Dr. Jay S. Keystone graduated from University of Toronto Medical School in 1969 where he received the Cody gold medal. He trained in internal medicine in Toronto and at the University of Michigan Medical Center. After obtaining his FRCPC, he studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he received his M.Sc. in Clinical Tropical Medicine in 1974. Dr. Keystone then did field work in Africa and South America following which in 1977 he became the Director of the Tropical Disease Unit at the Toronto General Hospital, a position he held until 1997. During a sabbatical leave in South India in 1985 he trained as a leprologist at the Scheifflin Leprosy Research and Training Centre. He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Director of the Toronto Medisys Travel Health Clinic. He is past president of the International Society of Travel Medicine, and the clinical group of the American Society of Tropical Medicine. Dr. Keystone is an accomplished lecturer who has spoken on several continents. He has published more than 100 papers, has coauthored 75 textbook chapters, and is the senior author of a textbook of travel medicine. In 2008 he was awarded the Ben Kean medal by the American Society of Tropical medicine for his excellence in teaching and mentoring. In 2015 Dr. Keystone was appointed to the Order of Canada.
Julie Bridson is an experienced Registered Nurse for more than 30 years, originally trained in the UK and experienced in general nursing fields of surgical, medical, geriatrics, ENT, gynaecology and over three years of Hospice care. She holds a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine since 2006. Her travel knowledge skills have been honed with more than 10 years solid Travel Clinic experience at KFL&A Public Health, building a first class service, long respected and sought out by the travelling public. She combines strong personal counselling skills coupled with up to date and relevant travel advice. Julie is keen to address immunization needs and necessary medication for all global travel. She is also a Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists since 2009, dealing successfully with the common challenge of needle phobia and many other issues.
Suzanne Kerr is the managing partner of DrugSmart Pharmacy located in at Queen’s University. After graduating with her BSc she took her education further to become a pharmacist. Her aspiration to establish a Travel Clinic for Queen’s students and the Kingston community was realized in August 2015 with the DrugSmart Travel Clinic, located in the ARC Building. Suzanne holds a Certificate in Travel Health© and is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine.