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Travellers' Health

The 25nd Swiss International Short Course

Date: 21. - 25.01.2019
Time: 09:00 h - 17:00 h

The certificate course “Travellers’ Health” aims
at preparing the participants to provide relevant
information for travellers and to assess travelrelated
problems occurring during travel and
after their return with a special focus on tropical
diseases. The general objectives are to provide
up-to-date information in travel medicine with
regard to:
– Preventive pre-travel advice including
immunizations and other aspects during
– Appropriate risk assessment and behaviour
during travel
– Management of travel related diseases
based on individual

Medical topics:

Dermatology and Venereal Diseases, Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Infectiology, Microbiology, Virology, Infectious Epidemiology, Tropical Medicine


Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
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Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
Socinstr. 57
CH 4051 Basel
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Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
Socinstr. 57
CH 4002 Basel
Phone: +41-61-2848234
Fax: +41-61-2848106


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Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut
Socinstr. 57
CH 4051 Basel

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Further Information

Frequency: annually

Costs: CHF 1200,00

Expected number of participants: 40

Special topics:
The course consists of three parts: Pre-Travel Advice Goals of travel medicine, risk analysis, vaccinations, vector borne disease prophylaxis, special risk groups, efforts to harmonize and standardize travel advice, information tools, communicating information. Health Problems Abroad Risk factors and common health problems during travel and their management. The Returning Traveller Differential diagnosis of travel-related diseases (fever, diarrhoea, skin disorders, eosinophili

Congress President:
Dr. Andreas Neumayr

Tags/key words:
Health Problems, Abroad, Traveller, diseases, Risk factors, health