In collaboration with IOM, ECDC, CDC, ESCMID, and ASTMH, the International Society of Travel Medicine is organizing the first International Conference on Migrant Health in Rome (Oct 1 -3, 2018), Italy.
International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity and impact. Human migration is now at an all-time high, accounting for 240 million persons and is shaping world events and fueling political and public debates. People have been migrating since the beginning of human history to escape natural catastrophes, wars and dictatorships or to seek out a better life for themselves and their families.
The objective of this meeting is to provide an international forum to discuss scientific evidence on migration health that covers a broad range of issues including clinical needs (infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, women health issues, mental health) and the required public health and humanitarian response.
Prof. Leo Visser