Introduction to Travel Health 2 Days

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Introduction to Travel Health 2 Days

Event Summary

The Course provides a simple introduction for healthcare professionals new to the specialty.

Tuesday, 1 October - Wednesday, 2 October
09:30 - 16:30
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Ms Joanna Lowry
Ms Joanna Lowry
Speaker & Trainer
ZOOM ONLINE EVENT This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, ensure it has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 16:30

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.

This is a 2 day course:

  • Tuesday 01 October 2024
  • Wednesday 02 October 2024

You are required to attend both days to be eligible for your certificate of attendance


The Course provides a simple introduction for healthcare professionals new to the specialty.  Nursing Associates are now encouraged to train in travel health but will need the support of a prescriber. The aim is to give confidence and knowledge which enables delegates to carry out a detailed risk assessment and care management plan for routine travel abroad.


During this interactive session we will be looking at: 

  • Vaccine Storage, Administration & Scheduling
  • International Health Regulations
  • Vector Borne Diseases including Yellow Fever
  • Risk Assessment
  • Recent changes in travel health practice
  • Travel vaccinations

NB: The RCN (2023) published updated guidance on “the current guidelines and standard of care of travellers”.  Access to the RCN web page and their document, “Competencies: Travel health nursing: career and competence development” can be found on this link: 

Please note this session will NOT be recorded 

Event Speakers & Trainers

Ms Joanna Lowry
Ms Joanna Lowry

Joanna Lowry RN DTN BSc Hons MFTM RCSP (Glas) Joanna Lowry is an experienced Travel Health Nurse Specialist who has travelled throughout Northern Africa, South East Asia, Australasia and Europe. She has a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Certificate in Travel Medicine. Joanna worked overseas for The Travel Doctor (TMVC) in New Zealand and also travel clinics in London, before setting up and managing Winchester Travel Health LLP until 2016. Having previously been an Associate Trainer for the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), Joanna enjoys how quickly evidence based practice can adapt in Travel Health and trying to ensure these changes are easily implemented in care. Joanna is passionate about health education and particularly supporting nurses who are new to immunisation and travel health. Since the roll out of the National immunisation programme against Covid-19, Joanna has worked as a Clinical Lead in a Mass Vaccination Centre.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Primary Care Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £520.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address

Further Dates

Introduction to Travel Health 2 Days
11 June
09:30 - 16:30
Zoom Online Event
Event Information


The Course provides a simple introduction for healthcare professionals new to the specialty.