• Travel Medicine Livestream

    Friday, March 19 - Saturday, March 20

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    Family physicians are often at the forefront of travel medicine. 

    Expand your knowledge in counseling families journeying with young children, patients planning to engage in adventure travel, or those having special needs or preexisting medical conditions. Plus, bridge any knowledge gaps in tropical medicine, travel immunizations, and immigrant and refugee health.  

    This activity is strongly case-based/problem-based and emphasizes travel consultations at the domestic family medicine practice. Learn practical guidance on travel risk stratification, disease prevention, and seeking care while abroad.  

    Earn up to 12.5 CME credits, connect with experts, and improve patient care—all in just a couple of days.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Develop protocols to identify destination and patient-specific risk factors for travel, including when to refer for sub-specialty consultation.
    • Construct appropriate behavioral and pharmacological prevention strategies for travel-related infections
    • Develop and evaluate an appropriate differential diagnosis for common post-travel complaints.
    • Create strategies to recognize neglected tropical diseases, including their diagnosis, treatment, and both biological and social determinants contributing to them.
    • Establish management strategies for emerging infections, including both outbreaks and insidious spreading.
    • Recognize the complementary role of clinical care and public health efforts in attaining health for all.


    The times listed below are central time.

    Download the complete schedule, which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

    Friday, March 19

    8:00 - 11:45 a.m. CT - Pre-Travel
    12:30 - 3:50 p.m. CT - Travel Illness

    Saturday, March 20

    8:00 - 11:50 a.m. CT - Special Population
    1:00 - 3:50 p.m. CT - Special Considerations


    Note: topics are subject to change.

    • Dermatological Issues in the Returned International Traveler
    • Ethics of International Travel
    • Fever
    • Geriatric Travelers
    • GI Issues in the Returned International Traveler
    • Immunizations and International Travel
    • International Adoption
    • Introduction in Emporiatrics – It is Primary Care!
    • Malaria Prophylaxis
    • Mountains and Oceans, Heatstroke and Frostbite:  Avoiding Environmental Issues
    • Obtaining Medical Care While Abroad: Focusing on Low Resource Countries
    • One Way Travelers: Missionaries, Diplomats, and Other Expatriates
    • Other Illnesses: Pulmonary, Cardiac, Psychiatric
    • Outbreaks and Epidemics
    • Post-travel Evaluation and the Personal Physician: Keep or Refer?
    • Practice Aspects of Providing Pre-travel Care
    • Safety: Transportation, Infrastructure, Crime, Politics and Terrorism
    • Sex Marks the Spot: Sex, Gender, and Travel Medicine
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • The Trip and the Traveler: The Foundation of the Pre-travel Consultation
    • Travelers’ Diarrhea: Chemoprophylaxis and Avoidance
    • Traveling in Pregnancy
    • Traveling with Children
    • Traveling with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases
    • Welcome Home: Immigrants and Refugees

    Registration Fee*

      AAFP Member Resident Student  Other Health Care Professional Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends March 9)
    $445 $365 $130 $465 $485
    Standard $485 $405 $130 $515 $525

    *If you are residing or practicing in a low-income country (LIC) or middle-income country (MIC), you may qualify for a discounted $195 registration fee. Please email your name and institution to Alex Ivanov at aivanov@aafp.org to receive your discount code. This discount code can be added to your online registration and $195 will appear in your cart.


    Mark Huntington, MD, PhD, FAAFP, course chair
    Brent Burket, MD
    Jeff Hall, MD, FAAFP
    Chris Sanford, MD, MPH, DTMH
    Mark Shaffer, MD
    Martha Sommers, MD
    Ben Silverberg, MD, MSc, FAAFP, FCUCM
    Calvin Wilson, MD

    Livestream Questions

    What should I expect after I register for livestream? 

    You will receive an email from ON Services, our streaming provider, the day before the course begins, with the link to access the livestream and course resources which include access to PDFs of presentations. ON Services will also send reminder emails each day.

    What are the system requirements for the livestream?

    For ideal viewing and participation, you should have access to the following:

    • Computer with the minimum specifications of either Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows 7 with latest updates installed and 4 GB of RAM
    • Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Safari 1.0+, Edge, Chrome, and Opera (please note they are not compatible with Opera Mini). They recommend upgrading your browser whenever possible.
    • High speed internet connection with a minimum and consistent internet download speed of 3 Mbps or faster. Speed tests can be tested through the website www.speedtest.net.
    • Also compatible with iOS (Apple) and Android based tablets and smartphones.

    Note: Some corporate networks and internet service providers block video transmissions by use of a firewall. If you cannot see video clips (even though your system meets the system requirements), contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission. 

    Will the live presentations be recorded?

    Yes. You will have online access to the sessions approximately two weeks after the streaming course. You will have unlimited access to these sessions for six months after the course. These archive sessions will have CME credit and will be reported as enduring not live credit.

    What if I want to cancel my livestream registration?

    Standard AAFP live course cancellation policies still apply.

    What if I'm not satisfied with the livestream experience?

    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org no later than 5 p.m. CT, Monday, March 22, 2021.

    CME Credit Statement

    The AAFP has reviewed AAFP Travel Medicine Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.5 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 3/19/2021-3/20/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Online Only, Live for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.