The Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT) is an expert advisory body that assists PHAC with travel health-related advice for travellers and health care professionals.
The Committee was formed in February 1990 to:
- provide recommendations relating to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and other health hazards that may be encountered by Canadian travellers outside of Canada;
- suggest mechanisms for the widespread dissemination and utilization of such recommendations and other travel or tropical medicine-related health information; and
- advise on priorities for epidemiological research and other activities related to travel or tropical medicine.
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