7th Southern Cross Australasian Travel Medicine and Tropical Medicine Conference

27 – 29 September 2024. Venue: Sofitel Brisbane Central


***Please note SCTMC 2023 has now ended***

Welcome and Invitation to the SCTMC 2023

A very warm welcome to the official website of the 6th Southern Cross Travel Medicine Conference and the 2nd Southern Cross Tropical Medicine Conference (SCTMC) at the Hilton Sydney, Australia, from 1-3 September 2023. Sydney is one of the world’s most liveable cities with numerous attractions including the famous Sydney Opera House, many of which are around the banks of its scenic Sydney Harbour.

Like our previous conferences in Auckland (2016), Melbourne (2017), Brisbane (2018), Sydney (2019), and Brisbane (2022), the SCTMC 2023 will build on a strong platform of professional development for health practitioners working in the fields of travel medicine and tropical medicine. The SCTMC 2023 will include stimulating, succinct and novel sessions covering a range of important topics, including: Vaccine preventable diseases; case studies in tropical medicine and travel medicine; malaria prophylaxis; arbovirus including Japanese Encephalitis; rabies; Guidelines for travel medicine; laboratory diagnostics, and expatriate travellers. We will be hosting the ever-popular workshops on Practice of Travel Medicine, Yellow Fever, and One Health. Following on from our very successful inaugural Southern Cross Tropical Medicine Conference last year, we plan to expand this year’s program on tropical public health and research in the region, including workshops on spatial epidemiology and other research methods.

We invite all doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health professionals, and students working in the field of travel and tropical medicine, general practice, military medicine, occupational health, infectious diseases and related fields throughout the region to take full advantage of the professional development opportunities offered at SCTMC 2023. It is also an opportunity to network with colleagues, including our international and national invited speakers, and enjoy as much as possible of the fabulous city of Sydney.

The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and the ACTM Faculty of Travel Medicine are proud to be hosting SCTMC 2023 in association with their partners and sponsors. Hope to see you in Sydney from 1-3 September 2023.

Professor Colleen Lau
ACTM President

RACGP Education Hours

RACGP education hours approved:

  • Education Activities = 9.5 hours
  • Reviewing Performance = 6.0 hours
  • Total: 15.5 hours for full conference attendance

2023 International Keynote Speakers

Dr Camilla Rothe

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Deputy Head of the Department of Infectious and Tropical Medicine (Tropical Institute) at the LMU Hospital in Munich
Dr Camilla Roth's bio
Dr Camilla Rothe is a tropical medicine specialist based in Munich, Germany. She is the head of the Tropical and Travel Medicine Outpatient Department at LMU Hospital Centre. She is chairwoman of the Advisory Board of Travel Medicine which issues national recommendations for malaria prophylaxis and travel vaccinations. She lived and worked in Malawi for several years. Camilla is editor of the popular textbook “Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine”. In 2020 she was placed on the TIME 100 list of “most influential people of the world” for being the first person to report asymptomatic transmission of COVID19.

Prof Christoph Hatz

Chief Medical Officer of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Professor of Tropical and Travel Medicine at the University of Basel, and professor of Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases at the University of Zürich
Prof Christoph Hatz's bio
Christoph Hatz was born in Basel, Switzerland. He obtained his MD and DTM&H degrees in Basel and London, worked in Thailand, Tanzania and several hospitals in Switzerland, specializing in Internal Medicine and Tropical Medicine. He acted as Professor of Epidemiology, Tropical and Travel Medicine at the Universities of Basel and Zürich. Research priorities focus on schistosomiasis, malaria and health systems. His current activities include working as consultant in clinical and public health projects at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel and chairing the international Expert Committee for Travel Medicine and the ‘Malaria Summit’ project of the International Society of Travel Medicine.

2023 Conference Workshops

Stimulating, succinct and novel sessions covering a range of important travel and tropical medicine topics:

  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Malaria and vector borne diseases
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Clinical guidelines for travel medicine
  • Clinical tropical medicine case studies
  • Risk-benefit analysis of vaccines

6 informative workshops

All workshops are included in full conference registration or available as workshop-only tickets.

Getting started in travel medicine

Yellow Fever

One Health

Spatial epidemiology

Mathematical modelling

Morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) for lymphatic filariasis

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Trade Exhibitors and Sponsors

ECR networking event

Sponsor for ECR and Student Prizes