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.
Experts from the Mekong region and around the world will also discuss how this research can be translated into evidence-based policy. They will also address agricultural and livestock production practices in a “One Health” approach to contain antibiotic resistance. The Colloquium will offer a platform for researchers, health professionals and policy makers to identify how key research findings can contribute to solutions and inform policy-making.
The five pillars for the containment of antibiotic resistance identified by the Word Health Organization will be used to structure the content of the colloquium:
Online registration for the ITM colloquium is required to attend the event.
Registration for the event includes:
If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please indicate this in de registration form.
The submission deadline is extended to 1 September 2018.
Although abstract submission is open to all, researchers from the Mekong region are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts of their work within the scope of the colloquium. Accepted oral presentations will take place in one of the plenary sessions. Abstracts accepted as poster presentations will be displayed at the venue in a central exhibition area.
Travel grants will be offered to facilitate attendance of a limited number of early-stage researchers (with an age limit of 35 years, including candidates aged 35 years) and ITM alumni.
A travel grant includes:
The decision to award a travel grant will be made by the scientific committee based on the quality, originality and relevance of the submitted abstract.
Jan Jacobs (ITM) – co-chair
Chhea Chhorvann (NIPH) – co-chair
Stijn Deborggraeve (ITM)
Koen Peeters (ITM)
Pierre Dorny (ITM)
Wim Van Damme (ITM)
Jorgen Stassijns (ITM)
Erika Vlieghe (UA)
Ir Por (NIPH)
Uk Vichea (NCHADS)
Phe Thong (Center of Hope)
Mao Sokny (CNM)
Bart Jacobs (GIZ)
Heiman Wertheim (Radboud University)
Juan Carrique-Mas (Oxford University Clinical Research Unit)
Joanna Letchford (DMPD)
Liz Ashley (Oxford University)
Miliya Thyl (Angkor Hospital for Children)
Paul Turner (Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit)
Sothyra Tum (NAHPRI)
Every session will include speakers from different regions (Cambodia, Mekong region and International) and will be followed by pitch presentations.