North American Travel Medicine Review and Update Course
12-13 April 2019
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CTH Exam
5 June 2019

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CISTM16: Washington DC, USA
5 - 9 June 2019
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The ISTM appreciates the support and willingness of the following organizations for sharing this proprietary and important information with ISTM Members. Many thanks to the Center for Tropical and Travel Medicine, Academic Medical Center, The Netherlands for EpiAlert; Boston Children's Hospital, USA for HealthMap;  iJET; and Sitata for their support.


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European Centre for Disease Prevention
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UK National Travel Health Network and Centre

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    CDC Book and WHO

    Hi there I found most of the exam was based around the CDC book and WHO book. These are ideal to study. They can be accessed online. I found  a number of the drug questions challenging as they were drugs that were not licenced or used in New Zealand. ...

  • Hi Annemarie, In addition to the great advice already given, I found some of the learning resources and webinars on ISTM very helpful in preparing for the exam (I sat it last year in Bangkok).  In particular, the presentation by  Dr. Susan L. F. McLellan ...

  • ​ Hi Annemarie, this is a response to your inquiry regarding post travel illness study preparation for the ISTM exam. Your specific question was regarding organism that cause diarrhea.  I would start with the ISTM body of knowledge list on the ISTM website.  ...

  • Dear Annemarie - I was sorry to learn that you did not pass last year. You are not alone, of course. During my years as NPG chair and co-chair I heard from more than a few nurses that the post travel section of the exam “did them in.” I have personally ...

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