The Asia Pacific Travel Health Society (APTHS)

The Asia Pacific Travel Health Society (APTHS) is a regional network of travel medicine practitioners that promotes and protects the health of travelers by advancing travel medicine and related disciplines in the Asia Pacific region.
​The main activities of the APTHS are through its website, ad-hoc travel medicine courses/meetings in the region, and its biennial conferences.

The society was formed in 2000, during the Bali APTHC3, in response to the growing regional interest in travel medicine and to act as a focal point to channel regional initiatives and energies. This newly developing entity of travel medicine in Asia has already seen successful meetings focusing on travelers health.

The last three conferences have been highly successful: APTHC 2012 in Singapore, APTHC 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and recently APTHC 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The society is already back at work to guarantee an even more attractive and enriching conference in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018.

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Dates for APTHS Conference 2018 - Bangkok

The 2018 APTHSC12 will be held in Bangkok on Wednesday 21st March to Saturday 24thMarch, 2018.  Mark your diaries now.


Regional Meeting in Jakarta – September 2016

The Travel and Adventure medicine in Asia - TAMASIA Conference is on in Jakarta, Indonesia on 2nd and 3rd September 2016. The theme is subtitled: "Preparing Asian People for a Safer and Better Travel". View the brochure here​.

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APTHC 2016 – Conference Highlights​

The 11th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference (APTHC 2016) was successfully held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 2-5 March, 2015. The society was delighted to host nearly 400 participants from 40 different countries who found the scientific program both stimulating and enriching. The Photo Gallery can be seen on the conference website.


We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018.