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Course dates: 05 - 09 May 2021


Ticket Prices:


Standard Registration: R 9 000.00 incl. VAT


Standard Registration including Halaal: R 10 550.00 incl. VAT


Standard Registration including Kosher: R 10 550.00 incl. VAT

Agenda

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

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


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

Rabies

Lucille Blumberg

Lucille Blumberg

12

45PM

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1

30PM

2

15PM

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2

45PM

IHR and travel medicine

Mary Ross

Mary Ross

3

30PM

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4

00PM

4

00PM

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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 6, 2021


8

30AM

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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

Snake bite

Johan Marais

Johan Marais

12

45PM

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1

30PM

1

30PM

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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

Friday, May 7, 2021


8

30AM

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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

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11

30AM

12

15PM

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1

00PM

Dive Medicine

Jack Meintjes

Jack Meintjes

1

00PM

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1

45PM

1

45PM

-

2

30PM

Dermatology

Robert Weiss

Robert Weiss

2

30PM

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3

10PM

The traveller with chronic disease

David Hyams

David Hyams

3

10PM

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3

30PM

4

00PM

-

5

00PM

Ethical issues in travel medicine

Garth Brink

Garth Brink

Saturday, May 8, 2021


8

30AM

-

9

00AM

Evidence based travel medicine

Max Winkler

Max Winkler

9

45AM

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10

30AM

DVT: Stopping the clots

Salim Parker

Salim Parker

10

30AM

-

11

00AM

12

00PM

-

12

45PM

Hajj travel

Salim Parker

Salim Parker

12

45PM

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1

30PM

1

30PM

-

2

15PM

The paediatric traveller

Theuns Avenant

Theuns Avenant

2

15PM

-

3

00PM

3

00PM

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3

30PM

Information resources

Max Winkler

Max Winkler

3

30PM

-

3

50PM

3

50PM

-

5

00PM

Sunday, May 9, 2021


9

00AM

-

10

30AM

Speakers

IAMAT Travel Medicine Scholarship

IAMAT-Violet Williams Travel Medicine Scholarship and the 

IAMAT-Robert & Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship


Two scholarships for a doctor or nurse from an African country outside of South Africa have been made available by IAMAT – International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers.


The IAMAT-Violet Williams Travel Medicine Scholarship and the IAMAT-Robert & Haru Fisher Travel Medicine Scholarship are administered on behalf of IAMAT by the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM)


Preference will be given to practitioners who have knowledge of travel medicine and have the capacity to expand travel medicine in their country.


Please visit the IAMAT website https://www.iamat.org/apply-to-scholarships for scholarship details and to apply.


Or


See Documents below to download the Application Form


The deadline to apply is October 26, 2020.

Tickets

To REGISTER for the Travel Medicine Course 2021, please select SASTM 2021 Travel Medicine Course Ticket.

If you require any special dietary requirements (Halaal or Kosher ONLY), please select the appropriate ticket.

  • SASTM 2021 Travel Medicine Course Registration

    R 7,826.09

    Payment to be made only once approved
    Price shown excludes VAT

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  • SASTM 2021 Travel Medicine Course Registration Including Halaal Meals

    R 9,173.91

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  • SASTM 2021 Travel Medicine Course Registration Including Kosher Meals

    R 9,434.78

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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 

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 2021 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

Southern Sun Rosebank Hotel

Corner Tyrwitt and Sturdee Avenue

Rosebank

Johannesburg

2132


Phone: 011 448 3600


When making your booking please use the following:

SASTM Workshop or Block Code 0405SO


Special rates apply to Course attendees:


Standard Rooms:

R 995.00 BB single

R 1 250.00 DBB single


R 1 195.00 BB Double / twin

R 1 695.00 DBB Double / twin


Transportation between the airport and hotel:

Please make arrangements with the hotel.

Course and Registration Dates

Registration:


Applications for the 2021 course are now open


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 process 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 send confirmation to the SASTM office your Course Material will be couriered to you.


The Course Material is couriered via Postnet, 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 05 – Sunday 09 May 2021

Course Cost and Cancellation Policy

COST: 2021 Course Fee – Refer to Tickets 


SURCHARGES:


There is a Halaal surcharge of R 1 550.00 incl. VAT


There is a Kosher surcharge of R 1 550.00 incl. VAT


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 2021 - 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