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Welcome to the Northern New England Travel Medicine Symposium

November 3-6 2021
Steele Hill Resorts, Sandbornton, NH

Northern New England Travel Medicine Symposium is just around the corner and we are so excited for you to see what’s in store. We’ve brought together a unique and inspiring group of speakers, with a schedule full of engaging events and networking meetups. Don’t miss out!


- Fellows, APRN, PA, RN: $350

- MD, DO: $500

(All meals are included)

Register early, seating is limited!

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Navigating global travel in the pandemic era...

The travel symposium in our own backyard

Northern New England Travel Symposium is just around the corner! Check out our full schedule and pick up your ticket today to ensure your seat is reserved. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inspiring event.

Casual attire required!  No business suits!!  The goal is to relax and learn together.

At the end of this symposium, (at least 75% of) learners will be able to apply new knowledge, skills, and behaviors in order to competently and successfully design a plan of care that will best prepare patients for safe travel

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 19.25 contact hours.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are thinking carefully about best practices, and we will share details as planning progresses. For now, we kindly request that you register for the symposium, with expectation for in-person. Vaccination of course is strongly encouraged and we will comply with NH DHHS guidelines with regard to masking.

Registration and room are cancelable up to 10 days before the beginning of the symposium minus a $50 cancelation fee

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Our Schedule

Plan Your Symposium

(Schedule is subject to change)

Wednesday Nov 3 2021


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A Long Night’s Journey Into the Day: A Roadmap Helps

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Sharing Experiences of Work and Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Facilitated Breakouts

Thursday Nov 4 2021

Breakfast / Same-day Registration

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Top Ten Topics in Travel Medicine

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Elizabeth Talbot, MD

Taking Responsibility for Tourism (presented virtually)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Harold Goodwin, PhD

Break (Coffee/Tea)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Clinical Pearls, including Malaria

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Gail Rosselot, NP, MS, MPH, FAANP

The Ill Returned Traveler

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Edward Ryan, MD

Extended Break for Activities and Lunch

12:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch at 12:30pm

Pharmacology Fireside Chat

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Craig Worby, PharmD
Elizabeth Talbot, MD

Case Discussions: Pharmacology and Tropical Disease Focus

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Elizabeth Talbot, MD
Craig Worby, PharmD
Gail Rosselot, NP, MS, MPH, FAANP


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cocktails / Cash bar / Networking

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Managing Institutional  Risk and Communications During the Pandemic

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Lisa Adams, MD

Game Show Night

8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Lynette Johnson, RN

Friday Nov 5 2021

Breakfast / Same-day Registration

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Reshaping Travel Medicine in Pandemic Era with Moderated Discussion

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Lin Chen, MD

Travel Health Nursing as a Newly Recognized Specialty

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Gail Rosselot, NP, MS, MPH, FAANP

Break (Coffee/Tea)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

The Wild Side: Overview of Wilderness Medicine

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Nicholas Weinberg, MD

Extended Break for Activities and Lunch

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch at 12:00 pm

Parasitology Whirlwind

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Joseph Schwartzman, MD

Preventing and Managing Psychiatric Emergencies Before, During, and After Travel

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

William Torrey, MD

Case Discussions:  Ethical and Psycho-Emotional Focus

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lin Chen, MD
William Torrey, MD
Elizabeth Talbot, MD


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cocktails / Cash bar / Networking

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Countering COVID-19 Misinformation and Promoting Public Health

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Brendan Nyhan, PhD

Saturday Nov 6 2021


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The Highs and Lows of Travel Medicine: Altitude and Diving

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Nicholas Daniel, DO, FAWM, DiMM

2021 Travel Vaccine Update

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Lin Chen, MD

Clinical Strategies for Managing Needle Phobia

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Robert Brady, PhD


12:00 PM

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Our Speakers


Brendan Nyhan

James O. Freedman Presidential Professor
Department of Government
Dartmouth College

Brendan Nyhan is the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care. He has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a Belfer Fellow by the Anti-Defamation League and is a co-founder of Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan group monitoring the state of American democracy, and a contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times.

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Edward T. Ryan

MD, Director Global Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor, Harvard University

Edward T. Ryan, M.D. is a physician, scientist, educator, and public health advocate. Dr. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his doctorate in medicine from Harvard University. He performed his graduate medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. Dr. Ryan is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine-Harvard Medical School, and Director of Global Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan directs a number of international, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative efforts to advance global health, especially in low-resource settings. Current efforts include work with colleagues in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Haiti. Dr. Ryan’s investigative efforts are funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the CDC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the RIGHT Fund (Research in Global Health Technologies). Dr. Ryan is a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT Awardee, and directs the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) national Global TravEpiNet program. Dr. Ryan is committed to educating the next generation of global health leaders, and serves as director of a Fogarty International Center-NIH international training program in global health. Dr. Ryan’s scholarly efforts include over 240 peer-reviewed publications, and 90 editorials, chapters and reviews. He also serves in a number of editorial capacities, and has served on expert and advisory committees and working groups for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Institute of Medicine-National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. CDC, the U.S. NIH, the Wellcome Trust, and PATH (formerly the Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health). Dr. Ryan is a previous President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH), and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the ASTMH, and the American Academy of Microbiology.


Elizabeth A. Talbot

Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease and International Health

Dr. Talbot is an infectious diseases- and tropical medicine-trained internist, who has had extensive experience in international and domestic infectious disease control through outbreak investigation, clinical projects, research, and consultation. She trained at Duke University and with the Epidemic Intelligence Service, then was stationed in Botswana with the CDC and was seconded to the World Health Organization before coming to Dartmouth where she is a Professor at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth. Since 2003, Dr. Talbot has been NH’s Deputy State Epidemiologist, and Medical Director of the Travel Clinic.


Harold Goodwin

Professor Emeritus, PhD Manchester Metropolitan University

Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism program at WTM London which attracted 4000 participants in 2020 and the programs run at WTM Africa, WTM Latin America and Arabian Travel Market. Harold has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. He is Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the other Awards in the family, Africa, India and Latin America. Harold works with industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists and undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organizations. He is also a Director of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is an Emeritus Professor, and Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration which he drafted.


Lin H. Chen

Director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge, MA
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM, is Immediate Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (2019-2021).  She is Director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 
She is a graduate of Harvard University and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.  She trained in Boston followed by Yale-New Haven Hospital before returning to the Boston area.
She has directed the ISTM course, served on the Research Committee and the Board of Directors as a Counsellor. She served on the ASTMH Certificate Examination Committee and Education Committee and also on Work Groups of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Her editorial roles include the Journal of Travel Medicine, Current Infectious Disease Reports, Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide.  She served on past scientific program committees of International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and ISTM Conferences. She is a site director for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network and Global Travel Epidemiology Network. Her clinical research focuses on travelers’ health, including vector-borne diseases, immunizations, emerging infections, and cross-border healthcare.

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Lisa V. Adams


Associate Dean for Global Health

Director, Center for Global Health Equity 
Professor of Medicine

Co-chair,  COVID-19 Task Force at Dartmouth

Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health and a Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Disease and International Health Section at Dartmouth. She is also the director of Dartmouth’s Center for Global Health Equity, and most recently served as the Co-Chair of Dartmouth’s COVID-19 Task Force and Chair of the COVID-19 Health and Epidemiology Working Group. In her academic roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global and domestic health equity programs involving faculty, staff, and students. She also teaches global health courses to undergraduates and medical students. Her area of expertise is international tuberculosis care and prevention with a focus on pediatric TB and TB/HIV healthcare delivery. As an international TB technical advisor, she has worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health and numerous nongovernmental partners. She is currently leading several collaborative training and research programs with academic and community partners in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kigali, Rwanda, and Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).


Nicholas Daniel

Associate Director, Wilderness and Austere Medicine Fellowship
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Associate Director of the Wilderness and Austere Medicine Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Nick completed a wilderness medicine fellowship at UMass-Baystate Medical center prior to serving as the Associate Director for the fellowship at Baystate.  He is active in wilderness medicine research and has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge. He enjoys traveling whenever possible, with interests including hiking, ultra-hiking, mountaineering, scuba diving, building things, ice climbing, and learning to sail


 Nicholas Weinberg


After being involved in the treatment and evacuation of a close friend who was severely injured in a rock climbing accident many years ago, Nick had an epiphany, deciding to pursue a career in emergency medicine while specializing in expedition and mountain medicine, as well as travel and tropical medicine. He has completed his Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and is in the process of completing his Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). He also completed an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with a focus on portable ultrasound in austere settings. In the past he has worked as a Wilderness EMT instructor, and his fieldwork has taken him from the Peruvian Amazon where he practiced tropical medicine, to the Everest region of Nepal, where he specialized in treating high-altitude illnesses in climbers and trekkers. Most recently, he worked as the ships physician on a traditional square-rigged sailing ship crossing the Indian Ocean from Indonesia to South Africa; and worked as the physician for the National Park Service for several seasons on an upper mountain rescue patrol on Denali/Mt. McKinley. In addition to his interests in adventure and travel medicine, he is also an avid mountaineer, ice climber, rock climber, backcountry skier, paddler, and offshore sailor.


Robert E. Brady

PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Robert E. Brady, PhD is a clinical psychologist serving as the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He also serves as the Training Director for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychology Training Programs. His clinical service provides evidence-based psychotherapies for anxiety and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and trauma and stressor-related disorders. His research focuses on the application of implementation science methods to improve access to evidence-based psychosocial interventions for anxiety and mood disorders.

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Robert K. McLellan

Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Emeritus
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He recently retired as the Chief of the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, an Academic Medical Center in New Hampshire. There he led a comprehensive, integrated health promotion and health protection program incorporating occupational medicine, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, health promotion, employee assistance, primary care and workers’ compensation and chronic disease case management. He spearheaded efforts at Dartmouth-Hitchcock to prevent and mitigate clinician burnout, with an emphasis on work environment interventions.
Dr. McLellan has extensive experience as an occupational and environmental medical consultant in a wide range of economic sectors and maintained a clinical practice in occupational and environmental medicine for close to 40 years. He is a past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), as well as the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He leads current work at ACOEM on addressing clinician burnout.
Dr. McLellan has written extensively and lectured throughout the nation and internationally on a range of issues related to occupational and environmental medicine. He has been the Principal Investigator of several grants related to occupational and environmental medicine and was a co-recipient of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety’s NORA (National Occupational Research Agenda) award for innovative research. He is the recipient of numerous other awards including: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement award for “special contributions to the specialty of occupational and environmental medicine”, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s Total Worker Health® Founder’s Award for “exceptional leadership scholarship, and steadfastness in advancing the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program®”, the Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine “for a physician who exemplifies the highest ideals of occupational and environmental medicine practice,” New Hampshire Public Heath Association’s Roger Fossum award “for dedicated commitment and leadership in environmental and public health,” and a Commendation from the Governor of New Hampshire for his commitment to the community and the state.


William C. Torrey

Raymond Sobel Professor and Interim Chairman of Psychiatry, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock

William C. Torrey MD is the Raymond Sobel Professor and Interim Chair of Psychiatry at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.  Dr. Torrey obtained his BA in Religion from Dartmouth College and his MD from Harvard Medical School.  He then trained in Psychiatry at Dartmouth before joining the faculty.  As Interim Chair, he leads the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the Department of Psychiatry.  He also practices psychiatry, promotes and implements innovative psychiatric services across Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s service system, trains others to provide evidence-supported care, and applies his clinical administrative experience to enhance services research projects. Through all these activities, he seeks to extend timely access to sustainable effective psychiatric services.

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Steele Hill Resorts

Perched on top of Steele Hill in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, Steele Hill Resorts offer stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam framed by the White Mountains.

Set amongst 500 acres of unspoiled fields and hardwood forests, resort guests enjoy a 9-hole executive golf course, snowshoeing and hiking trails, and fishing in our private pond. Our large Amenities Center hosts magnificent year-round swimming pools and hot tubs. Other guest privileges include outdoor pools, tennis courts, racquet ball courts, an enclosed observation tower and more.

Steele Hill Resorts offers one and two bedroom Suites, standard hotel rooms, studios and Townhouses. Many are fully equipped with Kitchens, Fireplaces, Whirlpool tubs and enjoy amazing views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. All guestrooms are within walking distance to the conference room but guestrooms in the EAST and SOUTH wings are closest. Guestrooms in the WEST wing are up the hill.

  • Bedroom EAST Suite $149+tax per night: Steele Hill EAST, with connected access to indoor/outdoor pools and the restaurant facilities, offers these spacious 1 bedroom suites. The 1 bedroom east units include a master bedroom with king sized bed, living room with queen sleep sofa, full kitchen, flat screen cable TV and balcony or patio overlooking breath-taking views of lakes and mountains. Room Capacity:  4 People, Room Views:  Lakes and Mountains

  • SOUTH Studio $139+tax per night: Steele Hill SOUTH, the resort's most recent addition, offers these luxurious studio units with unparalleled views of the Belknap Mountain Range and Lake Winnisquam. The south studio includes queen sized pullout sofa and queen size Murphy bed, bathroom with shower, gas fireplace, plasma TV, in-room washer and dryer, full kitchen with granite countertops and balcony or patio. Room Capacity:  4 People, Room Views:  Lakes and Mountains

  • Bedroom SOUTH Vista Suite $209+tax per night: Steele Hill SOUTH, the resort's most recent addition, offers these luxurious 1 bedroom units with unparalleled views of the Belknap Mountain Range and Lake Winnisquam. The 1 Bedroom South Vista Suite includes a separate master bedroom with a king sized bed and full bathroom with a shower. The living area has a queen sized pull out sofa bed, full kitchen with granite counter tops, gas fireplace, in-room washer and dryer and balcony or patio that stretches from the bedroom to the living space.
    Room Capacity:  4 People Room Views:  Lakes and Mountains

  • Bedroom Signature WEST Suite $239+tax Steele Hill WEST, with indoor connection to our glass amenities center, offers these signature 1 bedroom units. Stairs provide access to these luxurious suites. Room includes a bedroom with two double beds, living room with queen sized sleep sofa, fireplace, bathroom with shower, full open concept kitchen with granite, 2 flat screen TVs and balcony with spectacular views of lakes, mountains and nearby forests. Room Capacity:  6 People Room Views:  Lakes and Mountains

​To reserve call Steele Hill Resorts directly at 1-800-284-6985 Ext. 4. Make sure to identify yourself as a participant of the Nov 3-6 'Dartmouth Conference' to get the best rate.

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Getting there ...

Steele Hill Resorts, 516 Steele Hill Rd. Sanbornton, NH

FROM THE SOUTH: Take I93 north
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-93 south

  • Take the EXIT 20 for US-3.

  • Turn LEFT onto US-3 and Continue to follow US-3.

  • Turn LEFT onto BAY RD.

  • Turn RIGHT onto UPPER BAY RD.

  • Turn LEFT onto STEELE HILL RD.

  • End at 516 Steele Hill Rd Sanbornton, NH 03269-2605.

From the Spaulding Turnpike…

  • Start on NH-16 N / Spaulding Turnpike.

  • Take RT-11 W, Exit 15.

  • Merge onto NH-11 N.

  • Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto MAIN ST / NH-11 / NH-28A.

  • Keep LEFT at the fork to go on NH-11

  • Turn RIGHT onto NH-11 / MOUNT MAJOR HIGHWAY. Continue to follow NH-11

  • Merge onto US-3 / NH-11 W / LACONIA-GILFORD BYP via the ramp on the LEFT.

  • Turn LEFT onto US-3 / DANIEL WEBSTER HWY / NH-11

  • Turn RIGHT onto BAY RD.

  • Turn RIGHT onto UPPER BAY RD.

  • Turn LEFT onto STEELE HILL RD.

  • End at 516 Steele Hill rd. Sanbornton, NH 03269-2605

Please call us @ (603) 524-0500 ext. “0” if you require further assistance with directions.
Please do not rely on internet mapping programs or GPS systems to guide you to the resort.
Most mapping programs will bring you over Rufus Colby Road, which in not accessible.

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516 Steele Hill Rd. Sanbornton, NH 03269-2605

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