The 18th Congress of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM) is being held in Basel from 21 to 25 May 2023. Switzerland’s third-biggest city has 200,000 inhabitants and a surface area of 37 km2, it boasts a vibrant social and cultural life and has one of the world’s most productive economies. The appeal of this region lies both in its unique position at the point where three countries meet – offering direct access to all the key transport routes and the world’s oceans – and in its long tradition as a science and research location.
Prof. Christoph Hatz of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute has played a major role in ensuring that Basel can now look forward to welcoming up to 1500 specialists from the travel medicine industry. “One key argument was that the rooms at the Congress Center Basel are just the right size for a congress like ours”, he says. “In addition, at the decision-making stage, the International Society of Travel Medicine received incredibly committed support from the staff at Messe Basel, the Congress Center Basel and Basel Tourism”. It’s thus no wonder that Jonas Scharf, Head of MCH Venues, is also absolutely delighted at the award of this contract. “Such eminent events help us to further consolidate our position as a centre of knowledge and innovation.”