CCDR: Volume 41-05, May 7, 2015: Visiting friends and relatives

Inside this issue: Visiting friends and relatives

Travel is a national pastime in Canada. Yet many do not know that those who travel internationally to visit friends and relatives are at increased risk of travel-related morbidity. In this issue, read two new statements and a list of useful travel medicine resources by the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT). We are also pleased to announce that CCDR is about to turn 40! Its first issue was published May 10, 1975.

Table of contents

Advisory committee statements
Summary of the Statement on International Travellers Who Intend to Visit Friends and Relatives
Brophy J on behalf of the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel

Statement on Meningococcal Disease and the International Traveller
McCarthy A on behalf of the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel

Resources
Travel medicine resources for Canadian practitioners
Teitelbaum P on behalf of the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel

ID News
Travel medicine

Conference
May 24-28, 2015: The 14th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Québec, Quebec.

Upcoming education
The Canadian Field Epidemiology Program (CFEP) is now accepting applications for its annual Epidemiology in Action course in Ottawa, Ontario. Applicants can select one or both modules:

  • Module One: Outbreak investigations and special topics in applied epidemiology (Sep 14-25, 2015)
  • Module Two: Effective data management: Tools and techniques for field investigations (Sep 28-Oct 1, 2015)

The deadline for applications is Friday May 29, 2015. For further information and an application package, please contact CFEP at: cfep@phac-aspc.gc.ca.

Upcoming webinar
June 25, 2015: Statement on international travellers who intend to visit friends and relatives.

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