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Holidays! You've packed your swimmers, camera and passport. But, have you packed your prophylactic medications and compression stockings? The word 'holiday' evokes happy emotions for us but we rarely stop to consider seeking pre-travel health advice along with booking our flights. And this can be deadly. This informative talk provides an overview of some common travel illnesses and alerts you to what you should pack in your suitcase to protect yourself the next time you go travelling.
Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As assistant director of pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. See Educator Profile