Tamar Ghosh, CEO of RSTMH says: ‘this is a hugely exciting announcement for RSTMH. It’s an honour for us to host the European Congress in 2019, and the worldwide community of tropical medicine and global health in the UK. This year’s ECTMIH has been a great success – congratulations to the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and the Belgian Platform for International Health (Be-Cause Health).’
Every two years, ECTMIH brings together more than 1,500 scientists and experts from across the world. The Congress provides a platform for sharing research and innovation in the field of tropical medicine and global health. Contacts are made, networks strengthened and new partnerships are formed. It also acts as a forum for reflection on the role of tropical medicine and global health, taking into account the biggest trends of the twenty-first century, such as human migration and climate change.
2019 has specific significance for the global health and topical medicine community, as it will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the FESTMIH, of which RSTMH is a proud member. It is a great opportunity to reflect on how much progress has been made in the last quarter of a century and what we can expect from the next 25 years for tropical medicine and global health.
Ghosh says: ‘in 2019, it is more necessary than ever for the UK to demonstrate the importance, continued relevance and need for collaboration across this European Federation to achieve impact in tropical medicine and global health.
‘We are therefore grateful to organisations in Europe including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTMH), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and the ITM Antwerp who have already offered their support to deliver ECTMIH 2019. Like this year’s ECTMIH, we hope to welcome researchers and professionals from across the world.’
Since 1907, RSTMH has worked towards improving tropical medicine and global health. Through our network of around 1,000 members across 43 countries, we facilitate research, share knowledge, guide lifelong careers and drive impact.