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Welcome to the Northern New England Travel Medicine Symposium

October 26-28 2023
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!


- RN, APRN, PA, Pharmacist: $300

- MD traineees: $300

- MD, DO: $450

(All meals are included)

Register early, seating is limited!

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From Grounded to Globetrotting: Resuming Travel Medicine...

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 conclusion of this program, participants will be able to incorporate at least three new evidence-based changes into their clinical practice of Travel Medicine/Nursing.

In support of improving patient care, Dartmouth Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA)
Dartmouth Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Dartmouth Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 ANCC contact hours.

Other Learners: All other learners may claim CME-designated participation credit. Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of CME-designated participation credit for programs certified for credit by organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional

Registration deadline is 5 days prior to the beginning of the symposium. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline.

Room cancellation with 7 or more days advance notice prior to arrival will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.

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Our Schedule

Plan Your Symposium

(Schedule is subject to change)

Thursday Oct 26 2023

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Pre-Conference Registration

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop
Bringing Motivational Interviewing Skills to the Pre-travel Visit

Erin M. Miers, PsyD

4:00 PM -

Hotel Check-in
Enjoy pool time and other hotel amenities!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking around the cash bar

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM


6:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome and opening remarks!

Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Climate Change and Travel: Rising Health Impacts in a Warming World

Aisha Khatib, MD

8:15 PM : 8:30 PM

Closing reflections and preview of next day

Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

Friday Oct 27 2023

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Top Ten Topics in Travel Medicine - 2023

Elizabeth Talbot, MD

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Travel Immunizations are Rarely Cookbook

Gail Rosselot, NP, MS, MPH, FAANP

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break (Coffee/Tea)

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM


Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

11:30 AM - 12:15 AM

Destination Diagnosis: Approach to the Ill-Returned Globe-Trotter

Aisha Khatib, MD

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking/Activity time -- Enjoy the resort facilities and conversations with fellow clinicians!

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Critters that Bite and Sting

Davidson Hamer, MD

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Preparing the Older Traveler: Is there a Cut-off Age for Travel?

Gail Rosselot, NP, MS, MPH, FAANP

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Pre-travel Clinical Cases

Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Networking around the cash bar

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Travels to Origins: SARS, MERS, Nipah, COVID

Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA

8:15 PM : 8:30 PM

Closing reflections and preview of next day

Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

“I’ll take malaria for $1000, Alex”
Travel Health Game Show Night

Lynette Johnson, RN

Saturday Oct 28 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Parallel Session with Breakfast

Travel Health Nursing Roundtable*

What is on Our Minds?

*all attendees welcome

Gail Rosselot, NP, MS, MPH, FAANP

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

From Dark Tourism to Enlightening Mental Health in Travel

Erin M. Miers, PsyD 
Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Warmer Climate, Rising Dengue Risks

Davidson Hamer MD

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Wilderness Extremes: High, Cold, and Deep

Davidson Hamer MD

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Emerging Trends Shaping the Future of Travel Medicine

Aisha Khatib, MD

12:30 PM

Closing comments and adjournment

Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD

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Our Speakers

Our speakers come from all corners of the country (and even the globe) to share their insights and knowledge. Check out their bios below to learn more, and make sure to save your spot by registering today.


Aisha Khatib

MD, CCFP(EM), CTravMed, DTM&H, CTropMed, FISTM

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Clinical Director of Travel Medicine, Medcan Canada

Dr. Aisha Khatib is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She trained in family and emergency medicine from the University of Toronto and McGill University, and completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship in Clinical Tropical Medicine at the University of Toronto. She holds certification in Travel Medicine from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Course in Peru. She worked as a Travel and Rugby Doctor in New Zealand for five years before returning to Canada. She is currently the Clinical Director of Travel Medicine at Medcan and a member of CATMAT, the Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel, an external advisory body to the Public Health Agency of Canada.  She is also President of the Alberta Association of Travel Health Professionals, Co-Chair of the ASTMH Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health, and Chair of the ISTM Responsible Travel Interest Group.  Her recent research focused on the safety of air travel during the pandemic, as well as climate change and travel.

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Daniel R. Lucey


Clinical Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute

Daniel Lucey is public health ID physician who has gone overseas to outbreaks 2003-2023 for SARS-CoV-1 (Guangdong, China), H5N1, Nipah (Malaysia, Bangladesh), MERS (Jordan, Qatar, UAE), Ebola, Zika, Yellow Fever, Plague, and SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 (Wuhan, China).  In 2014 he proposed the 2018-2022 Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Exhibit in DC: "Outbreak! Epidemics in a Connected World". He teaches at Dartmouth and via a free online course on epidemics and reflections 1982-2023 on


David Hamer

Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University School of Public Health and Chobanian & Avesidian School of Medicine
Director, Travel Clinic, Boston, Medical Center

Davidson Hamer, MD is a Professor of Global Health and Medicine at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, a faculty member in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, and an attending physician in infectious diseases and Director of the Travel Clinic at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hamer is an infectious disease specialist and medical epidemiologist with particular interests in emerging diseases, tropical medicine, travel medicine, infection control, and antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Hamer has been involved in travel and tropical medicine for thirty years and from 2014 to 2021, Dr. Hamer served as the principal investigator and, since September 2021, the Surveillance Lead, of GeoSentinel, a global surveillance network of 71 sites in 29 countries that uses returning travelers, immigrants, and refugees as sentinels of disease emergence and transmission patterns throughout the world. He is currently the co-lead for the climate change and emerging infectious diseases core for the BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research.


Elizabeth A. Talbot


Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
Section of Infectious Disease and International Health

Dartmouth Health
Director, International Travel Clinic at DH

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.

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Erin M. Miers

PsyD, LP
Mental Health Internship Training Director, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Dr. Erin Miers is a licensed clinical psychologist, she currently works at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as the Mental Health Internship Director.  She completed her doctorate in 2015 through California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco.  She has expertise in the areas of trauma, substance use disorder, HIV, and working with the LGBTQIA+ population.  Her research interests include the impact of burnout on mental health providers, the impact of trauma and how it impacts the lives of the individual and their families.

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Gail Rosselot

Certificate in Travel Medicine®
President and Director, Travel Well of Westchester and the Westchester Courses in Travel Health Fundamentals Briarcliff Manor, NY

Ms. Rosselot is an adult nurse practitioner specializing in travel health and certified in occupational health.  She is a graduate of Dickinson College, Cornell University-NY Hospital School of Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing, and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. She is a founding member and officer of the American Travel Health Nurses Association (ATHNA), current chair of the ISTM Continuing Professional Development Committee, past chair of the ISTM Nurses Professional Group and recipient of its Distinguished Nurse Leadership Award. Ms. Rosselot has authored sections in the CDC Health Information for International Travel and travel health chapters in the Keystone, Jong, and Vaughn and Viera textbooks. She teaches courses for CDC, the CIA, Smithsonian, the Canadian Federal Government, numerous corporations, and U.S. universities. Recently she chaired the group that achieved ANA specialty recognition for travel health nursing and was lead author of Travel Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 1st ed. that includes the Code of Ethics for Travel Health Nursing. Currently she is a co-author of the new ACHF travel health white paper: “A Guide for Travel Health Practices at Institutions of Higher Education” and  chairs the task force to develop a U.S. certification for the specialty of travel health nursing.


Lynette Johnson

MS, RN - Nurse Clinician
Certificate in Travel Medicine®
Dartmouth Health, Lebanon, NH

Lynette Johnson is a nurse clinician with Dartmouth Health Infectious Disease and International Health.  Her time is divided between caring for patients with HIV and providing travel counseling through Dartmouth’s Travel Clinic. She graduated from Western Governors University with an MSN.  Lynette is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice through Colby-Sawyer College.  She holds a Certificate in Travel Health™ from ISTM.  She enjoys traveling, hiking and crime who-done-its and collecting globes and books.  As an ardent board game enthusiast, Lynette is rarely known to turn down a game of Scrabble, Catan or Apples to Apples.

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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.

Guestrooms in the WEST wing are up the hill next to the award winning indoor pool and must be booked before Sep 26 for best rates. They are a short walk or drive away from the conference room. These rooms are not ADA compliant, if you need an ADA compliant room, do not call the Resort but register and email

  • Bedroom WEST Hotel room $169+tax per night (2 person capacity): The west signature hotel unit includes a master bedroom with king sized bed, full bathroom with whirlpool bath, large side by side
    vanity, flat screen cable TV, mini-fridge, coffee maker, microwave and window views of lakes and mountains or nearby forests.

  • Bedroom Signature WEST Suite $249+tax (4-6 person capacity): 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 and mountains or nearby forests.

​To reserve call Steele Hill Resorts directly at 1-800-284-6985 Ext. 4. Make sure to identify yourself as a participant of the Oct 26-28 'NNETMS Dartmouth-Hitchcock Conference' and call before Sept 26 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

1 603 650 2745

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