The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.


To promote excellence in the practice of Travel Medicine.
To act as a local and international reference body on Travel Medicine.
To serve as an advisory body on Travel Medicine to the South African Department of Health.
To facilitate local and international collaboration in the field of Travel Medicine.
To promote, facilitate and accredit the education of health care professionals in the practise of Travel Medicine.
To prepare technical guidelines on Travel Medicine.
To encourage excellence in appropriate research and professional publication in Travel Medicine


Dr. Winkler – SASTM President: qualified in 2008 at the University of Cape Town. He is currently employed as a general practitioner in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Dr. Winkler runs a Travel Clinic within his practice. He was awarded the GSK Best Student Award in 2015.

Dr. Albie de Frey – SASTM President Elect: Dr Albie de Frey is a founding member, past president and active member of the Executive since SASTM’s inception. He is an honorary lecturer in Travel Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand. 

He is the founding member of Worldwide Travel Medical Consultants which provides comprehensive travel health risk management since 1995 to various multi-national companies and Director of The Travel Doctor, a travel health provider network.

Dr Judy Hoare – SASTM Treasurer: qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1985. She has been in General Practice since 1992 and is currently in private practice in Glenashley, Durban.

Dr Salim Parker – Executive Member: ISTM Liaison Officer: Dr Salim Parker is a General Practitioner with an interest in Hajj travel. He has been accompanying pilgrims as a medical officer from 2000. Dr Parker gives Hajj travel talks at Hajj classes in Cape Town, and engages in extensive pre-travel consultations. He is also medical co-ordinator for Jive 10km Big Walk, which is the biggest 10km walk in Africa, with about 20 000 participants annually.

Dr Rochelle Lee – Executive Member: Dr Rochelle Lee qualified in 2010 at the University of Pretoria. She works in a practice in Pretoria in the emergency department.

Dr Steven Miller – Executive Member: Dr Miller Is a consultant in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in private practice in Johannesburg. He is the member of the microbiology, virology and cell culture team at Lancet Laboratories. Dr Miller is a graduate of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg.

Sr Madelein Dercksen – Executive Member: Madelein is a Travel Medicine Nurse at the MediPark24 practice in Pretoria.

Mrs Lynda Steyn – Executive Member

Mrs Marion Blewett – SASTM Administrator: admin@sastm.org.za