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We have now confirmed our course dates for the second half of 2017.  We are in Glasgow in August and are looking forward to returning to Dublin in September.  Our final course of 2017 will be in Edinburgh in November.  All our course dates can be viewed on  the ‘Dates and Applications’ page.  You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get informed when more courses are released.


HEPATITIS A VACCINE SHORTAGE                                                                              

The ongoing shortage with hepatitis a vaccine rumbles on.  The teams at TRAVAX and NaTHNaC have compiled advice in conjunction Public Health England and the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation.  We have put the links below for you.

TRAVAX FAQ’s (Login required)


Public Health England – Hepatitis A Vaccination in Adults – Temporary Recommendations


OTHER TRAVEL MEDICINE EDUCATION AND COURSES                                                                  

5th October – Faculty of Travel Medicine Annual Symposium

Commences 6th November – International Diploma in Wilderness and Expedition Medicine

13-14 November Foundation Course in Travel Medicine run by the Faculty of Travel Medicne, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Commences May 2018 – Royal College Membership Diploma in Travel Medicine


Clare and the team at TREC

About us

TREC was established by Sheila Hall in 2000 with support from Health Protection Scotland (HPS), and in 2016 the reins were passed to Clare Henderson who continues to develop this ever popular training organisation. We are pleased to maintain our collaboration with the TRAVAX team at HPS and look forward to taking TREC even further in the future!
The courses were developed in response to the interest in, and need for accessible travel-health care education and vaccine information. To date, over 3700 nurses and doctors have attended training events in venues throughout the UK. We have received very positive feedback from previous students and strive to maintain our reputation for providing friendly but informative education.

Travel Health Education – What do we provide?

We provide introductory courses and updates, designed to meet the needs of health professionals involved in the administration of vaccines and in the growing field of health advice for travellers. The courses are suitable for Doctors, nurses and pharmacists who are new to this area of health care, but also for those wishing to consolidate knowledge.

General Immunisation study days

We also offer general study days designed to refresh immunisation, vaccine and anaphylaxis knowledge, and renew annual CPR skills, in line with the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training Guidance. These days focus on national schedule vaccines (not childhood or travel immunisations) Our next date will be in March 2017.

Training Pharmacists

We are very aware of the increasing part that our pharmacy colleagues play in the provision of travel health care and advice, and they are most welcome to join us on any of our 2 Day Courses.

Find out more

If you browse through our web site you will find more information about our courses and training days and the people behind TREC. Please feel free to contact us if you would like any further details or information (see “contact us” page).

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