On Tuesday, September 8, St. John’s Medical Center will host the
lunchtime learning presentation, “The Inside Story of Travel Medicine,”
at the Teton County Library from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Presented by David R. Shlim, MD, this talk will include the reasons vaccines
are necessary for travel to resource-poor countries; what to do about
malaria, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, traveler’s diarrhea, and
other diseases; and how to cope with high altitude.
Dr. Shlim, a local physician, is recognized as one of the foremost experts
in travel medicine in the world. He is a past president of the International
Society of Travel Medicine and an editor of the Center for Disease Control’s
main book on travel medicine for travel medicine practitioners in the
U.S. Dr. Shlim has authored over forty-five original papers on travel
medicine topics and written numerous chapters in textbooks. He was recently
featured on National Public Radio's Morning Edition (http://www.npr.org/2015/08/06/429911907/to-avoid-intestinal-distress-whi...).
For more information, please call 739-7244. This presentation is part of
the St. John's Medical Center Words on Wellness program, supported
in part by the St. John's Hospital Foundation.
Media Contact: Karen Connelly,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
St. John’s Hospital Foundation works to broaden the community’s
understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org