11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health


11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health: 

2019, the year of the next European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH), marks 25 years of very significant collaboration on the forefront of tropical medicine and international health by the Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health, whose members are an active group of European Societies.

The first ECTMIH took place in 1995 in Hamburg and was organised by a small community of experts in tropical medicine and international health.

Since then, the main objective of the Congress has remained the same: providing a platform for state-of-the-art updates, developments and breakthroughs in the field of tropical medicine and global health.

Gradually the Congress has widened its approach, not only focusing on global infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS), tropical medicine and poverty-related health problems, but also by addressing a wider context, including strategies for control, elimination or eradication of communicable diseases and 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 are now firmly part of the agenda.

Overarching theme – 25 years: investigation, innovation and implementation

Track 1: prevention

  • Innovations in biomedical science including diagnostics, vector control, drug development
  • Innovations in social science including community awareness and engagement and behavioural change
  • Innovations in drug development including vaccines

Track 2: treatment/patient care 

  • Management of common diseases in remote areas
  • Emerging diseases
  • Primary health care and minimal curative care
  • Specific disease areas including diabetes, hypertension, malaria, TB, AMR, HIV
  • Community diagnosis and care (NTDs and NCDs)

Track 3: One Health and young researchers 

  • One Health half-track
  • The remaining time will be devoted to young researchers

Track 4: health systems 

  • Health and policy system development
  • Changing health population profiles including resilience to outbreaks, refugees and internally displaced persons,
  • Innovations in funding including health insurance, models for health systems in-country, internal and external funding, problems of catastrophic health expenditure

Track 5: age-related healthcare 

  • Maternal and child health
  • Adolescent health 
  • Elderly and end of life care

Track 6: external factors influencing future health 

  • Climate change
  • The built environment
  • Economic factors incorporating health economics
  • Populations dynamics incorporating population movement and population growth
  • Health and the digital world incorporating data and artificial intelligence

Submission instructions for authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English and must be submitted as a Word file (.doc or .docx) via the online submission form.
  • List maximum 10 authors.
  • Abstract text is limited to maximum 350 words (abstract text excludes the title, authors and affiliations).
  • Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10)
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  • Type title in CAPITALS in bold with no full stop at the end
  • Type family name first followed by the initials of the first name of the authors (Rubens P.P., Van Eyck J. etc.)
  • Abstract template can be downloaded here
  • Type affiliation underneath the authors: Institution, Dept., City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations:

1Dept. A, Organisation A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Organisation B, City, Country; 3Dept. C, Organisation C, City, Country

  • Ideally, your abstract is structured as follows: Introduction / Aim / Methods / Results / Conclusion. In structured abstracts, paragraph headings should be typed in bold followed by a colon. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Start each heading on a new line, but do not insert blank lines in between them:

Introduction: Following by text.
Aim: Following by text.
Methods: Following by text.
Results: Following by text.
Conclusion: Following by text.

The use of References is discouraged and must be limited to max 3. When you list references use superscript numbers in the text. Use Arial font size 8 for references.

Abstract Submission deadline is 1 February 2019


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