Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2015

2-4 December 2015
Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand

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1. Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal 2015

Prof. Sornchai was the former Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand, and Secretary General/Coordinator/Director of the SEAMEO Regional Tropical Medicine & Public Health Network. Throughout his life, he dedicated himself to the world of research, working on malarial clinical drug trials for over 30 years. Prof. Sornchai made significant advances in the field of malaria, and is perhaps best known for his original work on artemisinin combination therapy. His body of work is a remarkable accomplishment that few, if any, scientists can hope to achieve.

It is in this spirit that the “Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal” is awarded to a researcher whose efforts have been specifically devoted to malaria. His/her work should represent a significant innovation or breakthrough in the field, or be part of a wider success story connected to malaria.

Candidates are required to be nominated by an affiliated organization/parent institution. The recipient will be a keynote speaker at the Meeting’s Closing Ceremony on 4 December 2015.


2. Best Student Presentation Award

An award will be offered at JITMM2015 for ‘Best Student Presentation’ at this year’s Meeting. Eligible applicants must be current M.Sc. or Ph.D. students, or a recent graduate (degree received in either 2014 or 2015). The top 5 abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific merit for oral presentation.

The 5 awardees will each receive:        

  • Certificate of Recognition
  • 5,000 Baht (1st Prize only)
  • Registration fee waived 


3. Poster Presentation Award 

The poster presentation award will be selected from the presenters who delivered a “Turbo talk”.  Selection for the award is based on the following criteria: originality of the research question; innovativeness and logic of methodology; results, discussion and conclusion; and aesthetic presentation.

- Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display in the foyer of the Meeting hall. The rectangular poster-board surface area for each presenter is 90 cm wide x 180 cm high. An appropriate poster size, therefore, is 85 cm wide x 150 cm high. For full details, please refer to the Meeting website. The Poster Presentation deadline is 30 September 2015.

- Turbo talk

The JITMM scientific committee will select the interesting topics to be presented as Turbo talks. These are 5 minute talks with only 1 slide, aimed at conveying the information and findings from the posters concisely.


4. Travel Award

Researchers from low & middle income countries, who are interested in presenting their research work through an oral presentation or poster, can apply for travel award grants via the JITMM website.

The award will provide funding for airfare, accommodation & registration fees associated with the conference.



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