Posted by Kimberley Meijers on March 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm
Abstract submission deadline: 1 April 2017.
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.
The list of tracks below is not exhaustive or exclusive; the scientific committee welcomes proposals for additional tracks and/or themes. The themes can be organised in different formats, depending on the number and quality of submitted abstracts. Subjects that cut across different themes can be organised in a separate track. Most plenary sessions will be devoted to keynote lectures introducing the different tracks or themes. Each oral session will last approximately 90′ and can include invited lectures as well as selected abstracts.
(Full affiliation – see Scientific Committee)
Coordinators: Jean-Claude Dujardin (ITM), Tine Huyse (KMMA), Hechmi Louzir (Pasteur Tunis)
Coordinators: Sara Gabriels (UGent), Marc Coosemans (ITM), Christian Lengeler (FESTMIH/STPHI)
Coordinators: Lut Lynen (ITM), Christel van Geet (KUL), José Muñoz (FESTMIH/HCB)
Coordinators: Marleen Boelaert (ITM), Pierre Van Damme (UA), John Gyapong (University Ghana)
Coordinator: Xavier de Béthune (MdM), Bruno Marchal (ITM), Narayanan Devadasan (IPH)
Coordinators: Karel Gyselinck (BTC), Bart Criel (ITM), Jorge Pérez Avila (IPK)
Coordinators: Annelies Van Rie (UA), Wim Van Damme (ITM), Inger Scheel (FESTMIH/NFGH))
Coordinators: Anne Buvé (ITM), Philippe Donnen (ULB), Eduardo Gotuzzo (IMT AvH)