Welcome Letter


Dear Colleagues

It gives me pleasure to invite you to the Travel Health Africa Conference - Research and Reality - to be held at the International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from 15 - 17 October 2010.

Africa is developing rapidly with greater business investment and increasing trade to this continent.  Increased travel will result - both from a corporate and a tourist perspective - which will bring its own challenges.

The theme of the Conference will afford an opportunity to present the latest relevant disease research juxtaposed to the reality of travel and working in Africa.

Presentations will be in the format of scientific symposia, workshops, travel scenarios, risk assessment, and post sessions.

The international Convention Centre is within walking distance of the Victoria Albert Waterfront with a variety of attractions and activities.  It is also within walking distance from a number of excellent hotels, boutique hotels, guest houses and self catering apartments.

Cape Town is a special city and a place where dreamers find motivation and to which you are bound to return time and again.

Warmed by the African sun, the city is tamed by a soaring table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of towering rocky heights and thriving valleys, close to where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.  Boldly positioned on the international map, Cape Town offers numerous things to do and places to see.

It is a place where the old and new pleasantly converge to capture the history, design, cultural pursuits and the soul of its people.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Dr Garth Brink
Organising Committee