
Chairs: Colleen Lau, Karin Leder
10:00-10:30 Poster Session / Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Symposium 6 Parasitic Diseases in the Asia Pacific region: Schistosomiasis (Don McManus, Australia), Liver Flukes (Yupaporn Wattanagoon, Thailand), Giardiasis (Michael Libman, Canada)
Chairs: Tony Gherardin, Nay Soe Maung
Workshop 11 Marine Medicine (Thanasawat Chaiyakul, Thailand & Levina Pakasi, Indonesia) Late Breaker Session
1. Plague:  Lucille Blumberg (20 min)
2. Rabies: Post exposure guidelines for rabies – Henry Wilde and colleagues (30 min)
3. Zika:
a. Screening of Zika in Israeli Travelers – Eli Schwartz (10 min)
b. Challenges in diagnosing cocirculating and cross reacting dengue, zika and chikungunya – Andreas Latz (10 min)
c. Detection of Zika in Thailand – Rome Buathong (10 min)
d. Immunology of Zika in Thailand and other Asian countries – Duncan Smith (10 min)
Chairs: Jenny Visser, Yael Paran
12:00-13:30  Lunch break including Poster Session
13:30-14:30 Quiz – Travel & Tropical Medicine (Quiz Master – Marc Shaw) 12:30-14:30
Nurses reception and workshop
14:30-1545 Plenary 4 Where Travel and Tropical Medicine Converge Travel and Tropical Medicine: 2 sides of the same coin (Eli Schwartz, Israel)
Travellers and global health (Marc Mendelson, Sth Africa)
Chairs: Mike Starr, Watcharapong Piyaphanee






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