16 - 20 OCTOBER 2017
ECTMIH congresses bring together professionals
in tropical medicine and global health
European Congress on tropical medicine and international health
The 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from October 16th to 20th, 2017. FESTMIH is patron of the event, and since the foundation of the Federation in 1995, consecutive ECTMIH conferences have been organised by the national societies in collaboration with institutes of Germany (Hamburg 1995), UK (Liverpool 1998), Portugal (Lisbon 2002), France (Marseille 2005), the Netherlands (Amsterdam 2007), Italy (Verona 2009), Spain (Barcelona 2011), Denmark (Copenhagen 2013) and Switzerland (Basel 2015).
In 2017, the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and the Belgian Platform for International Health (Be-Cause Health) joins hands with FESTMIH for the festive 10th edition. The splendid venue of the newly opened Elisabeth congress centre features historical buildings, state of the art technology and the fabulous Antwerp Zoo as break-out garden. Situated at the doorstep of the iconic Central Station, it gives direct access to the rich cultural, historical and gastronomic heritage of Antwerp.
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Leading conference in the field of TM&IH
Building on the successes of previous meetings, it will consolidate ECTMIH’s standing as Europe’s leading conference and networking event in its field. The Congress brings together scientists and experts from Europe and from all over the world, including many delegates from low and middle income countries.
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.
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FESTMIH at the congress
During the Congress FESTMIH will organise its General Assembly meeting and hold a networking meeting with networks (Tuesday 17 October). Throughout the programme you will find sessions organised by our members:
- New Clinical Developments of Antimalarials (German Society, Tuesday 17 Oct, 13.30 – 150,00, Room 2)
- Patient Centred Care (Belgian platform, Tuesday 17 Oct, 15.30 – 17.00, Room 4)
- Health cooperation beyond aid (Belgian platform, Tuesday 17 Oct, 15.30 – 17.00, Room 5)
- Antimicrobial Resistance (Italian and the French Society, Thursday 19 Oct, 15.30 – 17.00, Room 1)
- Human resources for health needs in low resource settings (Netherlands Society, Thursday 19 Oct, 15.30 – 17.00, Room 5)
- The secrets of effective networks (Belgian platform and the Irish Forum of Global Health, Friday 20 Oct, 8.30 – 10.00, Room 3)
- Asset management in LMICs: a challenge with multiple answers (Belgian Platform, Friday 20 Oct, 8.30 – 10.00, Room 5)
On Wednesday 18 October at 17.00 ECTMIH will have the world premiere of ‘No time to lose’, a film focusing on Peter Piot’s research.
Abstract books of previous conferences are available here: the 4th edition of the congress in Marseille (2005), the 5th in Amsterdam (2007), the 6th in Verona (2009), the 7th in Barcelona (2011), and the 9th in Basel (2015).