Welcome to the British Global and Travel Health Association
BGTHA is the second largest national travel health association in the world. Our members include nurses, doctors, pharmacists and those working in the travel and pharmaceutical industries, and we extend a warm welcome to new members from those and any other professions concerned with the health of international travellers.
The 16th BGTHA annual conference
Maternal and Infant Health from a Global and Travel Health Perspective
Registration is now open (click here)
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The 16th BGTHA Annual Conference is being held on Saturday 29th March 2014 . The venue is Edinburgh University's South Hall conference suite close to the Royal Mile and the famous 'Arthur's Seat'. The theme is 'Maternal and Infant Health - from a Global and Travel Health perspective'. Early Bird Fees available until 15th March 2014.
*4.5 hours CPD applied for
British Standard 18848
BSI8848 is the standard for managing adventurous outdoor activities abroad such as expeditions. Its number is derived from the height of Everest, 8848 metres. It was launched in 2007 and has recently been revised.
An event to mark the launch of the revised standard is being held at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR on Tuesday 15 April 2014 from 14.00 to 16.00. Admission is free but prior booking is required. For further information contact the RGS on 020 7591 3000 or 020 7591 3001.
BGTHA JOURNAL VOL. XXII now out
You can view the contents by clicking here.
Available to non-members to purchase as a PDF by clicking here for £10.
Members can download the PDF for free by logging into the members only area (members resources page).
We are pleased to highlight three articles which you can view for free by clicking on the title below:
Could Pneumococcal vaccination rates be improved by increasing awareness of Pneumococcal disease amongst Physicians? - Kassianos G
A Proactive Management Approach to Traveller's Diarrhoea in Vulnerable Travellers - Blackwood T
The Global Business Traveller - a Higher Health Risk - Melrose A
BGTHA members can access the presentations from the 2013 Annual Conference by logging into the Members area.
If you are not a member, click here to view the benefits of membership. You can then join by clicking here.
- Gastro-intestinal infection: a global problem (Dr Mark Salter)
- Travellers' diarrhoes: causes, prevention and treatment (Dr Mike Jones)
- Prebiotics, probiotics and their role in travellers' diarrhoea (Dr Dom Colbert)
- Rotavirus and other new vaccines and campaigns (Dr George Kassianos)
- Gastro-intestinal infection: more than just diarrhoea (Dr Eric Walker and Dr Dawn Rees)
- Post-Infective SIBS and other sequelae of infectin (Amy St John Glew and Dr Mike Jones)
- Practical problems for the traveller (Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth)
IMPORTANT: Regarding Enquiries
It is not our function to answer enquiries about travel health from the general public and we suggest that members of the public consult the Fit for Travel website.
We do not provide advice for healthcare professionals on individual cases. Healthcare professionals looking for such advice should access the NaTHNaC, or Travax websites.
Benefits of BGTHA Membership
Members Travel Health Clinic Listing
Research grant of up to £500 (this year's funding has been allocated. Please contact us for next year's applications)
Education Bursary of up to £300 (this year's funding has been allocated. please contact us for next year's applications
Four issues of Travel Wise per year (now published only in electronic form
Two issues of the BGTHA Journal per year
Reduced fee for the BGTHA Annual Scientific Meeting
Free Listing for your Travel Clinic on public access part of BGTHA website
Access to research groups
BGTHA Faculty of Travel Medicine bursary
Access to BGTHA publications online, including previous editions of Travel Wise and the BGTHA Journal and the BGTHA E-book on Travel and Health in Older People. There is a searchable archive of the BGTHA Journal, Clinical Topics (a series of authoritative articles on specific areas of travel medicine) and the E-book.
Click on Membership Benefits for more details
Travel and Global Health
The importance of Global Health as a concept and its relationship with Travel Health are becoming increasingly recognised. In order to reflect this importance the name of BTHA has been changed to the British Global and Travel Health Association (BGTHA). An important poster by Dr Eric Walker et al has been posted in the Publications area. Non-members can view the full poster free of charge by clicking on the PDF Sample icon beside its title, but the usual charge will be made for downloading it. The download is available free of charge to members in the Member Area. This is a large document and will initially appear on your screen in a size less than 100%. To increase it to a more readable size, use the size function on the toolbar at the top of the screen displaying it.