RCN and NaTHNaC 4th Joint Travel Health Event

Travel Health Recovery 2021

08 May 2021 09:00 - 13:00


RCN Members: £30+VAT Non-Member £50+VAT

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CPD hours: 3

Following on from three successful joint conferences, the RCN and NaTHNaC have partnered up to bring you their first virtual event, Travel Health Recovery 2021.

This event is aimed at nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals delivering travel health services.

The event aims to enable you to:

  • Consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK travel industry and the measures they are taking to rebuild traveller confidence. 
  • Identify what you can do to re-establish and promote your travel health service.
  • Recognise the need to be up to date with national and international travel health recommendations and requirements.


The event will be hosted on the world leading all-in one virtual conference platform; Hopin, which enables a highly interactive and engaging experience for delegates.

Benefits of the virtual conference

  • Reduced delegate fee.
  • Save costs, time and carbon emissions on travelling and accommodation.
  • Have access to content on demand post event to allow for reflection as part of your CPD commitments (accrue up to 3 CPD hours).
  • Ability to network and catch up with colleagues from different organisations without leaving your home (virtual coffee area, speed networking and direct messaging).
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  • The UK Travel Industry Landscape
  • Travel Health - Horizon 2022
  • Travel medicine provision: Through a pandemic and beyond…
  • Ask the panel – Your Q&A’s

Download the provisional programme.

In partnership with

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Susan Deer, Director of Industry Relations, ABTA Ltd

Susan joined ABTA in 2016 as a solicitor, providing legal advice to ABTA Member businesses, as well as services to support ABTA’s public affairs and trade relations activity.  She has extensive experience in the travel industry, having worked in hotel reservations, tour operating and business travel before beginning her legal career.

Since October 2019, as Director of Industry Relations, Susan is responsible for overseeing relationships with UK travel industry stakeholders, as well as managing Foreign Office and destination government liaison.  She leads a team which is involved in sustainability, operations, crisis management and health & safety in destinations.

Talk summary - The UK Travel Industry Landscape

  1. Introduction to ABTA and our role in travel health
  2. Current challenges for the UK travel industry
  3. Travel trends for 2021

James Moore, Clinical Director and Travel Nurse Specialist, The Exeter Travel Clinic

James Moore is the Director of the Exeter and Barnstaple Travel Clinics, and sits on the Executive Board of the RCPSG Faculty of Travel Medicine. He is also the Director of the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, and one of the Editors of the OUP Expedition Medicine Handbook.

Talk summary: Travel medicine provision: Through a pandemic and beyond…

The Covid-19 pandemic fundamentally changed both travel and the provision of travel medicine. Whilst restrictions helped us recognise overseas holidays for the luxury they are, the pandemic also highlighted how global health risks affect us all. James will take us on a journey, detailing the impact Covid-19 had on travel medicine services, and how adaptation, flexibility and resourcefulness kept a travel clinic at the forefront of travel healthcare in the Southwest. Recognising the implications and complexity of this pandemic, James will close with a few predictions as to the future direction of travel medicine here in the UK.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify the wider impact Covid-19 had on travel medicine services
  2. Appreciate the need for flexibility, adaptability and the willingness to think sideways
  3. Understand the implications of Covid-19 on future travel.


Dr Dipti Patel, FCDO Chief Medical Officer and Director of NaTHNaC

Dr Dipti Patel is the FCDO Chief Medical Officer and Director of NaTHNaC.  She is an honorary lecturer in occupational medicine at Manchester University.  
Previous roles include being a non-executive director at the Health Protection Agency, and consultant occupational health physician at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  
She is a member of the UK Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention, the Travel Subcommittee of the JCVI, the DHSC COVID-19 Prophylaxis Oversight Committee, and the WHO Guideline Development Group on COVID-19 mitigation in the aviation sector. 

Talk summary: Horizon 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on international travel.  This presentation will cover the travel health  challenges for international travellers and those advising these travellers.  It will reflect on the additional complexities due to COVID-19, and the presentation will end by highlighting some of the short and medium term health implications for the traveller and their health advisers.  

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify the current/future challenges facing the international traveller and those advising travellers
  2. Highlight key new and anticipated changes/articles in travel medicine
  3. Consider expected developments in travel medicine in 2021 and beyond.

Our virtual venue: Hopin

The event is hosted on the world leading, all-in-one virtual conference platform Hopin, which provides a highly interactive and engaging participant experience.

Please note that this is a private event for registered delegates, who have a valid conference booking.

Access to the event

All booked participants will be emailed details on how to log in to Hopin, our virtual venue, in the two weeks prior to the conference.  

If you’re unable to locate your email, it may have landed in your Spam/Junk folder. If you still cannot find it, please check which email you signed up to the event with, as this is the email which the magic link will have been sent to. 

If you are still unable to locate the email or have any other queries, please email the Events Team at rcnevents@rcn.org.uk or contact 020 7647 3577

Updating your profile

When you first access the Hopin platform you’ll be prompted to set up your profile. You can upload a photo, add your place of work, job title, social media contacts and a brief biography to help give you more presence at the event. Your profile helps you connect with others at the event and supports networking. 

Supporting information

You can view our conference guide to support your experience of Hopin and a short video introduction to help you navigate around our virtual venue.

The guide will tell you:

  • which browser to use 
  • helpful information on device use and simple problem solving
  • how to navigate the Hopin platform
  • where recorded content will be available for registered delegates
  • where you can access a CPD certificate

 RCN Members rate  £30 +VAT £36 inc VAT
 Non-Members rate  £50 +VAT  £60 inc VAT


To make a booking

Online bookings are the easiest and fastest way to book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings can also be made with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice emailed to eventsreg@rcn.org.uk 

Payment by invoice is available on request. A Purchase Order and booking form are required and should be sent to eventsreg@rcn.org.uk

All bookings will be confirmed in writing.

You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places cannot be held provisionally.

The RCN reserves the right to refuse any booking at any time.


To book your place, please contact the Events Registration Team (Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm)

Email: Eventsreg@rcn.org.uk 

Tel:+44 (0)29 2054 6460


Event Organiser - Melissa Askam

Email: Melissa.askam@rcn.org.uk 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7647 3595