Important dates:

  • Abstract submission1 April 2017
  • Early bird registration31 July 2017
  • Standard registration13 October 2017
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Scientific excellence

The main objective of ECTMIH2017 is to provide a platform for state-of-the-art updates and recent breakthroughs in the field of tropical medicine and global health. Plenaries, scientific sessions and symposia will deal with a broad range of biomedical, clinical and epidemiological updates. Global infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS) as well as tropical and poverty-related health problems will be put in the spotlight. Strategies for control, elimination or eradication of communicable diseases will be reviewed, from epidemic responsiveness to integration in sustainable health systems. Non-communicable diseases, the organisation and financing of health systems and a wide range of other global health issues will be on the agenda. Cross-cutting themes will include diagnostic innovation, drug resistance and development, global research ethics and the role of social sciences in international health research.

Societal relevance

ECTMIH2017 will translate scientific progress in societal impact, and promote evidence-based practices and policies, especially for poor and neglected communities. In addition, it will be a forum for reflection on the role and position of tropical medicine, global health and international cooperation in the 21st century, taking into consideration disruptive changes such as human migration, environmental evolution, technological innovation and political power shifts. Critical input will be ensured by a strong representation from the South, global thinkers, policy and decision makers. The meeting will also include debates on the role of cooperation agencies as well as of scientific institutes in the field of global health.

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