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International Society of Travel Medicine
“The travel medicine community is vital to the detection of and response to emerging infectious diseases. We’ve seen many occasions where those in travel medicine have detected outbreaks even before national surveillance systems raised an alert. Also, travel medicine specialists in many countries are the only ones focusing on the immunization of adults. By doing so, they are helping to prevent the re-emergence of various infections, such as diphtheria and polio.”
Emeritus Professor at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Public in Houston, Editor of the Journal of Travel Medicine
Bradley A. Connor, M.D.
Dr. Connor is a world-renowned expert in chronic gastrointestinal disorders in returned travelers, gastrointestinal infectious diseases including parasitic disease, as well as emerging infectious diseases.
He is the founder and Medical Director of the New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine, a facility devoted to patient care, teaching and research in travel and tropical medicine. He is also the New York City Site Director for GeoSentinel, the Emerging Infectious Disease network of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).