2006 Calendar

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December Updates:

Purse  hygeine  
Travel course for new travelers

Grant Ganczar will be doing another workshop for St.James Continuing Education "Thinking About An International Career?" on Feb 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Sturgeon Creek Collegiate. Cost $15 + Manual -$10 pd to instructor.
Ever considered volunteering or working overseas?Thinking about working a few months in a restaurant to finance a backpack trip or perhaps even a professional career opportunity on another continent? Learn to begin the process of volunteering or looking for work overseas by researching countries, employers and work opportunities. Accepting and evaluating international job offers wil be discussed as well as possibilities with volunteer organizations.

To register phone the Con-Ed at 832-9637 or register on-line at www.localcourses.com/sjsd

Country Recommendations-
For our most frequent destinations we have prepared a "cookie cutter" synopsis of relevant issues. This is not of course patient specific and we suggest individuals to of course see a doctor. These are written 2005-6 but are also current as of Dec 22,2006 as well.

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Canadian Immunization Meeting

This meeting  is happenin in Winnipeg Dec 3-7.

We will be putting information about this meeting and highlights as they become available


November Updates


The Gift of Sight has provided since 1988 free eye care and glasses to more than 4 million people around the world across North America

You can donate used galasses at LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, BJ's Optical or Sunglass Hat store.

Call toll free 1-800-541-LENS for the nearest location (Valid number from Canada)

Give the Gift of Sight

British Columbia College of Family Physicians

Dr Podolsky will be speaking in Victoria, BC at the Oct 7-8th,2006 meeting

Starting a Travel Medicine Practice:
How Family Practioners can introduce  a Travel medicine division in their clinics

bn  Review course in Travel Medicine

We are organizing a 2 part course in Travel and tropical medicine.

This can be used for review for the upcoming International societ of travel Medicine Certificate in travel medicine that will be written in May in Vancouver. Although we are not affiliated with the administration of this exam we have timed our course to be useful for those wishing to write this exam

Note Conference date change

Basic Travel Medicine Essentials-Module 1  Friday, Feb 9th& Saturday, Feburary 10th, 2007Calgary Marriott Hotel, Calgary, AB         

Advanced Travel Medicine Topics-Module 2    Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, 2007

Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, Vancouver, BC


Updates on      Winter Sports Medicine and Arctic Medicine Meetings

We have added more notes to these two past  meetings

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Updates on Infectious Disease

Congo, U.S, China, India, Indian Ocean, Kenya, Indonesia, Egypt,and Fiji


Shea's Rockin' World Tour Sept 24th, 2006  Premier at St Vital Silver City of

Shea is a traveler that has her own show on travel http://sheasrockinworldtour.com/


Women travelers Get a Pap test in Canada before long term travel

Find a clinic in Manitoba

logo of the Manitoba Cervical Cancer Screening Program/Programme Manitobain de Depistage du Cancer du Col Uterin

Gardasil- The new Human Papilloma Virus vacine is now available in Canada

Our clinic has begun a program to administer this vaccine to all interested patients.

Letter to Mantoba CancerCare participating Cervical screening clinics


We are pleased to announce our European colleagues course:

European Federation Neurology Society in Odessa  Ukraine April 25-30th 2007


Lion's Gate

One of our patients recently published his book, Lion's Gate

A novel about the Alberta West

Cover of Lion's Gate

Victoria BC  Bug Zoo

We recently toured this naturalistic exhibit that promotes understanding and respect of a variety of insects and bugs. Visitors have the oppurtunity to see and touch many exotic specimens. Recommended

Victoria Bug Zoo™ Logo

Oct 17th Bug Day is an annual meeting on infectious diseases at the Health Science centre in Winnipeg.

This meeting is free and has a variety of speakers on infectious diseases.


October 12th   Unicef Update

Stephanie Yamniuk, Regional Director Prairie Region Unicef Canada

Stephanie will discuss how "Trick or Treat for Unicef " is changing.



Medicine for Esthetic Salons

We have just started a new education campaign directed toards the Esthetics industry.

This spring we went to the ABA- Allied Beuty Association and plan to follow through at next year's meeting as well. We have prepared an informational package for Hair salons and Tattoo studios presenting the dangers of Hepatitis B. Although immunization is not mandatory for these businesses we strongly encourage this



Ukraine Trip Gallery

Our clinic recently participated in a cultural exchange project where Canadian children traveled to Uraine to attend a language camp alongside Ukrainian children and teachers from Ivano Frankysk region.

We are beginning to put these photos up so that the camp participants can share their pictures and expierences. This is a slow process so please check back.

We also were able to make a small donation of medical supplies given to us by Hope Inernational, a non profit organization in Winnipeg that collects supplies. We toured two hospitals and will include photos and now have information on how doctors and nurses wishing to tour, study or work in Ukraine may contact the appropriate authorities.


Research on Poison Ivy

Several new products used to prevent poison ivy dermatitis have recently been reviewed by the wilderness medical society,s journal- available at www.wms.org

Our new nurse Trish F did a web search to check for availability and prices within Canada and the US.



July 27thMeeting -Afghanistan- what can Canadians do

Read About the Stop Afghan AIDS program to Help By Dr Niazi Wassay of Afghanistan

Read about books with Wings

More information about Afganistan Medical needs

Update Sept 7


June 22 Meeting

Congo How can Canadians Understand?



Article in ISTM Newshare

Decompression Illness in Scuba Divers

By Karl Neuman and Gary Podolsky


We would like to welcome to our clinic,

Ellisse Harasymek, Registered Dietician

Starting in April she will be accepting referrals for:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Control
  • Healthy eating
  • Dietary Management of Disease

Please call 453-9107 for more information or an appointment.


March 20th Update

We have recently joined the Manitoba Restaurant Association

Manitoba Hotel Association

and will be having a booth at the Centrex  Convention co hosted by both.We will be planning to discuss our recent initiatives:

Hepatitis A Shots@work For the Restaurant Industry


International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers  (IAMAT)


Addison's Travel Industry Convention

We recently had our booth at this Spring's Meeting

For those travel Agents who need more materials:

Posters, Business cards or Informational Material please contact us.

We ran out of materials during the show but have them in stock again


March 12th Update- Recent book reviews added to site

Honorary Winnipeg Goodwill Ambassadors


City of Winnipeg Photo


April 2006 Food Poisoning Meeting

Previous Medical Conferences Page

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food poisoning

March 2006 Stitches

The Case of the Undisgruntled cook published


March 2006

Article on Sexual Tourism was published in this month's NewShare,

The International Society of Travel Medicine Newsletter

This article also appears in its longer format with references here


March 2006  YMCA/YWCA

"Pass them On" Do you have a pair of gently used shoes?

Why not pass them on to someone in need?

The International Development Committee for the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg is looking for gently used shoes to help out youth and children in Tijuana Mexico.

Phone West Portage Branch  204.889.8052 for more information.

This is program is only until the end of March after which the mission to Tijuana will the depart.

Please bring shoes to nearest Winnipeg branch:

  • West Portage Branch3550 Portage ave
  • Elmwood Kildonan       454 Kimberly ave
  • Downtown Branch     301 Vaughn
  • South Branch        Fermor ave

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Feb 23rd 2006 Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce   Media Kit  

Pamphlets- We are organizing all of our pamphlets onto one page for easier reference. All of these will be updated and available as flashpaper documents.

Our colleagues at the Tropical and Travel Medicine website have also developed travel med literature available inseveral languages. www.tropical.umn.edu/vfr

Feb 7th 2006 Interview on CBC tv Hepatitis A in Travelers 
and click on "Hep Survey".http://www.cbc.ca/canadanow/

Feb 2006: List Personal Trainers of Manitoba

We are pleased to post a list of qualified Personal Trainers in Manitoba. These specialists have been accredited.


Unicef Talk Janurary 26th 2006.

We are haing an nformal evening with Stefanie Yamniuk, the Regional Director for Unicef Canada who will be speaking on Unicefs projects in Mozambique and Malawi. This event is open to the public. Admission is free.