การแลกเปลี่ยนประสบการณ์ประชุมวิชาการ ณ ต่างประเทศ โดยเงินทุน ICTM ครั้งที่ 4
Speaker : 1. Dr. Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn
2. Dr. Viravarn Luvira
3. Dr. Watcharapong Piyaphanee
Narrator : Mr. Glad Rotaru
Date : 7th Tuesday October
Two presentations were held on the Lunch Talk on. The first was by Dr. Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Dr. Viravarn Luvira, who shared their experiences from the ICTM Grant no.4/2014. The second was held by Dr. Watcharapong Piyaphanee, who discussed the new residency training in Travel Medicine at the Hospital for Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Borimas and Dr. Viravarn both received ICTM grants, and in May 2014 they travelled to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to take the Certificate in Travel Health, organized by the International Society of Travel Medicine. The certificate in Travel Health is an internationally accredited certification to ensure that travel health professionals maintain the highest levels of standards in travel medicine. The test consists of over two hundred questions, taken over a period of four hours. Congratulations to Drs. Borimas and Viravarn for their successful completion of the Certificate, and for their continued excellent work at the Faculty. After obtaining the certificate, they, and other Faculty clinicians, took part in the 10th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference, held in Ho Chi Minh City. The conference brings travel health specialists from around the world together to present the latest research findings in the field. During the conference, FTM’s Assoc. Prof. Pornthep Chanthavanich was elected President-Elect for the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society, so we congratulate him for this esteemed and important appointment.
The second presentation was held by Dr. Watcharapong, from the Hospital of Tropical Diseases, who described the hospital’s new residency training in Travel Medicine. This is the world’s first residency training in this field, and due to the growing numbers of travelers, and increased global mobility, the need for highly trained travel medicine specialists will continue to grow in the future. These complex challenges puts requires travel health specialists with high levels of expertise, and the course designed by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases aims to address these needs. Travel medicine specialists need to be aware of a wide variety of diseases in order to advise their patients what kind of precautions are necessary, what vaccinations they can or should take, and provide a wide range of support both before, during, and after the trip.