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#feature TRAVEL TIPS FROM THE DOCTOR'S DESK G lobal travel grew by 5 percent during the first eight months of 2014. Between January and August 2014, 781 million people traveled internationally. Planning a trip to Mexico, Peru, India, China or even South Africa is an exciting experience. Whether it's for business, a conference, to visit family or friends, or just a vacation that you've dreamed of and saved for, international travel brings up a lot of questions: Where should I stay? Should I book a hotel, hostel, or bed and breakfast? What popular places, museums or historical sites should I visit? Where are the best restaurants? What about the nightlife? What you should also ask yourself is: What do I need to do to protect my health before, during and after my trip? The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is a global organization with almost 3,200 members in 90 countries. Members include physicians, nursing professionals, pharmacists, public health officials, other health professionals, as well as others working in the travel and travelrelated industries. Anyone traveling internationally should make an appointment with an ISTM-certified physician at least 4-6 weeks prior to the trip, says Dr. Rajiv Narula, a member of ISTM and medical director with International Travel WHAT YOU SHOULD ALSO ASK YOURSELF IS: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PROTECT MY HEALTH BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER MY TRIP? info@mpigny.org 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Winter 2015

President's Message
Ask the Board
Thinking Outside the Hotel
Exploring Alternative Venues in Las Vegas
Social Media Events
The Top Meeting and Destination Events of 2015
Travel Tips from the Doctor's Desk
29th Annual Auction and Mixology Madness 2.0!
Save the Date!
Day in the Life
Notes from the Field
15 in 2015 in Chicago
New Members
Advertiser's Index

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