News August 31, 2015

Lunchtime Learning: The Inside Story of Travel Medicine

by Jackson Hole. Media

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On Tuesday, September 8, St. John’s Medical Center will host the lunchtime learning presentation, “The Inside Story of Travel Medicine,” at the Teton County Library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Presented by David R. Shlim, MD, this talk will include the reasons vaccines are necessary for travel to resource-poor countries; what to do about malaria, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and other diseases; and how to cope with high altitude.

Dr. Shlim, a local physician, is recognized as one of the foremost experts in travel medicine in the world. He is a past president of the International Society of Travel Medicine and an editor of the Center for Disease Control’s main book on travel medicine for travel medicine practitioners in the U.S. Dr. Shlim has authored over forty-five original papers on travel medicine topics and written numerous chapters in textbooks. He was recently featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition (http://www.npr.org/2015/08/06/429911907/to-avoid-intestinal-distress-whi…).

For more information, please call 739-7244. This presentation is part of the St. John’s Medical Center Words on Wellness program, supported in part by the St. John’s Hospital Foundation.

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