Salim Parker is a travel medicine practitioner in Cape Town. He is a honourary research associate in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the University of Cape Town and immediate past president of the South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM). He serves on the Liaison Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) and collaborates with the Global Centre for Mass Gathering Medicine (GCMGM) on Hajj research projects.