Invited Speakers

SASTM is privileged to have two international speakers attend the Congress and share their expertise with us.



Professor Durrheim is Service Director Health Protection of Hunter New England Population Health, New South Wales. The unit’s responsibilities include epidemiology, environmental health, immunisation, surveillance of communicable diseases and investigation of outbreaks and disease clusters. He is former Head of School: Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University Australia, Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre in Vectorborne Diseases and Conjoint Professor of Public Health at the University of Newcastle. David has considerable experience in applied epidemiology and in the supervision of Masters and Doctoral students.

Ms Genasi is a Nurse Consultant in Travel Health Medicine at Health Protection Scotland. In this role she has National responsibility for planning and implementing a broad range of activities in the field, including provision of the TRAVAX and FitforTravel databases and ensuring that Yellow Fever vaccinating centres in Scotland meet required standards. Additionally, in order to stay “hands-on” with clinical practice, she regularly consults and prescribes for high risk travellers at a weekly NHS travel clinic in Glasgow.

Fiona has co-authored several texts on Travel Health Medicine and sits on various key committees and groups, including the UK Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention.  She continues to lecture and supervise postgraduate students undertaking the Glasgow Diploma in Travel Medicine and was recently awarded a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). Fiona is currently President Elect of the International Society of Travel Medicine.