Saturday, 25 July 2020


As we start to return to a new type of normal in our lives, there has been an increased interest in travel medicine education so I thought I would lay out in this blog some activities I've been up to over the last few months - mostly within my role as Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  Much of this is for those practising the subject, but if you're new, you may also find it very interesting to explore!

TRAVEL HEALTH UPDATES - this will be a series of one hour webinars (plus extra time for questions) that I'll be chairing and speaking at along with some travel health specialist nurse colleagues and friends on four consecutive Tuesdays in November (17th and 24th) and December (1st and 8th) but all events will be available afterwards to catch up on if you miss one.  Each session will cover different topics and resources will also be provided.  Cost for the entire series £25 for FTM members and £40 for non members.  See HERE.
Please note: If you think your organisation may be interested in a block booking there are also corporate rates so please contact me

ONLINE CONFERENCE - Future Travel Medicine Practice in the Wake of COVID-19 on 6th November 2020 from the FTM.  This event has an amazing line up of speakers and the delegate rates are very low at £25 for FTM members and £35 for non members.  Please check out the programme HERE  or you could download it directly from here 

TIP - to become an Affiliate member of the FTM costs £30 and there are many benefits.  If you decided to attend the conference and the travel health updates, having joined as a member, it would mean the whole package would cost a total of £80.  To read more about joining see HERE

EMPORIATRICS is an education hub of resources that comes out 6 monthly from the FTM as a membership benefit.  I create this, supported by College staff, some great authors and a very supportive editorial team.  This is usually a membership benefit but due to COVID-19 the College made this open access for the current edition - explore HERE

My own two day training course which is held face to face at the UCH Education Centre in London has been cancelled because the centre has closed to all outside trainer bookings until April 2021.  However I am developing the course into a digital format with some follow up real time training online after the e learning has been undertaken.  This is taking time to create the high standards and quality I always want to maintain and I anticipate it will be ready later this year.  Please check out the new to travel course webpage in due course - accessed here and for further information you are welcome to contact me here.