Disease Prevention and Travel Health Services

Travel Health – Online Training now Available

Registration Fees:

  • Vaccine Preventable Disease  - $85.00 + GST
  • Low-Risk Traveller/Destination Travel Health (includes Vaccine Preventable Disease) - $150.00 + GST

Do You Know?

  • How and when to direct patients to public health or to an ISTM certified practitioner?
  • How to manage a patient with a chronic disease who is traveling abroad?
  • When to prescribe for traveler’s diarrhea?

CPDPP training will help you navigate vaccine and travel health prescribing.



Guideline and Implementation Training

This training is strongly recommended before the implementation of vaccine prescribing and provision of travel health services in your practice.

This CPDPP training will focus on the process for implementing vaccine prescribing or travel health services. The training will be presented by Certified Travel Health pharmacists in SK and CPDPP/medSask. The medSask prescribing guidelines and forms are less detailed, but more complex then previous minor ailments guidelines. This training will also help with understanding the public vs private systems of vaccine immunization.

We will not be covering disease or vaccine specific therapeutics. You will gain that knowledge for travel health by taking one of the two recommended online Travel Health Educator courses listed below.

In order to provide travel health services for medium and high risk patients , you will require an ISTM Certified Travel Health designation.


  • Mary Fraser, Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Professionals
  • Kristjana Gudmundson, Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan, ISTM Certified
  • Amy Damm & Sara Storle, ISTM Certified Travel Health Consultants


Target Audience

Additional Courses

Vaccine-Preventable Disease: Guideline and Implementation Training

Accredited by CPDPP for 3.5 CEUs

For pharmacists who will prescribe for vaccine-preventable diseases, but not offer travel health services.


Low-Risk Traveller/Destination Travel Health: Guideline and Implementation Training (4.0 CEUs)

Includes Vaccine-Preventable Disease Training (3.5 CEUs)

Accredited by CPDPP for a total of 7.5 CEUs

For pharmacists who will be offering travel health services for low-risk travellers to low-risk destinations.

It is strongly recommended that you also take the following course:

 BC Pharmacy Association 


*The Travel Health Educator online course is not a pre-requisite for the CPDPP Guideline and Implementation Training, but you will gain more from the CPDPP training if you have completed it.

CPDPP will issue a statement of completion once the Travel Health Educator Online Course and CPDPP Training are both complete.

CPDPP Training Learning Outcomes

Vaccine Preventable Disease - Domestic Immunization
  1. Explain stakeholder involvement and interpret regulatory issues surrounding Public Health, physicians, client, and pharmacist’s roles and responsibilities for domestic vaccine-preventable disease immunizations
  2. Assess clients, make recommendations, and prescribe immunizations for domestic vaccine-preventable disease
  3. Document according to medSask guidelines for domestic vaccine-preventable disease immunization.
  4. Manage and document adverse effects of immunization according to Saskatchewan Public Health and Health Canada policies and procedures
  5. Discuss re-imbursement for prescribing and administering domestic vaccine-preventable disease immunizations

Low Risk Travel Health

  1. Assess clients, make recommendations, and prescribe immunizations and medications for low risk travel
  2. Educate patients about disease prevention and health maintenance resources and provide supplementary information (e.g. handouts, apps)
  3. Document according to medSask guidelines low-risk travel prescribing
  4. Develop travel health operational policies for the pharmacy

High-Risk Travel Health and ISTM Certification

Only pharmacists who have been granted a Certificate in Travel Health by the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) may prescribe travel related vaccines and medications for moderate to high risk clients, activities and destinations. The ISTM Certificate in Travel Health™ is currently the only advanced Travel Health certification approved by the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP) allowing pharmacist prescribing for moderate to high risk travel.  
To receive the ISTM Certificate in Travel Health™, candidates must initially pass the Certificate of Knowledge™ Examination which is offered on an annual basis in conjunction with the Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM). The ISTM welcomes applications from all qualified professionals who provide travel medicine-related services on a full- or part-time basis. The exam is open to all licensed travel medicine professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others.
For more information about ISTM Certificate in Travel Health™ and to register to write the exam, please click here.