Organized by the International Society of Travel Medicine, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) & the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
International Migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity and impact. Human migration is now at an all-time high, accounting for 245 million persons and is shaping world events and fueling political and public debates. Forced migration, driven primarily by conflicts, social injustice and global inequities, is increasing and has resulted in a quarter of all international migrants who are refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced persons many with health disparities. Migrant populations are heterogeneous and have a broad range of health needs — their presence raises several medical, ethical, economic, social and cultural issues for both migrants and receiving health systems.
The organizers are excited to partner with clinical, public health, and humanitarian organizations to organize a conference that will address the complex multidisciplinary health issues of this population.