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Welcome to the British Global and Travel Health Association

About Us

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.


Primary Care & Public Health Conference 2014


21-22 May 2014 NEC Birmingham, UK

Register Free of Charge at www.primarycareandpublichealth.co.uk

Register free for the UK’s leading event for GPs, commissioning groups and all healthcare professionals working in primary care, community, public and prison health, including GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists and management. There will be a wide range of primary care and public health topics, running in parallel sessions. New for this year is a travel health session on the second day chaired by Prof Larry Goodyer (vice chair of BGTHA) with some excellent speakers.

For full details, visit www.primarycareandpublichealth.co.uk


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


Conference 2014 and 2013

A 2014 conference report and copies of selected presentations will be shared with members and delegates shortly.

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 infection (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
  • Study days
  • 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.

A book that members may find interesting is "Turning the World Upside Down - the search for global health in the 21st century", available from
Amazon.

Our Patrons

Sir Chris Bonington
Col John Blashford-Snell
Baroness Cox of Queensbury