International Conference on Migration Health

1st to 3rd October 2018, Rome, 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 245 million people and is shaping world events and fuelling political and public debates. People have been migrating since the beginning of human history and these flows have led to the mixing of people and positive cultural and economic exchanges and have built nations.

Forced migration, driven primarily by conflicts, social injustice and global inequities, is increasing and has resulted in a quarter of international migrants who are refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced persons, many of whom have health disparities. Migrant populations are heterogeneous and have a broad range of health needs — their presence raises several medical, ethical, economic, social and cultural issues for both migrants and health systems.

The International Society of Travel Medicine has been focussed on the care of travelling and mobile populations for more than 25 years. We are excited to cooperate with clinical, public health and humanitarian organizations to organize a conference that will address the complex multidisciplinary health issues of this population.

Session Types:

• Keynote/Plenaries
• Symposia
• Panel discussions
• Debate
• Submitted oral presentations and workshops
• Poster sessions and poster rounds
• Open forums highlighting stories by migrants and migrant health professionals

General Information
Date: 1st to 3rd October 2018

Largo Lorenzo Mossa
Ergife Palace Hotel
00165 Rome

Registration: Register here.

For more information visit the conference website.

Published in GI-Mail 08/2018 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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