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59th ITM colloquium in Phnom Pen: deadline June 15 – CALL FOR ABSTACTS

Antibiotic Resistance: From Research to Action

The Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium, has joined forces with its Cambodian partners for the 59th ITM colloquium in Phnom Penh. This edition will feature the latest clinical, biomedical and public health research on antibiotic resistance in the Mekong region and discuss translation of evidence into policy.

The colloquium will explore drivers of antibiotic resistance in the region in a One Health approach. The event will offer a platform for researchers, health professionals and policy makers to identify how key research findings can inform policy-making and contribute to solutions.

The five pillars for  the containment of antibiotic resistance identified by the World Health Organization will be used to structure the content of the colloquium:

  1. Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance through effective communication, education and training.
  2. Strengthening the knowledge and evidence base through surveillance and research.
  3. Reducing the incidence of infection through effective sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention measures.
  4. Optimising the use of antimicrobial medicines in human and animal health.
  5. Developing the economic case for sustainable investment that takes account of the needs of all countries and to increase investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions.

Abstracts must be submitted before 15 June 2018 to using the abstract template.

Travel grants

Travel grants will be offered to facilitate attendance of a limited number of early-stage researchers. More details on:
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Colloquium organisers
  • Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium
  • National Institute of Public Health, Cambodia
  • National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD, Cambodia
  • Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope, Cambodia
  • National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Cambodia


Event background

Since 1959, the Colloquium is ITM’s yearly flagship scientific conference, funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation. Every other year the Colloquium takes place in a partner country of ITM. In 2018, ITM teams up with its partner organisations in Cambodia.

ITM colloquia bring together thousands of experts from the global South and North to discuss the most pressing scientific questions in tropical medicine and international health. The 59th ITM Colloquium will build on this tradition by taking on one of the defining global health challenges of our times.

For an overview of previous ITM colloquia see