The main objective is to create a forum for discussion about the various and multi-faceted aspects of migration health including but not limited to diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases.
Topic overview:
• Migrants, refugees, asylum seekers: the international and European context
• Migration-related infections
• Migration and non-communicable diseases
• Determinants of migration
• Impact on origin and destination countries
• Trans-cultural approach
• Economics of migration
• Ethics of migration health
20 – 50 clinicians, infectious disease or tropical medicine specialists, microbiologists, paediatricians, obstetricians, public health specialists, psychiatrists and also physicians coming from other specialty fields.
Francesco Castelli, Brescia, Italy
No Option Selected
Italian Society of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (SIMET)
UNESCO Chair “training and empowering human resources for health development in resource-limited countries”, University of Brescia, Italy
International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency
International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
Italian Society of Migration Medicine (SIMM)
University of Palermo
Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT)
The organizers of the course will apply for both European CME accreditation through EACCME and Italian ECM accreditation.


Mario Affronti, Palermo, Italy
Manuel Carballo, Geneva, Switzerland
Antonio Cascio, Palermo, Italy
Francesco Castelli, Brescia, Italy
Eric Caumes, Paris, France
Claudia Colomba, Palermo, Italy
Ornella Dino, Palermo, Italy
emanuela forcella, Rome (Italy), Italy
Tommaso Frattini, Milano, Italy
Massimo Galli, Milan, Italy
Philippe Gautret, Marseille Cedex 20, France
Christina Greenaway, Montreal, Canada
Alieu Jobe, Palermo, Italy
Rogelio López-Vélez, Madrid, Spain
Maurizio Marceca, Rome, Italy
Alberto Matteelli, Brescia, Italy
Marco Mazzetti, Milano, Italy
Davide MOSCa, Geneva, Switzerland
Lorenza Mujesan, Brescia, Italy
Teymur Noori, Stockholm, Sweden
Pia Oberoi, Geneva, Switzerland
Miriam Orcutt, London, United Kingdom
Eskild Petersen, Aarhus, Denmark
maria chiara pezzoli, brescia, Italy
Tullio Prestileo, Palermo, Italy
Ornella Punzo, Rome, Italy
La Placa Simona, Palermo, Italy
Claire Tantet, Paris, France
Irene Veldhuijzen, Bilthoven, Netherlands

Contact Person (Scientific Programme)

Virginia Quaresima
University of Brescia
Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Piazza Spedali Civili, 1
25123 Brescia
+39 030 399 6628

Administrative Secretariat

Irene Carrabba
Icm International srl
Viale del Vignola, 44
00196 Rome
+39 06 3211 0773

Accommodation Details

Camplus Guest Palermo
Via dei Benedettini, 5
90134 Palermo

Venue Info

Event Map
Venue Details
Camplus Guest Palermo
Via dei Benedettini, 5, 90134 Palermo

Sunday, 1 October 2017

18:00 - 18:30
Welcome session
Speaker(s): Francesco Castelli
Speaker(s): Massimo Galli
Speaker(s): Maurizio Marceca
18:30 - 19:00
Migration in humankind's history
Speaker(s): Massimo Galli
19:00 - 19:30
Migration in the XXI century: a challenge and an opportunity
Speaker(s): Manuel Carballo
20:00 - 21:00
Welcome get together

Monday, 2 October 2017

09:00 - 11:40
Session I: why and how do migrants move?
Chairperson(s): Mario Affronti
Chairperson(s): Davide MOSCa
09:00 - 09:30
Determinants of migrations
Speaker(s): Francesco Castelli
09:30 - 10:00
Health and migration from a public health perspective
Speaker(s): Maurizio Marceca
10:00 - 10:30
Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
Speaker(s): Davide MOSCa
11:10 - 11:40
Screening migrants at the entry in the ECDC
Speaker(s): Teymur Noori
11:40 - 13:10
Session II: the European Union and migration – a fragmented universe
Chairperson(s): Maurizio Marceca
Chairperson(s): Davide MOSCa
11:40 - 12:05
Migration and human rights
Speaker(s): Pia Oberoi
12:05 - 12:30
First arrival, refugees’ camps and resettlement: a European approach?
Speaker(s): Alberto Matteelli
12:30 - 12:55
Economic impact of migration on origin and destination countries
Speaker(s): Tommaso Frattini
13:10 - 14:00
Light lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Session III: infectious diseases I – air-borne infections
Chairperson(s): Alberto Matteelli
Chairperson(s): La Placa Simona
14:00 - 14:40
Speaker(s): Christina Greenaway
14:40 - 15:20
Other air-borne infections possibly related to migration
Speaker(s): Philippe Gautret
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 - 17:15
Session IV: infectious diseases II – STIs and dermatological infections
Chairperson(s): Francesco Castelli
Chairperson(s): Christina Greenaway
15:45 - 16:25
HIV infection and other STIs
Speaker(s): maria chiara pezzoli
16:25 - 17:05
Dermatological issues in migrants
Speaker(s): Eric Caumes
17:30 - 18:30
Guided poster viewing and discussion
Speaker(s): Alberto Matteelli

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

10:00 - 11:20
Session V: infectious diseases III – bloodborne infections
Chairperson(s): Claudia Colomba
Chairperson(s): Eskild Petersen
10:00 - 10:40
Viral hepatitis
Speaker(s): Irene Veldhuijzen
10:40 - 11:20
Other blood-borne infections and Chagas
Speaker(s): Rogelio López-Vélez
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00
Session VI: infectious diseases IV – vector-borne infections
Chairperson(s): Ornella Dino
Chairperson(s): Teymur Noori
11:45 - 12:25
Malaria, dengue, chikungunya
Speaker(s): Eskild Petersen
12:25 - 13:00
Migration and global health
Speaker(s): Ornella Punzo
13:00 - 14:00
Light lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Session VII: transcultural approach
Chairperson(s): Mario Affronti
Chairperson(s): Antonio Cascio
14:00 - 14:30
The European physician and the migrant patient
Speaker(s): Mario Affronti
Speaker(s): La Placa Simona
14:30 - 15:00
The point of view of the anthropologist
Speaker(s): emanuela forcella
15:00 - 15:30
The point of view of the migrant
Speaker(s): Alieu Jobe

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

09:00 - 10:00
Guided poster viewing session
Speaker(s): Antonio Cascio
10:00 - 12:30
Session VIII: migration and non-communicable diseases
Chairperson(s): Tullio Prestileo
10:00 - 10:30
Migration and mental health
Speaker(s): Marco Mazzetti
10:30 - 11:00
Migration and chronic non-communicable diseases
Speaker(s): Lorenza Mujesan
11:00 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45
Migration, obstetrical issues and genital mutilations
Speaker(s): Claire Tantet
12:00 - 12:30
Research approach to migration and health
Chairperson(s): Antonio Cascio
Speaker(s): Miriam Orcutt
12:30 - 13:00
Closing session
Speaker(s): Mario Affronti
Speaker(s): Antonio Cascio
Speaker(s): Francesco Castelli
13:00 - 14:00
Light lunch

Participants are encouraged to submit 1-2 abstracts with their personal data on migrants or refugees health, that will be presented in poster format for discussion during the course. Please send the abstract(s) to the administrative secretariat until 11 August 2017 at the latest.

The registration fee includes the course, 3 nights of accommodation at the Camplus (check-in: 1 October, check-out: 4 October), welcome dinner on day 1, coffee breaks, light lunch and evening dinner on day 2, coffee breaks, light lunch and evening dinner on day 3, coffee break and light lunch on day 4. Travel is not included.
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