Traveling Healthy: For the Sophisticated Non Medical Traveler

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event Schedule:

Time   Topic       Faculty
[Sat; Sunday 29-30 June 2018]

Day 1

0800-0815  Opening Comments     Rasori_Bennett

0820-0855 Air Travel Fitness: Preventing
  Respiratory Infections and Lower
  Leg Blood Clots     Rasori

0900-0930 Personal Security While Traveling:
  Terrorism and Theft     Bennett

0930-0945  Break

0945-1015 Travel Immunizations: Which ones
  do you truly need?     Rasori

1015-1045 Sun Protection: What works and
  what doesn’t      Bennett

1045-1115 Traveler’s Diarrhea Prevention
  and New Treatments     Rasori

1115-1145 Water Consumption: Risks,
  Purification, other Hazards    Bennett

1145-1200  Question & Answers     Rasori_Bennett


Day 2

0800-0815  Opening Comments     Rasori_Bennett

0820-0855 Malaria: Insect Repellents and
  Which Medicines are Safe?   Rasori

0900-0930 Basic First Aid I: Cuts, Abrasions,
  Strains/Sprains, Fractures    Bennett

0930-0945  Break

0945-1015 Zika and Dengue Fever: Are you at
  Risk?       Rasori

1015-1045 Basic First Aid II: Review of Basic
  CPR for the Traveler     Bennett

1045-1115  The Ideal Traveler’s Medical Kit   Rasori

1115-1145 Evacuation Insurance for International
  Travel: Are you adequately covered?  Bennett

1145-1200 Question & Answers; Closing
  Comments      Rasori_Bennett


Seminar fee: $200 (12 topics 2-day agenda)

Seminar Faculty:

Phil Rasori, M.D.
Medical Director
Village Hopecore International



Dr. Rasori teaches and consults in the fields of international health and travel medicine. For the last thirty years he has led accredited, wilderness medicine and travel medicine field seminars for physicians and non medical travelers to all the continents including travel field seminars to Kenya, Tanzania, New Guinea, Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Brazil, Mexico, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, India, Europe, Guatemala, Thailand, Vietnam and Antarctica.  He regularly lectures on travel medicine at the national conferences for physicians in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
For 18 years, Dr. Rasori taught travel medicine and international health as part of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

For the last 16 years he has been the medical director of Village Hopecore International. Village Hopecore International operates a highly successful health and micro-enterprise project for poor village women and children in Kenya. At this time his award-winning project offers health services to over 100,000 Kenyans living in 516 villages on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. At present, he has 28 full time Kenyans working on his project.
Learn more about Hopecore at www.villagehopecore.org .

Dr. Rasori is also professional photographer focusing on the world’s threatened cultures and wildlife. His photographic exhibits have been traveling nationally since the early 1990’s and his photographs can be seen by visiting his website at www.philrasori.com .


Brad L. Bennett, PhD, Paramedic, FAWM, FACSM
Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret)

Dr. Bennett is an applied physiologist who spent 27 years in the U.S. Navy conducting biomedical research, development, and medical education & training of military personnel serving in austere environments.  He has researched and taught about the prevention and treatment of environmental hazards such as heat, cold, altitude and undersea. He also has an extensive background in prehospital emergency & austere medical care. He is a former Associate Professor and Vice Chairman (1994-2001) Military and Emergency Medicine Department, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is the immediate Past-President, Wilderness Medical Society. Currently Dr. Bennett serves as a Section Editor, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine journal, and former Editor-in-Chief, Wilderness Medicine Education Lecture Series. He is an avid traveler, and a nature and underwater photographer. He currently resides on the York River in Virginia, and is often found kayaking and boating.