Ken Gamble MD FFTM RCPS(Glasg) is the President of Missionary Health Institute in Canada, which specializes in the care of missionaries in all stages of their journey. Formerly serving as medical superintendent of a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Gamble joined the MHI staff in 1982. Unwittingly he became a pioneer in the field of travel medicine and has committed his career to the health management of expatriates. Dr. Gamble has served as a longstanding member of the International Health Advisory committee for SIM International and served for eight years on CATMAT, an advisory committee to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Recently he received an honourary fellowship of travel medicine from the University of Glasgow. Dr. Gamble has a keen interest in preventive health, risk management, and telemedicine and has co-authored review articles on expatriate health.