ECTMIH 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 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.
Tuesday's poster session will include a poster from MMV's Samantha Akakpo, Stephan Chalon and Stephan Duparc:
Moderate and severe LFT elevations in controlled human P. falciparum malaria infection model: Recent experience, literature review and mechanistic hypotheses
MMV's Nada Abla Geiser will be speaking on Tuesday, 17 October about drug discovery and the eradication of malaria: harnessing the power of a global network of partners